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Makars Gourmet Mash Bar - Edinburgh, Edinburgh,

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar - Edinburgh

4.8
4.8
1427 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 the Makars Mash Bar, you should, it's a uniquely warm and friendly atmosphere. Look at our reviews they say it all!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    0131 226 1178

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Josh Parr

  • Private party contact

    John Stamp: 0131 226 1178

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Cross Street

    Princes St

  • Parking Details

    Parking on Market Street a 5 mins walk

  • Public Transit

    5 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station

  • Entertainment

    Good music but low key

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

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What 1,427 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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Diners' Choice Awards

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Scottish

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Scottish

  • Edinburgh

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  1. SF

    SoniaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Scottish Food in a very nice atmosphire. In the middle of the city center
  2. TH

    THOMASR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    15 choices of mash flavoring. My wife had mustard which was too loaded 4 her...I had bacon and onion which was loaded and amazing!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so good, especially the sticky toffee pudding. Yum!
  4. CR

    ChristineR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, loved the veggie sausage and mash, friendly staff
  5. ST

    SandieT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Portion size very reasonable so not over-faced. Service was exceptional
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, very tasty food. Good selection, lovely desserts.
  7. DF

    DianeF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our last night in Scotland was perfect with having a meal with Sasha at Makar’s Gourmet Mash Bar!!! Thank you❤️
  8. MM

    MarinaM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sasha was really lovely and welcoming. Just to say something about the food, the haggis's sauce was spicy but the taste was Amazing. I bit expensive but it worth it! My family was really happy!
  9. S

    Stephan

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really great meal. Tasty food, good selection of drinks, chilled atmosphere and really welcoming staff. No complaints at all
  10. KT

    KayleighTML

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Makar's is fantastic, as always. Went for lunch on a date with my husband and the place was almost full less than 20 minutes after it opened - that should tell you how good it is. Definitely worth booking a table. Food is absolutely delicious and you get plenty of it. Also it came out really quickly. The staff were all totally lovely. Music choices were ace as well!
  11. MM

    MariaM

    Birmingham

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Don’t miss out of this gem,worth every penny.Best haggis neeps and tatties.
  12. j

    juliee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was brilliant, I tried two of the mash and they were both so good. The server was great, so was the atmosphere.
  13. LF

    LauraF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible service. Sharkey made sure we had a great time and then sent us on our way with a list of where best to continue our evening! Food was also incredible.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic from start to finish not long wait and the food was amazing we all had something different and we all left feeling totally satisfied and the staff were so friendly and happy to help it made the experience all the more enjoyable
  15. F

    Feinschmecker78

    Stuttgart

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed the food and the nice atmosphere. The haggis was the best I ever had. :)
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place to eat/ meat was delicious
  17. JR

    JeffR

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner!
  18. HM

    HughM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and great, friendly service. All 6 of us really enjoyed our meal.
  19. CD

    ClaraD

    Maastricht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, quick and friendly service, would definitely recommend!
  20. L

    Lemonia

    Greece

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were visiting Edinburgh and wanted something different to eat. We came across this restaurant and booked it. It was better than we expected! The mash potatoes were heavenly and the lamb we had with it was exquisite. Our tomato and chili soup was wonderful as well. Very positive in every way. Would definitely eat there again.
  21. RM

    RuthMscrummy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic place to eat. Great choice for vegetarian diners. All 4 meals extremely tasty. Staff friendly and helpful x
  22. MF

    MarcusF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food,Great service and great place that simple really!!!
  23. JB

    JohannB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The scotch egg starter was on the dry side. Both mains: slow cooked beef and haggis was exceptionally good
  24. S

    Sian23

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great concept of choosing the main course and then being able to add whichever flavour of mash on that you please. Was super tasty and my beef was so tender!
  25. CH

    ClareH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! please support this independent business!
  26. LG

    LauraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really nice place, service was really good and the food was amazing! It was hard to make choice of what to order, everything on the menu looked great and the food we ordered was so tasty! One of us is vegan and there are loads of vegan options very clearly marked on the menu, and the waiter was also very friendly when I asked him about it.
  27. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a very relaxed atmosphere..... Made even more special by the first class service from the fantastic Sasha, who could not have been more helpful and engaging.
  28. SD

    SarahD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff, handy location. Food was lovely, very tasty and presentation was great too. Certainly worth the visit!
  29. F

    Foodie2787

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Makars Gourmet Mash Bar this past Friday evening. I had made reservations and we were able to be seated prior to our actual reservation without an issue. The menu was great and had a lot of variety from traditional Scottish dishes to more mainstream items. Our three children enjoyed the food as well. I ordered the half chicken which was plenty to share. Our server was kind and restaurant was quite busy.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. The service was also amazing. The staff was very kind and helpful.
  31. GC

    GeraldineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a brilliant place to eat, food and service was great, the bacon and spring onion mash 👌🏻 Would definitely recommend!
  32. WC

    WendyC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely greeting by staff and offered a table at the window. The food is amazing. We enjoyed three courses, greatly priced. Lovely place. Would highly recommend.
  33. P

    Parislilac

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from the U.S.A. It was fantastic…food very delicious- haggis and the beef shoulder with bacon and onion mash! Rhubarb and ginger with tonic was tasty. Service very friendly and welcoming.
  34. SS

    ShaunS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have eaten here a couple of times when visiting Edinburgh and have never been disappointed. The staff are friendly, attentive and the atmosphere pleasant. The main courses are hearty and wholesome - just like good home cooked food, with a modern twist on the mash! Too full for dessert! Will be back.
  35. DK

    DavidK

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Buzzing, busy but the service was timely, efficient and friendly. The food was excellent.
  36. GM

    GeorgeM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service a good restaurant in Edinburgh
  37. SA

    ShaunA

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful food - we will definitely come again when in Glasgow!
  38. MF

    MarkF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place & easy to find , my son & girlfriend recommended this restaurant as they tried for themselves before Christmas 2021 . So we booked & wasn’t disappointed food was heaven , we will be back , but make sure you book !! Ann & mark Essex,
  39. MP

    MarciaP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum, yum, yum! Family five tried five different meats and mash options. All were delicious! Wish we had this closer to us!
  40. BS

    BobS

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great choice of delicious dishes. Love the range of veggie options and the emphasis they put on meat being a treat. Popular as ever - only just squeezed two of us in for a Saturday lunch.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar - Edinburgh is rated 4.8 stars by 1427 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Makars Gourmet Mash Bar - Edinburgh

9 North Bank Street Edinburgh, EH1 2LP

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Princes St

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking on Market Street a 5 mins walk

  • Public Transit

    5 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Josh Parr

  • Entertainment

    Good music but low key

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

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