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||Contact:|
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|
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Average User Rating
4.1 / 5
- 5 star:3
- 4 star:7
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
I'm from NYC so I don't know a WHOLE lot about English food but I do know the food at Mother Mash is simply delicious. It seemed at first like it could be a bit of a tourist trap as we had to (literally) squeeze through the Christmas masses gawking at Carnaby Street to get there, but inside, the place and food are simple and comfy. The restaurant reminds me of a diner but the food is of much higher quality. I also like that there are so many ways to mix and match the pies, mash and gravy. And please do yourself a favor and get the chicken pie!
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.