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Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound), Edinburgh,

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)

4.8
4.8
1333 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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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

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Soup, Sides & Salads

  • Free Range Gourmet Scotch Egg Starter£5.00

    These rare breed pork Scotch Eggs are a taste to behold and perfect for a little lite bite with a drink. Limited availability please check. Served with a house garlic & sour cream aioli

    • Mini Haggis, Neeps & Tatties Taster£7.00

      A perfect beginners option for those new to Haggis. Taster plate of our haggis, potato & turnip with a peppercorn sauce

      • Chef's Daily Soup£4.50

        Homemade soup from fresh seasonal ingredients. Served with a potato scone

        • Makars Seasonal House Salad*£6.00

          Chefs seasonal salad made to order. Served with a wholegrain mustard vinaigrette dressing. Avaiable plain, or with side options for perfect lighter bite

          • House Salad with Gourmet Scotch Egg£10.00

            Chefs seasonal salad made to order. Served with a wholegrain mustard vinaigrette dressing. Avaiable plain, or with side options for perfect lighter bite

            • House Salad with Marinated Corn Fed Chicken£11.00

              Chefs seasonal salad made to order. Served with a wholegrain mustard vinaigrette dressing. Avaiable plain, or with side options for perfect lighter bite

              • Extra Side Portion of Any Mash£4.00

                Meat As a Treat

                • Crown of Slow Cooked Beef Shoulder with a Rich Horseradish Infused Gravy*£19.00

                  Braised until tender, this prime Aberdeen Angus certified Scotch Beef breaks apart effortlessly. The rich dark gravy is infused with horseradish for that warming satisfying glow

                  • Slow Cooked Lamb Shank with a Mint Infused Tomato, Rosemary & Red Wine Sauce*£19.00

                    The lamb shank is slowly braised with fresh rosemary, garlic, tomatoes & red wine with a pinch of fresh mint. Possibly the most perfect accompaniment to mash possible. Served with mint sauce on the side

                    • Honey Glazed Char-Grilled Smoked Gammon with Sweet Chutney*£17.00

                      Spiced, cured & smoked using traditional techniques. Outdoor reared pigs make for an intensley flavoured & tender meat that we slice & char-grill

                      • Childs Portion Available£5.00
                    • Beef Haggis with Heather Honey & Turnip Puree£15.00

                      We pride ourselves in working with local independent artisan producers. For our haggis we searched Scotland for the best and found A.J.Hornig. We get rave reviews from customers from all over the world; who love our haggis. Served with our whisky, peppercorn, wholegrain mustard & cream sauce

                      • Childs Portion Available£5.00
                    • Makars Char Grilled Traditional Smoked Sausage*£15.00

                      Our master butcher hand smokes and ties these rough-cut rustic sausages. Full of strong Arbroath flavours that we sear in on the chargrill. Served with our garlic and sour cream aioli; a perfect combination

                      • Childs Portion Available£5.00
                    • Makars Wild Boar Sausage in Our Onion Gravy*£15.00

                      These Gold Taste Award winning traditional sausages are made from specially selected rare-breed pork hand cuts of meats from our master butcher. Served with a rich dark onion gravy

                      • Childs Portion Available£5.00
                    • Bonnie Prince Charlie Char Grilled Chicken in a Whisky, Peppercorn & Mustard Sauce*£16.00

                      Freshly char grilled free range & corn fed chicken, marinated in garlic & Drambuie whisky to give a wonderful honey-sweet heather flavour. This recipe has been handed down for centuries

                      Plant Power!

