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50% off at Makars Gourmet Mash Bar

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL ON GOING UNTIL 9TH OF SEPTEMBER, THUS RESTAURANT IS OFTEN VERY BUSY, TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT, ALL DINERS MUST CALL & CONFIRM AVAILABILITY BEFOREHAND

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.

Important Information

Please Note: 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.

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Makars Gourmet Mash Bar
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Matt said
" Great location, food and service!"
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Paul said
" Well worth a visit. I had the haggis starter but when I'm back again I'll be upgrading..."
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Joe said
" Ace"
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" Had an excellent meal here and the service was very good"
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Greta said "Very beautiful
Lovely comfort food, drinks and friendly staff. Will be definitely back"
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Sue said "Amazing Food
Just used our taste card here for a fab meal. Lovely top quality sausages, several choices of..."
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"Fab
Love this place, food is really nice. Will definitely return!"
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David said "Great Food and service
This is a great restaurant for a gourmet twist on classic British food.
The sausages were..."
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Stuart said
" Great place, really enjoyed it. Went during a busy Fringe afternoon so tables were quite full but..."
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IAN said "Excellent food
Used tastecard to have a meal with two friends. Service and quality of food was excellent. Will..."
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Freya said "Loved it.
Discovered this whilst looking for a Scottish place to use the taste card in Edinburgh. The mash..."
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N said "Good food,good service, good location
Came across Makars while looking for somewhere to go for food in Edinburgh ,noticed they had 50%..."
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Ashley said
" I used my taste card here as it was recommended on TripAdvisor. I saw these guys were new on..."
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  • Matt said:
    " Great location, food and service! "
    Posted 23 days ago...
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  • Paul said:
    " Well worth a visit. I had the haggis starter but when I'm back again I'll be upgrading that to my main course. Beautiful "
    Posted 23 days ago...
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  • Joe said:
    " Ace "
    Posted 1 month, 12 days ago...
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  • " Had an excellent meal here and the service was very good "
    Posted 1 month, 14 days ago...
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  • Greta said: "Very beautiful
    Lovely comfort food, drinks and friendly staff. Will be definitely back "
    Posted 1 month, 24 days ago...
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  • Sue said: "Amazing Food
    Just used our taste card here for a fab meal. Lovely top quality sausages, several choices of mash, gravy and veg. Fast friendly service too. Oh and a good choice of beers and cider. "
    Posted 2 months, 5 days ago...
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  • "Fab
    Love this place, food is really nice. Will definitely return! "
    Posted 2 months, 6 days ago...
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  • David said: "Great Food and service
    This is a great restaurant for a gourmet twist on classic British food.
    The sausages were something else.
    Highly recommended this restaurant, I will look out for them in other Cities "
    Posted 2 months, 21 days ago...
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  • Stuart said:
    " Great place, really enjoyed it. Went during a busy Fringe afternoon so tables were quite full but managed to get room for four of us. Great menu with plenty choice, food and service was excellent. Highly recommend and will be back, Great saving 50% off for a table of 4 "
    Posted 3 months, 28 days ago...
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  • IAN said: "Excellent food
    Used tastecard to have a meal with two friends. Service and quality of food was excellent. Will definately be back. "
    Posted 4 months, 10 days ago...
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  • Freya said: "Loved it.
    Discovered this whilst looking for a Scottish place to use the taste card in Edinburgh. The mash potato is soo tasty as is the chilli salad. Loved it. Especially appreciated how smiley and full of life our waitress was. Would highly recommend. "
    Posted 4 months, 28 days ago...
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  • N said: "Good food,good service, good location
    Came across Makars while looking for somewhere to go for food in Edinburgh ,noticed they had 50% off with the taste card and some good reviews on TripAdvisor so figured I would check it out. The food was brilliant, the service was prompt and friendly, and it had a nice chilled out atmosphere. Would definitely return and recommend to anyone. "
    Posted 6 months, 13 days ago...
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  • Ashley said:
    " I used my taste card here as it was recommended on TripAdvisor. I saw these guys were new on Taste but not where I would normally eat.
    What a lovely surprise!

    Food and service were great. We really enjoyed ourselves to close exam season.

    I would never normally go to this part of town. Will go again soon though. "
    Posted 6 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Matt said:
    " Great location, food and service! "
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  • Paul said:
    " Well worth a visit. I had the haggis starter but when I'm back again I'll be upgrading that to my main course. Beautiful "
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  • Joe said:
    " Ace "
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  • " Had an excellent meal here and the service was very good "
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  • Greta said: "Very beautiful
    Lovely comfort food, drinks and friendly staff. Will be definitely back "
    Posted 1 month, 24 days ago...
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  • Sue said: "Amazing Food
    Just used our taste card here for a fab meal. Lovely top quality sausages, several choices of mash, gravy and veg. Fast friendly service too. Oh and a good choice of beers and cider. "
    Posted 2 months, 5 days ago...
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  • "Fab
    Love this place, food is really nice. Will definitely return! "
    Posted 2 months, 6 days ago...
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  • David said: "Great Food and service
    This is a great restaurant for a gourmet twist on classic British food.
    The sausages were something else.
    Highly recommended this restaurant, I will look out for them in other Cities "
    Posted 2 months, 21 days ago...
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  • Stuart said:
    " Great place, really enjoyed it. Went during a busy Fringe afternoon so tables were quite full but managed to get room for four of us. Great menu with plenty choice, food and service was excellent. Highly recommend and will be back, Great saving 50% off for a table of 4 "
    Posted 3 months, 28 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • IAN said: "Excellent food
    Used tastecard to have a meal with two friends. Service and quality of food was excellent. Will definately be back. "
    Posted 4 months, 10 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Freya said: "Loved it.
    Discovered this whilst looking for a Scottish place to use the taste card in Edinburgh. The mash potato is soo tasty as is the chilli salad. Loved it. Especially appreciated how smiley and full of life our waitress was. Would highly recommend. "
    Posted 4 months, 28 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • N said: "Good food,good service, good location
    Came across Makars while looking for somewhere to go for food in Edinburgh ,noticed they had 50% off with the taste card and some good reviews on TripAdvisor so figured I would check it out. The food was brilliant, the service was prompt and friendly, and it had a nice chilled out atmosphere. Would definitely return and recommend to anyone. "
    Posted 6 months, 13 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Ashley said:
    " I used my taste card here as it was recommended on TripAdvisor. I saw these guys were new on Taste but not where I would normally eat.
    What a lovely surprise!

    Food and service were great. We really enjoyed ourselves to close exam season.

    I would never normally go to this part of town. Will go again soon though. "
    Posted 6 months, 14 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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