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Biddy Mulligans Pub

) #541 of 1,863 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ Irish, , British
96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
+44 131 220 1246
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 459 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Took a bit of time to get served but was well worth the wait, the food was excellent and good value.

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Popped in here for a quick lunch after visiting the dungeons. I was surprised at how big it was! Nice staff, food was good too. I shared a triple club sandwich, really tasty and plenty for two. I'm told the steak burger was great too....More

Thank nananoona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the pub for dinner on a sunny day, where we could sit outside on the street. The location was great and menu sounded great, with pub classics. We had the bangers n mash and steak. The steak was poor and the bangers and...More

Thank Gulliver_2004
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this little gem purely by chance after finishing up on the Royal Mile and cutting through the Grassmarket to the hotel - it had a cracking atmosphere and the live band that were playing were awesome. It was that good that we spent most...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quirky pub playing good music but food overpriced and poor quality. Service not good and waited a long time for bill.

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently needed to grab a quick bite after visiting the Edinburgh castle and walked past this restaurant on Grassmarket. Looked like an Irish pub and though we wanted something a bit more we did not have a lot of time. Sadly the place was...More

Thank FamFunIllinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up here when we couldn't find anywhere with sufficient tables for our party of 6 to dine. It looked a bit bare as we entered the front but we made our way to seats at the rear and perused the menus. Table service...More

Thank Trish M
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Trish M, Thanks a million for taking the time to leave a review. Its great to hear how much you enjoyed your meals. Our menu is hand prepped (you got it, hand cut chips!) and cooked fresh, daily in our kitchen. It's even better...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Biddy Milligan's is a great place to grab a few drinks and to enjoy music. Quite busy but it was a Friday night so that's expected. Friendly staff and happy customers. Great atmosphere.

Thank XXV25
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi XXV25, Thanks a million for the fantastic review! It's great to hear that you had a good craic with us! We hope you'll be back to enjoy some more local live music. Thanks, The Biddy's Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff good vibe never eat there 45 mins wait for soup,nachos,chips all cold what's happened food used to be good.More

Thank Maureen E
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maureen E, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit. I'm terribly sorry to hear that this was your experience, especially coming back to us. I can assure you that this is not the level of service we deem acceptable and have looked...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this place. With good live music and a cheerful crowd, this place was a lot of fun. Good beer, great music and lots of dancing.

Thank Sharika R
64manager, Manager at Biddy Mulligans Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sharika R, Thanks a million for the fantastic review! It truly makes our day to hear about people having such a good time with us! Hopefully we'll see you again, soon! Thanks, The Biddy's Team

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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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