                      • Vegetarian Haggis£15.00

                        Enjoyed by vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, our own delicious vegetarian haggis is a mix of healthy fresh vegetables, pulses, oatmeal, mustard, seeds & spices. High in protein & fibre, it's a new look on the old world (Can be vegan)

                        • Childs Portion Available£5.00
                      • Traditional Skirlie Vegetarian Sausage & Whisky, Peppercorn, Cream Sauce£14.00

                        This is a traditional Scottish stuffing 'skirlie' sausage hand formed from oatmeal, fried onions & vegetable suet. One of our very popular unique & prized dishes. Contains mustard (Can be vegan)

                        • Childs Portion Available£5.00
                      • Makar's Superfood Broch. Forged with Beetroot, Beans & Rhubarb with a Kale Crown &tomato Sauce*£14.00

                        A broch is a Scottish fortified tower, which inspired this dish. We create a tower of your mash, our mixed beans, beetroot & rhubarb for intense flavour & colour. Then we crown it with locally grown kale. The perfect mix of Scottish superfood meets a delicious spicy alternative. A warm combination of earthy savoury sweetness, served with a smoky tangy tomato sauce

                        • Childs Portion Available£5.00
                      • Rumbledethumps Roast Vegetable Bake, with Charred Cauliflower, Cheese & Crumble Topping*£13.00

                        Rumble-de-thumps is a traditional mash based dish from the Scottish Borders. Our version is made from savoy cabbage, onions and roasted carrot / parsnips. Topped with vegan cheese, charred cauliflower, parsley & cherry tomatoes. Served with a choice of either vegan whisky, peppercorn, wholegrain mustard & cream sauce OR our dark onion gravy, a beautiful plant dish that is a staff favourite (Can be vegan depending on mash)

                        • Childs Portion Available£5.00

                      Now Mash Up!

                      • Classic Butter / Cream*

                        You can see our specially selected East Lothian rooster potatoes downstairs. Our mash is smooth & prepared using our own unique methods

                        • Scottish Cheddar Cheese / Chive*

                          A perfect combination, so tasty it's almost worth ordering on its own! Great with everything

                          • Chilli Spicy Mash*

                            Added by popular request, Fancy a bit of spice in your life! Again great with everything especially the Rumblethumps

                            • Crispy Smoked Bacon & Spring Onion*

                              Probably our favourite mash & certainly the most famous in Scotland

                              • Wholegrain Mustard*

                                Great accompaniment for any of our meat dishes (contains mustard flour)

                                • Stornoway Black Pudding

                                  This is the one our social media stars rave about. If you haven't tried this before, it's quite simply brilliant! A staff & family favourite, recommended for any dish

                                  • Creamed Horseradish*

                                    Great for any meat dish. Gives a strong hot, spicy and peppery taste. Unlike hot peppers the spice of the horseradish is experienced through the nose

                                    • Smoked Bean Medley*

                                      Medley of smoked beans

                                      • Dairy-Free / Vegan? We Do an Amazing Olive Oil Mash!*

                                        Limited availability please check

                                        Fancy a Drink?

                                        Here our measures are sold in the larger 35ml. If you don't see what you're looking for please ask. Choose from multi gold medal awarded locally crafted beers. Or our VERY! well sampled select wines, ethically priced for you to enjoy

                                          Scottish Whisky

                                          • Monkey Shoulder

                                            A superb blended malt whisky from William Grant. A smooth, creamy, supple & very malty Scotch which works superbly well neat, over ice, or in whisky cocktails

                                            • 35ml£4.00
                                          • Glenkinchie 12 Year Old

                                            The nose is quite light, yet fragrant, the palate is fruity with notes of Madeira & sweet stewed fruits. A hint of calvados & tannic oak line the mouth. There is a freshness & roundness to this dram. The finish is of medium length with notes of cereal & fresh greenness

                                            • 35ml£4.50
                                          • Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

                                            One of the world's best-selling malts. Sweet, fruity notes develops into butterscotch & subtle oak flavours

                                            • 35ml£4.50
                                          • Jura 10 Year Old

                                            A favourite single malt from my home island. Creamy & chocolatey, with the porridge of the nose dusted with cocoa. Soft spices with rich hot chocolate and raisins

                                            • 35ml£4.50
                                          • Auchentoshan 12

                                            Oaky and sweet palate, with barley sugar, a little passion fruit and vanilla custard too

                                            • 35ml£4.50
                                          • Balvenie Double Wood

                                            12 year old, sweet fruit & oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey & vanilla. Smooth & mellow on the palate, with beautifully combined flavours – nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness & proportioned layer of sherry

