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Biddy Mulligans Pub

#385 of 1,824 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Old Town
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
+44 131 220 1246
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09:00 - 01:00
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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 yesterday NEW

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
Ashford middlesex
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for a 'quick' drink on a recent visit and it was anything but quick. 1 person behind the bar who was serving one drink at a time, to be fair, it probably was their first day, but there were other people chatting away under the 'guise of collecting glasses. It took around 25 minutes to get served in... More 

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

Hi Travelling Footy Fan, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit- if you'd like to email us at info@biddymulligans.co.uk to discuss this further. Many thanks, The Biddys Management Team More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Edinburgh with my husband the night before the Scotland Ireland rugby game, during our last trip to Edinburgh we found this lovely, lively pub and really enjoyed our meal, we managed to find it again and we were not disappointed. Even though it was very busy we managed to find a table and order food. I had... More 

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

Hi Julie B, Thanks a million for the fantastic review! With the rugby in town our atmosphere was electric over the weekend! It's great to hear we beat your expectations in coming back to us and we hope to see you many more times. I'll be sure to pass your feedback onto the kitchen, might i suggest our homemade steak... More 

Malton, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in here for a quick drink before going out for dinner. Live music started just after we arrived so we stayed for a couple of drinks instead. Very pleasant evening, great music and friendly service. Will be back.

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Thank MisterD25
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review

Hi MisterD25, Thanks a million for the great review! Hopefully we can tempt you in for a handmade freshly prepared dinner next time? We have live music everyday from 10pm and from 7pm over the weekend. Looking forward to seeing you again! The Biddy's Team More 

Paris, France
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a lovely pub to finish off a day of sightseeing and dinner just to enjoy a few drinks and some good live music!

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Thank jeannine2608
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review

Hi Jeannie, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit! Our hearty meals are a great way to round off a day sightseeing and our musicians always taking requests so you can sing along with them! Hope to see you again for some craic! All the Best, The Biddy's team More 

Campinas, SP
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Nice food, great live music, attendant really polite! Well located, in Old Town. Would come back here for sure!

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Thank IsaCardoso04
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this review

Hi IsaCardoso04, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit! We're glad to hear you had a great time with us and look forward to seeing you again! All the Best, The Biddy's Team More 

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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

If you're in the Grassmarket DEFINITELY nip into Biddy's for a wee dram. Great tunes, great people watching, really good pub grub and great prices.

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

Hi Gary, Thanks a million for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We're over the moon to hear you enjoy your time here, and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, 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
USD 10 - USD 19
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
09:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:00
Thursday
09:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: 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-flavoured 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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