Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)

4.8
707 reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
Our food is inspired by the fine local craft farmers, breweries and distillers that are buzzing with excitement in Scotland. Like these artisan producers, we carefully select combinations of local ingredients to create small batch dishes with bags of rich flavours. These invoke memories of past times and loved ones. Add to this our acutely developed appreciation of wines and spirits from further afield; and the idea was born of opening a place where locals and visitors alike could rendez-vous.

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!
What 707 People Are Saying
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richardf
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. With everything going on at the moment it's great to see the standards are still very high here.

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IngaE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely staff, relaxed vibe! One of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - pick a meat/veg main course and choose a type of mash to accompany it. Good variety of choices. Excellent service by very friendly staff. Tables safely spaced. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was lovely and the food was delicious! Despite not being able to enjoy a glass of wine (or beer for my boyfriend), it was really nice! We had a table by the window so it was perfect for people watching and, overall, it was a really nice and relaxing dinner with great food! I can’t wait to go back!

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jacquiej
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MGMB had just reopened when we attended. We got such lovely personal attention.

Food was gorge!! And our requests to change a couple of things for our meals (cos I dont like mustard) was well received and changes made seamlessly.

I want to come back to Edinburgh when theres no lockdown and I will definitely come to MGMB again.

We loved it...... its a must visit for sure!

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SharonS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff. Very tasty food. Will definitely return in future when visiting Edinburgh.

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garethj
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good, the restaurant was very clean felt very relaxed as all social distancing was adhered to all staff wearing face masks . The food was the best meal we had while we were in Edinburgh all in all an excellent restaurant .

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HelenB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We enjoyed the gammon with peppercorn mash and crown of beef with horseradish mash. Good sized portions. As was my birthday I got sticky toffee pudding half price. Pleasant servers but not much atmosphere probably as was quiet time and them not allowed to play any background music. Quite expensive but a nice treat.

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SvetaB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This truly was a great find For myself and my family! Such warm and friendly staff. The food was bursting with flavour and we cleared our plates! I will definitely go back again for a superb hearty meal served with style.
Thank you so much Makers Mash staff!!

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SallyW
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Black pudding mash particularly recommended. Beef melted in the mouth. Very tasty wholesome food

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely fabulous meal. Who knew mash potato could taste so good! Will definitely visit again when back in Edinburgh

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Fleena
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hearty food, great quality ingredients and great service.

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LindsayR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely casual restaurant with good food and lovely staff.

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JulieN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gluten free options, fabulous surrounding, fantastic food, brilliant service. Couldn't fault it at all and would definitely recommend to everyone.

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ShereeL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Easy to see why its so popular!

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FernW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a great little venue!! One of Edinburgh’s hidden gems

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ClaireM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good quality delicious food good service reasonably priced

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Antonia
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegetarian food was delicious and even better quality than expected. We would definitely come here again if we’re ever back in Edinburgh!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived to a notice saying closed for 48hrs due to staff being positive for covid.

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)
Responded on 5 October 2020

We have had an alert that one of our guest had tested positive and shut to deep clean and get everyone tested so as not to endanger anyone. We did our best in the midst of it all to contacts everybody who had a booking, We’re really sorry we didn’t manage to get in touch with you.

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shivani
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed when we turned up. No one called us to cancel the reservation

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)
Responded on 5 October 2020

We have had an alert that one of our guest had tested positive and shut to deep clean and get everyone tested so as not to endanger anyone. We did our best in the midst of it all to contacts everybody who had a booking, We’re really sorry we didn’t manage to get in touch with you.

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SandraE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We turned up and restaurant was closed. No notification given to us previously. Very disappointed.

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)
Responded on 5 October 2020

We have had an alert that one of our guest had tested positive and shut to deep clean and get everyone tested so as not to endanger anyone. We did our best in the midst of it all to contacts everybody who had a booking, We’re really sorry we didn’t manage to reach you.

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SarahK
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit and it didn’t disappoint. The good and drink is excellent and the service outstanding. Tables are brilliantly socially distanced with screens in between tables. Highly recommend.

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AlexP
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful!!!!!!

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KateB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very well managed during COVID with cleaning station and clear instructions. Food was amazing, so much flavour and cooked to perfection. Lovely friendly service

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GraemeM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Those looking to experience haggis for the first time, this place Is the place to go to!

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JackieG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for 8:00 but arrived late thinking we would not be able to dine, however the staff were amazing and seated us with no problem. David was chatty and friendly and gave us great advice about the menu encouraging us to try the haggis, neaps and tattie starter - wow 😮 we are so glad we did, it was amazing. We wished we had ordered 2 for a main meal. We then chose sausage and mash and honey glazed gammon with mash. Both were fabulous.

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CarmenT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to sample the delights of Scotland “Hags, neeps and tatties”. Food was delicious, service by David was excellent and and good value for money. Overall experience is a must.

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RebeccaB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Just fabulous. We couldn’t fault it. Best meal I have had out Ever!

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Bradley
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great service amazing (we loved David who was helping us with food and drink choices, combined with great attitude and jokes that made us laugh). The cook accommodated the specifics of how our child likes her food. It is amazing place we will be returning to!

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Makars, having dined here as well on our last visit to Edinburgh a couple of years ago. The range of mash is extensive but I again went for the mustard which was divine and complemented the smoked sausage. Shout out to our server,David who looked after us so well.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was recommended by friends that have visited Edinburgh and after a struggle to get a booking we finally managed on our last day. I was not disappointed in the slightest. The staff are all really attentive and helpful and the food is fantastic. I would recommend to anyone to try this restaurant, and if you struggle to make a booking, keep trying. I can highly recommend the scotch egg and then the haggis. Best food in Edinburgh and great value for money

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RachelM
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! The beef was so tender and tasty. Service was great. We will be back

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Something a bit different, in a great location.

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Chrish
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Makars was absolutely great! Food was phenomenal, staff were attentive and friendly and their was a great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and will be going again.

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RachelG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, lovely food and felt very safe in COVID times.

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LaurenB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great service. Could not fault our meal

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Billy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Want to go back and try another dish. Black pudding mash was awesome

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DianeM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favourite restaurant! We have been twice now and both time’s everything has been perfect! Could not recommend enough! I don’t know how they do it!

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MartinS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended on tripadvisor, and can see why. Meat and veggie dishes delicious.

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AnthonyP
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,lovely bottle of wine,good service what’s not to like.

FAQs

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound) does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound) is rated 4.8 stars by 707 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.