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The Mug House

3.9
3.9
482 Reviews
£26 to £40
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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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 11:00–16:00
    Tue–Sat 11:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    020 7403 8343

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

Aperitifs

  • Davy's Célébration Champagne (Flute)£10.50

    • Mixed Olives£4.25

      Starters

      • Soup of the Day£6.95

        artisan bread

        • Chapel and Swan Oak Smoked Salmon£10.50

          horseradish crème fraîche, capers

          • Duck Liver Pâté£8.95

            toasted sourdough bread, house pickles

            Mains

            • Old Wallop Battered Fish and Chips£16.50

              tartare sauce, minted pea purée

              • Davy's Kentish Bangers and Mash£14.50

                beer battered onion rings, Madeira gravy

                • Burrata£15.50

                  tomato, burnt orange, crushed coriander salad, fennel seed dressing

                  • Chargrilled Dry Aged Scottish Rib-Eye 240g£25.50

                    your choice of side, peppercorn sauce

                    Sides

                    • Chips£4.50

                      • Fries£4.50

                        • Green Salad£4.25

                          Desserts

                          • Chocolate£7.50

                            hazelnut brownie, hot chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream

                            • Sticky Toffee Pudding£7.00

                              Dorset clotted cream, butterscotch sauce

                              • British Cheese Board£9.50

                                Tuxford and Tebbutt Stilton (Vegetarian), Cotswold Brie (Vegetarian), Westcombe Cheddar, grapes, ale chutney, biscuits

                                Sandwiches and Snacks

                                • Cheddar£6.95

                                  tomato and chutney

                                  • Home-Baked Ham£8.00

                                    Cheddar and chutney

                                    • Smoked Salmon£8.50

                                      dill, cucumber, cream cheese

                                      • Chopped Davy's Sausages£7.25

                                        honey mustard glaze

                                        Last updated: 13 October 2020

                                        What 482 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                        3.9
                                        3.9 based on all time ratings
                                        • 3.8Food
                                        • 3.9Service
                                        • 3.8Ambience
                                        • 3.9Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        1. M

                                          Marie

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 10 October 2020

                                          overall2food1service3ambience3

                                          I booked a table for dinner at 8pm and they said the kitchen had just closed!

                                        2. S

                                          Sherpa1

                                          London

                                          29 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          29 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.

                                        3. R

                                          Review

                                          London

                                          3 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          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.

                                        4. s

                                          sylk

                                          London

                                          15 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          15 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!

                                        5. M

                                          Megs

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          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!

                                        6. G

                                          Greg

                                          London

                                          44 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          44 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

                                        7. JC

                                          JohnC

                                          London

                                          5 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on 7 June 2019

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                        8. DB

                                          DeirdreB

                                          London

                                          9 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          9 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

                                        9. n

                                          nice

                                          London

                                          19 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          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!

                                        10. AG

                                          AngeG

                                          London

                                          8 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        11. AP

                                          APD72

                                          London

                                          72 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          72 reviews

                                          Dined on 1 March 2019

                                          overall3food3service3ambience2

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

                                        12. S

                                          Seetheworld

                                          St. Louis

                                          43 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          43 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.

                                        13. KM

                                          KateM

                                          London

                                          28 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          28 reviews

                                          Dined on 27 November 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                        14. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          London

                                          35 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          35 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.

                                        15. AS

                                          AnnaS

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        16. SM

                                          SimonM

                                          London

                                          18 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          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.

                                        17. g

                                          gentlydoesit

                                          London

                                          21 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          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.

                                        18. G

                                          Gina

                                          London

                                          22 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          22 reviews

                                          Dined on 26 October 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                        19. MA

                                          MarcusA

                                          London

                                          10 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined on 26 October 2018

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

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

                                        20. a

                                          alexk

                                          London

                                          2 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          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.

                                        21. L

                                          Lilalien

                                          London

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 4 October 2018

                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

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

                                        22. JM

                                          JoannaM

                                          London

                                          14 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          14 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.

                                        23. AB

                                          AB15

                                          London

                                          50 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          50 reviews

                                          Dined on 22 September 2018

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Cosy place to eat, good food

                                        24. H

                                          Harry

                                          London

                                          53 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          53 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.

                                        25. ES

                                          ElaineS

                                          London

                                          27 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          27 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.

                                        26. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Key West

                                          20 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          20 reviews

                                          Dined on 7 September 2018

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Great hidden find in London!

                                        27. DM

                                          DinerML

                                          London

                                          16 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          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.

                                        28. s

                                          s83n

                                          Nashville

                                          49 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          49 reviews

                                          Dined on 13 August 2018

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

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

                                        29. IL

                                          IanLondon

                                          London

                                          15 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          15 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.

                                        30. JJ

                                          JoJoF

                                          London

                                          5 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          5 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!!

                                        31. M

                                          Myself

                                          St. Louis

                                          9 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on 24 May 2018

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

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

                                        32. M

                                          Mac1

                                          London

                                          9 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          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.

                                        33. m

                                          mjfk

                                          London

                                          32 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          32 reviews

                                          Dined on 11 May 2018

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                        34. K

                                          Keith

                                          London

                                          10 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          10 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.

                                        35. LL

                                          LLSY

                                          London

                                          11 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          11 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!

                                        36. g

                                          guzzleguts

                                          London

                                          91 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          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.

                                        37. G

                                          Green1

                                          London

                                          42 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          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.

                                        38. SA

                                          SaraA

                                          Yorkshire

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        39. C

                                          Clu2life

                                          London

                                          20 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          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.

                                        40. D

                                          Dee66

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          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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                                        The Mug House is rated 3.9 stars by 482 OpenTable diners

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                                        Google Map for The Mug House

                                        1 - 3 Tooley Street London, SE1 2PF

                                        • Area

                                          London Bridge

                                        • Hours of Operation

                                          Mon 11:00–16:00
                                          Tue–Sat 11:00–21:30

                                        • Cuisines

                                          British

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Dining

                                        • Dress Code

                                          Casual Dress

                                        • Payment Options

                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Entertainment

                                          null

                                        • Additional

                                          Bar/Lounge, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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