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16 Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6TH, England
+44 20 3602 1898
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pierogi” (40 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (21 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (3 reviews)
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Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
16 Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6TH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Best Polish food in London. Truly deserves it's name. Reminds me of mum's cooking, yummy 😋 karkówka and pierogi are amazing. Don't forget to try polish smalec [lard] with bits of bacon and polish cucumbers in brine 👌👏👍 Not mentioning fantastic selection of beers and...More

Thank BO S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good place in London to try some Polish food. There is no waiting service here, you order at the till where you can customise all your dishes with different type of salads and sides and then you get your food from a counter when ready...More

Thank nikko1974UK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not the first time I have visited. Always great food, great service and prices are very low. 110% recommend!!

Thank mals2008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great evening meal at Mamuska made by the staff and the food. The lady with the red hair was incredibly helpful. We have a Polish backgrounds and the food was very good and served very quickly and was great value. Ian [not...More

Thank amgpatrick
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Right. I've had enough of this abuse. I will from henceforth be known as Przemyslaw. (Now I just need to learn how to pronounce it). Thanks amgpatrick! Hope to see you again soon. x

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is ok but average. Many dishes that were on the menu were not available which was frustrating. We spent some time choosing the dishes but when we went to order food, nothing that we chose was available. They run out of 5 things from...More

Thank inka754
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Inka. Sorry about running out of so many items. You are right to be disappointed and we are sorry. I believe you visited on Tuesday because Wednesday we resolved the problem. We launched our new winter menu on the weekend and we simply had...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I am from Poland. The concept of the bar / restaurant is good. The range of polish food is good. The prices are good. So what's wrong? The quality and/or taste. We were there twice there. First time, the placki were quite good,the second time...More

Thank weltirol
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi There weltirol, Thanks for bringing the inconsistency to our attention. You should have had someone check back with you as you tucked into your meal, and this is the perfect time to take advantage of our "no arguments" satisfaction guarantee! If you had told...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Popped in yesterday with a friend. Had a nice chat with the owner/manager,Ian. Fabulous food and great atmosphere. Great value for money. A must on my next visit to London.

Thank Charles L
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for that Charles! See you soon!

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Highlight pierogi - low pork goulash! Worth a visit to sample authentic tasting polish food at a reasonable priceMore

Thank Pat d
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cafe!!? Cafe?!! Yeah, ok, we can see that. Hey Pat, Thanks for your review. We are a 'fast casual' concept, so we can see why you would call us a cafe. But you and I had better to tell everyone this join JUMPS as a...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Great food, huge portions, super friendly staff, good prices... and vodka! Great place to visit with friends, relaxed environment and plenty of room. Placki with mushrooms are something else!

1  Thank Slngmc
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Slngmc! You summed us up very well. Want a job? ; )

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Wow only found this little gem today, was taken here by a Polish friend and now I'm hooked! The food was excellent, the beer good and the service great!

Thank Russ P
Ian C, Owner at Mamuska!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks Russ! Hope we see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6TH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3602 1898
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Everyone loves Polish food – some people just don’t know it yet. Mamuska! is what you call your mother-in-law in Poland… as long as she feeds you well and you love her for it. No matter what your roots, you will feel a little closer to Poland and a lot more upbeat after a hearty meal and a shot of flavoured premium vodka from Mamuska! See you soon!
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