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“Best Hot Chocolate + Milkshakes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mary's Milk Bar

Mary's Milk Bar
19 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS, Scotland
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Ranked #9 of 1,898 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
Description: Mary's Milk Bar provides a cosy wee space to enjoy all things gelato and chocolate, Everything is made by Mary in her little laboratory in the back of the shop. There's real ice cream milkshakes, traditional floats and sundaes and handmade artisan chocolate gifts. The 1930s interior looks out at the majestic Edinburgh Castle.
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Description: Mary's Milk Bar provides a cosy wee space to enjoy all things gelato and chocolate, Everything is made by Mary in her little laboratory in the back of the shop. There's real ice cream milkshakes, traditional floats and sundaes and handmade artisan chocolate gifts. The 1930s interior looks out at the majestic Edinburgh Castle.
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“Best Hot Chocolate + Milkshakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Mary's Milk Bar is a must-stop when in Edinburgh. Her hot (dark) chocolate knocks the socks off any other I've had - even in Belgium! It's so luscious because she uses REAL (homemade!) chocolates. A perfect stop for a chilly afternoon. The to-go cups are a nice plus too. Her milkshakes are thick + delicious and made with unique (and also homemade!) ice cream flavors. I recommend the Peanut + Caramel, but I'm sure they are all tasty.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best gelato and salted caramels!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The proof is in the pudding! Mary's Milk Bar has by far the best gelato in Edinburgh with a really quirky and fun environment. Mary clearly takes time to think of imaginative and delicious flavours. We will definitely be going back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Unbelievably tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is the place to go if you want great service and the taste of authentic Italian ice cream. I had the White Chocolate and Raspberry. Taste was just sensational. Without doubt the best ice cream I have ever had and I will definitely be frequenting Mary's Milk Bar again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Cosy little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

After reading reviews about this place. Its hard not to stop by and try it out. Tried the dark chocolate coated salted caramel milk ice cream today. It was a bit hard to eat it as the coating is very hard but as soon as you get into it...it was divine as im a huge fan of dark chocolate!! Ice cream and caramel was really good. Best thing is the dessert was not heavy at all...eating that could be quite messy but its definitely a nice treat. .

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Quirky little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Popped in here as we wandered around Edinburgh on Sunday, we fancied a milkshake and ended up trying some amazing ice cream too.

As previously said the ice cream was home made, the lady serving very pleasant and encouraged us to try a few samples before deciding on our ice cream, what a lovely touch!

We had a salted caramel milkshake and a tub of ice cream with great flavours, apple & cinnamon was one and the other was a hazelnut flavour which reminded us of ferrero rocher!

Highly recommended! Loved everything from the cute tables, books on ice cream through to the quirky radio music in the background.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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