Regrettably, mussels will not feature on the Mussel Inn menus (both Edinburgh and Glasgow restaurants) during the weekend of Sat 3 – Sun 4 Aug and possibly during the week commencing Mon 5 Aug.
The recent hot weather has caused algae in the waters to bloom very rapidly and in huge quantities meaning when the mussels filter the sea water they are also absorbing large amounts of toxins.
This is affecting the whole of the UK and unfortunately we don’t know how long this mussel shortage will last.
Some Mussel Dishes Still Available
As a result we will not be able to provide any kilo and half kilo pots of mussels from either our main menu, Lunchtime Quickie menu or Pre-Theatre menu. However, we do have some mussels set aside for a few dishes: seafood platter, shellfish pasta and mussel platters and of course there are plenty more seafood dishes still available on our menu.
We apologise to all our customers for any inconvenience that this may cause and as soon as we have any news we’ll let you know.