Makars Gourmet Mash Bar – Mound
Makars Gourmet Mash Bar is quickly becoming an Edinburgh institution. Makars is a rare, truly independent operator that promotes local artisan producers and ethically sourced food – it’s a member of Scotch Beef Club to ensure that all of the produce the team uses is sourced from validated local farms. The restaurants receive many rave reviews from tourists and locals alike. The menu is inspired by traditional cooking that evokes nostalgia. The food, combined with the great selection of local craft beer, gin and whisky, makes for a very pleasant visit.
Expect to find slow-cooked meats on the menu like chargrilled sausages and poultry served in rich sauces made in-house. The lunchtime offerings include the ‘lighter and tighter’ options so you can get a quick tasty meal without spending a fortune. There are several vegetarian and glutenfree dishes on the menu too. Makars now has two venues in the city centre; the original Makars Mound site in the Old Town is a small cosy eatery that has a lively atmosphere and stunning city views. The Shandwick Place site is larger and perfect for slow, leisurely dinners, business lunches, meetings and larger gatherings. The friendly atmosphere, delicious food and great beverage selection are just a few of the reasons so many locals have Makars Gourmet Mash Bar at the top of their food list.