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Maxies Bistro & Wine Bar

$$ - $$$European, British,
5B Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
+44 131 226 7770
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5B Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 674 reviews

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We are still dreaming about how fresh the mussels starter plate was and how generous the serving that was delivered to our table. The highlander coffee was the best! The main was tasty and delicious. If you are looking for an authentic Scottish restaurant pub....More

Thank trishymelbourne
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We walked by and saw the fish and chips on the patio and decided to come back the next day. It wasn't busy but service was slow and disorganized. The fish and chips were decent (not on menu, but they'll tell you about them), everything...More

Thank Dad2Eaglesx4
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I took my daughter to Maxies to celebrate both her birthday and her degree result. We decided not to have the set meal,but to splash out on the a la carte menu. For the main course I chose fish of the day which was sea...More

Thank Trina O
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as the interior was cosy, for our first wedding anniversary. However, the water was warmer than the food... The food arrived within minutes of ordering and seemed to have been cooked in the microwave, despite being assured it was cooked from fresh....More

Thank Mel F
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Located on a terrace under the Castle this cosy Bistro serves a selection of dishes some you will only find in Scotland others not. I had the steak which was delicious. You can sit outside on the terrace or inside. The staff were friendly and...More

1  Thank Nicola81677
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We were wandering the Royal Mile and wandered to Maxies Bistro for lunch. You can have a meal on the balcony, but there are only a few tables and it was full while were there. So we ate in. We ordered fish and chips for...More

Thank faithandhope2live
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in with the other half for a quick late lunch around four. Indoors was quiet but no seats outside, even after being taken out by staff and being left to find a seat. The food however was great, their fish and chips was amazing...More

1  Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Waiting staff with poor knowledge of the Specials on the menu, warm water ( & unpleasant wine) served, pudding menu with no prices and only one Ladies toilet cubicle for the whole restaurant - I won't be returning!

Thank GypsyEdinburgh
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Maxies for the first time loved the decor and the food was fantastic, the staff were very friendly

1  Thank Juls298
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I've been to Maxie's before and really loved the food. We booked to go back last weekend a few weeks in advance. We were a little disappointed to be seated a table with other people, if I'd know this I probably wouldn't have booked. The...More

Thank Jordanlouisette W
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-flavoured 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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5B Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 7770
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