The bookmarks toolbar is in it's place but it's completely blank whereas if I go to Bookmarks-bookmarks toolbar everything is there
Make use of this and give a try..
In the Customize toolbars window (View > Toolbars > Customize) press the "reset to default" button.
Links come back. Then you can recustomize your toolbars as usual.
Open the Customize window to set which toolbar items to display: