Mc & Sons 1

160 Union Street , London, SE1 0LH

Mc and Sons London restaurant bar

SquareMeal Review of Mc & Sons

Previously The Charles Dickens, this atmospheric backstreet boozer is the most recent offering from the McElhinney family whose four other Southwark watering holes include The Kings Arms. Dickens would doubtless marvel that the interior here – a cod-antique Irish taproom: all bare woods, cough-linctus brown furniture, dusty old curios and a partitioned-off quaint snug – appears little altered since he breathed his last in 1870. In contrast, fashionable London and Dublin craft ales, stouts and porters hold sway behind the bar, along with a fair range of wines, and whiskies (Scots, Irish, American and Japanese). Competitively priced Thai street food is served (in waxed paper boxes) through a hatch that looks straight from a Dickens novel. Stir fries such as beef pad gra prow, curries (a mild chicken gaeng massaman for instance) and noodle dishes (including vegan options) are suitably tasty, and portions won’t leave Oliver Twist begging for more. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Southwark Tube Station 342m

Waterloo East Station 385m


Address: 160 Union Street , London SE1 0LH

Area: South Bank Borough etc

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm 6.30pm-12M

Nearby Landmarks

Jerwood Space 89m

Union Theatre 114m



Cuisine: Pubs

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