Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (West End)
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Free drink with any mains. 175ml of Wine, bottle of any beer or Pint of beer.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 6 people
Starts: 1 January 2019
Ends: 24 June 2019
Availability: Tue-Thu 12:00-20:30
My 1st time at this venue, having been quite a few times to the Mound. Food was just as great as normal but despite not being overly busy, service was lacking somewhat. The 3 waiting staff were chatting around the bar area and it took several attempts for us to get their attention.
Love the menu/food and indeed the value but think I'll go back to the Mound, it feels cosier and more friendly.
Delicious vegetarian haggis and cheesy mash! My partner had black pudding mash and was a bit disappointed to find that it was just normal mash on a layer of black pudding, so bear that in mind. Otherwise very nice.
The six of us enjoyed a great meal at Makars. Never been before, loved the choices on the menu. Not too many, but we all had something different and everything was fantastic. Service was excellent. Hopefully we can get back there next time we're in Edinburgh.
After a day of rugby and beer it was just what we needed....wholesome comfort food to soak up the booze!
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our only disappointment was that you don’t serve Americano coffee. No one in our party likes filter coffee. Overall though, we had a great evening.
I was there for my birthday meal with my husband, son and girlfriend. We had never been to the restaurant before, but a friend highly recommended it. Great friendly service from a lovely Australian waitress, nothing was too much trouble. We didn't have to wait too long for our food to arrive at the table. Helpings were quite large, but manageable. We couldn't manage one of their desserts. A lovely clean place and toilets were spotless. We would go back.
Good service, great food what more do you need. Great potion sizes and the food was fresh, 5 stars.
Christina welcomed us warmly. The food was comforting and excellent (first taste of haggis for us) and good beers to accompany. Not too loud, not too quiet... Recommended...
If you ever need to take friends for a tasty Scottish foodie experience, this is your place. Delicious dishes, that look good too. Not your usual meat and two veg. Great portions. Take your visitor who wants to "try haggis"!
I ate vegetarian sausages (not a veggie) with black pudding mash. They were good! Not amazing, but happily tasty & good. Atmosphere was casual & relaxed.
Excellent greeting and welcome. We had reserved online and we're a little disappointed to be seated at an unprepared table at the back of the table restaurant however that is a very minor comment. Food and service excellent along with friendly and attentive staff. Thank you, can't wait to return
Makars Mash Bar was recommended to us prior to visiting Edinburgh and didn't disappoint. We booked in at the one in the West End on the Friday (28/12/18) after Xmas so it was relatively quiet. Staff are friendly & attentive & the food might sound simple i.e. sausage & mash but it is absolute quality & so tasty. I'd recommend the Garlic Mushroom Skins for starters, Chargrilled Smoked Sausage with Spring onion & Bacon Mash, finish with the Sticky Toffee pudding............loved it.
This had the feel of a local joint. Super casual and very laidback atmosphere. We tucked into a couple rounds of starch and was not disappointed. From jacketed potatoes to the haggis starter to the the entrees. All hit the mark.
Great food and great service! I’d go back and recommend
Fantastically warm welcome. Lovely menu explanation and helpful recommendations. Service from Christina with a smile and genuine warmth. Food was hot, attractively presented and really delicious. Would return in a heartbeat, and I will.
The food was good and the service great. But the decor and Christmas decoration was not that inspiring. The haggis and steak with mash tasted good. But the biggest issue why we would bot be back was that the ventilation was very noisy. It felt like being in an industrial workplace.
Very friendly and cheerful staff, didn’t have to wait very long before our orders were served. The food was presented very well, lovely and hot, very tasty.
had an excellent meal and overall visit
it was my first time there and i would go back happily
Friendly service, good value dinner, loved the black pudding mash. Would recommend.
Had meal here after Rugby waitress was very efficient and friendly food was average mash potatoes were a bit dry could do with more butter to make them smoother. My wife had the sausages which the first one was excellent shame about 2nd a bit rubbery, my beef was very good.
There is only one word to described Makars West End, the service, the food, the ambience and the whole dining experience and that word is FANTASTIC
We went because we were gifted a voucher but we would definitely go again and certainly recommend it to others. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was excellent and there was plenty of it. It was quite early in the evening when we went and mid week but the restaurant was getting busier as we left. The music that was playing was not to our taste however it was not loud and it was quite easy to have a conversation over it.
A brilliant taste of Scotland in a chilled out and friendly environment. Highly recommended.
If you're looking for authentic Scottish food with contemporary twist, this is the place to go to. The food is just excellent, and the prices are really moderate. Very friendly staff. Overall, excellent experience. The only downside was the music that was a tiny bit too loud and too mainstream.
Good value and tasty food, wild boar sausages, beef skirt and lamb shank all excellent.
Great food & service. Dealt with our dietary needs easily & was very friendly, independently owned place.
Great food, excellent value. Lovely comfort food with good quality ingredients. Relaxed atmosphere. Server Christina was really friendly and welcoming
Great food and service!!! Good portion size and beef skirt just fell apart!!! Will be back!
I could have licked the plate clean, it was so tasty, but being a cardinal I thought it best not to embarrass the church. The staff were friendly and good fun, the place looked spotless, beer was good, and the food was right up my street. Potatoes, and meat, but certainly not plain.
Very nice restaurant, delicious food, great service.
Very impressed by the food and service, bit quiet but due to time of day probably. Definitely recommend and would return when we go back to Edinburgh.
Wonderful food upon arrival in Edinburgh, delicious and great value.
We had read such excellent reviews of this restaurant and were really looking forward to it.
The menu was excellent and we placed our order at 6:25pm. The food did not arrive until nearly 8pm.
Not sure what was going on that evening, but we received no update on the delay and no apology at all for the very slow service. The food itself was very tasty, but we were expecting a relatively simple menu to have been served within a reasonable timeframe. We can only guess that they were short of kitchen staff on the evening that we visited.
Great comfort food for a cold Autumn evening - I had the beef skirt and my companion had the lamb shank. Both of us chose the mash with black pudding. The only real negative was the wine - an Aussie Shiraz recommended by the waiter - which was exceptionally disappointing and let the meal down for both of us.
If you love mash potatoes (like me) definitely try here.
Delivers what it says on the box. Great food accompanied by flavoured mash of your choice. I opted for the chargrilled chicken and my husband had the beef skirt. Both were delicious and very reasonable. The service was second to none with friendly attentive staff. We would definitely eat her again on our next visit to Edinburgh.
It was very friendly and patient staff, great food and good value. Just great!!
First visit and will return, food was so good, staff very good
Great food, one of the best sticky toffee pudding we had!
Really good hearty food. Filling and tasty. Pleasant staff, good atmosphere.