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“Good for a drink, food, live music and a quiz” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Biddy Mulligans Pub

Biddy Mulligans Pub
96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland (Old Town)
+44 131 220 1246
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Ranked #713 of 1,790 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $12 - $23
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: Located in Edinburgh's Old Town, Biddy's is an Irish pub and restaurant on Grassmarket with a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. Serving hearty dishes made with locally sourced produce the restaurant prides itself on authentic homemade cuisine as well as their extensive selection of Irish whiskies. Biddy's is open until 1am all week with live music every night and provides plenty of sports coverage, especially for hurling and Gaelic football.Scottish produce, Irish foodBiddy's may be an Irish pub and restaurant but their menu also features items such as grilled nachos with salsa, sour cream and guacamole, sweet potato and mixed bean burger and chilli con carne with boiled rice.Let the restaurant chefs tempt you with the full Irish fry - an all day breakfast consisting of bacon, sausage, a potato farl (tattie scone, to Scots), mushrooms, tomato, white pudding, beans and a fried egg. Alternatively, diners may opt for Biddy's Irish stew (Granny Fallon from County Longford's very own recipe), the mussel pot with caramelised onions, Guinness and parsley or the crispy breaded haddock with chips and peas. Just be sure to leave some room for the Baileys cheesecake for pudding.Old Town accessibility & transport linksBiddy's is on Grassmarket in the Old Town area of Edinburgh and is around fifteen minutes on foot from Waverley train station. A short distance from the Royal Mile and a pay and display parking area, bus stops and taxi ranks are also close to the restaurant.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you've got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Good for a drink, food, live music and a quiz”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Stayed at the adjoining hotel so used this as our first pit stop for a drink and food. Good pub grub and range of drinks.
Returned here one evening after a meal out and had the added bonus of live music. The singer sang a good variety or genres and was pleasing to listen to.
Pub quiz on a Thursday in 'The Wee Pub' attached. In a small room the quiz master was great fun and made it a good laugh (as well as the other patrons, Go Team Solo!). The prize was a £50 bar/food tab so give it a go!
I will return to this pub when revisiting Edinburgh.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Biddy M, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Hi Cazrss,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review- we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us!! I'll be sure to pass on your comments to all of our staff, and I know David (the Wee Pub quizmaster) will be thrilled!!

We hope to see you again in the not so distant future- we've got live music every night so be sure to check it out again next time you're here!!

Kindest Regards,

Shelly Kennedy
Assistant Manager
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Good food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We went there for food on a Monday evening, so it was very quiet. The service was amazing. After asking if there any gluten free options on the menu, the waitress was very helpful and spoke to the chef, who cooked a new dish for me. The quality of the food was very good and it tasted deliciously.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Biddy M, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Hi Nom,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a fantastic review- I will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to all of the staff, especially our lovely chef Dave, he'll be delighted to hear you enjoyed your food so much!! We hope you'll come back to see us if you're ever in Edinburgh again, I'm sure Dave would love the chance to create another dish for you!!

Kindest Regards,

Shelly and the Biddys Team
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“Great place for drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Have visited the place a few times for weekend drinks. Always packed, and plays great music, sometimes live. has become a must go for a pint or two if I'm around.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Biddy M, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Hiya Dev,

We couldn't be happier to hear that we've become a favourite of yours- your review has brightened our day!! I'll be sure to pass on your fantastic comments to all of our team, and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in town!! Thanks again,

Kind Regards,

Shelly and the Biddys Crew
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“Bag went missing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

On a trip to Edinburgh (2 couples) we went into this pub as it was recommended. When we were leaving my friend noticed that her bag was missing. It was a designer bag and had cost a lot of money. The only people who had been near the table were the waitressing staff clearing the table. We didn't know what to do and one of the men sitting across from us told me that there was a camera pointing at our table. I went to the bar and explained what had happened. Within minutes a waitress came over and told us it had been found just lying on one of the tables!!!!!!! More than a bit suspicious I think. Won't be back there.

Visited January 2014
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Biddy M, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Hello Mozmck,

We would like to extend our sincerest apologies to you over the incident you have chosen to review us for. We have reviewed our CCTV and spoken with the staff on duty that particular shift and can clarify what happened on the evening in question. We would love it if you could email us on biddys@g1group.com and we can happily fill in the blanks for you.

Kindest regards, and we look forward to hearing from you!

The Biddy Mulligans Management Team.
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“Lunch on a wet, windy day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Having spent the morning sightseeing and getting wet and cold we camein to this welcoming pub o warm up and have such lunch. The young lady greeted us so warmly we were entranced. She was so knowledgeable not only about the drinks and food menue but about things to do and see in Edinburgh and was really interested in why we were visiting, waht our plans were and how we were getting on. A real treat and a warm welcome and a big bowl of Irish stew and a pint of Guinness set me up for the afternoon sightseeing.
Highly recommended and I shall return.

Visited January 2014
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Biddy M, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Hi there Simon,

Wow! What an amazing review, thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback, it makes our day to read it!! I'll be passing on your fantastic comments to all of our team, they'll be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed everything- if you're ever back in Edinburgh, make sure and pop in again!!

Kindest Regards,

Shelly and the Biddy's Team
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