Review on The Mussel & Crab
Bruce and Allison Elliott-Bateman took over the Mussel & Crab in 1998, and have worked hard to bring a true taste of seafood to landlocked Nottinghamshire. The first thing to decide is where to eat - the Italian courtyard-styled Piazza Room, a taste of Tuscany in the Mediterranean Room, the oak-beamed traditional restaurant, alfresco on the terrace or up on the Roof Garden for a private bash.
Around 22 blackboards list a constantly changing assortment of seafood specials (depending on what's been delivered from Brixham), and there's plenty of additional choice on the fixed menu. Typical offerings could be crab chowder, steamed mussels drizzled with spinach and garlic sauce, monkfish wrapped in bacon and whole sea bass with Mediterranean vegetables - plus rack of lamb, beef Wellington and Indonesian chicken for fish-phobes.
Don't leave without eyeing up some of the restaurant's eccentricities - the extract of Van Gogh's 'Café Scene' with a painted window that is opened to see Fanny's 'Glory', the carved cupped-hand seating, the unique cistern in the gents, and the aquatic-styled toilet seat in the ladies.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.00am - 2.30pm (12.00 - 3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm (9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card