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
Fantastic food and fantastic service
Absolutely gorgeous food, the haggis neeps and tatties starter was amazing! Brilliant service. Absolute must if you’re in Edinburgh.
Excellent food, great service and very chilled - loved it!
A lovely meal with excellent and friendly service. We both enjoyed the beef haggis with mash, I had the cheesy mash & my partner very much enjoyed the I’ve with black pudding. It was good value for money
Excellent food and service, highly recommended. The only downside was the ladies loos were dirty and over flowing bins.
You won’t be disappointed the food is gorgeous and the service is lovely. Highly recommend a visit
Amazing food, a must in Edinburgh!
Service and food were equally amazing as always!
Great food, great service, and great background music! Honestly the best food experience I’ve had in a while. Will be recommending and hopefully coming back sooner than later.
Amazing food and really quick service
Nice shabby chic spot with a deceptively simple menu of main +mash+gravy. Portions are not vast, but once you have eaten the very well seasoned (ie peppery) food, you will be happy with what you have. Service took a tiny bit longer than the snappy delivery we had been led to expect but basically a great lunch
The Lamb Shank with bacon green onion mash was Incredible. Make reservation and get your tummy in here.
arrived late for our booking due to traffic but staff were very understanding and managed to get us a booth table - really amazing comforting food with friendly service - our waiter was so helpful and good craic :)
Enjoyed great food and service from the team at this restaurant. Would definitely come again. Highly recommend the lamb shank.
This is what more restaurants should do. You take simple food and do it very well with charming staff (shout out for Danni, Jen, Ben and David). It feels like family. The mash is excellent (black pudding was especially so) and we had the sausages which were great. Local and ethical adds to the pleasure and the bill was very reasonable. Next time in Edinburgh we will be back
Great staff - friendly and attentive. Good concept, well executed. Might be on the salty side for some, but I like my food well seasoned and it was perfect for me.
Both me and my girlfriend ordered the wild boar sausage and the cheese/chive mash. Absolutely incredible food, and a very nice selection of drinks to go along (I had a thistly cross and a 10 year old Laphroaig). Be careful on the stairs to the toilets because I did bonk my head due to my own lack of attention. Servers were very friendly and welcoming, will be visiting again on the next trip to Edinburgh.
Great food, everything was delicious 😋. We all tried something different and loved by us all. Puddings were great too. Excellent service. Definitely recommend trying 😀
The food was lovely, the mash beautiful. The staff are very helpful and the service was great.
Bring your appetite, portions are large and not for light eaters! It was a beautiful day to sit outside under the tree and there was lots of space, felt very safe. We were worried about time because we were on a tight schedule but service was super fast.
This was our second visit to The Gourmet Mash Bar, and was as good this time as before, the service was excellent, as was the food. Must mention Emily our waitress who made our visit very warm and welcoming, and was very friendly. Will definitely visit again and recommend to friends and family.
Great food and service! We ordered beef with horseradish mash, lamb on the bone, a mini haggis and house salad to go with our pints. Unfortunately they were out of scotch eggs. Loved our meal and staff were friendly. Thank you!
Fantastic food, drinks & service. Staff extremely helpful & friendly, great atmosphere..will revisit when back in Edinburgh..
Lovely food, well presented and good portions. Staff friendly and courteous.
Only negative point is the long wait for food to be served, having said that it was worth waiting for.
Lovely little place with great food, friendly staff and good cider!
Smashing (!) meal......different to the usual, and locally sourced. A small business worth supporting.
Great food; good craic with the staff. Recommend for great POSH neeps n tatties.
Great food and service at a very reasonable price. The serving staff were lovely, really helpful and attentive.
Great food, lovely staff, great with baby, plenty of space for a pram and highchairs available
Food was delicious and service excellent - attentive/friendly but no overbearing. Only slight let down was the toilets weren't immaculate - feel this is important as it is an indicator of how attentive the business is to detail and dirty corners that are clearly not regularly cleaned is a small let down.
Unbelievably good food and great service! 10/10 Will always come here when in Edinburgh.
Really good quirky meal. Meat was excellent and enjoyed the mash and a lovely seat in the window. Would definitely recommend and book in advance
Very good meal out after being locked away like a hermit. Really different menu. 6 of us all had different dishes. 6 clean plates. Really enjoyed this and highly recommend.
Great service, very welcoming and friendly 😊
Food was good, well presented and good choices for vegans.
Drinks menu also good.
Would definitely recommend.
We were recommended this restaurant and we weren't disappointed.
The food and staff were excellent. Lovely place to relax and have a fabulous meal, cooked to perfection. Will come again on our next visit.
Great food. Vibrant atmosphere and professional courteous staff. Would definitely come back to eat when visiting Edinburgh.
What a gem of a place. Our food was delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely book again when we’re next visiting Edinburgh. Thank you for a wonderful dinner.
Lovely place! Lamb shank is awesome and haggis is soft and tasty. Ben gives us a worm service and choose wonderful sauce for us! Definitely worth you go and have a try.
Food was fantastic, especially the lamb shank, Scottish cheese mash, and brownie for dessert. Friendly staff and comfortable environment. Must eat when visiting Edinburgh and location is convenient.
We’d seen the reviews for Makars, and understood how popular it was, but were still surprised quite how great the food and service was. Quite honestly one of the nicest meals we’ve had in years, and will definitely be back again.
Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound) does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound) is rated 4.8 stars by 792 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 reservations at the moment.