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Madogs Cocktail Bar&Grill

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New Town
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38A George Street | EH2 2NS, Edinburgh EH2 2LE, Scotland
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Popped in here to meet a local friend whilst on a girls shopping weekend in Edinburgh. One particular member of staff just seemed to make it his jobs mission to ignore us, we'd stand at the bar for ages while he served everyone else around us, and anyone who walked up behind us, very odd, I know the Scotts aren't... More 

Thank CariTJR
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a drink in here as we were walking by, as they had a live DJ on. Music was okay, people were enjoying themselves, found a place to sit and people watch.

Thank Mr R Burns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

AVOID!!!! Had the frozen strawberry daqs £5 each. Used to come here all the time for cocktails but these were absolutely disgusting. Pre made slushy rubbish. Really disappointed. Said to staff who all proceeded to discuss us and have a good look but nobody came over to offer a refund or offer us drinks to the same value. Never again.

Thank blambie
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Love this place! I'm from Glasgow, however my fiancée from Edinburgh so are through quite a lot. We love coming here now as their cocktails are amazing and food is delicious! Friendly staff! Will be going on Thursday and we can't wait!!

Thank craigwb89
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Came across this place when we were looking for somewhere to eat. The steaks are to die for! The service is very efficient and friendly. The food was all good quality, the steaks were cooked to perfection and it had a lively atmosphere. I will return when I'm next in Edinburgh. Thank you so much for a lovely night!

Thank Steesh91
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Popped in here after a meal in the restaurant above and had the most amazing coffee cocktail I've ever had Will most defiantly be calling in again to sample more of there delights and to try there tasty looking food menu too.

Thank JohnPOD
Inverness, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Went into Madogs by chance since looking for a meal on the busy George Street. Entrance not that appealing, but small dining area was acceptable. Good value lunch special menu and food was tasty.

Thank dkvl
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Interestingly i wrote this review in January 2016 and it was posted and then deleted! Terrible experience from start to finish. To start - Tiny wee flies all over the place and freezing cold. The tempura prawns were swimming in oil. I know they are deep fried but draining off excess oil is a must. Ordered Asian salmon with stir... More 

Thank broondug
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Meant to write this ages ago, I love this place and I've only been twice! Nothing was disappointing, in fact it was more than I expected when I first came across it! HUGE nachos! The second time it was really busy and loud (it was just before Christmas) but due to the layout you definitely feel the separation between the... More 

Thank bizarretravels
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food! A little over priced in places however a fantastic night out facilitated by outstanding staff. It was a genuine pleasure and I look forward to returning!

Thank Gavin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38A George Street | EH2 2NS, Edinburgh EH2 2LE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in New Town

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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