                                            • 35ml£5.00
                                          • Talisker 10

                                            A classic Island dram from the Isle of Skye. Always highly rated, this was an Editor's Choice at Whisky Magazine. Lots of spice & fresh, tangy peat

                                            • 35ml£5.00
                                          • Ardbeg 10 Year Old

                                            A phenomenal whisky packing powerful peaty deliciousness, Ardbeg 10 Year Old is a favourite of many whisky lovers around the world. Produced on the Kildalton Coast of Islay, this single malt matures for a decade before being bottled. A proper classic dram from the West!

                                            • 35ml£5.00

                                          Liquors / Spirits

                                          • Baileys Irish Cream

                                            • 50ml£4.00
                                          • Aperol

                                            • 35ml£3.50
                                          • Cointreau

                                            • 35ml£4.00
                                          • Drambuie

                                            • 35ml£4.00
                                          • Jack Daniels Tennessee

                                            • 35ml£4.00
                                          • Southern Comfort

                                            • 35ml£4.00
                                          • Malibu

                                            • 35ml£4.00

                                          Gins

                                          • Hendricks

                                            • 35ml£40.00
                                          • Edinburgh Gin

                                            • 35ml£40.00
                                          • Edinburgh Raspberry Gin

                                            • 35ml£3.50
                                          • Tanqueray Sevilla

                                            • 35ml£4.50
                                          • Edinburgh Rhubarb & Ginger

                                            • 35ml£4.50
                                          • Brockmans Gin

                                            • 35ml£4.50

                                          Vodkas

                                          • Smirnoff Red Label

                                            • 35ml£4.00
                                          • Absolute Vodka

                                            • 35ml£4.00
                                          • Grey Goose Vodka

                                            • 35ml£4.50
                                          • Beluga Noble Vodka

                                            • 35ml£4.50

                                          Rums

                                          • Bacardi

                                            • 35ml£4.00
                                          • Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

                                            • 35ml£4.00
                                          • Kraken Rum

                                            • 35ml£4.00
                                          • Havana Club 7

                                            • 35ml£4.50

                                          Mixers for All Spirits

                                          Why not try a Bon Accord + Mixer?

                                          • Soda Gun Mixer£1.00

                                            • Fever Tree Bottle£1.50

                                              Makars 'Softy' Food Pairings

                                              Makars prides itself in working with local artisan producers. Bon Accord drinks were founded in Arbroath in 1903, their iconic glass bottles were seen across Scotland for generations. Back after 15 years, their soft drinks are 100% naturally sweetened with honey, coconut nectar & fruit juices. The drinks are a really great alternative to alcoholic drinks that we have specifically paired with our dishes

                                              • Rhubarb Soda

                                                Full flavoured & fruity with balanced sweetness, we suggest it with our Burger Rosti, Sausages & Gammon dishes. Particularly good with Haggis or as a refreshing traditional drink that you can nurse over a good chat

                                                • 275ml£3.00
                                              • Cloudy Lemonade

                                                Refreshing, crisp & zesty & is best with our Chicken, Duck or Beef mains

                                                • 275ml£3.00
                                              • Ginger Beer

                                                Rounded, aromatic & fruity & is excellent with our aubergine rosti, duck or sausages. Again it is great with the braised meats giving a long warm flavour

                                                • 275ml£3.00
                                              • Cream Soda

                                                Creamy & dreamy, old fashioned & full bodied it's back! This blast from the past was a staple for Scottish children for decades! Great with any of our sausages & particularly good with our smoked sausage

                                                • 275ml£3.00
                                              • Pink Grapefruit Soda

                                                It's bitter, it's tart, it's sweet- what's not to like? This drier, balanced soda has a pleasantly bitter finish that makes it the perfect addition to a cocktail. We also like that it's not super sweet so goes great with lunchtime rosti stacks

                                                • 275ml£3.00

                                              Draught Beers

                                              • Stewart's Lager (4%)

                                                Stewart's Brewing is a local independent brewery producing multi award winning beers. This is a fantastic local craft lager that is crisp and very drinkable. Our best selling draft beer that was inspired by the Makars and we love it!

