Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)
If you've never been to a Mash Bar before, it's not exactly a bar or a restaurant, but a combination of the two with an uniquely warm and friendly atmosphere. Look at our reviews they say it all!
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00
Loved everything!! 3 adults and 3 kids from the USA and we all found something we loved.
Excellent!! Where the mash is a smash and the haggis is wholesome. The puddings are perfect too!! These guys have put in a lot of hard work and thought to create such a wonderful eaterie. Well done indeed!
A nice welcome , food very good, the service was excellent , I will go back again soon , but not until the festival is over.
Amazing food and even better service!
This was a recommended restaurant on Trip Advisor and was packed when we arrived for dinner on Monday. We were promptly greeted and seated. Service was good and so was the food. I enjoyed the lamb shank and the bottle of Primotivo was good/reasonably priced. Located in Old Town near High Street. Would return.
What a great spot... Comfort food at its best . Service over the top by the entire staff but special kudos to Anna.
We booked this for a pre theatre dinner (Assembley theatre on the mound) and the location was perfect. The service was quick and helpful. The food is definitely based around potatoes, with potato skins starters, rosti casual dishes and a whole menu of mashes to go with the mains! Everything we had was delicious and we would certainly go back.
Really friendly staff - appreciated Arthur's expert advice on wine - great recommendation. Food was lovely too, will definitely be back
Great place for a taste of Scotland. Quick and friendly service and delicious food.
We had a lovely time there and staff very attentive
Great sausages and rosti! All tasted great, just what we needed for a long afternoon of walking!
Love everything, really recommend
A good and interesting selection of food. The waiting staff were friendly but forgot about us a few times.
My husband is Coeliac, so having Gf marked next to the meals on the Menu was a great bonus. The food was very tasty indeed. I had read reviews before going and was not disappointed. Only down side was the state of the disabled toilet. Not easy to lock the door, and needed a good overall clean. There was also a very dirty folding chair in there!! Best remove this or clean it!!!
A relaxed place to eat - casual dining. Great buzz. Nice to have a choice of different sorts of mashed potato instead of chips. The seasonal vegetables were a small pot of grated carrot and apple(?) which was a little disappointing. Went well with my gammon, but not so good with my partner's ox cheeks. Attentive service.
Food was really good, the sauce that comes with a lot of the dishes is delicious and the skins are more like slices of potato which makes it a really easy dish to share for a starter.
A great little dining spot with friendly service and excellent food. Great if you are new to haggis. It was amazingly good! Lovely experience!
Very enjoyable early dinner before heading to a concert. Food and service both really good and value for money
Potato skins to start were ‘soggy ‘ with brown patches. Main wasn’t very hot - not cold enough to mention but nevertheless on the cool side and ‘classic’ mash was extremely disappointing. Didn’t stay for dessert. Service was nice but waitress a little over the top and we had a very loud table next to us. Overall, we didn’t enjoy the experience and wouldn’t go back.
Excellent Food, Great Service... Nice buzz about the place 👍
Food and service fantastic. A must for when in Edinburgh.
What a find. We had a meal here on Tuesday. We booked a table which we were glad of as they were quite busy. Service was really good. It was lovely to have something that didn’t come with chips. Would go again if we come back to Edinburgh
Excellent local food and friendly staff. Ambiance of the property is very pleasant.
Thanks to Arthur and the whole team for two unforgettable days with incredibly good Food. It was an excellent evening in the best company. The location is wonderful and the food is really magnificent. The prices are absolutely reasonable for the fresh food.
We would come again and again and would be an absolute highlight for us. Thank you very much. A super great family business.
We enjoyed our meal at your restaurant and will come again in the future.
Best roasted chicken we’ve ever had. Don’t miss out on the sticky pudding too! Amazing!
Very nice experience and very tasty food!
This was the second time my partner and I ate here and it was just as exceptional as the first. If you have never tried haggis before, try the mini as it has excellent flavour. Fantastic food and drink for extremely reasonable prices with very friendly staff. 5 stars all around!
Great regional food at good prices. All the dishes were well cooked and very tasty.
It was a very lovely evening with fresh and good food and tasty drinks! And we had great waiter called Thales; He's doing his job with heart and passion and he's a very funny guy!
We loved the food here - just delicious! I had the haggis with black pudding mash and extra gravy! So tasty. My daughter had chicken with cheddar mash which she devoured! I just wish we had this restaurant near us in London! Service was welcoming and friendly. So glad I fo7nd it online before our trip. Highly recommended for a tasty casual lunch or dinner.
We picked this place for a meal after a visit to the theatre and we were very glad that we had.
We had the Potato Skins & Black Pudding sharing dish for our starter. Then my wife had the Smoked Gammon with Cheese mash for her main and I had the Braised Lamb Shank with Black Pudding mash. The portions were huge and the food was delicious. Excellent service also.
Shall look forward to going back here again!
TripAdvisor travelers highly recommended this restaurant - it FAR surpassed our expectations and we went TWICE - there's no place like it. It has Scottish food, well presented, well thought out - and fabulously delicious. It's a treasure for Edinburgh and for locals and visitors alike. I want to bring it home. Please open a branch in Colorado, USA!
Comfort food, but with a twist. Choose your main course and one of the many types of mash to go with it Good value, vibrant, fun atmosphere.
Haggis with black pudding mash... amazing..I asked for extra peppercorn sauce ...was no problem... fantastic... thank you
Service worth a favorable mention despite quite busy afternoon
Slightly disappointed with the mashed potato, for the restaurant to be based around this I found the mash a bit dry when I was expecting something outstanding. Lots of gluten free options and clearly marked. Would probably give it another try.
Absolutely loved this place and so did the rest of the group. Will definately be back.
Great service, we asked to try 2 wines before making our choice, absolutely no problem, which seemed to be the answer for everything! I had row to with smoked sausage, cheese, and a fried egg, absolutely great, my husband had boar sausages with black pudding mash, and our friend had traditional haggis, with turnip and cheesy mash. We all scraped our plates clean and the wine we chose was lovely. Toffee sticky pudding followed for 2 also delicious. This was terrific quality comfort food at a really good price, can't wait to return, and highly recommend.
outstanding mashed potatoes, it was a great experience! The meat is actualy the side dish :-)
Great advise from the staff, ans very good presentation. Stuff very friendly and helpful, and the ambiance is really nice.