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My husband and I stopped at Gourmet Mash Bar not really expecting to get a table given the challenges with Covid-19. We were very lucky to get the only table left, by the time we were seated a queue had formed with bookings the only...More
It’s my first time in Edinburgh and I stumbled upon this place by chance (and to my good fortune!). To keep it simple, the food is delicious. I had the beef haggis with cheesy mash, which came with a lovely creamy peppercorn sauce. The food...More
Date of visit: September 2020
Macha_MGMB, Agency / Consultant at Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2020
Thank you so much for your review. It means a lot to us to hear you had such a great time with us.
Visited this restaurant today for the first time, and can safely say it will definitely not be the last! The food was excellent and money well spent. The cheddar cheese and chive mash was the best mash we’ve ever eaten! The staff we’re so accommodating,...More
Food was hearty and tasty. Our server Kirstie was helpful and friendly. Portions reasonable but not enormous. Black pudding mash 10/10. I found the restaurant quite cold but that could have been due to covid ventilation requirements. Would recommend!!
Fantastic service from David. Very calm and composed server. Very attentive and well mannered.
Thought we would try something different this afternoon and glad we did.
Great dish and my partner loved hers so.
My favorite restaurant in the United Kingdom. About three years ago, my girlfriend and I had gone into Makar’s on a complete whim for lunch on my birthday and it ruined birthday dinner at a very expensive restaurant because it was THAT good. I’ve been...More
Myself and my girlfriend came here twice! The food is always amazing and the staff are always so welcoming and helpful! Lots of places say they deliver an experience but makars always deliver! David and Kristie are great! We will be back!
I have visited Makars many times over the years and have always found it a very pleasant place with equally good service and food. The last time I was there ( about 10 days ago) I was very hospitably received and served by Sasha. Well...More
We visited for lunch before we flew back home and it was the perfect way to end our Edinburgh trip. Amazing vegan selection and was amazing to get a vegan haggis so we could still enjoy a Scottish classic. Sticky toffee desert was gorge. The...More
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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
Response from Macha_MGMB | Property representative |
We have a few tables available to book online but we keep most of our tables free for walk-ins.
If there are no tables available when people walk in, we have a waitlist in place.