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Makars Gourmet Mash Bar

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 18/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 18/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$28
CUISINES
Scottish, Bar, British, Healthy
Sponsored by: Makars Gourmet Mash Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. A fun independent restaurant
1. A fun independent restaurant
"the best haggis, neeps and tatties I have ever had"
EvelynAnnaMcm
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2. "Edinburgh's gastronomic hero"
2. "Edinburgh's gastronomic hero"
"Range of options was great, including vegetarian and vegan options!"
leah0412
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3. Best food in Edinburgh
3. Best food in Edinburgh
"Delightful place for a meal and a drink."
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Can’t speak highly enough about this place great service and food was delicious I had the beef with mustard mash and the wife had haggis with cheesy mash both cleared our plates will definitely be back

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the Wee Donkey! You have to go, the food gets better every time we visit. Excellent service, always very friendly. Couldn’t ask for more. We will see you at Hogmanay!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Macha, Agency / Consultant at Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The food gets better every time ? Thank you so much ! We will see you at Hogmanay with great food and amazing service ..! Now get yourself back to AC-12 Macha

Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the best places I’ve eaten in the UK to date. Highly recommended to anyone that enjoys mashed potatoes.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed yesterday

First visit here and recommend for their substantial and delicious food. The dishes all appear to be hearty so suggest you go hungry. My lamb was cooked to perfection with a just a hint of fresh mint within the sauce. I will be happy to...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An absolute MUST if visiting Edinburgh. The smoked bacon and spring onion mash is the stuff of legend. Haggis perfect and the chocolate brownie for pud was the nicest I'd ever tasted (and I've eaten a lot). Great staff and service.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed yesterday

The staff were lovely, and the food was unbelievable. It was all so delicious, we will definitely be back next time we’re in Edinburgh!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had seen great reviews on trip advisor so booked to come. The place had a great atmosphere, quite intimate but lovely lighting and a lovely feel. We shared the haggis starter to begin with (designed for those new to haggis) and we were both super...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So glad I found this eatery, it might look plain from the outside, but dare to step in & be delighted by friendly service & great, hearty, stick to your rubs kind of food. A wide selection, including vegetarian, of mash "toppings", and I'm probably...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service from Jenica and Sasha. Beef haggis and black pudding mash, superb.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beef was amazingly tender. Both our meals were great and prices not too steep considering the location. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Amybagz
14 May 2021|
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Response from Macha_MGMB | Property representative |
Hi, Only outside I’m afraid. Thanks Macha
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campmag
3 April 2021|
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Response from Macha_MashBar |
Hi, We’re not currently open and we don’t have steaks or chips. Other than that, we’re happy to be accommodating. Our dishes come with sauce or gravy but we’re always happy to have that on the side if you’d like. Hope that... More
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natnav7
22 August 2020|
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Response from Macha_MGMB | Property representative |
It’s a peppercorn, mustard and whisky creamy sauce but that’s all I’m allowed to share 🤫
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Yes, Makars Gourmet Mash Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5