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“Best food experience in Edinburgh”

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar
Ranked #1 of 2,451 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$27
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Description: The Makars Gourmet Mash Bar has been described as an Edinburgh "legend" , "culinary hero" & “local gem”! All we know is that customers rave about how good our food is and come back year after year and invite their friends. Makars Mash offers heart-warming Scottish local food. Pick your main meal from our range of meaty and plant based treats and then choose one of our 9 mashed potato options to create delicious pairings. Conveniently located on the Mound in the heart of the city, the Makars Mash offers a cosy atmosphere, great views, great service & delicious heart-warming local food. Winner of UK TripAdvisor restaurant 2018,19 & 20. The Makars Mash Bar is one of Edinburgh’s last independent family business and aims to work with local suppliers whenever possible.
Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

Was so excited to go here with my wife for her birthday and you did not disappoint! First time visiting and will DEFINITELY be back. Could not fault a single thing but the food is AMAZING! Quality ingredients, friendly service, laid back atmosphere and a fantastic location! All the positive reviews are well deserved.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Macha, Agence/Consultant at Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2021

What a review. Thank you so much ! It really means a lot to us ! Very happy to hear you had such a positive experience !
Macha

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Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were visiting from London and we’d heard great things about the gourmet mash bar
It definitely lived up to expectations. The starter of scotch eggs was fantastic and the main was incredible
Our server David Heiran was very friendly and helpful
Great service - would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Macha, Agence/Consultant at Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2021

Amazing to read we lived up to your expectations. That can be quite the challenge. Thank you for your review, we’re delighted you had such a good time.
Macha

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Reviewed 31 July 2021

Great place, we dropped in last night and the meal was amazing! I had the lamb shank, my husband had the beef and they where probably the best meals of our holiday. We have paid a lot more for a meal and not enjoyed it as much. The vibe was chilled and casual which is just what we look for. A thanks to David for looking after us, a lovely man with a great sense of humour. If we come back to Edinburgh this will be our first stop!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Macha, Agence/Consultant at Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2021

How amazing to hear we might have served you your favourite holiday meal. Thank you so much for your review !
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Reviewed 30 July 2021 via mobile

Very nice place with tasty food. We have two kids who are quite picky when it comes to food (generally they prefer pizza), but they both enjoyed tomato soup and mains with mash potato. We also tried haggis for the very first time and it was tasty. Not sure how it tastes anywhere else, but we enjoyed this traditional Scottish dish at Makars. Highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2021
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Macha, Agence/Consultant at Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2021

Thank you very much for your comment. We’re very happy to hear the whole family had a good time and enjoyed their food !
Macha

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Reviewed 30 July 2021 via mobile

Lovely restaurant! We had absolutely amazing service, even though the restaurant was packed. The food was brilliant, fresh scotch eggs for starters and for mains; beef shoulder and haggis with the best mash I've had in a long time.

Even though all the staff were fantastic, I'd like to credit Emily for her lovely, warm and well-informed service. We would most certainly come back!

Thanks guys and again, Emily... thank you for adding a great night to our honeymoon :-)

Date of visit: July 2021
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Macha, Agence/Consultant at Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2021

How wonderful to read we contributed to you having a great honeymoon. Congratulations and all the best !
We’d be delighted to welcome you again !
Macha

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