                                                • Pint£5.00
                                                • Half Pint£2.50
                                              • Makars Guest IPA (5-6%)

                                                Citrussy hop aroma develops into a mouthwatering juiciness and finishes with a refreshingly bitter bite. 100% Scottish barley gives a big, satisfying, full-bodied beer

                                                • Pint£5.00
                                                • Half Pint£2.50
                                              • Stewarts Hollyrood - Pale, Light and Hoppy (4.8%)

                                                Hollyrood pours a pale straw colour with one finger of white head. The nose is rich with fresh citrus aroma, from Yellow Sub hops. The taste is light-bodied with moderate bitterness and tangy grapefruit flavours

                                                • Pint£5.00
                                                • Half Pint£2.50
                                              • Stewarts Guest Dark Beer (4-6%)

                                                Strong and full-bodied with an abundance of roasted malt flavours, liquorice, molasses and a hint of sweetness. Tastes great with beef or our sticky toffee pudding

                                                • Pint£5.00
                                                • Half Pint£2.50
                                              • Thistly Cross Traditional Draft Cider (4.4%)

                                                Scotland's best loved cider and made less than 30 miles from where you are sitting

                                                • Pint£5.00
                                                • Half Pint£2.50

                                              Bottled Beers / Ciders

                                              • Stewarts Guest Stout (5-6.5%)

                                                Pours opaque black with a brown foam. The nose is full of malt, caramel, chocolate and coffee. The taste is full bodied and velvety smooth with an abundance of roasted malt flavour and touch of sweetness

                                                • 330ml£4.00
                                              • Stewart's Edinburgh Gold (4.8%)

                                                This is a captivating golden ale, sophisticated in taste and rich in colour. Edinburgh Gold pours deep gold with a white head. The taste is medium to light-bodied with continental hops and moderate bitterness providing a pleasing smooth finish

                                                • 330ml£4.00
                                              • Stewart's Radical Road Triple Hop Pale Ale (6.4%)

                                                A WOW of a local beer, we tried it and put it on our menu the same day! Taste is medium bodied with lasting smooth bitterness and alcohol kick. Waves of flavours come from Stewart's own triple hop brewing technique

                                                • 330ml£4.00
                                              • Stewarts Guest Ale (4.2-5%)

                                                Was this made to be sold here at the home of Robbie Burns himself? Goes brilliantly with our food for those who prefer beer to wine. A great example of a Scottish ale, smooth, with almost no "lager fizz". Very popular

                                                • 500ml£5.00
                                              • Thistly Cross Elderflower (4%)

                                                Ideal when thirsty as it really tastes like juice, delicious but be warned, it does contain alcohol

                                                • 300ml£4.50
                                              • Thistly Cross Summer Fruits Cider (4%)

                                                Like drinking a bag of wine gums! LOL still very popular but not my first choice!

                                                • 300ml£4.50

                                              White Wines

                                              • The Old Gum Tree Chardonnay, Australia

                                                Lifted peach and cream with lemon blossom, soft juicy palate and crisp cleansing finish make this an enjoyable easy drinking wine

                                                • 125ml£4.00
                                                • 175ml£5.50
                                                • 750ml£22.00
                                              • Bantry Bay Chenin Blanc, South Africa

                                                A fresh wine showing delicate floral notes and subtle pineapple fruit, joined by striking lemon and grapefruit flavours

                                                • 125ml£4.00
                                                • 175ml£5.50
                                                • 750ml£22.00
                                              • Ombrellino Pinot Grigio Catarratto, Italy

                                                Straw-yellow with light golden hue.Sweet spices, and jasmine jump from the glass defined and harmonious perfume.Good personality, with graceful refined dry, and mineral final

                                                • 125ml£4.50
                                                • 175ml£6.00
                                                • 750ml£24.00
                                              • Viña Carrasco Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

                                                Lighter than its New Zealand cousins but packs more fruitiness than the French rivals. That hint of grapefruit, fresh mown grass and that clear citrus hints of acidity

