Review on Big Mussel

The founder member of a mini-chain offering mussels every-which-way and authentic Belgian food backed up by a range of Belgian beers traditionally served with their own exclusive glass.

Mussels are the undoubted stars of the show and come in different styles such as Classic with garlic, white onion, white wine and cream, Thai with chilli, lemongrass, garlic, coriander and coconut or Bloody Mary with vodka, tomato and celery for example. There's plenty more for fans of seafood with king prawns fried in tempura batter, halibut steaks are oven baked with herb butter and crayfish stuffed tomato, while scallops come with with black pudding, potato cake, roasted vegetables and mustard dressing.

Pasta is another option, and there is plenty for meat eaters, including chicken Kiev, hefty mixed grills featuring lamb steak, sirloin steak, pork chop, sausage, black pudding, mushrooms, tomato and chips and pan-seared duck breast with orange marmalade, butternut squash and celeriac mash with honey glaze jus, plus desserts such as English summer pudding classic with lemon cream – not forgetting sweet Belgian waffles.

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Seafood / Grill

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 10.15pm Mon-Sat (10.00pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

Online Booking Availability for Big Mussel

Facilities at Big Mussel

  • Vegetarian menu


Big Mussel
15 The Side
The Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

Customer Ratings on Big Mussel

3.5  / 5

Based on 3 reviews

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    May 2019

    3 people found this review helpful

    Had a meal here 2 weeks ago , mussels seemed ok for everyone that had them but I had a cod burger that was dry and inedible, couldn't identify even that it was fish it was so dry. Service was average at best and one couple walked out when we were there.

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  • avatar
    September 2016

    15 people found this review helpful
    Brst Mussel

    First visit and definitely not the last. The restaurant is really cool, the staff were brilliant and the food was absolutely superb. The best Mussels I have ever had.

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    March 2015

    16 people found this review helpful

    Our first time visiting this restaurant and we would like to say thank you for such a lovely evening. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the food was delicious and the live music was an added bonus.
    Thank you all so much for such a lovely evening , it was a lovely way to celebrate my birthday.

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