Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)

4.8
942 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 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 942 People Are Saying
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KellyM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and reasonably priced. Would recommend the trying the haggis, it was amazing. Kids portions very generous.

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KimN
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wasn’t sure when we went in as very small and more cafe like, however both the food and service were faultless. Really enjoyed our meal.

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JodieF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food amazing mash!! Would really recommend!

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vipWill
London
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good comfort food

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colinm
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and superb service made the whole experience so good .

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LilyM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal as always - and big thanks to Makar’s for accommodating my request for table 9!

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MrsT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, nice buzz about the place

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Pennyd
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not as good as I thought based on previous reviews. The gammon was excellent but the cheesy mash didn’t taste of cheese at all. My husband’s sausages were tasty but served with alioli not gravy.
It was also very cold and not pleasant temperature to eat in.
The staff however were good.

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SallyP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super meal at Makars. Tried all the different types of mash. The cheese one seemed to be the favourite closely followed by the bacon and spring onion. Also tried haggis for the first time and it was delicious. Excellent service.

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PaulG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited after watching a Sorted Food review on YouTube! Loved the Mini Haggis, Neeps & Tatties Taster (and its amazing gravy/sauce).
Mains were equally delicious and I would highly recommend!

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LaineyS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been before love the look, ambience, food and the staff are excellent . Great mix of people there too

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annemac
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our dinner at Makars Mash. The staff looked after us well and we all enjoyed the different dishes and different mashes. I had read a review before I went that the mash wasn't great - we didn't find this at all, they were all good. Some of our party had read the sticky toffee pudding was good and they weren't disappointed. Would recommend. Only thing we didn't enjoy was the music.

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BethR
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most incredible food. Veggie and meat options were both delicious. Wine was a reasonable price and very good.
So glad we booked amd would visit again for lunch or dinner!

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AnnieE
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was good, service friendly, helpful and prompt . Would recommend it to anyone visiting Edinburgh

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MrsKeefe
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. It was the first night of our honeymoon and they gave us a comfy bay window seat. The food was amazing and fresh, the staff were helpful and personable. We’ve waited a while to come and visit these guys and we will 100% be coming back!

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous place! A really warm welcome and very friendly service. The food was first class (particularly the haggis!)

Highly recommended

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RachelR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST food and the staff were lovely, we'll be back!

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DamianC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful
Great menu choices and tasty food

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Joey
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Superb food at unbeatable price. Restaurant at prime location, perfect for travelers spending time at old town Edinburg.

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JiehaoY
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Scotland dishes I have eat strongly recommend the resturant

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RachelC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great concept and delicious choices of both the mains and the mash.
Very friendly service and a lovely meal

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Mich
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Arrived early, no room to wait, had to go elsewhere for a drink. Simple menu, food flavoursome. Husband really enjoyed his, mine was ok. He would go again, I wasn’t that fussed. Service polite. Table was in centre of walkway. Shouldn’t have been a bookable table. Servers back and forth every minute. New guests entering brought a cold gust to the table every time. Didn’t feel the value but it was ok.

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Iwan
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was fantastic and the haggis was to die for. A little on the pricey side but not that bad for Edinburgh and definitely worth it.

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alisonw
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food, good value and excellent service. Can’t wait to go back!

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SallyR
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic lunch - tender beef, succulent sausages, gorgeous creamy mash. Service friendly and impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On arrival we were greeted by a lovely gentleman who couldn’t of been more helpful, the other 2 members of staff were so lovely and nothing was too much trouble our food arrived and oh my goodness without a doubt some of the best food we’ve ever had. I had the slow braised beef and cheese and chive mash the beef just fell apart it was so tender the mash was beautiful, my husband got the bonnie Prince charlie chicken with bacon and spring onion mash, he said it was amazing. We then both had the sticky toffee pudding which was delicious it wasn’t too heavy but super tasty. We will defo be back the whole visit was just brilliant the food was simple but done right!! Defo worth a visit a hidden gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, fast and friendly service and delicious food, will definitely be back when back in Edinburgh

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DonD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy was our contact when we arrived and he was attentive to our visit , cheers man

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KatieJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found out about this place from our guide book and it didn’t disappoint. Really friendly staff, the place was buzzing and the food was gorgeous. Will definitely return next time we’re in Edinburgh.

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Sue20
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a super little restaurant, the slow cooked Beef was stunning and the Haggis was fantastic, a true taste of Scotland.
The staff were all so nice and welcoming, would highly recommend Gourmet Mash.
Can’t wait to visit again.

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kareni
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, too full for desert though so can’t comment on them

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Bloo
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant was busy and there was a lovely buzz about the place. Staff were friendly and efficient. Decided to just have mains. I chose the haggis and chilli mash. It was good but I wanted it to be delicious. My friend enjoyed her gammon.

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JenniferH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! If you like mashed potatoes this is the place for you - plus plenty of main dishes overtop which we loved. Highly recommend!

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vipsusana
Edinburgh
25 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant right from the moment we arrived lovely welcome from Andrew and fantastic service from Sasha. Delicious good quality food. Simple and satisfying.

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JosephineS
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique experience with great food and wonderful service. It was really nice to see good and different vegan options.

I was early for my booking and although they were really busy, they still found space for us.

The use of local ingredients, beers and ciders is also a plus. I was absolutely return again and recommend.

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Linz
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value, freshly cooked food, using quality produce. Friendly staff in a relaxed yet busy atmosphere. Would definitely eat there again.

LM
LeahM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Definitely going back again! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the meal 5 star

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CherylM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food! It was just beautiful! Highly recommend it. The choice of mash is great and the mains are just so delicious will definitely be back

CM
ClaireM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth a visit. Food and service was excellent.

FAQs

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound) does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound) is rated 4.8 stars by 942 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.