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Mulligans of Mayfair, Mayfair

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user reviews of Mulligans of Mayfair, Mayfair

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Hard to know what to make of this pub on a quiet street between Savile Row and Bond St. Most of the rest of the street is given over to art galleries so that might dictate where the customers come from.

The sign outside advertises the place as an Oyster Bar and Restaurant so make of that what you will. On entering I found that is a Balls Brothers with an Irish angle so drinks emphasis is on Guinness, wine and Irish whiskey rather than beer. Other than the impressive array of Guinness taps the only other offering on tap was Pilsner Urquell. Nothing here for the ale drinker. As I hate Guinness I opted for the Pilsner even though it is not really a favourite.

The ambience in here was more of a restaurant and there is a downstairs area for dining. If you re looking for a pub there are better places in the area altough given where it is the place probably does well knocking out wine and food.
murgatroyd - 9 Nov 2010 22:46
Absolutely stunning Guinness, best to be had in London, from the eight taps on the bar. Completely worth the fact that its probably also the most expensive Guinness in London. Just a pity its not open at the weekends.
ricorazzo - 11 Jun 2009 22:59
Iím not a fan of Guinness and the couple of pints that I had in here last week were my first for 15 years. I loved them and could have stayed all afternoon and my mates who are Guinness drinkers agreed with me. There are 8 Guinness pumps and plenty of bottles of champagne and wine available. There is also a sign behind the bar boasting that they stock every brand of Irish whiskey.

I visited during the afternoon so it wasnít that busy; although one of my friends who had been before commented that it does get very busy during the late afternoon/early evening. The place is quite small so this was of no surprise to me.

There is a big old TV up on the wall that was showing the cricket and we were winning making this a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
Strongers - 18 Dec 2008 08:00
I went here with a couple of female Russian friends and my girlfriend because we had been at a friends in Mayfair. The place was packed with city boys and only one table of normal looking people. The bar was very busy - everybody paying with credit cards and only two staff meant I had to wait about 15 minutes to get served... meanwhile my friends were being constantly hassled by city boys chatting them up and asking for their numbers. My friends were so annoyed we left after one drink. As we left a couple of city workers were snogging on stools by the window. The beer was nice the punters are the lowest of the low.
JohnSpedding - 12 May 2007 17:02
Top Irish bar - full of Mayfair slappers. Real handful with all the munters around but you got to take the good, the bad and the ugly.
Chav_man - 3 May 2007 15:59
Expensive!! Nice Irish pub but don't forget your credit card. Guinness was good but the star of the the night was the Connemara whiskey which was excellent. Full of "beautiful people" so i fitted in ...not. Well worth a visit.
TheHorsesMouth - 2 Apr 2007 17:44
Is it the best Irish pub in London? Not having been in every single one of those, I'm not sure. Yet. I will say this - it's certainly the best pint of the black stuff in the capital. Rivalling that of the Coach & Horses in Covent Garden. It really does taste close to perfection and for my money's worth that would be the other Mulligans; of Poolbeg Street, Dublin. I'll be returning for the oysters next visit!
E1_Norton - 5 Feb 2007 12:37
A big call I know and a statement that is much over used on this site but Mulligans really is my favorite West End bar. Perfect for a sneaky Guinness while the Missus is stooging around those hideous houses of capitalism and bashing the credit cards in Bond Street, or simply to meet friends on a wet Wednesday evening for a good chinwag and a gargle. Surprisingly unpretentious, especially considering the location. The staff have a sense of humour, are knowledgeable and really do seem to care that you enjoy your pint. The rocks are always top quality and should be tried by everyone at least once (don't be squeamish now!) in fact all the food is served to a very high standard. Classy, couth, friendly and warm of atmosphere. My son was born on 15th June 06 and I met a mate in the pub for a wee bit of a head wetting. The barmen stood us a pint and made me promise that the lad would buy him one back on his 18th Birthday! Looks like I may be frequenting the place for some time to come then....
Mr_Local - 2 Aug 2006 14:51
Ok, on the positive side it's a great pub that serves a very nice pint of guinness. On the flip side, it is what it is - it's in Mayfair... it's called Mulligans Of Mayfair... you're going to get Mayfair customers and business people after work. If this is your bag or you're looking to escape the masses then you'll love it. If you're after a "genuine London boozer" you'll certainly have a nice pint but you'll soon feel the need to move on.
anonymous - 1 Jul 2006 12:21
By far the best Irish bar in London. Bar staff who know how to pour a pint - a rare quality in London these days. Excellent guinness. Great food. No draft lager - a perfect way to keep out chavs.
anonymous - 8 Feb 2006 14:37
i am from cricklewood in nw london the home of the irish and i gotta say that the guinness in here is near perfect for london,the food is reasonably priced about £25 per person for 3 courses and the food is well presented and use's 1st class ingredients and well sourced meat and fish. my only complaint was the barflys which i noticed downstairs though the toilets were clean and i saw the barstaff sterilising the tables as they cleared up the plates in the restarant area downstairs,overrall top marks and i will travel to this place for future family meals !
anonymous - 22 Dec 2005 14:55
A posh Irish pub? An absolutely superlative pint of Guinness and a good range of Irish whiskies as a bonus. An unassumingly classy establishment and well worth venturing into Mayfair for.
tim_eyles - 6 Nov 2005 19:41
I hate Guiness - horrible Irish muck...but, here, it was nectar! I had several pints of the black stuff and then downstairs for a dozen oysters. Do something different and check this place out! If you're in jeans and T-shirt though you'll feel a bit out of place as the majority of punters are in suits.
steveo - 22 Apr 2005 18:35
really good pub (not cheap). excellent guinnes as you would expect from a self-proclaimed guinness and oyster bar. no other beers on tap limits my visits as not all my friends like guinness.
marco_van_penners - 4 Feb 2005 16:21
It's not bad for sure. The last time I went it wasn't the best pint of Guinness, but it usually is. Not sure what went wrong that night!

I've always been curious about those wine pumps dotted around the pub that appear to be "serve yourself" but don't actually do anything whenever I'm there!
TheG - 18 Jun 2003 17:42
A rather upmarket location, and a rather upmarket spot. However, despite all of this, it quite simply serves the best Guiness in London.

It's a restaurant as well, so if Oysters and expensive wines are your thing, you've got it here.
Richard - 28 May 2003 22:50

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