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Toucan

#5,083 of 17,866 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Soho
Pub, Irish, Bar, Grill
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19 Carlisle Street, London W1D 3BY, England
+44 20 7437 4123
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay I would say unique but very little is and I'm sure there are other bars very similar to this. Anyway, skipping the semantics, this place is small, tiny you might say, and while not wishing to enter the debate about 'best Guinness' they do serve a good Guinness here. This is a welcoming place because it is so small,... More 

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Thank mark f
London, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is one small pub - but it really is more about the outdoor area as I discovered. Even on a cold December night the heaters kept things toasty warm. I don't drink Guiness which is a bit of a waste as this place is obviously all about Guinness - the white wine was passable. Great for a quintessentially london-ish... More 

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Thank BoutiqueAdventurer
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite pubs in london, been coming here for years. No frills, just a great pint of Guinness. They've now branched out with a couple of lagers but that hasn't spoilt the place. Pretty reasonably priced for soho too.

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Thank Emteekay
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

If its the craic and the Guinness you are after you'll find it at the Toucan. It's a Soho institution in the heart of London off Oxford Street that has the Guinness flowing. They also serve the Irish crisps Tayto, which are a must!

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Liverpool
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Wonderful Guinness & a fine selection of whisky. Reasonably priced for Soho with a lovely owner to boot. My temple..

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Thank EJPope
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

always have a great time here. my Guiness mates are always happy, and lager me now has Hop House 13, so we're all sound. It's a lovely little place in the middle of Soho. Upstairs and down. Mine hosts make us all welcome. Come in and drink, there's no reason not to

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Thank Stephen A
London, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The Toucan is a great small and cozy pub just off Soho Square that has plenty of Guinness on tap. The seats downstairs are shaped like a Guinness punt and there's a real vibe to the place because it specialises in Guinness and also has Guinness decor all around the pub. I'd recommend this for any thirsty visitor to London.... More 

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Thank geofferinho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. Guinness is good but the only thing remotely connected to Ireland here is the fact it serves a decent pint of Guinness.We popped in about 22:25 The bar man not particularly friendly said we would have to have the Guinness in a plastic glass as after 23:00 if it was not in a plastic we could not take... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Like most Irish bars abroad you'll always find a few plastic paddys. This bar seemed to have an extra high percentage of them. I think they're going more for the toucan/guiness thing than all out Irish. Personally I think if you're gonna be irish - then go the full hog. More shabby than chic. Nice guiness though.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Popped in after dinner last night as I'm a big Jason momoa fan and had seen he had been there a couple of times( wasn't there damn it!) Had a gorgeous pint of Guinness, the bar had a great atmosphere and friendly staff. Will be back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pub, Irish, Bar, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Carlisle Street, London W1D 3BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7437 4123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Soho

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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