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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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“haggis” (75 reviews)
“seafood platter” (23 reviews)
“apple pie” (12 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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5B Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 698 reviews

Reviewed 11 February 2018

We ate here as a group gn a while back and had a dining experience that we still talk about several months later. I’ve been meaning to write this for a while so forgive me for the length! Ok, the food: most of it tasted...More

Thank adamcheersbye
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Stopped off here for a bite to eat because my husband told me that when the series Rebus was on the TV, Ken Stott who played Rebus was often seen sitting outside this place having a drink. So we popped in for lunch and although...More

Thank elainematty
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Nice place to relax talk to friends eat and drink. Can recommend the Haggis and Neepes. Welcoming attentive staff. And warm.....needed in February.

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

A friendly staff welcomed us in the restaurant. Nice and calm atmosphere, pretty typical inside. Good food and affordable prices. I suggest the fried brie with fruit jam. Unlikely what we didn't like about the restaurant is the way to go to the toilet, which...More

Thank Saruzza95
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I cant recommens this resturant. The food was terrible. Enchilada serves with way to much sweet chilisaus. IT was drowning. The duck was hard to chew. The baguettes was not tasty. We went from the place hungry!

Thank Tora Katrine B
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, had a perfect plate of fish and chips. Crispy crust, really delicate fresh fish. Decor is eclectic, in the basement of an 1820s building, but opens out on to a terrace that would have been lovely in warmer weather. Proprietor was...More

1  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 15 January 2018

The bistro is so beautiful! You can feel the Scottish atmosphere inside! I had a most pleasant evening in there. My food was beautiful! A seafood pasta bowl, well made and delicious.

Thank TaynaraSegurado
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Great food and good service. Place is a bit cramped so perhaps not for young kids especially in winter. In summer there is outdoor seating that maybe more suitable. We booked as it is a very popular place. Good menu with ample drink types available

Thank Hugary1
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Visited with a Groupon Voucher helpful and friendly staff . The place is a bit of an eclectic mix and could do with a makeover . There is a lovely terrace outside for good weather . We took the prawn and avocado starter and the...More

Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This little gem is tucked away on a cute street with a cool interior and cozy atmosphere. We were cold and hungry, and we were warmed and full when we left! Other diners were welcoming and friendly with various tips and ideas for our afternoon....More

Thank Shannon P
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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