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Musa Art & Music Cafe

33 Exchange Street, Aberdeen AB11 6PH, Scotland
01224 571771
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Ranked #52 of 496 restaurants in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $42
Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: "Musa Art and Music and Café is a wonderfully eclectic and vibrant café/restaurant/gallery/music venue tucked away in Exchange Street in Aberdeen . Providing a quirky combination of fantastic food, live music, contemporary art exhibitions and excellent coffee – the restaurant has fast become a favourite with local culture vultures. Perfect for morning breakfast meetings, lazy Sunday brunch and relaxed evening meals – Musa prides itself on its superb seasonal menu. Favourites include the pan-fried sea bass with coriander crushed new potatoes, yellow chilli salsa and roasted cherry tomatoes; the fillet of Aberdeen Angus beef with potato and black pudding dauphinoise and apple and espresso sauce; and the beetroot and apple terrine with sweet chilli tzatziki and warm brie foccacia. "
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84% Recommend
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had an evening meal here, and while the food was very tasty the portions were too small to justify the price. The tables are very crammed in and it ends up feeling like you're eating with the people at the next table! I would maybe come back here for a quick lunch, but until the meal sizes improve and... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for a quiet couple of pints after work with a couple of colleagues. No bar but the staff were quite happy to give up a table and serve us. Not many places serve Brewdog on draught where you can actually hold conversations. Will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited Musa yesterday for lunch, it was my boyfriends parents anniversary. Our table of 6 were well looked after and the food was good! Great atmosphere and it was nice having recommended drinks that compliment each meal on the menu. I will definitely be back to try the gin and tonic sorbet! Thanks for a lovely afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Delicious perfectly cooked food, staggering whiskey selection, live piano in background, friendly/attentive/professional waiting staff. Bustling but no associated long wait. Couldn't recommend highly enough. Can't wait to go back!

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Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We hadn't visited Musa for a while although its been a favourite place of ours for many years, so we were delighted to pick up a voucher for £15 which gave us a main course each and a glass of prosecco. The restaurant was very quiet on the day we chose to dine with only a few tables taken so... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

1st time here,heard a lot about it so gave it a go.We went late afternoon so it wasn't busy,sat upstairs,very nice,because it wasn't busy the service was very quick and pleasant,portions were huge,if you go have the chips....fantastic hand cut with sea salt I could have had a plate of those and been happy.good selection of beers as I think... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited midweek for lunch. My husband and I have been before and he quite likes it here but I simply can't quite fathom out why. I find the menu expensive, which i don't mind if there is substantial portions to eat, but i have always felt cheated after eating here. The venue was not busy on this particular occasion... More

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We were initially seated right by the singer and his speakers just inside the door, but we requested another table as it would have been impossible to enjoy a meal right in front of the speakers. The staff obliged and quickly found us a table upstairs. It's a bit cramped but okay. The starters were amongst the best I've ever... More

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went here on a Friday night with a friend, it was just over half full and had a pretty decent atmosphere. We went for the early evening menu which is very reasonable for two courses. Starters were unremarkable but my lamb tagine main was tender, aromatic and tasty.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Busy restaurant on Friday evening. Air conditioning on in the upstairs seating area which was very welcome on an unusually warm summer evening. Seated promptly and given menus. Specials menu was quite good but the fish dish was off as they had run out. That was a shame. Brewdog beers are stocked and dishes are paired with suitable brews which... More

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