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Biddy Mulligans Pub

#484 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Old Town
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
+44 131 220 1246
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to Edinburgh for my husband to get a tattoo !! Anyway we stayed at the Grassmarket hotel which was awesome and had breakfast here. Full Irish yum ! Great food lovely place only sad we were too exhausted the night before to have a pint or two x

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Thank failte1000
Ashington, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loads of bars to choose from-give this one a miss---tables had glue on--well just beer really --but sticky sticky sticky--toilets arent rolls royce either---poor really--drinks are not cheap either--but it is the Grassmarket---

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Thank bill c
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review

Hi Bill C, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit. I am sorry to hear that on this occasion you were unhappy with your experience. If you'd like to email us to discuss your visit further please dont heistate at info@biddymulligans.co.uk. Regards, The Biddy's Team More 

Baltimore
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for pub grub and a pint or three. Foods prepared properly and staff were friendly. Same free wifi as the Grassmarket Hotel.

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Thank cooperpd
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review

Hi cooperpd, Thanks for the lovely review, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your afternoon at Biddys! We'll be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks, The Biddy's Team More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Grassmarket because we stayed not far from there. Of all the bars and restaurants to visit we picked this one because we thought an Irish bar would provide good food. Sunday lunch!! My husband went to the bar to inquire what meats were available. Turkey or erm Turkey. Ok we will have the turkey. We waited about... More 

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Thank uztwo020385
64manager, General Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review

Hi uztwo020385, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your meal on your last visit. I can assure you that your comments were passed directly to the kitchen and have been properly addressed. We are always looking to improve our quality and service in any way we... More 

Australia
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in this bar over the rugby weekend. One of the best bars for atmosphere in the city. Very relaxed atmosphere and great live music. Sadly Wales lost but a cracking weekend...

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Thank Steve H
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review

Hi Steve, Thanks so much for your lovely review- we love the rugby weekends, there's nothing quite like the atmosphere and we're delighted you agree! We hope you'll be back up to see us again soon (just don't mention the Ireland Wales result!!) Many thanks, The Biddys Team More 

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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was only OK. Wings didn't come with a finger bowl and the waiter bought the wings out with the main course. They are a starter dish that we wanted to share for STARTERS. Not to have with our main course. This is common sense.. And then when we wanted to pay the till froze up so we had to... More 

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Thank SBarcoe
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review

Hi there Sbarcoe, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit with us- we always appreciate our guests' feedback. We strive to provide top notch service and high quality food, and it appears that we let ourselves down on this occasion. We hope you'll give us the opportunity to show you the Biddys experience we always aim to provide... More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doesn't matter what time of day you go in to Biddy's there is always a great atmosphere. Live music most nights and friendly staff.

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Thank juedrop68
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review

Hi Juedrop68, Thanks a million for your fantastic review- delighted you enjoy what we do and we hope to see you again soon! We'll pass your lovely comments on to our team, they always appreciate it! Many thanks, Biddys Management More 

Ashford middlesex
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Weekend spent in attached hotel Live music of an evening - poplar place - also offers food - great place to end a grassmarket bar crawl

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Thank aliceswonderland12
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review

Hi Aliceswonderland, Thanks a million for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your weekend with us so much, and we hope you'll be back for more craic again soon! Thanks again, The Biddys Team More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

I have eaten here a few times now. Great food, especially the Full Irish Breakfast - love that! Good burgers too. Friendly staff, great atmosphere. If you like traditional-feeling pubs, this is the place to go!

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Thank Jakesmum
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review

Hi Jakesmum, Thanks a million for such a lovely review- we always appreciate our guests feedback, and we'll be sure to pass on all your great comments to our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, The Biddys Team More 

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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Staying in accommodation next door so popped in for dinner. Between the 3 of us we got the sweet potato & bean burger, the baby back ribs & the steak pie. All were very good. Service could be a little better.

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Thank Sharon M
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, Thanks for your lovely review- we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us, we welcome all feedback and we'll pass your comments on to all our team. Many thanks, The Biddys Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $19
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 1246
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.

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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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