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.

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Philip Wright

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

Online Booking Availability for The Mussel & Crab

Facilities at The Mussel & Crab

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Family Friendly


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Mussel & Crab
Sibthorpe Hill
NG22 0PJ

Customer Ratings on The Mussel & Crab

3.3  / 5

Based on 3 reviews

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    November 2016

    10 people found this review helpful
    Awful service, inconsiderate of disabled customers

    Whilst other reviews have said that the food here may be good, the attitude of the staff was frankly appalling. I visited with my disabled mother who has severe mobility issues. We were asked to wait in the bar and order food there; when we requested to go straight to our table so that my mother could get settled, this was refused. Apparently, no deviation from "the system" was allowed, and the server tried to argue with us. Despite me explaining why we wished to order directly from our table he refused to accept that a menu could even be taken into the restaurant.

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    Keith & Wendy Dolby
    March 2016

    9 people found this review helpful
    Mussel & Crab Tuxford

    An excellent venue, we attended for special occasions, birthdays anniversaries. As soon as you enter the building you are transported to the sea, by the sounds of seagulls, waves and sea life. The bar area is ample to sit and peruse the scores of seafood and non seafood menus adorning the walls. A really good routine how to order your meal and then lead to a cosy eating area, served by knowledgeable waitresses and other staff, left to enjoy your beautiful meal. Will always use this location, even though we have a distance to travel to reach it, well worth it and recommend to all.

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    May 2015

    14 people found this review helpful
    A great find!

    We ate here twice during a short break , and had a very enjoyable meal on both occasions. The menu offers extremely good choice, the food was very well cooked and very competently served by friendly staff. Excellent value.

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