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Maggie Dickson's Pub

$$ - $$$, British,
92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
+44 131 225 6601
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“haggis” (26 reviews)
“fish and chips” (24 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
$$ - $$$
92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drinks aren't particularly expensive, but aren't inexpensive either. The variety is about as bog-standard as you can get this side of Weatherspoons. The atmosphere is, well, that of a pub. The food is pub fare, and perfectly acceptable. In short, it's, well, a pub...More

Thank dieswaytoofast
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maggie Dickson has plenty of atmosphere and great hospitality. We just stopped in for a drink because of the fantastic story about the person the pub is named for and found the staff to be charming, helpful and friendly. Great selection of whisky and staff...More

Thank sland1225
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really lovely meal here! The lamb shank is amazing. Lovely decor, lovely staff, great atmosphere :)

Thank Sophie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking in Grassmarket for someplace to eat. Their outdoor seating looked nice and it was a sunny day so we sat. We believe our order got lost. Our drinks came out after someone who had sat after us had gotten their food. My...More

Thank Ted R
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Both me and my husband tried for 5 mins each to explain to the Spainish lady at the bar what drinks we wanted but gave up because she doesn't speak much English! If the drinks order had been right it's a nice pub.

Thank Interrailed2007
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We have been waiting for 2 hours and they messed up the dishes 3 times! The food is not very good. Don't go!

Thank Massimo G
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Bit of an odd place- very dark inside and a strange underlying smell when we were there. Looks Scottish on the outside but doesn’t feel like that when you’re inside.

Thank Flannabells
Reviewed April 29, 2018

With two French friends, I had lunch at this pub on the 26th April. Isabel was our server. The quality of the food was decent and the portions surprisingly big. Our bill came to £27.95 and we paid £28 (£20+£5+3 in coins) in Scottish Pounds....More

1  Thank ghimirekalpana
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

The place was hopping when we dropped in, but after a 10-minute wait we were seated and offered drinks. (Try the rhubarb cider--it's fantastic.) I had the fish pie from the Specials menu, which was basically like a Shepherd's Pie with a cheesy mashed potato...More

Thank 2handsonthewheel
Reviewed March 22, 2018

It has a very nice menu with a welcoming waitress but it is a bit dark where we sat to eat. The background music was terrible but mus admit the portions were very good. The fish was very nice and my wife had the Lamb...More

Thank michael m
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6601
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