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Biddy Mulligans Pub

) #532 of 1,867 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ Irish, , British
96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
+44 131 220 1246
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
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“irish stew” (23 reviews)
“soda bread” (6 reviews)
“lamb stew” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
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101 - 110 of 466 reviews

Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Not much else to say really. Reasonable service, not bad, not good. Having live music is good. A young university crowd gives it a good vibe. All in all nothing wrong with it. Especially considering it is in Grassmarket! Stag and Hen central!More

Thank Akaasha
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2016

Dear Akaasha, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to us. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our live music and hope this won't be your only visit to us. We have a very mixed clientele of varying age groups...More

Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

It's a bar that happens to serve food. But good food - go when you are hungry because you'll be starving by the time the food arrives! Had the fish and chips which was really over cooked, the lamb stew was great, the mini pie...More

Thank melissamC7314HS
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2016

Hi melissamC7314HS, Thank you for taking the time to submit feedback on your dining experience with us. We thoroughly appreciate all feedback as it is key to our improvement. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the stew and mini pie plate! We...More

Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Staff friendly but food appalling! You would think an Irish pub could cook potato and leek soup, but this serve was luke warm water with no flavour and hard bits of potato! The pub wasn't busy either. The chargrilled chicken burger had a bit much...More

Thank Liz M
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2016

Hi Liz M, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, this is invaluable for our improvement. We are very sorry to hear of your experience as we always strive to provide the best dining experience for all of our guests....More

Reviewed September 10, 2016

Great music, great food just service may not have been the best, starters never came offered extra sides free of charge..we were charged for these. Cultlery came after 2xAsking along with water. But I did really enjoy the atmosphere,so maybe we went on a busy...More

Thank Caco123
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2016

Hi Caco123, Thank you for the fantastic 5* review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our lively atmosphere and food. We always strive to achieve the best possible customer service so apologies for the mistakes that you encountered upon visiting! We certainly...More

Reviewed September 6, 2016

Yes we have a Biddy Mulligans in Hamilton NZ where we live, nice music playing, not too loud, great atmosphere, service fabulous, quite busy but that is why we went to the Grassmarket, for the festival ambiance. No need to pay up front, goodness me...More

Thank CelticConnexionsTour
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

Hi CelticConnectionsTour, Thanks a million for the terrific review! Great to hear we're keeping up the good name! I'll be sure to pass on your comments about the food and staff to the team. Hope to see you next festival! All the Best, Laura C

Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

What a great Scottish local bar. Attached to the Grassmarket Hotel for breakfast or dinner and drinks. Their signature Irish Coffee is great. Live Scottish and Irish folk singers add wonderful ambience. Right in the heart of Grassmarket.

Thank Bud W
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

Hi BudWysor, Thanks a million for the fantastic review! So glad to her you enjoyed our Irish coffee and live music! We hope you'll be back to sample more of our menu and drinks offerings! All the Best, Laura C

Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Irish beer available, full in the afternoon. Do not expect too much and you might not be dissapointed.More

Thank Шпильман П
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

Hi Шпильман П, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to us - We are fortunate to be a busy and popular spot, with our combination of great food, wide range of drinks and a craic filled atmosphere providing something for everyone. We...More

Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Had ribs, best ribs I had ever. Really tender and seemed to be a fresh marinade. Highly recommend for a cosy contemporary pub.

Thank Louraboo
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

Hi Louraboo, Thanks a million for the fantastic review! We're absolutely delighted to hear how much you loved our ribs which are freshly prepared each morning. Hope you'll pop back for a visit soon! All the Best, Laura C

Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

The food took about an hour to come out with no apology from the rude waitress with an attitude. Will not be coming here ever againMore

Thank Donna T
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

Hi Donna T, We're very sorry to hear of your experience- we always strive to provide the best customer service and dining experience for all of our guests. If you would like to discuss your visit in more detail please email us at biddymulligans.co.uk we...More

Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited twice during the Edinburgh festival for a few drinks and a bite to eat. A vibrant grass market pub popular with locals and tourists. The service on both occasions was a little slow but understandable given how busy it was. Staff were generally friendly....More

Thank Joe B
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2016

Hi Stevie0121, Thank you for taking the time to review your visits to us! Great to hear you came for another visit and hope to see you plenty more! All the best, The Biddy's team.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $19
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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
  • E-mail
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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