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MUMS Great Comfort Food

#229 of 1,824 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 309
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    Very good
  • 40
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  • 22
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  • 13
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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
Great food and service!

Great food, tastes like comming home to mum. Just better :) Had mash and sousages and a good beer...

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Fiskefjaes
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Helsingoer, Denmark
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Helsingoer, Denmark
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great food, tastes like comming home to mum. Just better :) Had mash and sousages and a good beer...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

After a typically touristy traipse around Edinburgh my cousin suggested we went to Mums for lunch. She explained it did comfort food: sausages, mashed potatoes. I was not entirely excited by this but it turned out to be wonderful. There was a bit of a wait for our food; this may have been because my cousin order a veggie Wellington... More 

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Awesome little restaurant! Great selection of vegetarian and vegan options which me and my herbivorous friend found refreshing! Will definitely be visiting again, great value for money.

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Chicago
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I'm so happy we stumbled upon this place near our hotel. It doesn't look like much from the outside with its cheesy sign, but the food was terrific. Service was very friendly, and I was offered a taste of a cider that I was unfamiliar with. Portions were generous and everything was tasty. They don't try anything too ambitious, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

So tasty, so simple, and portions so big! Hearty home food with no frills. Very tasty, very reasonably priced, you can't fault it. Will definitely return for more.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Mums is just amazing. You get the traditional British food but advanced in both taste and quality. Great atmosphere as well - loved it! I told all my friends and family about it as soon as I got home.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Their food was amazing!!! The portions are perfect and really tastes like home cooking. My husband had the pankcake with the back bacon...I tried some and it was heaven! I had the classic with sunny egg, baked beans, potatoe scone, black pudding(tastes like spicy sausage!) a regular sausage and some toast!

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Medina, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The staff was so kind! The food is incredible and so filling. It also has a great atmosphere and decent pricing. It's so homey and comforting & I would for sure go here again if I ever get the chance!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Really delicious but also funny place to go! We run into this place by 'accident' but it was a great surprise; nice staff and good food :) a must visit

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The places need a good clean , but I decided to give them a chance . Waiting staff continually touching their hair and then pouring drinks . Wiping a table ......don't wipe the remnants onto the floor and do not wipe the menu that people hold with the same cloth that seconds ago wiped the table . Kitchen staff.......don't walk... More 

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Additional Information about MUMS Great Comfort Food

Address: 4a Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QN, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 260 9806
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
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
Average Prices: USD 31
Cuisine: British

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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, Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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

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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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