Makars Gourmet Mash Bar opened its doors to Edinburgh city centre with a clear vision of showcasing the very best of Scotland’s abundant natural larder and the best of Scottish home cooked food.
In an attempt to take away the notion that the Scots eat lots of deep fried junk, the team behind Makars Gourmet Mash Bar have introduced a fantastic menu filled with great Scottish ingredients. A cool and contemporary dining room, Makars boasts a spectacular location in Edinburgh, sat atop The Mound which connects the city’s old and new towns. Just a short walk from Waverley train station and offering magnificent views over Princes Street and the Firth of Forth, Makars Gourmet Mash Bar really does have it all to offer.
Plenty of care has been taken in ensuring the very best of local Scottish suppliers are used in the Makars menu and the food takes inspiration from the local thriving Craft Beer micro industry with carefully a selected combination of ingredients. The haggis on a bed of turnip, honey and thyme is a divine way to kick off a meal and a true taste of Scotland while main courses include the mouth-watering Makars gourmet sausages, made from selected hand cuts of meat from John Gilmour master butcher and the Bonnie Prince Charlie chicken with a whisky and mustard cream. To accompany, choose from a variety mash potatoes such as the Scottish cheddar and chive mash, the black pudding mash and the garlic and wholegrain mustard mash.
Just a two minute stroll from Edinburgh Castle, Makars Gourmet Mash Bar describes itself as a cross between a bar and a restaurant. The dining area is a cool space with leather banquettes, modern metal seats and lots of exposed brickwork.
Please Note: This restaurant allows members to come and dine with a tastecard without booking in advance. The tastecard discount is not available on Sundays due to the a la carte menu not being available. The tastecard discount is not available on Bank Holidays or Celebration Days including, but not limited to, Valentine's Day, Mothering Sunday, Father's Day, etc.