                                                • 125ml£4.50
                                                • 175ml£6.00
                                                • 750ml£24.00

                                              Red Wines

                                              • Gufetto Montepulciano, Italy

                                                Intense ruby red and black berries to the nose, as well as a green peppercorn spicy aroma. On the palate, it is tannic and complex. This wine has medium structure and body

                                                • 125ml£4.00
                                                • 175ml£5.50
                                                • 750ml£22.00
                                              • Viña Carrasco Merlot, Chile

                                                Offers good concentration and depth of fruit, with a soft and plummy texture, and hints of vanilla

                                                • 125ml£4.00
                                                • 175ml£5.50
                                                • 750ml£22.00
                                              • Sugarbush Hill Shiraz, South Africa

                                                Full bodied shiraz, with a deep crimson colour and pronounced red berry flavours. This is followed by subtle herbaceous undertones providing a fine balance and good length

                                                • 125ml£4.50
                                                • 175ml£6.00
                                                • 750ml£24.00
                                              • Beauté du Sud Malbecc, South of France

                                                Blackberries, plums and blueberries, accompanied by a subtle touch of spice. Juicy, smooth and weighty palate

                                                • 125ml£4.50
                                                • 175ml£6.00
                                                • 750ml£24.00

                                              Rosé Wines

                                              • Bel Canto Pinot Grigio Rosé, Italy

                                                Seductive and coppery notes, on the nose you can identify notes of small delicate red fruits, yellow fruit pulp of good complexity, the taste is delicate, fresh, with a good structure with a final note of minerality

                                                • 125ml£4.00
                                                • 175ml£5.50
                                                • 750ml£22.00

                                              Sparkling Wines

                                              • Prosecco Bel Canto, Italy

                                                Delicate and aromatic with a light body and fine bubbles, this wine carries lots of fresh peach, pear, apricot and apple with a revitalising finish

                                                • 750ml£22.00
                                              • Prosecco Bel Canto 20cl Italy

                                                Delicate and aromatic with a light body and fine bubbles, this wine carries lots of fresh peach, pear, apricot and apple with a revitalising finish

                                                • 200ml£6.00

                                              Soft Drinks

                                              • Cranberry Juice£2.00

                                                • Orange, Pineapple or Apple Juice£2.00

                                                  • Coke/Diet£2.00

                                                    • Irn Bru£2.00

                                                      • Appletiser£2.00

                                                        • Big Tom Spicy Tomato Juice£2.50

                                                          • Strathmore Sparkling Mineral Water£3.50

                                                            • Strathmore Still Mineral Water£3.50

                                                              Hot Drinks

                                                              • Filter Coffee£1.50

                                                                • Hot Chocolate£2.00

                                                                  • Selection of Teas£2.00

                                                                    Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                                    What 1,333 people are saying

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                                                                    4.8
                                                                    4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                    • 4.8Food
                                                                    • 4.9Service
                                                                    • 4.7Ambience
                                                                    • 4.7Value

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                                                                    1. PC

                                                                      PaulC

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Superb service, excellent food all round and all priced very fairly. I’d certainly go again.

                                                                    2. h

                                                                      harryd

                                                                      Yorkshire

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                                                      overall3food2service3ambience1

                                                                      overated, food very poorly seasoned and as you would expect in a mash bar is creamy buttery mash, it was poor and pretty boring to eat.

                                                                    3. RK

                                                                      RichardK

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      This was perfect for four of us to enjoy delicious food with friendly and prompt service in a relaxed atmosphere at Sunday lunchtime. There was lots on the menu to tempt us and we were each very happy with our choices. What a great location too! Thank you to all the staff for making us feel so welcome and looked after!

                                                                    4. KP

                                                                      KateP

                                                                      Edinburgh

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                      Veggie and meat dishes well cooked and tasty, staff were friendly too.

                                                                    5. KC

                                                                      KarenC

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Excellent would definitely recommend going to anyone.

