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Makars Gourmet Mash Bar - Edinburgh, Edinburgh,

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar - Edinburgh

4.8
4.8
1438 Reviews
£25 and under
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 the Makars Mash Bar, you should, it's a uniquely warm and friendly atmosphere. Look at our reviews they say it all!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–20:30

  • Phone number

    0131 226 1178

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Josh Parr

  • Private party contact

    John Stamp: 0131 226 1178

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Cross Street

    Princes St

  • Parking Details

    Parking on Market Street a 5 mins walk

  • Public Transit

    5 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station

  • Entertainment

    Good music but low key

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,438 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Scottish

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Scottish

  • Edinburgh

    Most Booked

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  1. LN

    LynseyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and Sasha’s service was excellent. The seats could be a bit comfier, but overall it was excellent and we’ll definitely be back.
  2. DK

    DevanK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food was unreal would 100% recommend to my friends
  3. DL

    DotLot

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A delicious family lunch with excellent service. The only niggle, and it's a small one, is that it was quite warm at the back of the restaurant – and hot weather isn't Makar's fault!
  4. HO

    HazelO

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it. Food was amazing. Service was great. Thanks Andrew!
  5. B

    Bruski

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant with great local food! Great service and nice setting. Definitely need reservations to get in.
  6. c

    clairec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Good choice for vegetarians on the menu. The staff were pleasant and friendly. Sharkey made some excellent recommendations from the menu and engaged in some banter. Ambience was warm and relaxed. My only small criticism is that we were asked to wait outside whilst waiting for our table. Not always ideal given the Scottish climate.
  7. MR

    MargaretR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food - service amazing - especially our server David x We will definitely return and recommend
  8. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Speed service, lovely food and friendly staff. Booking is advisable to ensure you get a table.
  9. DS

    DarrenS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good, great staff and great location, what’s not to like 👍🏻
  10. SF

    SoniaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Scottish Food in a very nice atmosphire. In the middle of the city center
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Service was excellent.
  12. TH

    THOMASR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    15 choices of mash flavoring. My wife had mustard which was too loaded 4 her...I had bacon and onion which was loaded and amazing!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so good, especially the sticky toffee pudding. Yum!
  14. CR

    ChristineR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, loved the veggie sausage and mash, friendly staff
  15. ST

    SandieT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Portion size very reasonable so not over-faced. Service was exceptional
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, very tasty food. Good selection, lovely desserts.
  17. DF

    DianeF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our last night in Scotland was perfect with having a meal with Sasha at Makar’s Gourmet Mash Bar!!! Thank you❤️
  18. MM

    MarinaM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sasha was really lovely and welcoming. Just to say something about the food, the haggis's sauce was spicy but the taste was Amazing. I bit expensive but it worth it! My family was really happy!
  19. S

    Stephan

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really great meal. Tasty food, good selection of drinks, chilled atmosphere and really welcoming staff. No complaints at all
  20. KT

    KayleighTML

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Makar's is fantastic, as always. Went for lunch on a date with my husband and the place was almost full less than 20 minutes after it opened - that should tell you how good it is. Definitely worth booking a table. Food is absolutely delicious and you get plenty of it. Also it came out really quickly. The staff were all totally lovely. Music choices were ace as well!
  21. MM

    MariaM

    Birmingham

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Don’t miss out of this gem,worth every penny.Best haggis neeps and tatties.
  22. j

    juliee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was brilliant, I tried two of the mash and they were both so good. The server was great, so was the atmosphere.
  23. LF

    LauraF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible service. Sharkey made sure we had a great time and then sent us on our way with a list of where best to continue our evening! Food was also incredible.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic from start to finish not long wait and the food was amazing we all had something different and we all left feeling totally satisfied and the staff were so friendly and happy to help it made the experience all the more enjoyable
  25. F

    Feinschmecker78

    Stuttgart

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed the food and the nice atmosphere. The haggis was the best I ever had. :)
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place to eat/ meat was delicious
  27. JR

    JeffR

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner!
  28. HM

    HughM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and great, friendly service. All 6 of us really enjoyed our meal.
  29. CD

    ClaraD

    Limbourg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, quick and friendly service, would definitely recommend!
  30. L

    Lemonia

    Greece

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were visiting Edinburgh and wanted something different to eat. We came across this restaurant and booked it. It was better than we expected! The mash potatoes were heavenly and the lamb we had with it was exquisite. Our tomato and chili soup was wonderful as well. Very positive in every way. Would definitely eat there again.
  31. RM

    RuthMscrummy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic place to eat. Great choice for vegetarian diners. All 4 meals extremely tasty. Staff friendly and helpful x
  32. MF

    MarcusF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food,Great service and great place that simple really!!!
  33. JM

    JoannaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Would definitely recommend going there as there is a variety of delicious plates which are fairly sized, however, their mash alone was not as memorable as expected but overall good food.
  34. JB

    JohannB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The scotch egg starter was on the dry side. Both mains: slow cooked beef and haggis was exceptionally good
  35. S

    Sian23

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great concept of choosing the main course and then being able to add whichever flavour of mash on that you please. Was super tasty and my beef was so tender!
  36. CH

    ClareH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! please support this independent business!
  37. LG

    LauraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really nice place, service was really good and the food was amazing! It was hard to make choice of what to order, everything on the menu looked great and the food we ordered was so tasty! One of us is vegan and there are loads of vegan options very clearly marked on the menu, and the waiter was also very friendly when I asked him about it.
  38. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a very relaxed atmosphere..... Made even more special by the first class service from the fantastic Sasha, who could not have been more helpful and engaging.
  39. SD

    SarahD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff, handy location. Food was lovely, very tasty and presentation was great too. Certainly worth the visit!
  40. F

    Foodie2787

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Makars Gourmet Mash Bar this past Friday evening. I had made reservations and we were able to be seated prior to our actual reservation without an issue. The menu was great and had a lot of variety from traditional Scottish dishes to more mainstream items. Our three children enjoyed the food as well. I ordered the half chicken which was plenty to share. Our server was kind and restaurant was quite busy.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

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Makars Gourmet Mash Bar - Edinburgh is rated 4.8 stars by 1438 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 48 times today
Google Map for Makars Gourmet Mash Bar - Edinburgh

9 North Bank Street Edinburgh, EH1 2LP

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Princes St

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–20:30

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking on Market Street a 5 mins walk

  • Public Transit

    5 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Josh Parr

  • Entertainment

    Good music but low key

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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