Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)
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!
Braised Lamb Shank Slow Cooked In Rosemary, Red Wine & Cranberries
The lamb shank is slowly braised with fresh rosemary, garlic, tomatoes & red wine. Possibly the most perfect accompaniment to mash possible
Black Pudding Mash
If you haven't tried this before, it is quite simply brilliant! Staff favourite & recommended for any dish
Mini Haggis, Neeps & Tatties Taster
A perfect beginners option for those new to Haggis. Small plate of our haggis, potato, turnip with a peppercorn sauce
Cannot recommend Makars highly enough. From the minute we opened the door to a lovely welcome, to leaving, just wonderful. Front of house staff and waiting staff could not do enough for us. It was my daughters birthday and they made her night very special. Onto the food, all 6 of us could not fault any of it, simply perfect! Do not be fooled into thinking this is a run off the mill mashed potato place, it is so much more. The main meat or veg dish to go with the mash of your choice, were sublime. Please go, you will not regret it.
Amazing food and really nice atmosphere. The food is the best we had whilst in Edinburgh and we will be returning here on our next visit. The staff are all fab and attentive despite it being a very busy restaurant. Even with the popularity the vibe is still chilled and relatively quiet.
WOW!! BEST MASH EVER!! I had the bacon and spring onion with the beef, omg was the best meal we had!! First time trying haggis, loved it! Try it you won’t be disappointed!! Staff really friendly and helpful, will definitely return when back in Edinburgh!! Wish we had one in Bristol, would be there all the time! 😋
Wow wow wow food was excellent and the staff were very attentive will most definitely be back
We had read several reviews and had built up high expectations. We had a nice meal but it was nothing special. In fact we was disappointed with the served vegetables accompanying the dish. Probably wouldn’t recommend it to friends or family based on our visit.
Great food, good service, great atmosphere. 1st trip to Edinburgh, haggis neaps and tatties are to die for.
Superb food, staff and atmosphere. Would fully recommend
Food was making and the staff were really nice, will defo be back here
Great food, good location, maybe a bit expensive for what you get but that’s a minor issue
Great food and staff was very helpful, would say to anybody you have to try
5 of us booked to eat here and the food was delicious, not a scrap of food was left on the plates, I had the lamb shank and it was so tasty and tender, it fell off the bone and if I went back I would probably order the same dish which is unusual for me. Everyone said they enjoyed their meal but we also all said that the wine was not good and felt it let the restaurant down a bit, we had two different bottles of white, a chenin blanc and a Chardonnay, none of us rated it at all. Still enjoyed the food and the experience, the waiter was really lovely and also efficient
Very friendly staff! It made the experience better! Worth the stop!
Great place, really hearty food with great service and wonderful vibe.
Very enjoyable experience. Love the informal, unfussy concept behind the business, Lovely food, excellent friendly & attentive staff. Sensibly priced. Recommended.
What a fantastic and friendly place. The food and service was outstanding. Next time I'm in Edinburgh, I'll be there again.
An interesting concept. Very popular, booking is recommended. We were impressed with the food choice and quality. Service was friendly and attentive. We will return on our next trip to Edinburgh.
Food was excellent, service was good, if a bit slow. Place was very busy tho. Would recommend.
Fantastic form start to finish.
Really lovely lunch here - plenty of options for vegans and non-vegans also. Good value and friendly service. Glad we booked as was busy even for a weekday.
Delicious food and Great service. What more could you ask for.
So glad I booked a table here as it was very busy when we arrived. Staff were lovely. Food was perfect. Tried Stewart’s larger which was light and refreshing. Lovely early evening atmosphere. Simple meat and mash choice that melted in your mouth … delicious. We all would recommend a visit here … Compliments to the chef and the cheerful staff … Thank you … will definitely return the next time we are in Edinburgh.
Great food, lovely staff, will recommend to everyone
Fabulous little restaurant in the heart of the city. Mash galore and where better to try Haggis. You won’t be disappointed. Must book though
The perfect Sunday lunch spot. Food was delicious, and atmosphere nice and chilled
First time visiting and loved it! We will be back again soon.
Amazing quality of food at a great price!
Food is always delicious and the wait staff are always attentive and friendly. Love going here so brought my friends for their birthdays and they loved it too -clean plates all round. Can't remember his name but the waiter was a man with dark curly hair and he was great!
It's always a treat to have lunch at Makars. You know what you are getting and the food is always well prepared by enthusiastic staff. Also serves the best beer in Edinburgh.
Fantastic and very attentive service. Enjoyed a hearty meal, would definitely visit again!
We absolutely loved this restaurant and would go again when visiting the city. We needed to cater for meat, vegetarian and vegan (!) and thank fully this was a fantastic place to go. Great that you can choose any combination to suit your taste.
Amazing comfort food, at brilliant prices in a relaxed atmosphere, Couldn’t recommend it highly enough
We booked this due to the different menu that it offered serving meals with a choice of specialised mash potato. The food was excellent well cooked and well presented. the staff were friendly and helpful
We found Makars on Trip Adviser and booked in advance based on recommendations. We absolutely loved it-the staff were so friendly & menu choice was excellent, the food definitely lives up to it’s reputation. The whole experience was wonderful and we only wish Makars would open a restaurant in Manchester!
We were celebrating our daughter’s arrival to Edinburgh and the university. The food and service were fabulous and the wait staff was super knowledgeable. We enjoyed our food and experience thoroughly.
Excellent food and drinks. Very busy but lent itself to the atmosphere
Sadly, the menu did not have some of their old favorites like beef cheeks or rosti.
The mash itself was dry / the chicken and grilled smoked sausages were OVERCOOKED.
Service was good and prompt but Makars is definitely overrated.
Makar’s Mash Bar was absolutely incredible! I honestly cannot recommend this place enough- such a quirky concept for a restaurant (please open other branches in the UK!)
The food was genuinely amazing - all meats were tender and the different mashes were perfect. If/when I’m back in Edinburgh, I’ll most definitely be back again!! Service was also excellent and the ambience was lovely!
This place is amazing. The food is of such a good quality and really tasty. It has a really cool vibe and the staff are very friendly. I highly recommend it.
Unpretentious great food I had the beef shoulder which melted in the mouth, my husband enjoyed his haggis. We had the fruit crumble and chocolate brownie both were delicious will definitely return next time we are in Edinburgh
Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound) does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound) is rated 4.8 stars by 857 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.