It must be nice to run a pub opposite a great big office block. Constant stream of customers, good relations with the punters, and, of course a flood on Friday afternoons.
Lucky for The Mulberry Bush it sits right outside ITV studios and office. So it's almost constantly filled with TV types shouting about TX dates, ratings and cross platform innovation among other things.
And lucky for ITV that The Mulberry Bush is pretty damn nice. A good selection of ales and bottles, friendly staff, and a menu that at first glance seems a teensy bit steep, but is redeemed by awesome portion size. A friend ordered the plowman's - it was served on a chopping block almost the size of the table. She had no hope of finishing it.
Outside seats too.
Wandering through Gabriels Wharf, a friend and I saw this little place and decided to pop in for a quick .. four pints.
There's nothing spectacular about this place, it's a Young's pub with standard decore and a regular but good selection behind the bar.
However it's a great escape away from the busy prom along the Southbank. It's cosy, with pleanty of sofas and seating. The staff were friendly and accommodating and it's just a very plesant place for a pint.
I think based on what's around in the immediate area you can do no better than this place. I saw it advertising tables for new years, which must be a popular choice because of it's positioning. Definatly will be popping back if in the area and in need.
Always enjoyed going here for drinks and to play board games, went recently for food on a Sunday and the quality was really disappointing. I wouldn't eat here again but when ales are available they are good, service is not great, would be nice to be greeted with a smile and made more welcome. I guess best avoid Sundays.
As other reviews mention, it's a Young's pub. We thought the food was very well done. Yeah, it's not cutting-edge anything, but that's not the point. They do simple stuff very well. Staff was good. Prices are good.
Came here with my cousin. Cute place with a nice, relaxing atmosphere. I liked the laid back feel.
The Mulberry Bush is a Young's pub and this means you are pretty much guaranteed a friendly, inexpensive pint here.
The interior is like any other Young's pub, it's really down to earth and relaxed. The usual bog standard wood furnishings etc and staff that are friendly but not over the top.
The day I was in here there were a lot of tourists. I'm not sure how I feel about drinking in these kinds of pubs. I prefer something a little off-beat, quirky and different and Young's pubs like The Mulberry Bush just aren't good enough in my eyes - they are all cut from the same mold.
Mulberry Bush has the feel of a living room, a nice departure from the typical pub environment which I admittedly dread. A popular watering hole for working professionals, including those from the adjacent ITV studio. In the spring time their patio doors open wide, making the entire dining area an open veranda.
Well this pub is a little bit cheaty! From the outside, all rather lovely. It looks all secret and posh and tucked away. A bit gastro-pubby, but you're behind the OXO Tower. And then, you get in and it's all a bit... Yate's Wine Lodge.
The fancy bar snack menu is actually standard pub grub. The ale is Youngs (which I've never been a fan of) and you get a choice of three. Only one of those is vaguely interesting, although the Bombardier I had was kept well. But that's like saying 'they put the wine in the fridge'. Throw in some awful music, blase staff and a quiz machine and we found ourselves perched outside. Suddenly, despite it being busy due to the Thames Festival, it was much more enjoyable. This pub will always appeal from the outside. I just wonder how many returning visitors it has.
This is a kewl convenient place to get a drink. I dont quite really like the suit wearing stuffy crowd. On the other hand on days when you want to run out of work and grab a drink, this is alright ...
Went here on Christmas eve to escape the cold. Very relaxing pub just a little bit away from the main riverfront. Food is well priced considering the area (£10 for a main) and very tasty. Coupled with excellent and attentive service means we will definitely be back.
My friend's mad for Young's Gold (whatever that is), and whilst this is apparently a Young's pub, they didn't have any when we came here on Friday (yes, Royal Wedding day, woop!), which put her in a thoroughly bad mood. As it was, we'd been traipsing all over London all day and I'd been up since 3am to drive from Leeds for the festivities, and so there was quite a lot of tired grumpiness in the air, which didn't help. But, the bar staff were friendly, the armchair by the open front of the pub was comfy, and I could happily have supped my pint of Staro and had a snooze. So against the odds, the Mulberry Bush came up trumps.
A nice little surprise, the Mulberry Bush is hidden away from the Riverside Walk on Upper Ground, nestled between some flats. It's position means it's never too crowded and although modern in style it still has some character about it.
Regular drinks are sometimes supplementd by some guest ales and a fairly expensive menu. There's a quiz machine that I won a tenner on once, and it's opposite the ITV London Studios so you might find yourself having a pint next to anyone from Cilla Black to, God forbid, Jeremy Kyle.
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