Saturday 3rd June sees the launch of a special summer offer at The Wee Restaurant on Frederick Street in Edinburgh so we travelled through for a taste of their famous Shetland mussels.
We’d already had a filling brunch but were starting to feel hungry again by the time 3pm arrived. For £15 every Saturday in June and July between 3 – 5pm, 2 people can each enjoy their Shetland mussels with bacon, fresh basil, pine nuts & Parmesan cream with a glass of wine (white, red or rose). A good deal and one which sounded like just the right amount of food required for that post-shopping dip.
We hadn’t been into The Wee Restaurant since their launch so we were eager to see what’s been happening since we were last there. Inside it’s relaxed with friendly, prompt service. I especially love the seats, they look classy and they’re comfy too!
The menu du jour looked tasty as well. We might *have* to come back!
In the mussels offer, you can choose from a small glass of red, rose or white. All 3 are organic. I chose the rosé, feeling summery and Mr Foodie chose the white – a nice light mineral wine which isn’t as acidic or tart as a typical Sauvignon Blanc.
You can of course upgrade to a full bottle and linger here for the afternoon should you want more than a glass.
Our mussels arrived quickly looking delish. Large and plump they soaked up the creamy sauce.
The sauce was ambrosial – filled with flavour. Basil, onion, Parmesan and bacon all mingled to make this a heavenly broth.
A bowl of mussels can be quite filling we discovered once we’d emptied each of our bowls of mussels and sauce.
A more traditional moules marinières-style garlic and white wine sauce is also on offer.
This is a great place to relax post-shopping, and you might be tempted to upgrade to a bottle of wine as the comfortable chairs work their magic on you.
61 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1LH
Telephone 0131 225 7983