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The Museum Brasserie

National Museum of Scotland | Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ranked #1,323 of 1,836 restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: European
Description: Opened July 2011 - situated in newly modernised basement - part of the museum's mega million pounds renovation project.
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Description: Opened July 2011 - situated in newly modernised basement - part of the museum's mega million pounds renovation project.
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Cardiff
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I used to love this place and too long after it reopened I got round to revisiting it. We decided to start with lunch in the Brasserie in the entrance hall. Menu looked expensive but good. My wife is a small eater and asked for a child's portion. She was told it was for under 12s. She said she'd pay... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Visited the Brasserie for a bite to eat in the afternoon. Took a while to get seated and even longer to have drink orders taken. I ordered a cheeseburger and chips and my girlfriend decided just to have a portion of chips. This took over 40 minutes to arrive in which time we heard several other diners complaining about the... More

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Fife, Scotland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had just left a lecture at the Edinburgh Science Festival in the Museum Auditorium and were in need of food. The brasserie was very quiet - understandable, as the prices there are not cheap, even for Edinburgh. However, we were hungry and opted for Cullen Skink (i.e. smoked fish soup), which was £6, served with a slice of bread.... More

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