The Mahogany Bar at Wilton’s Music Hall

1 Graces Alley, off Ensign Street , London, E1 8JB

SquareMeal Review of The Mahogany Bar at Wilton’s Music Hall

The agreeably shambolic Mahogany Bar at Wilton’s has long been a popular spot with jobbing thespians, E1 trendsters, the occasional star (Liza Minnelli is a fan) and, yes, tourists. Well, you are drinking in the world’s oldest surviving music hall, little changed from the days when vaudeville’s Champagne Charlie was a regular. Order pints of Meantime and Black Isle, or choose wine with aperitivi (served gratis 6-8pm). Otherwise, the great McGonogall (a ginger and Scotch old fashioned) deserves star billing, while Fezziwig (Applewood smoked rye whiskey with chestnut liqueur) and D’Artagnan – a mellow, prune-infused Armagnac fellow – garner positive reviews. Poetry and song are occasionally performed in the rickety room, and productions in the music hall proper are a must-do. A new venture is the launch of the upstairs artistes’ Green Room as a cocktail bar (Wed-Sat evenings only).

Best Female Chefs Series


In the Year of the Woman, SquareMeal is running a series of interviews with top female chefs. Read here to discover the sense of achievement Monica Galetti feels about owning her first restaurant, what it’s like working with her husband, and the different ways in which Masterchef has changed her life.

Are you the restaurant owner?

Click here for Links & Logos

Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Shadwell Station 244m

Shadwell Tube Station 655m


Address: 1 Graces Alley, off Ensign Street , London E1 8JB

Area: Whitechapel Mile End

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-11pm (Sat 5-11pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Lloyds Register of Shipping 668m

Tower Bridge 807m


Telephone: 020 7702 2789


Cuisine: Bars

Food & Drink: