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!
We had amazing meal at the smaller of the two restaurants. Would definitely visit again
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.
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!
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.
Loved it. Tried a few different items and loved the Rosti the best. Great staff.
Fabulous food and lovely friendly staff especially David
Awesome experience with a unique menu!
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.
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
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.
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!
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
Excellent food and service. Could not be faulted and would definitely recommend
Good food and service
Was a lovely evening with lovely food in a lovely place. Was simply lovely
Very nice food. Friendly staff. Only a couple of diners in the restaurant on a late Sunday afternoon.
Would definitely return if in Edinburgh.
Looked after wonderfully well by Louise ... great food ...perfect for after rugby match ... comfort food at its best.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meals here on Saturday night. Great service from pleasant staff. Nice laid back atmosphere.
Great service, lovely food, and friendly staff. Would definitely go again.
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!
Good food nice place just needs more attention to serve drinks faster .Ice in drinks and water a must
You need to book because this place is popular and the reason is because its fantastic food and a decent price
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
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!
Second visit for us. Simply sensational. Staff are brilliant too. 10/10. We’ll be back soon...
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.
Rustic decor but nothing rustic about the food and service, amazing !!
Great food, good beer. Haggis, duck and gammon mains went down a storm
10/10 Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely come back again on our next visit to Edinburgh. Would recommend!
Great meal great all round experience....shall return when back in Edinburgh
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!
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
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.
Good comfort main meals matched with a choice of mash - tasty food
Service was warm and welcoming - friendly and smiling but not OTT
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
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.
One of the best meal in Edinburg.
I would highly recommend it to my friends and family.
It was a very nice surprise! Restaurant doesn’t look very elegant but food was quite amazing. I especially recommend a lamb leg.
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!
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