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Maggie Dickson's

92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH 1 2JR, Scotland (Grassmarket)
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Ranked #76 of 192 Nightlife in Edinburgh
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Dining, Drinking
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Owner description: This pub is named after a woman who survived the gallows, a punishment she received for allegedly murdering her newborn baby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We visited Maggy Dicksons last week for a drink and a bite to eat. Everything was perfect the staff were polite and professional and the food was very tasty. This pub is a real hidden gem in Edinburgh old town. I would highly recommend visiting Maggy Dicksons if your looking for a high end drinking / dining experience in the... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stayed here for an evening meal, was really nice food and the staff was really nice and helpful. Would recommend!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Shocking! Staff were unwelcoming and didnt seem to know what they were doing. Took 20 minutes for any kind of service. Drinks took a further 15 minutes and 2 burgers took almost an hour from order. While waiting one table said food was terrible and left before mains. Another table complained food was cold, were given same plate back after... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were there last week. Always a struggle to find a decent restaurant because we have a vegetarian in our clan. Sat outside rather than in the restaurant. Enjoyed the grass market area and watching the world go by. Service was good. Food was tasty. Had a nice time. Highly recommend.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

the food was brilliant (i ordered fish and chips (sweet potato) with mushed peas - i've never had better mushed peas than i did here, and the sweet potato chips were delicious) and the service excellent. it was also fun to go here after having been on the ghost walk, which told us the story of maggie dickson, who was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We visited on Friday 8th November for food when staying in Edinburgh. I would recommend to anyone. A little short on tables perhaps but we managed to get one. Ordered food, it was there in five minutes tops, it was really really nice, and the staff were very friendly. No complaints from me!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We ordered food here during the festival and was very much looking forward to our Chilli beef nachos and chicken wings.......uuugh!! It arrived and was inedible. Nachos looked like a pile of sick slapped onto the plate, perhaps a desert spoon of chilli with piles of unmelted cheese added. I would not give it to my dog!!! The chicken was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were visiting Edinburgh from London last month and stumbled across Maggie Dickson's one early afternoon. We decided to take advantage of the lovely weather and sit outside. I tried the haggis (much nicer than expected!) while my husband had the fish and chips. Portions were very generous and our waitress was delightful. However, the reason I'm writing this review... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We've never visited Edinburgh without a trip to the Grassmarket area the last few times we've been there. It was a lovely Saturday morning of sunshine, before a forecast of torrential rain, so after a few hours pottering around, we thought, "where is the best place to sit outside for a bite to eat?" The Grassmarket or Rose Street was... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

i was here for lunch last wednesday 3rd July with my boyfriend. because of the lovely weather we sat outside and the food was fab, good decent size portions and friendly staff, would highly recommend it

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