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“Poor food, good outside location, expensive value.”

Maxies Bistro & Wine Bar
Ranked #825 of 2,590 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We visited Maxie's recently and while we had a great spot out on the terrace in the sun, the food we ordered was very poor, steak was thin and over cooked, salmon was plain in cream, and the veggies steamed, which would be fine but 2 mains, a shared starter, and three drinks set us back £55, not quite value for money...

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Thank Levay
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Love the interior and atmosphere of Maxies. It's a very unassuming place, with quite a simple menu, but decent food and drink, and really good service. Went the first time a couple of years back, and had to go again on my last visit. Will go again when I'm next in Edinburgh!

1  Thank Yorkshirelass22
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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, we started off outside on the terrace in the summer sun with Chablis and mussels then moved inside for our mains, I would highly recommend the sea food platter and rib steak. Will be recommending to my friends coming to scotland next month.

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1  Thank Frank B
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Six of us visited Maxies recently for my birthday. We were completely underwhelmed by the experience. The whole place looks jaded and there was little atmosphere. The food was very disappointing, except for the seafood platter. The menu was uninspiring and some of the portion sizes were meagre. Staff were pleasant enough but showed no real enthusiasm. Overall this was a disappointing evening and we will not be back.

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Thank Lynn P
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

A group of 7 of us called just for drinks whilst staying in Edinburgh. The service was poor (although the girl was pleasant) we waited so long that we were about to leave when the drinks arrived. Drinks were expensive - altogether not worth the climb up the steps to get there.

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Thank tracey m
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