Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)

4.8
762 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 762 People Are Saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TomH
Manchester
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably good food and great service! 10/10 Will always come here when in Edinburgh.

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Paulabidsc
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good quirky meal. Meat was excellent and enjoyed the mash and a lovely seat in the window. Would definitely recommend and book in advance

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Djlm68
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good meal out after being locked away like a hermit. Really different menu. 6 of us all had different dishes. 6 clean plates. Really enjoyed this and highly recommend.

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Newbie
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very welcoming and friendly 😊
Food was good, well presented and good choices for vegans.
Drinks menu also good.
Would definitely recommend.

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MandyD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recommended this restaurant and we weren't disappointed.
The food and staff were excellent. Lovely place to relax and have a fabulous meal, cooked to perfection. Will come again on our next visit.

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GarethA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Vibrant atmosphere and professional courteous staff. Would definitely come back to eat when visiting Edinburgh.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem of a place. Our food was delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely book again when we’re next visiting Edinburgh. Thank you for a wonderful dinner.

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TinaQ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place! Lamb shank is awesome and haggis is soft and tasty. Ben gives us a worm service and choose wonderful sauce for us! Definitely worth you go and have a try.

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HillsonL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, especially the lamb shank, Scottish cheese mash, and brownie for dessert. Friendly staff and comfortable environment. Must eat when visiting Edinburgh and location is convenient.

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JSBu
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’d seen the reviews for Makars, and understood how popular it was, but were still surprised quite how great the food and service was. Quite honestly one of the nicest meals we’ve had in years, and will definitely be back again.

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BethanyH
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great lunch! Will be coming back next time we’re in edinburgh - would recommend to anyone. Great for dietary requirements and food intolerances.

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LauraR
Angus
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The mashed tatties were utterly amazing. Lovely little restaurant. Will definitely be back.

JM
JacquiM
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love mashed potato and I love it here! Wonderful mashed potato choices... vegetarian haggis for me. Fabulously friendly service too

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MatthewK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal but the friendliness of the staff was the best part. Very friendly & welcoming.

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ALAbe
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice evening. Lovely food and friendly service. Haggis, lamb shank, and black pudding mash. Yummy.

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FayeK
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gorgeous food never fails to disappoint braised beef is to die for

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service. Recommeded.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for lunch, great flavours and outstanding service. Make sure you book well in advance as it gets really busy.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great 👍 food .
And the girls 👧 were smashing (sorry)
Brilliant night .
Hope you come to Liverpool 👍👏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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RachelP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all round, lovely food & reasonably priced. I would highly recommend.

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CarsonM
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleased to discover this restaurant. Great food, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended

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LynnF
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food quick service and friendly helpful staff.

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Sian
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a lover of mash! Amazing for vegetarian options too!

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EmmaJ
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was one of the best meals we had during our Edinburgh trip, we will definitely go again. We had a lot of dietary requirements in our group and they could all be accommodated easily.

Everyone really enjoyed their meals, great speedy service and delicious food

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BlairMrs
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really lovely staff and a fab location. Make sure to book a table as they have reduced capacity due to Covid restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times and always take friends here when visiting! Excellent food and service as always thank you

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The food was so tasty, highly recommend it

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Patrickc
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome would recommend it had a great time food was fabulous can’t wait to get back

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GillianH
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Excellent service couldn’t fault the waiter and waitress that served us. They went the extra mile and made it a lovely birthday celebration for me and my family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a cold, wet day in Edinburgh, having a lovely, comforting meal at Makers was just the best thing. The staff were really helpful, polite and entertaining.

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Leemcp
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great location. Big shout out to David for making our visit extra special!

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thomas
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal here , the staff were amazing and the food was spectacular would highly recommend and will be coming back to visit again!

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Ccarlisle
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a friendly pleasant waiter for our table - nothing too much trouble - he whipped up an Aperol Spritz for me though not actually on the menu. I had the haggis and my husband the beef - we both really enjoyed the food.

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TaylorH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and great service! We sat outside and the weather was beautiful!

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Sophie
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and staff had good patter. The gravy and mash was on point.

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GeorgeR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever food and service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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Edward
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good quality food from a no-fuss, easy-to-choose-from menu. Delicious desserts too. Excellent, friendly service, and very good value for money. Would highly recommend for these wintry summer days.

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AcceleratorW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

SOME FOOD SOLD OUT, A LITTLE BIT PITY. IT IS POSSIBLE TO COME AGAIN

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AngelaP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had in a long time! Definitely be back

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AlasdairB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple idea, executed well. Quality meats, mash and gravy. Excellent staff and comfortable, casual surroundings with good attention to covid safety measures

FAQs

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

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound) is rated 4.8 stars by 762 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.