Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (West End)

4.5
103 reviews
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Scottish
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  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
Our food is inspired by the fine local Craft Beer micro industry that is now buzzing in Scotland. Like these Craft Beer producers, we carefully select combinations of local ingredients, to create small batch dishes with bags of flavour and fond memories. We are a proud member of the exclusive Scotch Beef Club and all our meats and vegetables are sourced from local farms where we have validated their quality, practices and values.

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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

What 103 People Are Saying
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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly small relaxed and comfortable surroundings. Staff attentive and welcoming.
Great menu, simple Scottish meals with a fabulous choice of flavoured mash potato to go with each dish.
Food was delicious and a good sized portion.
Good value for money and a very enjoyable experience.

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O
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. Had the cheesy potato skins to start which came piping hot and with the most delicious salsa, great starter or even side dish! Then moved onto a Wild Boar Sausage which was the most flavoursome sausage I've had. All followed up with a sticky toffee pudding, can't go wrong. Definitely a place to dine at if you like simple, great tasting food and mash!

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MG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We are a familt of five with three adult sons and it was our first night at Edinburg; one Scottish friend of me had recommended it and we were very satisfied with our choose! Everything was nice and tasty, and we could eat Scottish food; I will recommend!👌

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JR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the other Edinburgh Makars and enjoyed it so tried West End branch. It was excellent. Only disappointment was no draught beer but that is being set up. On a cold, drizzly evening Makars food was just great.
Our friends hadn't been to Makers before but were very impressed and will return.

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PR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great.
The Haggis Neeps and Tatties was a delight.
however nice as the potato dishes were they were not potato skins. They were fried new potato's.
Regards
Paul (Chef for 30 years)

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LR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I attended this restaurant on 23 March to celebrate my 50th birthday. I had travelled to Edinburgh from Liverpool especially for the occasion and the restaurant was chosen based on past reviews. I'm so glad that I took notice of those reviews. The food was delicious, the service was lovely and cheerful without being overbearing and the value for money was amazing...even with a bottle of sparkly added to the bill. I would definitely recommend a trip to this restaurant and savour every morsel of the delicious food.

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IH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! We had the Beef and Sausage (with onion gravy) and I could not recommend them more! Callie served us and was very polite and helpful, checking in to make sure everything was going well at regular intervals. Honestly one of the best restaurant meals we’ve had, especially given the price! Large portions too! Will hopefully be back soon!!!

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CB
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food very good and excellent value but we had a table near the door and it was too cold.

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AJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and food was good quality although portion sizes were a little small.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty food, quick service and great value. Definitely would visit again.

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OT
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, especially the lamb shank, also the garlic mushrooms potato skins are a must, value for money!

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MG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent value for money

Simple, tasty local food. If there is a fault with this place, maybe the portions are too big.

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H
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We arrived at 7pm on Thursday evening and the restaurant was empty, this was worrisome but it was unfounded, the food and service were excellent. I had beef skirt which was extremely tender, my friend had wild boar sausages, I had a tiny taste of them and thought that they were lovely and juicy, but to me the herbs were overpowering- my friend enjoyed them though so that’s just a personal preference. I will definitely return. The price with a glass of wine, a soft drink, a shared started of potato skins, 2 main courses and 2 cups of tea was £42. Very reasonable.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice meal here. The whole service and friendly staff made for a great experience. I would definitely eat here again

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FF
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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VH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a day of rugby and beer it was just what we needed....wholesome comfort food to soak up the booze!

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EB
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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SW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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HA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, great food what more do you need. Great potion sizes and the food was fresh, 5 stars.

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DR
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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...

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LC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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"!

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KR
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I ate vegetarian sausages (not a veggie) with black pudding mash. They were good! Not amazing, but happily tasty & good. Atmosphere was casual & relaxed.

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MS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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M
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! I’d go back and recommend

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VS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JO
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

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.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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SI
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had an excellent meal and overall visit
it was my first time there and i would go back happily

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly service, good value dinner, loved the black pudding mash. Would recommend.

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IM
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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JW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JF
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A brilliant taste of Scotland in a chilled out and friendly environment. Highly recommended.

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DU
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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L
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value and tasty food, wild boar sausages, beef skirt and lamb shank all excellent.

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food & service. Dealt with our dietary needs easily & was very friendly, independently owned place.

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