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National Museum of Scotland | Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
0131 247 4084
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Convenient and not too busy

Rather slow service, and not at a really busy time. Food acceptable and fine to eat but nothing extra special. If you're visiting the museum and need somewhere to eat, it's convenient.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have always liked this "brasserie" style and food and drink, run by Benugo,but it is a little strange. Wait to be seated, you may end up with the chairs that have no padding, then service can be slowish for various reasons, but when I took lunch food & drink was all good. My mussels in white wine stock came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I ordered a haggis with potato. It was served in only 15 minutes, it was the first time I have tried this plate and it was really tasty. It costed £7.95. A blond girl served us and she was very friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Rather slow service, and not at a really busy time. Food acceptable and fine to eat but nothing extra special. If you're visiting the museum and need somewhere to eat, it's convenient.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We timed our visit very well for an early lunch. We were offered a table straight away and did not have to wait too long for someone to take our order. We did have to wait quite a while for the food to arrive. It was well worth the wait. Although quite expensive, it did give far more than a... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We arrived at 2.30ish to be told that there wasnt much cake left, it seemed that we were expected to eat a full meal, & the response from a lady who looked like a manageress, was distasteful. the waitress was lovely & friendly though. the cake that we did get was beautiful, but we will ot go again

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Oh dear, - reviewers really seem to have got it in for this place. Here's a tip: go early at lunchtime - say, noon, - and the chances are you'll have an enjoyable lunch. If the brasserie is busy you're probably better going elsewhere. The problem seems to be that whoever is running this establishment is content to employ untrained... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We are a family of four, two kids under 6. On a rainy day, and loving the museum as one of our favourite places, we decided to try the brasserie. After waiting on a queue to be seated as if the place was crowded while plenty of tables remained empty, we were finally taken to one of the tables by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Spanish sounding waitress took order from our table of 5, 3 soups and 5 main courses. After a prolonged wait main courses arrived, enquires after our soup and was told it would come next. When I asked why it hasn't come first she became aggressively confrontational and argued it was my responsibility to have told her. Food was about ok... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Atmospheric setting amid stone arches, but that's about all there is to recommend this place. We visited on a not especially busy Sunday lunchtime. Having waited five minutes to be taken to our seat (which had been booked in advance), it took another 15 minutes for our order to be taken and it was almost an hour before our food... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The overall service was quite poor. After placing our order, half the items were brought out ten minutes later but we soon realised nothing more was going to arrive. We informed the waitress who admitted it was forgotten and brought out some of the rest. We asked whether we could have the scones warmed and were taken away ou to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: National Museum of Scotland | Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0131 247 4084

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European

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