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Makars Gourmet Mash Bar - Edinburgh, Edinburgh,

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar - Edinburgh

4.8
4.8
1491 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 19 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 1,491 people are saying

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

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Scottish

  • Edinburgh

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

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    Best Value

  • Edinburgh

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here - superb experience both times! Can’t recommend enough.
  2. CD

    CraigD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great place to eat , Haggis and Black pudding mash us a must , staff are brilliant, definitely coming back
  3. LN

    LindaN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal very much at Makars Mash. The vegetarian options were great and the two flavors of mash were excellent. As busy as the restaurant was on our visit we never felt rushed!
  4. D

    Dav1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Love this little restaurant. Food excellent and staff very attentive.
  5. VM

    VeronicaM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We were waiting for our lunch but finally we enjoyed the food.
  6. L

    Leah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Really good quality for money and will definitely go back the next time I visit Edinburgh!
  7. W

    Will

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superd food and excellent service. The place did not disappoint.
  8. IR

    IanR

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent unfussy, yet perfectly delivered food in a cracking ambience. We'll be back
  9. FP

    FayeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, well worth the money - staff attentive and the atmosphere is cosy.
  10. DT

    DeniseT

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner. The food was very good and the service was excellent.
  11. PA

    PAUL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food, Excellent Service, Would Highly Recommend
  12. CB

    CatherineB

    Buckinghamshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the second time I’ve been and I can’t fault the whole experience friendly staff great food and a brilliant atmosphere in fact I’m already booked to go back and can’t wait
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, options for both meat eaters and non meat eaters. Everyone loved their meal!
  15. CA

    CarolA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited for lunch before going to theatre, staff were excellent as was food. Will hopefully visit again in the near future
  16. MB

    MarciaB

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal at Makars Gourmet Mash Bar. We were grateful we booked a reservation as it was very busy. Our waiter , Sharkey, was very entertaining.
  17. EV

    EVGENYK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, a very good alternative to a food in traditional pubs. If you'r tired of fish&chips and pies then Makar's is your choice!
  18. BA

    BertaA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excelent food and service. Will come back for sure
  19. CS

    CarolineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely brilliant!! Don’t let the restaurant branding out you off (it’s looks much less impressive than it is from the outside - they need to sort the graphic design out). The food is phenomenal (best ever haggis) and the service incredible. Really terrific atmosphere. Highly highly recommend.
  20. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was all the reviews say, AMAZING! I think our group of 6 would all agree that it was the best meal we had in Edinburgh! Don’t miss it if you are visiting and make reservations before you go!
  21. RP

    RomanP

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious lunch in Edinburgh with great beer on tap. The food was very good and plentiful. The service and staff were friendly and helpful.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal! Attentive service. One of the best dinners of our vacation!
  23. JJ

    JenniferJ

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place - great menu and generous portions- all my group loved it
  24. ND

    NikkiD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend!
  25. HC

    HughCS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great surprise! So different to the usual overpriced rubbish on the Royal Mile. The mash options are great, and the Rioja was spectacular
  26. AJ

    AJane

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place for a birthday meal. David’s service was attentive, efficient and friendly. Great unusual menu and delicious food. My fourth visit and here’s to many more.
  27. SP

    SimonP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Makars Mash was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic. The serving staff were attentive and enthusiastic. Almost worth moving to Edinburgh for 😂
  28. OA

    OchAye

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food with friendly, cheerful and helpful staff at a beautiful location almost next to Edinburgh Castle. Will never look at haggis the same way again, nor the incredibly tasty and flavourful mash. The sticky toffee pudding is to die for. This place deserved all the praise that it's got! Will definitely come back next time I'm in Edinburgh.
  29. P

    Piperton

    Memphis

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, Fun Hip place, and staff was amazing!! It’s a must In Edinburgh
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early for our reservation missing 2 of our 5 people in our party. They were able to accommodate us early. We sat outside and it was lovely. The food was delicious. They are not licensed for any to go orders, so we had to bring food home to our other 2 people as leftovers.
  31. CB

    ClaireB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service. We will be back and highly recommend.
  32. PK

    PradeepK

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed the food. The staff was attentive and good to chat to. Overall enjoyed the experience. The mash types were very different and extremely tasty. I have bacon and spring onion my wife had spicy mash. Would recommend of anywhere near and if you can get seats. Lol
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was good, but nothing special
  34. KA

    KAYLEEG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant was great we had a reservation for 4 people but showed up with 12 picky people with dietary restrictions and they seated us and gave us great recommendations. Food was delicious!!
  35. J

    Jlb1413

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    On vacation and picked this restaurant on previous reviews. It totally lived up to them.
  36. CG

    CalumG

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice new concept for my wife and I pre concert. We love mash LOL 😂. Great service despite being flat out on a busy Edinburgh Saturday with big gig on at the castle. Tasty , tasty tasty ! Already recommended to friends and family. I hear there is a new one just opened in Covent Garden , London.
  37. SS

    ScottishSmalls

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & fabulous food. Definitely recommend Makars to both locals & anyone visiting Edinburgh.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really tasty food. Quick and friendly service.
  39. GB

    GraceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience thank you all from the lovely welcome we received on arrival, spectacular food, service everything was perfect and so scrummy. We can’t wait to return 😊
  40. FU

    FUBB

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality of food and service straight 10's. First time diners and most definitely will be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

FAQs

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar - Edinburgh is rated 4.8 stars by 1491 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 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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