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Mamuska!

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16 Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6TH, England
+44 20 3602 1898
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fancied some polish food while visiting London. Came highly recommended on trip advisor. It's in a great location just beside the elephant and castle station. Restaurant was well laid out lots of space and had a great atmosphere. Staff were helpful and friendly. The polish dumplings are to die for. Overall all this place is good value for money and... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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310 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like the Italian, Greeks Indians and Bengalis before them the Polish have bought their cuisine to London . Not wishing to disrespect, pasta, Mousaka, or a curry, this was a great find. The food is tasty filing and wholesome, the best advice is to go for the proper Polish dishes, there are options for all it is not just Bigos... More 

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Thank mintmoocher
Toronto
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's Polish, and it's hearty, and it's good. I was homesick for my Mom's Pierogi and these ones are damned close. Great vodka, great atmosphere, Saturday night and the place was jumping. So no, it's not the pinnacle of haute cuisine - and if this is what you were looking for, you'd better go someplace else. Bring a few friends,... More 

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Thank osu1967
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this review

Our pierogi were "damned close" to your Mom's? Awesome!!! Thanks for that; it's the best recommendation we could ask for. And thanks for the rest of the review as well. We think you nailed it. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time I've eaten here. Food is cheap for London, good range of Polish beer. Best for meat lovers although they do offer one vegan dish and one vegetarian. Rich, hearty filling food in friendly casual atmosphere.

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Thank Alastair D
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this review

Thanks Alastair! Hope to see you back here soon. Just one note - we do have more than one vegetarian dish. But you may have difficulty seeing it, given all the massive meat portions in the way! We'll keep the beers cold... Cheers! More 

London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't like to write negative reviews, but this experience made me sad, so I can't help it. Started with some inappropriate jokes from the host : "ohh you guys first time here, so you are Mamushka Virgins!" (we were there as a couple). Not great seating. Some of the tables joined, so you can end up seating next to... More 

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Thank Janny K
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this review

Hi Janny K. We are really sorry you did not enjoy your visit. That "Mamuśka! virgin" line normally brings a smile and leads us to tell people how the restaurant works (where to order, where tot pick up food, etc) but I am sincerely sorry that I caused offence. A lot of our seating is at large home-style tables that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went for a family meal 2 adults, a 9 year old and a 5 year old, couldn't fault a thing, food was excellent, the staff very helpful, the set up brilliant so laid back and friendly , we went back the next day for breakfast, which again was phenomenal, if this place wasn't 200 miles away from us, we would... More 

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Thank Jayne W
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this review

Some people just refuse to make a proper effort to get to their favourite restaurant. Come ON Jayne!!! It's only 200 miles!?!? What's the issue? ; ) Thank you so much for the review and we hope to see you the next time you are in town. Cheers! Ian Coll More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfasts (ironically including a decent full English), value for money lunch deals and of course choice of a la carte dishes from delicious soups and pierogis to stews and cutlets. With friendly staff and a great selection of beers and vodkas this is a nice place for hanging out with friends. Certainly not just for Poles.

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Thank MiguelAfortunado
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this review

Thanks Miguel! So glad you are enjoying the place. And thank you for pointing out 2 massive facts: 1) A great full English Breakfast (with a fresh plump Cumberland sausage from Smithfields) and 2) We are not just for Poles. I think we should get you to start posting "facts of the day about Mamuśka!" for us! Thanks again, Ian... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in the area and go here all the time, dating back to the time when they were still a tiny operation in the Elephant and Castle shopping centre. Fab food and even more fab prices!!! The new location is a great improvement. Try the pork belly, potato pancakes and goulash. Make sure to check for the daily special,... More 

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Thank Hendrik H
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this review

Thank you Hendrik. You are very kind. We are working hard to get another location open soon, so watch this space! Cheers, Ian Coll More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The food is delicious, reasonably priced, and is served in large portions. There are detailed, often humorous, descriptions of each item on the menu. There is a great atmosphere, and the staff are helpful and friendly.

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Thank rachelgW1586SI
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this review

Thank you Rachel! Glad you liked the banter on the menu. We will be writing the Spring menu next week, so it is good to get reassurance that the humour is well received. We don't try to take ourselves too seriously - except when it comes to what goes on the plate! See you back here soon! Cheers, Ian Coll More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

How wonderful to find a place to have a family (birthday-party) lunch, where everything is about as good as it could be. This place is unpretentious but confidently serves up fantastic, authentic, home-cooked food of amazing quality at remarkably affordable prices. Its bright, clean and open, with great decor and on top of that, there is a pzazz about this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Cuisine
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6TH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3602 1898
Description
We are excited to bring a modern ‘bar mleczny’ experience to London! Come visit us at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, where you will enjoy authentic Polish meals prepared with fresh Polish ingredients, at a price you can afford every day. Come to Mamuśka, because you can't fly to Kraków every day!

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