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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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scotland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Brasserie is located by the main entrance to the National Museum of Scotland and provides good coffee and cake or, as we chose on this occasion, lunch. I like the fact that you are shown to a table and the food is served to your table, so none of the bothersome queuing often associated with gallery and museum dining.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Having been at a seminar in the Museum and given the awful weather outside, a business colleague and I decided to eat in the Museum Brasserie and I am really glad we did. Although busy, it did not seem so as the service was quick and attentive, the atmosphere was warm but not too noisy and the food choices were... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We went for lunch and had to queue for about 15 minutes - if there was somewhere else we'd have left and gone there, it was that bad. To make matters worse, there were loads of tables that were empty and staff didn't seem to be focused on getting diners seated, served, paid up and out. Given that the museum... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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112 reviews 112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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6 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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Address: National Museum of Scotland | Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 247 4084
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Cuisine: European

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