Mother Mash

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Mash is a side-show no more at this charming one-off café which puts the spud centre-stage.

It’s a simple set-up at this charming café where the spud is king: choose your preferred style (and texture) of mash, add a couple of meaty sausages or a pie, then select a gravy flavour. The mash, which ranges from a pokey mustard-and-cheese-laden version to traditional colcannon dotted with bright spring cabbage, was heavy and overwhipped, but satisfyingly rib-sticking, while pies were well proportioned, with golden hot-water-crust pastry that held together well. What stops Mother Mash entering ‘ye olde mash shop’ territory is friendly service and an attractive modern dining room, with plenty of daylight, white subway tiles and marble tabletops. However, pinched seating is a squeeze for couch potatoes. 

Venue name: Mother Mash
Address: 26 Ganton Street
Opening hours: Meals served 8.30am-10pm Mon-Fri; noon-10pm Sat; noon-5pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus tube
Price: Main courses £8.45 - £9.45

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Lise M

Close to Carnaby Street, Mother Mash is a nice cheap'n'cheerful restaurant serving pies, and simple but tasty sausages and mash dishes. You just need to choose one of their free range sausages (pork, lamb, with leek, chili, etc) or   pies and the type of mash (with mustard, cheddar, onions, etc). Simple and delicious! Perfect when it's getting cold outside. 

Adam G

Everything you want it to be; wholesome food that won't break the bank.

The Champ mash is my personal  favourite, with the cumberland sausage, swimming in onion gravy. All for under a tenner!
There's plenty to choose from, not just bangers, there's pies and puddings too! 

Staff are friendly and as you'd imagine, the decor gives a homely feel. But if you haven't got time to settle in, you can get take away too!

All in all a smashing place for a hearty lunch in Soho.


3 pie and mash and 1 bangers and mash all excellent, Crumbles were good with custard or ice cream, Gingerbread pudding was lovely however portion was a little small, hence 4 stars.