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!
Booked during our very short visit to Edinburgh. The place was busy on a Tuesday lunchtime. Plenty to choose from on the menu with reasonable servings. Service was very good and friendly.
The food was absolutely amazing and for vegetarians the options are also great. Would strongly recommend if you have the chance while in Edinburgh!
Loved the service, the food, could improve the choice of drinks (cocktails). Quality food, makes you love scot food, when elsewhere it’s mostly acceptable.
Maintained its reputation as one of the top eateries in Edinburgh! We were not disappointed. Great service, friendly efficient staff and excellent food. Would definitely visit again.
Makars Mash is a great casual dining option in Edinburgh. Nice central location, good service, good atmospher and great food! Great for families with kids.
First visit here and very impressed . Had the lamb shank and black pudding mash .fabulous flavours and good sized portion. Wasn't going to have dessert as full however having tasted my partners coffee panacota shared one with a friend -truly amazing! Will definately return here on my next visit to Edinburgh😀
Authentic Scottish food with a modern style. Flavors were excellent - both for meat eaters and vegetarians. Good value for Edinburgh.
Fab place! Absolutely delicious home cooking / comfort food! Brilliant atmosphere. Really friendly & funny staff. We loved it so much we went back the next day for lunch! :-)
Food was fantastic well priced and great service!
We will be back on our next visit to Edinburgh!
The welcome was welcome, the drinks great and food tasty and comforting. If you want light and low cal buy a carrot.
our daughter's wheelchair was no problem for the staff.
We would happily return
I thought i should introduce my family to the scottish hahgis experience, and i knew Makars would be the best place to do that! My family and I loved our meal and Sasha gave us amazing service!
Best haggis in town✨
Proof that the words Scottish, food and fantastic can all exist in the same sentence.
Amazing food, it was so tasty. I had the veggie haggis with original mash and it was so nice.
Be sure to check Makars if you’re in Edinburgh! Had a lovely lunch with my family and loved the aubergine - great vegetarian options and an excellent service. Been dreaming about eating their aubergine again but unfortunately I’m on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean...
Super nice staff and very accommodating. A must if your in Edinburgh you won’t be able to beat these neeps and tatties.
food was great, duck confit and lamb shank..only thing was the waitress never ever asked us how the food was..it was served and that was the last contact until we asked for the bill...it was very busy however
Our waiter was the best. He came over and asked us how the food tasted and made sure we had a great time. He was funny and polite. The food was great. We had lamb with mashed potatoes. We would come here
Been a few times before and never had any complaints. This time I took my baby boy and they were exceptional at making sure we had enough room and a high chair etc. Fab location and fab food. Can’t recommend highly enough. Would eat here every time I came to Edinburgh
Everything was great from start to finish. The scotch egg was, however, a huge disappointment. Stick with the mash and other meat, and it will be a great meal!
One of the best restaurants I’ve been. The food is absolutely fantastic, we had the haggis, the sausage and lamb. All great! Also the chive and bacon mash is perfection on a plate! Every time I come to Edinburgh, I have to go there. Ambiance is great and staff is super nice. Favorite place in the UK for sure <3
A must visit place for the best Scottish locally sourced meal in Edinburgh
Amazing food and great service. Highly recommend.
The food was absolutely amazing and our waiter David was super nice. We enjoyed the food and the relaxed atmosphere.
Amazing!! Would highly recommend. Come on an empty stomach because it’s a lot of delicious food.
Makar’s was amazing. Probably our favorite meal from Edinburgh. Great vegetarian options that aren’t just side dishes. Would definitely recommend but book ahead!
Delicious food, nice venue, good choice of wines but would have liked more options in bottled/tap beers. Could have been more attentive service wise but good experience overall
Fantastic little restaurant, the food was outstanding and the service was excellent. On my next visit to Edinburgh I will defiantly eating here.
Gathered at Makars Mash for a family dinner, had everyone coming from different countries and cities so have booked online in advance. The table was ready for us and the people serving were attentive, friendly and nice all of the evening. The meal we had were delicious and good looking, we had a vegetarian in our party, and was very happy about his choices too. All in all 10/10, a place to come back to. Many thanks, all of us enjoyed our dinner!
Makhars is a must on our Edinburgh visits - so when we can we always book way in advance not to miss out ! This is unusual for us as we tend to be more spontaneous. But we love the concept and the food! Mash is my daughter's favourite so we treat her everytime we visit her at Uni, and we love it too. Tasty, simple yet lots to explore. Nice location too. See you soon
Delicious food, generous portions, great service and a cosy atmosphere, just what was needed after a long day of sightseeing. Would highly recommend and would advise to book ahead as we did to avoid disappointment.
We had a fantastic visit! Both food and drink were excellent and our server was funny and attentive. Great place- we'll be back!
Excellent food, great atmosphere, wonderful service, would highly recommend.
Great food and service in a fun, comfortable atmosphere.
After reading very good reviews (over rated?), we were disappointed as it turned out as an average experience. The service and ambience was good but nothing special. The food was good but also nothing special. Sorry to say, but we all make better mash at home.
Awesome spot in Scotland!
A great find! We had the beef shin and lamb shank, both beautifully tender in deep, flavoursome sauces. The other star of the show is the mash, of which we had two different flavours (the cheese and the horseradish) with a side of the bacon variety. All outstanding. Nice wine too and cheerful, friendly staff. Don't miss this place if you visit Edinburgh.
I totally recommend this, great location, good vibe inside, smooth service. food quality is fantastic for the price with a good selection of authentic infused Scottish food. Also good selection of drinks.
Fantastic food and friendly service! Have been several times and never disappointed!
We had amazing meal at the smaller of the two restaurants. Would definitely visit again
We visited on a Sunday afternoon 4pm so we were ready for our lunch I ordered the haggis and black pudding mash with peppercorn sauce and it was one of the most tastiest meals I have ever had in my life! Deffo recommend X
Service und Essen waren sehr gut. Trotz sehr gut besuchtem Lokal und entsprechendem Stress kam das Essen schnell und der Srvice war stets freundlich und aufmerksam. Mash‘s sind lecker. Können wir jederzeit weiter empfehlen.