Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)

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475 reviews
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Scottish
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  • Cosy
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!
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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had amazing meal at the smaller of the two restaurants. Would definitely visit again

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Black Forest
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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j
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner here. They offer high quality and delicious tasting food. They were out of some menu options which was a bummer, but settled in some beef and lamb dishes that did not disappoint. We would definitely go back!

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CH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Relaxed setting for tasty food with some good options for vegetarians (yes, haggis!). The staff were attentive but not overly so and we were looked after well.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Tried a few different items and loved the Rosti the best. Great staff.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and lovely friendly staff especially David

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience with a unique menu!

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IH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was able to book a table with 1 day notice for a group of 8, which was amazing. We were travelling from Iceland and everyone in the group was very happy with both the food and the service. I had the duck, which was amazing and just fell off the bone and my partner had the haggish with black pudding mash and said it was an experience for a lifetime. We will definitely recommend this place to everyone we know and to everyone who is planning on going to Edinburgh. We will definitely come back to Makars when we come back to Edinburgh! Also, I want to thank our waiter, I can't remember his name but he had dark hair. He was very accommodating, funny and charming and really made our stay pleasant.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really tasty, friendly service, great atmosphere. You could tell they were rushed off their feet but it didn’t impact any of the above in the slightest. Would go back if we are visiting Edinburgh again

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Angus
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Makars on the mound a few months ago and was coming to Edinburgh for a concert with a friend so it was a great chance to introduce him to Makars too. We all had a different meal and feedback was positive from everyone.
Will definately be back.

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J
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super place. The atmosphere was great, not very busy when we went (a Sunday evening) but still had a nice feel. The food was superb ( I had the lamb shank - fall off the bone and very tasty, the wife had a smoky sausage) and the service matched. Well worth a visit!

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TP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and a great ambience. The drinks are a good measure and good value for money. The food was also good value and decent sized dishes with some good recommends from our excellent waitress for the night. Good choice but not too much to confuse, so all in all an excellent dining experience

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SC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Could not be faulted and would definitely recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a lovely evening with lovely food in a lovely place. Was simply lovely

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PG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice food. Friendly staff. Only a couple of diners in the restaurant on a late Sunday afternoon.

Would definitely return if in Edinburgh.

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PB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looked after wonderfully well by Louise ... great food ...perfect for after rugby match ... comfort food at its best.

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MB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meals here on Saturday night. Great service from pleasant staff. Nice laid back atmosphere.

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SQ
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, lovely food, and friendly staff. Would definitely go again.

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SB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service,terrific food served by a charming Australian waitress.We were visiting Edinburgh for the day and this topped off a lovely time we had.Will certainly recommend the venue to family and friends. Pity there’s no Mash bar in Cheshire!

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GS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food nice place just needs more attention to serve drinks faster .Ice in drinks and water a must

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SO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

You need to book because this place is popular and the reason is because its fantastic food and a decent price

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W
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly service, nice decorations and ambiance. Waitresses really worked while we were there and still had time to ask how we were doing and how the food tasted. If I was living in Edinburgh I'd come there at least once a week

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C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had three lovely and tentative waitresses look after us during our visit and this was complimented by the glorious food that was served! Hearty, filling and delicious would continually recommend this place to visit!

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MB
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit for us. Simply sensational. Staff are brilliant too. 10/10. We’ll be back soon...

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience and food. We started our holiday here and it was a great choice. Great service (Sophie & Andriana) and hearty, well prepared food. The mash is as legendary as we’d heard and our choice of beef skirt and boar sausages were plentiful and excellent. Call out for the delicious Scottish tablet ice cream too. It was great value. Our one regret - not having enough time to visit again, thanks for a great start to our holiday.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rustic decor but nothing rustic about the food and service, amazing !!

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good beer. Haggis, duck and gammon mains went down a storm

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PM
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely come back again on our next visit to Edinburgh. Would recommend!

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SM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal great all round experience....shall return when back in Edinburgh

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SC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved it here- the choices were fab and that you could mix and match only enhanced that. The food was so good, and we all chose different things and cleared our plates. We were slow choosing as could t decide but we never harried by the staff, who were attentive and friendly and patient. Drfinitely recommend and will definitely go back!

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K
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good wholesome food (I had the braised beef skirt in a delicious rich gravy, plenty of gravy, with a cheesy mash). Would highly recommend that. The potato skins I had beforehand were disappointing as they weren’t crispy at all and the potato side of the skin was a very dark colour as though they had been about for a while. I chose these as they had been recommended so maybe it was a bad day to choose them; no excuse though. On the whole a good meal and reasonable value for money. Would go again

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B
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the relaxed style of this restaurant. Extremely welcoming and cheerful staff, very attentive without being in your face. Ate lunch with my son who was on a flying visit from Denmark and wanted some traditional British food, the mash certainly did it but also some unusual choices on the menu. The wild boar sausages were delicious. Booked to come again in a couple of weeks for a celebration. Only criticism was that every time the door opened ( which was often as it was busy) we were hit with the freezing cold air which made it uncomfortable. However, to be fair it was a particularly cold day and the staff could not do much about it. I would just suggest choosing to sit away from the door.

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Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good comfort main meals matched with a choice of mash - tasty food
Service was warm and welcoming - friendly and smiling but not OTT

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J
Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were friendly, polite and extremely helpful. The menu was just right with options and the food was amazing. It was probably one of the best meals we had during our stay in Edinburgh. We will definitely be returning on our next trip

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GF
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great concept to be majoring on the humble potato as your ups!
Good choice of food and it was fantastic (as an Englishman) to celebrate Burns Night eating tasty haggis, neeps and tatties in a fab place with great staff and a lively atmosphere where everyone appeared to be enjoying the menu, the ambiance and the atmosphere.
Thoroughly recommended

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M
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meal in Edinburg.
I would highly recommend it to my friends and family.

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Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice surprise! Restaurant doesn’t look very elegant but food was quite amazing. I especially recommend a lamb leg.

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MB
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In one word - exquisite. Our first visit here and it was without question, the best dining experience we can remember. The food was INCREDIBLE, the service was faultless and the ambience was superb. Our waitress was so attentive - everything timed to perfection.

We were visiting Edinburgh for the day and only wish Makars were in our home city. The lucky folk of Edinburgh!

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F
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good services not so much we were a party of 4 2 arrived first then 2 5minutes later didbt get asked for drinks order until we gave our food order 15 20mins in.. didn't ask if we wanted more drinks and staff were through the back at the end so waited a bit for the bill even after we were asked if we wanted anything else to which we replied no thanks but no bill appeared

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