Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)

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£25 and under
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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!

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Dine Local Free glass of wine, soft drink or beer with any main course

Sep 1-30, 2020·Mon-Wed 17:00-22:00

Free glass of wine, soft drink or beer with any main course

What 686 People Are Saying
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SarahK
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful!!!!!!

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KateB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Bradley
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

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PhilipR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu, food was delicious, abd I thoroughly recommend the sliw cooked beef shoulder with cheddar and chive mash. The coffee pana cotta was not too shabby either! Staff were really friendly and helpful, overall a wonderful place to visit.

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SpencerH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, perfect place to line your stomach before having a “Wee Dram” or two !!!

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Taity
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole meal and service were fantastic. Couldn't fault a thing. The staff were so helpful, and provided a great dining experience. Will certainly recommend it to family and friends.

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BeckyS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and high quality meat dishes. Highly recommend.

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LorraineM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch, food was amazing, will definitely be back!

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warrens
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food. The beef fell apart by just using the fork :) cannot wait to return.

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Ssap
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love Makars the staff could not be more helpful. Food is always great. Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a friendly greeting and sat, after the standard COVID admin, and enjoyed a fantastic meal with superb food and wine

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MaireadK
Cumbria
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looked after from the moment we walked in by Fin & Adam.
Great food, service and good value for money. Will definitely be back next time we're in Edinburgh!

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GailH
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Shared a starter (scotch egg) as we were unsure how large the portion would be. Could have eaten a whole one as the flavours were scrummy! The menu is not large but the choices made ordering quite a challenge, everything sounded so good. Eventually we settled on slow cooked beef with Stornoway black pudding mash & Makars wild boar sausages with crispy smoked bacon & chive mash. The main dishes arrived & were piping hot (just the way we like our food). The beef & sausages were equally as good & tasty. We scraped our plates clean but managed to squeeze in a portion of sticky toffee pudding between us. We had a nice bottle of wine with our dinner which was very reasonably priced & went well with both dishes

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JamieN
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! We visited Edinburgh for my husbands 30th and we’re lucky enough to manage to get a booking here. The chicken is literally mouthwatering and I’ve never in my life tasted mash as yummy. Try it you get the opportunity you won’t be disappointing. Thanks for having us at your wonderful establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to health and safety it is best to book a table in advance! We had Sasha and Adam with us while we booked for lunch. They are super friendly and if you ask them preferce they are more welcome to give you some suggestions. We had haggis (I had beef haggis with bacon Mash, my husband had veggie haggis with vegan mash). The source is really good and went very well with our haggis! I tried my husband one the veggie haggis surprisingly had same texture with my beef one! Of course you can tell they are non meat version but that is just amazing! This is our first trip of Edinburgh and definitely we will be back. We had no problem at all only too full to walk out after our meal. Highly recommend this restaurant!!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, can not recommend this place enough!

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MireilleF
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for a late lunch as evenings were fully booked. Our waiter David was very knowledgeable about the vegan options. The portion sizes were perfect and the Mash was spot on. There's a good drinks list and we enjoyed a nice bottle of red wine and a tasty beer.
Highly recommend this restaurant for both meat eaters and vegans/vegetarians.

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CarolC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good, quick service, tasty food and friendly staff. Couldn't ask for anything more.

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MikeSSG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well organised to deal with the covid restrictions. Efficient booking system and helpful staff. The food was excellent and piping hot.

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MeganL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. Servers were really nice but could have been a little quicker but nothing major.

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TayP
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, comfort food in a great location, thanks!

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MeganA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a massive mash fan, I wasn’t disappointed! As must go to if you’re in Edinburgh

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StuartC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place, a real gem! The food was unbelievable, we came here for our wedding anniversary and the food was stunning!!

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SimonT
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had the scotch egg to start and the black pudding mash for our mains. I had the haggis and the others had the lamb and chicken. At least two of us had the peppercorn sauce and all the food was fab. The service was attentive and the location was great and very handy for the The Old Town. All and all a great experience.

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

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound) is rated 4.8 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.

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