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Makars Gourmet Mash Bar

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer 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 31/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 31/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Travellers' Choice Best of the Best

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US$10 - US$28
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"
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2. "Edinburgh's gastronomic hero"
2. "Edinburgh's gastronomic hero"
"Range of options was great, including vegetarian and vegan options!"
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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 30 December 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 24 September 2020 via mobile

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. Best, Macha

Reviewed 12 December 2020

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

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

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!!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 11 December 2020

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.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 28 November 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 28 November 2020

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!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 26 November 2020

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

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 25 November 2020

Adam and Kirstie were perfect, the mash was perfect and the (fake) bloody marys were perfect! Will definitely be back :)

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 22 November 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: November 2020
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3 April 2021|
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
22 August 2020|
Response from Macha_MGMB | Property representative |
It’s a peppercorn, mustard and whisky creamy sauce but that’s all I’m allowed to share 🤫
11 November 2019|
Response from Macha_MGMB | Property representative |
Hi, The plan is to have beef back on the menu before the end of the year. Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Macha
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makars Gourmet Mash Bar

  • 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