                                                                    6. m

                                                                      mjulia

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      One of the best places I've ever been. Amazing experience. Lovely staff. Delicious food. The best way to try local food

                                                                    7. LG

                                                                      LG11

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      All I can say is… yummy. Wish there was one at home!

                                                                    8. SJ

                                                                      ShaunJ

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Good, honest food. Clearly quality ingredients, and all perfectly cooked. I can assure you, you will not be disappointed.

                                                                    9. C

                                                                      Chaz

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 10 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                      We had a amazing dinner at Makars Gourmet Mash Bar for my wife’s birthday. Everything tasted delicious. My favourite was the gammon with a honey glaze. It was terrific and the best gammon I have ever tasted. We are not surprised to see this place busy all the time because it’s excellent. It would be good if the meal came with some veg instead of just mash and meat. Also we arrived 15/20 mins late. On the booking it says that you should call if you are going to be more than 10 mins late but the phone number I was able to find didn’t seem to work. This needs fixed. Thankfully they weren’t too bothered that we were late.

                                                                    10. HH

                                                                      HHill

                                                                      Phoenix

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 10 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Fantastic food and service. They should sell the chutney that comes with the gammon and the butterscotch sauce with the sticky toffee pudding. I would’ve bought both, they elevated already great food!

                                                                    11. W

                                                                      Wcbe

                                                                      Richmond

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We had a reservation and receipted right away. The white staff was very accommodating. The food was excellent. Would’ve been nice to have gotten a cocktail but we had wine and beer with supper so it was fine. I would go back.

                                                                    12. NM

                                                                      NikolaM

                                                                      Essex

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      This was one of my favourite meals for a long time. I am a vegetarian and my husband is a meat eater and both of us loved our food! The staff are fantastic too. We booked and I was glad we did as at 5pm on a Monday it was full. The staff were also excellent at organising walk ins, by suggesting a quick wait or for them to return in x minutes. If you are in Edinburgh, make sure you visit!

                                                                    13. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We loved it! Food was amazing, service was great. Couldn't fault anything

                                                                    14. CA

                                                                      CarolineA

                                                                      Newcastle

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      What an amazing place! The team were so friendly and welcoming and the Food was awesome!

                                                                    15. IR

                                                                      IsabelleR

                                                                      Edinburgh

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Perfect ! Très bon, service très sympa et jolie décoration. Nous avons passé un excellent moment ! Je recommande.

                                                                    16. AT

                                                                      AnnieT

                                                                      Edinburgh

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great choice for a Sunday lunch. Amazing staff! Coming back again!

                                                                    17. KM

                                                                      KarenM

                                                                      Edinburgh

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Lovely meal, great food, excellent service. Highly recommend

                                                                    18. D

                                                                      Doug1948

                                                                      Hertfordshire

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      We were attracted by the reviews and were not disappointed. Excellent food and service. We live in Hertfordshire and look forward to visiting the new London restaurant

                                                                    19. SR

                                                                      SandraR

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Amazing all round. Excellent food and menu, too many great choices! Fab vegetarian and vegan options too! Staff very friendly and helpful. Sharkey our waiter was great. Extremely helpful and very funny! We have already passed the information on to several others and we will be back many times.

                                                                    20. LP

                                                                      LisaP

                                                                      Staffordshire

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Excellent service, food and value for money. Loved it

                                                                    21. JH

                                                                      JoyceH

                                                                      Hertfordshire

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      1.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                      After looking forward to eating here after reading the reviews… when we got there just after 8pm it was closed and locked up!!

                                                                    22. LM

                                                                      LeahM

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Second time back to Makars and wont be the last! Delicious food and attentive hosts.

                                                                    23. B

                                                                      Bruski

                                                                      London

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      Great food and service however the mash and gravy make the difference, excellent!

                                                                    24. SC

                                                                      SarahC

                                                                      Vancouver

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Visiting Edinburgh with friends and saw Makars Mash Bar mentioned on Visit Scotland site as somewhere slightly different to eat. Wasn’t disappointed - the food was excellent with plenty of options for meat and non-meat eaters. Service also excellent and would definitely eat there again if back in Edinburgh

                                                                    25. ND

                                                                      NataliaD

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Nice place, good food, lovely staff. Really liked the atmosphere.

