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!
Great food great staff lovely place to eat !!
Food delicious and so fresh. Staff were lovely and very attentive. Will definitely return and would recommend.
Great little place.
Food was delicious. Service was spot on.
Tables were a little close together so we were almost forced to engage in conversation with people next to us, but if you don’t mind this sort of ambience, then it’s a good spot for some meaty goodness and delicious mash!
Had an amazing lunch when we met some friends for a catch up. The food was really really great but also Adam was a wonderful host who engaged with us but mainly left us to chatter !! Definitely be back and recommend to everyone.
I liked very much the relaxed, bistro buzz about the place. We all particularly enjoyed the very Scottish (but a little bit different) menu.
Mash to die for!!
Fabulous food & service - loved it & will be back. Only one comment from family & friends - need more cushions on the wooden benches!!
Birthday celebration. Wanted to go last year during our trip to Edinburgh but was fully booked. So made sure to book well in advance this time, had a lovely seat in the window. Food was smashing and staff were all lovely.
Great food and ambience with excellent service, Will definitely be back!
Very welcome reception. Food was delicious and some unique dishes. Well presented. Lovely ambiance.
Good comfort food. Service for drinks was slow. Staff were friendly. No kids menu but they do smaller portions, no chips to the disappointment of the kids but they still enjoyed the meal.
We had this place recommended & it didn’t disappoint. Well worth the 3 hour train journey. Just what we needed on a cold winters evening!
Haggis was absolutely fantastic, great with black pudding mash, wild boar sausages and mash extremely tasty.ngreat value for money excellent service
Saw their award on trip advisor and had try it as it had some of my favourite dishes on menu.
Took my grandson who really enjoyed it too, so much so we went back,the next day!
The favourite was lamb shanks with chocolate brownie as the dessert.
Delicious, I’d definitely recommend it. Shame they have stopped doing the potato skins but apart from that it was brilliant. Third time we’ve been whilst in Edinburgh. Looking forward to the next visit.
Best haggis in Edinburgh by a mile! Actually does a proper whiskey sauce instead of the packet gravy other places do. Lovely service and great location, will most definitely be returning!
We had a lovely meal at Makars Gourmet Mash. The service was very friendly and helpful and the food was spot on! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this restaurant! Thank you 😊
Makars serves traditional foods with great, tasty twists. I had a delicious lamb shank with spectacular tomato/mint sauce on top of mashed potatoes and black pudding. My husband had Bonnie Prince Charlie Grilled Chicken with whiskey peppercorn sauce on mashed potatoes with bacon and onion. The service was very personal
After reading amazing reviews on trip advisor we tried here on Saturday 9th November and we were not disappointed. Lovely atmosphere,friendly and efficient service and the food was divine.The spicy carroty soup starter was amazing and the mash and sausages on the main were tasty , definitely home comfort food and portion size was generous. Would Definitely recommend and would definitely return
The food was amazing, the staff were super friendly it was the highlight of our trip to Edinburgh!
What a great lunch! We booked a table in advance which was just as well because it was packed!! Friendly welcoming staff and delicious food, warming food. Lovely atmosphere.
booked because of trip advisor and can highly recommend tasty menu and well made
It was the perfect day for bangers and mash and the restaurant did night let us dine with some great choices of sausages and types of mash. The sausages were huge and very tasty, great gravy
First time in Edinburgh and stopped here once we arrived. Made a reservation beforehand after seeing incredible reviews - it did not disappoint! Went on a weekday so it wasn’t very busy/loud, service was very attentive and food was incredible! So delicious as well as accommodating in terms of food preferences. Will definitely recommend to anyone coming to visit!
Great place to stop for lunch whilst exploring Edinburgh. We had reserved a table and could hear walk ins be told there was a 45 minute wait so Deffo worth pre booking.
Food was delicious and well priced. Definitely recommend.
Food was lovely our server David was fab and made us feel welcome and had great knowledge about the menu he also was great with our kids and made us laugh
Our group of 3 had the chicken, the lamb and the haggis with cheese mash, bacon mash and black pudding mash. The mains were absolutely delicious and mash was yummy other than the black pudding which was a bit disappointing as it was just lumps of black pudding in the mash. Smaller pieces would have been better appreciated. Service was quick and with a smile and a joke. The sticky toffee pudding was very nice but more butterscotch sauce would have made it perfect. The ice cream and baileys dessert was thoroughly enjoyed!
Had a great (very hearty!) lunch here and can’t fault it
Great spot for indulging in traditional Scottish cuisine, especially for those who have never tried it.
Wunderfull experience from The start to The end.
Great food and Great service
Absolutely delicious haggis (both the meat and the veggie version) and a range of different mash to choose from (all of which sounded fab). Super friendly staff who couldn’t have been more attentive and helpful.
Great restaurant with great traditional Scottish Food. Pity that the restaurant is moving towards vegetarian. Nothing could further from traditional Scottish. Have no idea how they are going to make vegetarian Black pudding!
Please stick to what your restaurant does brilliantly
Food was really good. Especially the dessert „Sour cherry cake with white chocolate ice cream“
YUUUUUUM YUUUUUUM YUM.... ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS, WOULD 100% RECOMMEND
Loved it. Food tasty
great non alcoholic range of drinks
Service efficient and friendly
Wish we lived here as would go every week
Great meal. The Scotch eggs with rosti were tasty - we thought it was funny that they were listed as “lighter fare!” Friendly helpful staff.
Great quality food at reasonable prices, service was excellent.
A wonderful place for a hearty meal. We visited twice on a three day stay as it was so good. The staff are so happy, helpful and a joy to chat to . David was very helpful on information on the area . The scotch eggs are incredible no other scotch egg will ever compare
It is very busy so you might need to wait for a table but we’ll worth it
What a fantastic place! The food is absolutely delicious. I booked a table in advance as I had heard this was a great place to eat. You won't be disappointed. I had the gammon and cheese and chive mash. Amazing. The service was spot on and would recommend this place to eat 100%. The puddings looked delicious too, but there just wasn't room for any more food!
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.