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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 4 People

Starts: 1 January 2018

Ends: 28 February 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00
Mon-Thu 12:00-20:30
Fri-Sat 12:00-22:30

About Makars Gourmet Mash Bar

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!

9 North Bank Street
Edinburgh, EH1 2LP
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Scottish, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 20:30
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0131 226 1178

Website:
http://www.gourmet-mash-bar.com/

Entertainment:
Good music but low key

Parking Details:
Parking on Market Street a 5 mins walk

Public Transport:
5 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station

Executive Chef:
David Martin

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (89)
Casual (70)
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Fit for Foodies (45)
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Authentic (37)
Fun (35)
Neighbourhood Gem (34)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Good Vegetarian Options (26)
Group Bookings (23)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Special Occasions (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Great Beer (20)
People Watching (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Scenic View (18)
Gluten Free Options (17)
Child Friendly (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Quick Bite (14)
Brunch (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Romance (12)
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Healthy (10)
Seasonal (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Outstanding Value (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 1 January 2018

Such good value for money would definitely go back, nice food and a lovely setting

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 1 January 2018

Delicious meals, great choices to select from. Loved the taster of haggis for entree. Very busy & organised restaurant.

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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 31 December 2017

A cracking find of a place - great food and really friendly staff - would highly recommend this place

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Cozy
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·Dined on 31 December 2017

What a good start to our New Years Eve .Food and service by Sophie was excellent.WE will definitely be back

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on 31 December 2017

Our adult family of five dined here on New Year's Eve prior to the Hogmanay celebration. It was delicious. The ingredients were of excellent quality and all of the dishes we had were wonderfully prepared. Greta, our server, was friendly and knowledgable. This exceeded our expectations. The ox cheek was particularly delicious and tender.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Locale molto carino, personale cortese e disponibile, e cibo ottimo. Super consigliato

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·Dined on 30 December 2017

The setting was during the parade. The restaurant is a cozy, modern no nonsense restaurant with motivated friendly staff. If you expect Michelin stars, don’t go here. They serve real peoples food all fresh made and very good in taste. It is like grandma is cooking again, but then in a modern environment. I would certainly recommend this to any visitor of Edinburgh.

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·Dined on 29 December 2017

Yummy meal in the centre of Edinburgh. Excellent service and the food was so good we had 3 courses.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Liverpool)·Dined on 29 December 2017

Outstanding thats it ,there's nothing else to say except I will be back for certain.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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·Dined on 28 December 2017

Wonderful Food, Great Service, Fantastic Staff. Highly recommended.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 28 December 2017

simple, comforting & delicious food served in relaxed environment

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 27 December 2017

It's a culinary hug.
It's your granny's cooking without the odd lime jello mould or awkward questions about your dating life.
I'd marry the ox cheek if I could. (Instead, my reception here, seriously.)
Say "I Do" to the banoffee cake.
If you like being unhappy, go elsewhere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 20 December 2017

It was a great place to eat and enjoy scottish food as a family

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Disabled Access, Romantic, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on 18 December 2017

We fell upon Makars Gourmet Mash bar last Friday 15th December whilst walking past towards the Royal Mile on the lookout for a lunch spot. The word MASH caught our eyes so we crossed over and perused the menu. As soon as we spotted rostis we remembered our trip to Switzerland and how much we loved rosti so popped in to ask for a table.
Service was fantastic, unfortunately I didn't catch any of their names as I know if you do and review and name the member of staff they get £5. They were all great!
We all thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, 3 of us chose the rosti stack and 1 had the sausage and mash.
My partner and I loved it so much we ended up booking a table for dinner on our last day and this time we saved room for dessert. I tried the veggie haggis, neeps and tatties taster with a rosti on the side then we both had sticky toffee pudding :) 11/10.
Please come to Aberdeen!
Ps We'll be back.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Scenic View, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

Booked in advance which I would advise on a weekend as it was busy...food was great, portion size perfect and the service was friendly and attentive. The starter of mini haggis, neeps & tatties was a definite favourite! Fantastic find!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 13 December 2017

Excellent food with fantastic sized portions. Great service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Welcoming, cosy restaurant. All staff friendly & Sophie looked after us. Comfort food menu with a good choice. Limited but good quality wine list, recommend the Malbec.
I will definitely return.

Lovely heated outdoor area with stunning views of Princes Street Gardens.

If booking a table in cold weather request table away from the door

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fun
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·Dined on 8 December 2017

We had the flavoursome bean soup to start then I opted for the lamb which was fall off the bone melt in the mouth delightful comfort food, i’m a huge fan of mash and I was not disappointed with the simple buttery option. Desert was gluten free brownie to top off my fabulous 3 course comfort food meal that didn’t break the bank

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 6 December 2017

Great experience. Cozy and fairly casual place. Terrific comfort food. Lots of options, and the mash, roti and sausages were memorable. Fast and friendly service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 1 December 2017

Proper food, served in a relaxed atmosphere. No pretentiousness- just a full belly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on 30 November 2017

As always an excellent meal served by wonderful staff.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 29 November 2017

EXCELLENT AS USUAL - DISAPPOINTED THAT NOT DOING TASTE CARD ANYMORE BUT WE GOT A DISCOUNT AND FREE COFFEE- WILL BE BACK
WAITRESS WAS EXCELLENT

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·Dined on 27 November 2017

Simply delicious, well-cooked, down-to-earth unfussy food. We had delicious melt in the mouth slow cooked beef, and tender juicy free range chicken. All reasonably priced and good portion size. Superb views over Edinburgh.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Excellent overall. Food was amazing and service was top notch!!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Went post Scotland v Australia rugby, great place, cosy, relaxed, food warm and comforting on a very cold day. Couldn’t fault the food or the service.

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 (London)·Dined on 24 November 2017

We were looked after brilliantly by Annie.The the previous reviews on the ox cheek are spot on! In fact, all the food is so good, just close your eyes and stick a pin in the menu - whatever you received will delight you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 23 November 2017

Delicious food. Perfect portion size. Traditional Scottish.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 21 November 2017

Excellent food and service at a very reasonable price - highly recommend the haggis

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 (Newcastle)·Dined on 18 November 2017

Tasty food. Perfect for a cold Edinburgh evening before heading to the theatre. Highly recommended.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 18 November 2017

Booking was easy and was confirmed quickly. A wee reminder was also sent. Place is very close all Royal Mile hot spots and Prince's Street. Good food and friendly efficient staff. Gets busy.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

Brilliant place for hearty food especially in winter. Sitting down to some mash and gravy after walking round Edinburgh all day you can’t beat it. Absolutely brilliant staff couldn’t do enough for you

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 16 November 2017

You MUST come here! Amazing food, great atmosphere, really friendly staff and did I say about the absolutely fantastic food. We are from Cornwall, we are coming back up in 6 months and Will be booking here again. You'd be mad not to try it

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 14 November 2017

Delicious meal - really hit the spot. All guests were happy with their selections. Fast service. Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent value. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the restaurant and will certainly be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Authentic
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

A truly excellent meal in very cosy surroundings . The flavours were amazing, tried the haggis and the lamb. Service great- would highly recommend and we certainly will be returning!

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on 8 November 2017

Myself and my boyfriend absolutely love this place, food is locally sourced as well as the beer, the food is fresh and to die for I've had the gammon on both occasions and I cannot fault it!

The service is exceptional we had a blonde girl did not catch the name but she was lovely and helped us with beer recommendations we even got a complimentary beer which was great, service is quick and the overall environment is chilled with candles lit on each table, Scottish quotes on the walls and a vault door downstairs adds to the old Edinburgh feel and location.

Great service all round thanks again guys and well done on the outstanding food and service we shall be back guaranteed.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Authentic, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 6 November 2017

My husband and I ate here whilst staying the night in Edinburgh and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this restaurant, the food, drinks, service, music and the food.

I felt the chicken on my dish was a little small but after the three courses I felt comfortably full

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Berlin)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Hearty good food. Braised ox cheek was out of this world! Good prices for centre of the town. Casual dining, no frills, tasty food. Would go back!

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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Can’t fault the restaurant, from staff, surroundings to the all important food. Haggis and black pudding mash was superb. Finishing with sticky toffee pudding (and a wee dram) was great end to the meal. John was so understanding, patient and accommodating, allowing us to change our reservation - twice😳 as our friends from Canada were initially late then unable to make dinner at all. Glad my wife and I chose to keep our booking and experience Makars. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Went to celebrate our son’s graduation and absolutely loved it. Fantastic food and very friendly staff .

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Glasgow)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Absolutely amazing, having never been before I had visited based on online reviews. The staff were friendly, professional and helpful, the wine great and the food was second to none. All of our group who have never eaten here before are looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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