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The Museum Brasserie

National Museum of Scotland | Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
0131 247 4084
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Cuisines: European
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- Aug 17, 2014
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had visited the brasserie during a recent visit to the museum. The restaurant was not busy yet people were being made to queue for an inordinate time to be seated. The scone that was ordered was fine and the staff were OK although service was very slow. However, a major negative was the fact that I could not get... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

In the middle of a busy Festival Saturday we were glad to find this wonderful refuge from the madness in the streets. We had a choice of tables for lunch with very good service. Food was quite expensive but good, as were the drinks. Belgian chocolate waffle was outstanding and the museum attached is a great place to chill out

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very long wait to be taken to a seat, despite it only being half filled. Long wait for food too. The food was very tasty although small portions for the price. The staff were helpful and friendly. However, the long wait was especially problematic for our toddler. This is not ideal for a restaurant in a family attraction.

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Cardiff
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

After a fantastic visit at the museum, we went to the brasserie for lunch with two hungry children. We waited a while to be seated and when someone came over we were given the impression we were a bother to be asking for a table of 6. The restaurant appeared quiet at the time so we were very disappointed to... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme
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101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had lunch here on our second day's visit to the museum and were quite disappointed. We had to wait to be seated although the restaurant was far from full. We had to wait a long time for our order to be taken and even longer for the food to arrive. The battered haddock proved to be about 60% batter... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you're like us, you're on the go a lot when you're visiting a city like Edinburgh. We hadn't heard or read a thing about the Brasserie when we visited the National Museum of Scotland, but it looked so tempting we had to have lunch there on our second visit. It was so restful to sit on one of the... More

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Edinburgh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

we were looking for a quick snack and a coffee, but we ended up having a decent lunch here. Hubby had a chicken wrap, which came with a side serving of crudities, and I had an unusual Scottish twist on the Salad Nicoise, made with hot-smoked salmon instead of tuna. Both were delicious, all the ingredients fresh and the meals... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Had read reviews about the restaurant, portraying it as a well presented eatery with plenty to offer all requirements. On entering the restaurant it appeared clean and very appealing with a crisp modern design. That's where it ends. As regards food It didn't meet our needs - my son requires wheat free options - even though we were promised that... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I wasn't expecting a lot from this restaurant, but I was nicely surprised with the taste of the food and the prices. The environment is good also and the service OK. I had a traditional fish&chips and was well served, not oily, and tasty. I recommend this restaurant.

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Fife
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Decided to give this place a try whilst visiting the museum on a family day out. I was impressed by the menu and whilst 'Id say the meals are maybe a £1 overpriced it was worth giving it a go. I ordered the Haggis Clapshot, my wife the fishcake and our son had the fish fingers. Food was really good... More

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