Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)

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£25 and under
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Scottish

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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!
What 541 People Are Saying
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AP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

AG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haggis was absolutely fantastic, great with black pudding mash, wild boar sausages and mash extremely tasty.ngreat value for money excellent service

J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

J
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

r
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

KH
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 😊

MW
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the staff were super friendly it was the highlight of our trip to Edinburgh!

AA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

K
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

booked because of trip advisor and can highly recommend tasty menu and well made

AT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

s
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

JN
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

CF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great (very hearty!) lunch here and can’t fault it

AL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for indulging in traditional Scottish cuisine, especially for those who have never tried it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wunderfull experience from The start to The end.
Great food and Great service

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good. Especially the dessert „Sour cherry cake with white chocolate ice cream“

JO
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YUUUUUUM YUUUUUUM YUM.... ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS, WOULD 100% RECOMMEND

PA
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Food tasty
great non alcoholic range of drinks
Service efficient and friendly
Worth booking
Wish we lived here as would go every week

EF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal. The Scotch eggs with rosti were tasty - we thought it was funny that they were listed as “lighter fare!” Friendly helpful staff.

m
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great quality food at reasonable prices, service was excellent.

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
👍😍

DH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

FD
London
29 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

SC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and for vegetarians the options are also great. Would strongly recommend if you have the chance while in Edinburgh!

AG
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the service, the food, could improve the choice of drinks (cocktails). Quality food, makes you love scot food, when elsewhere it’s mostly acceptable.

W
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maintained its reputation as one of the top eateries in Edinburgh! We were not disappointed. Great service, friendly efficient staff and excellent food. Would definitely visit again.

ST
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Makars Mash is a great casual dining option in Edinburgh. Nice central location, good service, good atmospher and great food! Great for families with kids.

D
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit here and very impressed . Had the lamb shank and black pudding mash .fabulous flavours and good sized portion. Wasn't going to have dessert as full however having tasted my partners coffee panacota shared one with a friend -truly amazing! Will definately return here on my next visit to Edinburgh😀

BL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Scottish food with a modern style. Flavors were excellent - both for meat eaters and vegetarians. Good value for Edinburgh.

LT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab place! Absolutely delicious home cooking / comfort food! Brilliant atmosphere. Really friendly & funny staff. We loved it so much we went back the next day for lunch! :-)

SB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic well priced and great service!
We will be back on our next visit to Edinburgh!

PS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The welcome was welcome, the drinks great and food tasty and comforting. If you want light and low cal buy a carrot.
our daughter's wheelchair was no problem for the staff.
We would happily return

e
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought i should introduce my family to the scottish hahgis experience, and i knew Makars would be the best place to do that! My family and I loved our meal and Sasha gave us amazing service!

Best haggis in town✨

BD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Proof that the words Scottish, food and fantastic can all exist in the same sentence.