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“Cheap and tasty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mamuska!

Mamuska!
Unit 233, First Floor, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, London SE1 6TE, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
+44 20 3602 1898
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Ranked #1,912 of 17,929 Restaurants in London
Price range: $9 - $14
Cuisines: European, Polish, Central European, Family Fare
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
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!
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Cheap and tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Having heard rave reviews from a friend, I took the plunge and organised a get together dinner with friends. The restaurant is in a shopping mall in Elephant and Castle but don't let that put you off.
Ok, service is basic and sort of reminds me of the restaurant in ikea. But the food is a real bargain as is the beer.
The pierogi were ok and skin a little too thick for my liking but the potato pancake with goulash was ace as was the hunters stew. Best of all they were only £5 each.
One word of advice, sit near the front as it can be quite difficult to hear your ticket number being called.



    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Westminster, null, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Milk Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I would recommend this place to anyone that works, studies or live sin the area.
I have worked in the area the food here is better quality and cheaper than the subsidised canteen that was my other option/ Even the £1 coffee is brilliant quality.
I will be very honest I am a big fan of milk bars and make use of them a lot when in Krakow but this is an exceptional milk bar.
The food is good and healthy and home made and the soups change on a daily basis.
The only downside is that they are a bit too small for how good and popular they are and sometimes it may be difficult to sit down. However this only proves to show how good the food is.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good food, incredible value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The location in the middle of the Elephant & Castle shopping centre is unusual. But get over that and you'll find a bustling cafe-canteen serving great value polish food. Starters are £3, and mains £5. There are no corners cut on the food front - all well source, and well prepared in a home cooked style. How do they keep prices so low? You may have to share a table and you're expected to fetch your own food and clear your table but that adds to the experience. Well worth a visit. Free wifi. Follow @mamuska_net on Twitter. Open 7am - 11pm Mon to Sat, 9am on Sunday.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“£8 for a generous two course meal...?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I hope that when they refurbish the Elephant and Castle shopping centre, Mamuska! will stay...Excellent, authentic, fresh and quickly delivered polish food.. Sorry...I'm too busy stuffing my face on this very cold day to continue typing...
Give it a try, you'll love it!!! X C

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Brilliant value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

It is a really nice bar with most main dishes for £5. The food was good, a true representation of Polish main dishes. Atmosphere was good. The restaurant is quite small, but that does not matter if you do not mind table-sharing. The staff is very friendly and the menu is easy to read and funny :).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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