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MUMS Great Comfort Food

#246 of 1,930 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
South Side
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 265
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  • 154
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
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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
Most recent review
Great food, great atmosphere, lovely staff!

Recommended by a friend, the food here is excellent with an emphasis on their fantastic sausages and mash. Choose from 5+ sausage types (including multiple veggie sausages), 10+ mashes and 3 gravy's. We tried a good variety with a couple of extra mashes as sides and they were all amazing! Super... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Daniel T
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County Durham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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486 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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County Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a friend, the food here is excellent with an emphasis on their fantastic sausages and mash. Choose from 5+ sausage types (including multiple veggie sausages), 10+ mashes and 3 gravy's. We tried a good variety with a couple of extra mashes as sides and they were all amazing! Super relaxed dining experience, the staff were all really friendly,... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Mums on the off chance while we were on a city break in Edinburgh. The staff are incredibly friendly when you arrive and make you feel valued as a customer immediately. You'll be surprised that such a small restaurant can offer so many food and drink choices. You could effectively have hundreds of combinations of sausage, mash and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Great comfort food - diner type pace - near the university campus. Good solid food, fun environment, relaxed place. Good place to eat with friends, without going to a pricey restaurant. Would return, and try different sausages and different mash - and could do probably 10 times before covering the range of options.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was in our pocket guide of Edinburgh and as we were nearby, we stopped in for lunch one day in December. We were not disappointed. In particular the sausage and mash was fantastic! My other half had the fish and chips and couldn't finish it, not for the lack of trying. Would go back.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Heard about MUMs through word of mouth so made a last minute decision to go for dinner on a Saturday. Service was good and food even better. We had the chicken and rosemary pie and a burger, both of which were great value for money and extremely tasty as well. The choice on the menu is good but I would... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Happened upon this restaurant after a walking tour. Four adults and three children to feed, but we were all happy with our meal choices. The staff were cheery and very helpful. Plenty of choice for vegetarians - the veggie haggis was particularly delicious. If you're near this restaurant, make a plan to visit ☺

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Paris, France
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

After walking hours in the streets of Edinburgh, what is better than a simple and invigorating meal ? Mums cooks basic traditional dishes such as sausages with mash, fish & chips, soups or macaroni cheese, in a perfect and deliciously regressive way. The staff is warm, funny and make this place a must !

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Istanbul, Turkey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The service is fast and the staff always has a smile. Reasonable price for the food and you get a post-card and a candy when you leaving :)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have taken family and friends to this great restaurant. Comfort food it is indeed but it is also extremely tasty and well cooked. I am vegetarian and there is always a good choice from either the main menu or the specials, which are normally a choice or two or three veggie sausages. The veggie haggis is also lovely. Great... More 

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great home cooked food. Simple selection on the menu but all done extremely well. We had haggis and the fish pie - but the sausages and burgers and all the specials looked tempting too. Friendly staff and an on wine list. Would definitely recommend if you fancy something simple reliable but tasty.

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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>  > South Side
  • Neighborhood: South Side
  • Phone Number: +44 131 260 9806

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 31
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?