The Toucan

19 Carlisle Street , London, W1D 3BY

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SquareMeal Review of The Toucan

The toucan has long been Dublin brewer Guinness’s advertising emblem. Here, the walls are covered with the critters in their various retro advertising permutations. Check out the basement, whose bar is a kitsch, atmospheric squeeze that looks a great deal older than it is. Expect well-kept pints of the ‘black stuff’: take it unadulterated, or in black Maria and black velvet, but be prepared to sup out on the street when the cellar and less interesting ground-floor bar get packed with office evacuees. There’s also a fair range of Irish whiskey, plus tear-jerking tunes, and the sort of food Father Ted’s Mrs Doyle might rustle up.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Tottenham Court Road Tube Station 141m

Leicester Square Tube Station 500m


Address: 19 Carlisle Street , London W1D 3BY

Area: Soho

Opening times

Mon-Sat 11am-11pm Sat 1–11pm (-10:30pm Sun)

Nearby Landmarks

Soho Theatre 66m

Soho Square Garden 107m


Telephone: 020 7437 4123

Cuisine: Pubs

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