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MUMS Great Comfort Food

#239 of 1,955 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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 273
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  • 161
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 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
Incredible.

While the menu is rather simple, what I love about Mums is that it lives up to it's name - simple, British, home style cooking at an affordable price! The venison stew is amazing as are the sausages and mash. You can't go wrong really. The only thing I was disappointed in was the cranachan, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Kim C
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Daegu, South Korea
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Daegu, South Korea
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

While the menu is rather simple, what I love about Mums is that it lives up to it's name - simple, British, home style cooking at an affordable price! The venison stew is amazing as are the sausages and mash. You can't go wrong really. The only thing I was disappointed in was the cranachan, but sub that for the... More 

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Washington DC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a reasonably priced restaurant with a very courteous staff and a very interesting menu. All the foods were different and we loved our choices. The featured local beers were good too!

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The atmosphere was fun. The food was real. Helpings huge. Everything very tasty and just what you want in terms of the comfort angle.

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

MUMS is located in the middle of Edinburgh, somehow half way between the Royal Mile and the Quatermile area. It does not have the look and feel of a traditional British Pub but more like an American Diner. MUMS has 3-4 booths in the front and a couple of individual tables in the back. I was at MUMS for dinner... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Had some yummy venison stew, my partner had a pie. Both agreed it was lovely. Almost left as it took us a while to get a seat, and the waitress ignored us until one was ready, but the food was lovely so we didnt mind in the end. Would return.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Small yet lovely place to dine, food portion was generous and were charged reasonably. However I was really disappointed with the hot chocolate (cheap-tasting powdered drink, too sweet and didn't even have any garnish on top) and we waiting 45 minutes for our food to come! We had already finished our drinks long ago by then! Gave this a 4... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Such a lucky find for us, breakfast under £8 and amazing food quality! Just stumbled in off the street, and ate like kings. Highly recommend the vegetarian breakfast! The staff was really good too! Very friendly and definitely more energetic than I have ever felt on a Monday morning. EAT HERE!

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

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 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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22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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 - 30
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?