Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (West End)

4.5
84 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
Fri-Sat 12:00-21:30

What 84 People Are Saying
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SW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
17 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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AL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent value. Lovely comfort food with good quality ingredients. Relaxed atmosphere. Server Christina was really friendly and welcoming

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JF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!! Good portion size and beef skirt just fell apart!!! Will be back!

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CF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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R
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant, delicious food, great service.

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IH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Wonderful food upon arrival in Edinburgh, delicious and great value.

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ZS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

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.

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SD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love mash potatoes (like me) definitely try here.

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a
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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A
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very friendly and patient staff, great food and good value. Just great!!

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FM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First visit and will return, food was so good, staff very good

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, one of the best sticky toffee pudding we had!

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LM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good hearty food. Filling and tasty. Pleasant staff, good atmosphere.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Friendly service. Casual atmosphere. Would recommend to all fans of the potato.

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MS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly, lovely music and fantastic food - really enjoyed our time there.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went here while on a short break in Edinburgh. Wanted some hearty comfort food that was a little bit special. This ticked the boxes very well. Would recommend to anyone, and would definately visit again.

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n
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, wholesome local food. Staff attentive and worked hard. Complimentary pint of beer. Excellent value for money.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great meal here the other night. The waitress was friendly and our food was delicious (big portions too). The white wine is absolutely terrible, but that’s not the restaurant’s fault.

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