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Maggie Dickson's Pub

Old Town
British, Pub, Scottish
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92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 225 6601 ‎
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Ok food, pricey on drinks!

Visited with my partner for an early lunchtime meal. Food was nice, I chose the sausages and mash in a Yorkshire, and my partner had the steak pie. Both were normal pub grub. However, once receiving the bill, we found that we had been charged £2.50 each for a can of Coke... A can! With both of us... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bromley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with my partner for an early lunchtime meal. Food was nice, I chose the sausages and mash in a Yorkshire, and my partner had the steak pie. Both were normal pub grub. However, once receiving the bill, we found that we had been charged £2.50 each for a can of Coke... A can! With both of us living in... More 

Thank Seaholme
N Ireland
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a quick lunch before flying home. The menu looked simple but ok. Upon walking in we were struck by the lack of atmosphere and the girl behind the bar was uninterested. We decided to play safe but when I ordered the fish and chips the waitress was unsure if it was available. At this point we... More 

Thank Evelyn59NIreland
Everett, Washington
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here after hearing the story of Maggie Dickson. There are many pubs in this area and they all look about the same. The pub itself was disappointing. They had a small selection of beers and the food was just OK. I would be inclined to try a different place when I'm here again.

Thank Nicholas63
Luton, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for lunch and whilst the food was well presented and tasty was very disappointed with the limited choice of ales. Service was friendly end efficient but unlikely I would visit again.

Thank Eric51
Lurgan, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't comment on the food served here as we didn't have any but as a bar, I found it the best in Edinburgh. We found it on the second evening of our stay in the city and liked it so much we returned. Being Irish I'm always very wary of drinking Guinness this far from Dublin but I can... More 

Thank Broduil
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered smoked haddock fish cakes. Clearly my expectations were way too high. On my plate were school dinner memories...then called rissoles & with absolutely no discernible fish flavour. A shocking meal. My first glass of white wine had to be replaced. Dear only knows how long that particular bottle had been open or where they'd sourced that glass. The... More 

Thank Emmajane135
Oakland, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good salad, soup, and Kopparberg strawberry & lime hard cider. But why you'll want to go back? The chips! Absolutely the best chips I had in Edinburgh. Service in a mini fry basket, they are crisp, tender, and flavorful. Yum.

Thank Heather H
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After touring the castle found a seat outside to relax. Lovely place to go. Were thinking about having food when staff member came out with a new dish asking if we would like to try and give feedback. We really enjoyed it. Only problem was he never came back out to ask out opinion.

Thank lorna1978
Wharton, New Jersey
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151 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Went for Lunch , the food was very good and the beer was very cold. The staff was very friendly but we were there during a soccer match and the service was a little on the slow side. The story behind this place is quite interesting. Maggie Dickson was quite an interesting lady.

Thank BGarbus
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Our party of four entered on Saturday 26 September for a late lunch and to watch rugby (it is advertised as a RWC 2015 venue). We ordered drinks and then food. Drinks arrived well after food was served. Our server did not respond well to enquiries about drinks. TV in our section had no sound, but we were not allowed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6601 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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