The Mug House

3.9
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490 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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A hidden jewel under London Bridge, around the corner from Borough Market, the Mug House has the historic feel of a Dickens novel. Pewter tankards hang from a characterful bar, a dining room and conspiratorial private room provide warm and genuine surroundings with service to match. Popular with foodies, wine buffs and beer lovers alike and perfect for private dinners or exclusive parties. The menu contains many of the great British favourites, cooked to perfection and always using top quality ingredients, as well as smaller plates, sandwiches, salads, cheeses and some delicious sticky puds!
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Sherpa1
London
28 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The Mug House is a combination wine bar & restaurant. If you are seated close to the bar section it may be a bit noisey. Where we were seated was fine. The first waiter was attentive and wine selection very good. The food was good but felt the steak was overpriced. Liked having the trio of deserts as well. We booked the two for one offer which if we hadn't felt that the meal and wine was overpriced.

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Review
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, service and a lovely olde worldy feel to the pub. We have visited the Mughouse whenever we have visitors to us in London and have never had a bad experience.

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sylk
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We happened to have booked, if we hadn’t we may not have stayed, unfortunately a lovely evening outside there was no one inside! So great service, food cooked perfectly as we have private dining!

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Megs
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was great but i did see a mouse scurry across the floor, also we had a 2 for 1 deal which made it great value but would be a little overpriced without the deal!

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vipGreg
London
42 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Lovely food but surprisingly for a wine specialist the rose wine wasn’t chilled despite my specifically saying it must be chilled. It seems to be a Davy problem because it was the same at the crusting pipe

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vipJohnC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak and value with the opentable 2 for 1 deal. Would strongly recommend

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DeirdreB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Convenient place to meet near London Bridge infact under it! Set in the archways it has a great old pub atmosphere. Tables can be reserved but for 2 hour slot but no push for us to leave after this. I had cod which was a little disappointing as not a lot of flavour, my friends has sausages and mask which they say were fab so had food envy. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would be happy to go again

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nice
London
19 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

They didn’t have our reservation when we arrived, the place was busy so we were lucky to get seated when we did. Nice enough food, especially the desserts! The service was polite but very slow, and then food took a good while as well. Not the best if you’re in a rush, but we wanted a chilled evening where we could stay at our table so worked out great for us!

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AngeG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I attended The Mug House with my family for dinner. The food was excellent, and our waiter & waitress were kind and attentive. Also the food was good value for money. Will attend again.

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vipAPD72
London
69 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Reasonable pub food, nice looking old pub but very noisy in dining area.

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vipSeetheworld
St. Louis
40 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite “local!” We love the smoked chicken Caesar salad. Great wine list and they will sell by the bottle for take away. All with the ambiance of an old London pub.

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KateM
London
26 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it here! A standard favourite to meet friends after work.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
34 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Service was slow, had to go and ask to pay the bill it took so long.
Staff not knowledgeable about the menu and suggested burger was medium rare. Asked to check with chef who confirmed they do not half cook burgers (Thank goodness).
Overall expensive for what it was and I eat out in London a Lot.

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AnnaS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, tasty and interesting. Exceptional value with vouchers, maybe a bit pricey without. Friendly, efficient service. Interesting location and natural ambience.

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SimonM
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience1

It was our bad luck to be there when a number of parties had taken over parts of the restaurant. Including some from the previous lunch time. And they cannot be held responsible for loud groups.

The food and wine were very good. The service was slow - painfully, they were obviously under-manned. Our waiter when he was with us was excellent, but it was the pain of having to remind him of drinks / speed.

I've been there other evenings and its been quiet and relaxing (even at the same time). Just bad luck. Will go back.

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vipgentlydoesit
London
21 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice ambience. Not very busy tonight, and perhaps because of this the staff were very attentive.

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vipGina
London
22 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a catch up with friends, good meal and friendly service.

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MarcusA
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lively cellar bar with plenty of restaurant seating. Good, friendly service.

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alexk
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Painfully noisy - terrible acoustics.
Food would have been fine at half the price but not at the price.
Not going there again.

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Lilalien
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice food - a bit pricey but good value with 241

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OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gus the waiter was brilliant. We couldn’t decide on which wine to choose so he brought us three tasters. We ended up buying the most expensive one but it was worth it.

