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Musa Art & Music Cafe

33 Exchange Street, Aberdeen AB11 6PH, Scotland
01224 571771
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Ranked #43 of 490 restaurants in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $42
Hours:
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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Peterhead, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a winner with a wonderful partnership with Brewdog! The food was top class and the ambience as good as it gets. Beware the completely confusing menu choices which means that you will never get what you want and will always spend more.That can stress you out especially because of the moody waitresses. Definitely worth a visit!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went for a meal Saturday night with friends and every one was delicious - nobody had any complaints at all, the choice of drinks for each course were also great and enjoyed sampling some different craft beers. The food, music and atmosphere were all amazing - can not recommend it enough. Can't wait to go back!

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Monmouthshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a wonderful treat this restaurant is! Myself and three colleagues were recommended to dine here and advised to book a table first. Being a Tuesday night we just turned up and the place was fully booked! The hostess was wonderful and found space for another table and we had the most wonderful meal. The black pudding and haggis starter... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My partner and I ate here after the Brewdog AGM and chose their set lunch to mark the occasion. Started off with a Bloody Mary made with Brewdog's potent Paradox ale, which worked superbly.The haggis spring rolls were delicious, the immense black pudding burger came with a lovely beery brown sauce with a consistency closer to Branston pickle and really... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Musa is a lovely little place. The atmosphere, the food, the service, all very nice- but the thing that is getting it a 5 star rating from me were the amazing Bloody Marys made with Paradox (a BrewDog imperial stout). Absolutely perfect, and much needed after a long weekend. My food was lovely too- I had the poached smoked haddock,... More

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Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Although, as is almost compulsory, the Cafe Musa boasts of its commitment to local ingredients, its USP is the novel Scottish twist with which it presents them, nicely demonstrated by the starters we chose: my wife selected black pudding and haggis (separate) spring rolls while I opted for warm mackerel with bacon. As to the first, it was not precisely... More

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

The live music, creative ambiance & lovely menu was a nice surprise, walking into Musa. The waitstaff, food, wine & cocktails were a great combination of polite, delicious and spot on. I highly recommend Musa for a night out in Aberdeen! My favourite restaurant here so far.

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