                                                                    26. DT

                                                                      DarronT

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      What an absolutely amazing place, from a great selection of Food and Drink to the friendliness of the staff. Beverley is star, providing a welcoming overview of the menu and speedy service all at great affordable prices, thank you, we will be back next time we are in Edinburgh

                                                                    27. SA

                                                                      StuartA

                                                                      Edinburgh

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Amazing food and service from Sasha was excellent

                                                                    28. NT

                                                                      NatalieT

                                                                      Devon

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 2 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      A lovely evening in Makers ! I’d researched good Scottish restaurants before our stay in Edinburgh. This little gem came up and I’m so glad we went with it . Food was great . The scotch eggs were delicious . We went for the gammon and the smoked sausages for our mains. We loved the different options for mash ! Service was great , so friendly and helpful. We also tried the local cider …….thistle cross was a winner !!

                                                                    29. l

                                                                      lusanneg

                                                                      Edinburgh

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 2 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      Food was delicious and service was great our waiter Ben was so helpful

                                                                    30. SS

                                                                      SarahS

                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 2 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                      We really enjoyed our lunch here! The portions are generous and there are interesting varieties of mash to choose from as an accompaniment to each dish. The wild boar sausages were particularly tasty. They do have some vegetarian options, too. There was a selection of local beer/cider as well as plenty of whiskies. We got the cheese/chive mash, the bacon/onion mash, and an extra side portion of the black pudding mash just to try it out. Turned out to be a lot of food, since we also ordered an appetizer (Scotch egg), but we enjoyed all three varieties. The place has a casual, friendly vibe, and our server Ben was super nice, as was the staff in general. It is located fairly close to the Royal Mile, so it can get busy, but they do take reservations. We did so and were glad we did, since it is not a huge restaurant inside.

                                                                    31. DS

                                                                      DavidS

                                                                      Portland

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The beef shoulder was excellent - we Didn’t know mash potatoes could be so delicious.

                                                                    32. SM

                                                                      SazzaM

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Amazing and delicious food, hilarious and friendly service, very well priced. Will 100% be back!!

                                                                    33. B

                                                                      Boggles1958

                                                                      Inverness

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      This was a loverly visit. The staff were all very polite and went at length to explain the menu and everything else. The food was delicious. Loved the horseradish mash. Very nice meal.

                                                                    34. SP

                                                                      SuzanneP

                                                                      N. Ireland

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Food and service were both incredible! Will definitely be back on our next trip to Edinburgh.

                                                                    35. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Edinburgh

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      It’s pretty good and people are so passionate

                                                                    36. PB

                                                                      PaulB

                                                                      London

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The food was delicious and the service impeccable. The ambience was lively but not disturbing and our window seat gave an excellent location for conversation and people watching. A top treat.

                                                                    37. JJ

                                                                      JohnJ

                                                                      Edinburgh

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                      Great, locally sourced, food with really friendly service. Fantastic value. Will be back.

                                                                    38. MC

                                                                      MartinC

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      I loved the food, it was very tasty ! My girlfriend did not love it as much as I did tho... We had the vegan Haggis and the beetroot based recipe and both were really nice. Would love to have more vegan options !!

                                                                    39. GT

                                                                      GailT

                                                                      Edinburgh

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We were served by Sharkey - who fitted us in earlier than we had booked for. Had the Lamb Shank - OMG it was delicious with a rich, flavoursome gravy. Next time I'm in Edinburgh will definitely be going back.

                                                                    40. MN

                                                                      MNCala

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Service were outstandig (thank you very much, Beverley!) the food was delicious, really fresh, regional products. My food intolerances (wheat, dairy) were no problem for the chef and I could fully enjoy my diner. The three of us had a great time at Makars Gourmet Mash-Bar!

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                                                                    Google Map for Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)

                                                                    9 North Bank Street Edinburgh, EH1 2LP

                                                                    Additional information

                                                                    • 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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