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AB15
London
49 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosy place to eat, good food

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Harry
London
52 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good value with the 2 for 1 offer. Good service. Wine better than most other restaurants and reasonable value.

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vipElaineS
London
25 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great little pub tucked away under the arches of London Bridge. We had good pub food, cosy atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
19 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great hidden find in London!

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DinerML
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A hidden doorway (found under a bridge) takes you into this, what feels like something out of a Charles Dickensian pub. Cosy and quaint atmosphere was great for a little friends’ get-together. Food was good value for money with the 2for1 offer. Definitely recommended for anyone wanting a quiet but cosy pub night out.

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vips83n
Nashville
49 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice venue, enjoyed the food and surroundings... service was good. Well worth visit

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IanJLondon
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As always, the food was excellent, and great value, particularly with the deal. My only issue, which to many is perhaps a bonus, is the lack of phone signal, particularly as there during the day for a work lunch. It would not be difficult or expensive for them to resolve this. I know of many people who work close to the Mug House whose sole reason for not going is the fact that they are out of touch. Although this may seem sad to many, it is a fact of life these days.

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JoJoF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It's worth going for the 2 for 1 offer as it works out a decent price otherwise I would go elsewhere. It doesn't seem to be busy though as its hidden away under London Bridge so lacks a bit of atmosphere but great if you want somewhere quiet!!

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vipMyself
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very helpful staff in warm "pub" surroundings. So glad we found this place.

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vipMac1
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice Dickinsian atmosphere. Be sure to ask for the small separate room with the table for four to six people for a nice place to have good conversation along with the very enjoyable food.

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vipmjfk
London
28 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great pub and the food impressed me. Location is likewise excellent.

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vipKeith
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice place for dining with a Dickens style ambience. Food is very tasty, pub style but much better quality. Prices are a bit on the high side but with the 2 for 1 deal it’s a bargain. Nice wine list to fit all pockets. Excellent service from waiter Miguel, and friendly barman.

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LLSY
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have dined at The Mug House several times and it never fails to disappoint! We took advantage of the 2-for-1 mains offer which was excellent value for money. Our food was served promptly and the service was great as always. My only feedback is that I wasn't asked how I wanted my burger so it was a little too well done for my liking. Otherwise an enjoyable meal!

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guzzleguts
London
91 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We returned for the fifth time to have a pre theatre meal at The Mug House as it is such a charming and quirky venue only a very short walk from London Bridge station. As usual the service was friendly and professional. We chose fish and chips and the halloumi salad for our mains, and the treacle tart and chocolate fudge cake for desserts. All were well cooked and presented and extremely tasty. The beer and wine was fairly priced for London. With the BOGOF offer the food was tremendous value. If you haven't visited this unique venue, don't hesitate to try it - you won't be disappointed.

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vipGreen1
London
42 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a good place to know about. The 50% off special offer makes it value for money. Been here several times now over the past few years.

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SaraA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal at the Mug House. Excellent value because of the promotion and good service.

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Clu2life
London
20 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasantly surprised by the secret cavern of a restaurant area. Tucked literally under London Bridge, you think the Mug House is going to be a compact pub, but it curls under the arches of the bridge and there is a nice eating area. We pre-booked and the service and food was good and the 2 courses for the price of 1 made the overall bill very good value. Would go there again.

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Dee66
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great location full of history. We had the 2 for 1 offer when two or more courses are purchased, the price would have been too high for what we had without the offer, pate was good it was served with thin crisp sourdough bread and fresh pickles, then battered fish with chunky hand cut chips and a pea purée and sauce tartare all tasty and fresh. Sadly the price of the drinks let the meal down, especially the large pot of tea for 2 (£6.20)which had one standard size teabag in and therefore was very weak, there wasn’t staff around to ask for another teabag to make it drinkable. Overall a pleasant meal that if it had been full priced would have been classed as overpriced by us.

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AOH1
London
128 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Had lunch at the Mug House with some friends over from Australia. The venue was great - very authentic old pub with nice decor touches. Food was good and the portions were generous. Overall a good place to eat.

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