Mussel Men: Marvelous Mollusks with your Mates


Put on your sailor caps and get ready for a rollicking gathering of friends that may be far from the high seas, but filled with the seafaring spirit. Mussel Men, appropriately bedecked in nautical symbols and strongman photos that underscore the dual meaning of the name, keeps things straightforward so you and your mates can focus on practicing your sea shanties and stretching your whale tales. With a slim number of permutations involving mussels a la carte, mussels and fries, or mussels and fries with prosecco, it’s only down to how hungry your crew is. For a little mid-meal entertainment, watch for a burly man with a sailor hat and woolly red beard making his way through the restaurant. That’s Captain Bob, the shop’s proprietor. Don’t back down from his thumb wrestling challenge lest you miss out on a free plate of mussels – or incite a mutiny. Hopefully by now you’ve practiced your best high seas sing-alongs as spontaneous renditions of “Shenandoah” are not entirely uncommon. Surrounded by bunting and treasure chests filled with mussels on ice, it’s easy to imagine you and your friends have sailed off to Fiddler’s Green.

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Mussel Men

584 Kingsland Road London E8

44 20 7998 8041

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