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MUMS Great Comfort Food

#252 of 1,852 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Old Town
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4a Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
+44 131 260 9806
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Incredible Food!

Absolutely amazing food and wonderful, friendly service. While in Edinburgh we ate at MUMS several times. Other places were good, but we kept finding ourselves returning. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing food and wonderful, friendly service. While in Edinburgh we ate at MUMS several times. Other places were good, but we kept finding ourselves returning. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Friendly service, good breakfast hot and tasty although a little expensive compared to other eateries.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Decorated just like mum's house, with enamel dishes just like mum's and portions just like mum's. When you want a good meal that makes you comfortable I recommend MUM'S! The crust on the pies are enormous, the menu has mum's touch all over it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had the bangers and mash with 3 types of sausage. All three were delicious and the gravy was top notch, but the standout for me was the mash. Not used to such a wide choice of mash with some very interesting flavours. Had the chipotle and cheese... Mmmmmmm..... Friendly service made it that much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

By far one of the most memorable breakfast's we have ever had! Not only was the coffee great, the breakfast was amazing and the service was just fantastic! It was just we were looking for!!!! What a great find!! Thank you Mum's for the wonderful memories on our visit to Edinburgh!!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had a bit of a wait to get a table because of the fringe festival but it was worth it. The staff were great. The restraunt is really cosy and has a really good atmosphere. We came here specifically for UK comfort food and it's what we got. I ordered bangers and mash and got to choose a different sausage... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Well you really can't criticise the name of the place, it is definitely like mums. Simple home cooked food as stated in the menu. We ordered the breakfast and pancakes and found them both to be pleasant. Staff were lovely and accommodating. Well priced for the area of Edinburgh it is located.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A small but homely restaurant serving traditional British food. No booking but worth the wait. Friendly and helpful staff. We had sausage and mash from a great variety plus a super fish pie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went to Mum's foolwing lonely planet recommendation and we did'nt regret it! The place is adorable with nice design, the poeple are great and the food is incredible! My first experience with haggis (which seems not appaelling from what i read) was a success. The mash and saussages to die for! Highly recommended when in Edinburgh

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

had a great meal here loved the food the staff were great.short wait before dinner but Edinburgh is mobbed with the Fringe so is expected & once we were in didn't take long for the food to come.love the choices with the sausage & mash.My daughter had the kids sausage & mash while i went for the 3 beef sausages... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4a Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 260 9806

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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