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“Nice intro to Burmese food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mandalay

Mandalay
Ranked #5,205 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Burmese, Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Paddington / Maida Vale
London, United Kingdom
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603 reviews
496 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Nice intro to Burmese food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

I'm going to Myanmar in November and was looking to have a little taste of it when I found this restaurant online. I made a booking for 9pm on a Friday for 5 of us.
We shared some samosas and papadums to start which were nice, although on the small side. We then shared a few different plates, chicken, spinash, prawns, different rices and all was very tasty! Given the prices, it's really good value for money. The owner was also super friendly with us taking the time to take us through different dishes.
The restaurant itself is quite dated and you actually feel like you are somewhere in Asia for the time of a meal.
One little downside was the wine... It really wasn't nice at all but then again... At that price, it wasn't a surprise.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Went there for lunch with some girlfriends. Food was amazing, very authentic and so cheap. Interior and decor was a bit meh but service was brilliant. We got served by a lovely waiter, Ali, who recommended us some fab food! We will definitely be going there despite the not so awesome interior.

Will definitely recommend this place - great food and very friendly staff!

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

This was my fourth visit for family celebrations. Yet again the food was delicious. This is not some pretentious michelin star establishment, but what you get is delicious, authentic-according to my mother in law- and amazing value for money. Ten meals, starters and mains, for less than £150, along with the quality of food is incredible. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit from a five year old to a seventy year old. Already planning our next visit.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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99 restaurant reviews
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“Amazing and soooo cheap”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Great food, generous portions, plenty of veg options - highly recommend the calabash fritters and samosas. Friendly staff. Small and a little cramped inside but really do not be put off by the exterior or interior. It is really worth it. The okra and omlette curry are out of this world. So unusual but wonderfully seasoned - not spicy, just right. Will definitely be going back soon

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Burmese Incredible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant because of the line outside, waiting to get in. I always like to go where the locals frequent and this was the place. The food was excellent! It was our last evening in London, however we waited until this place opened the next day to get lunch. I recommend the papaya/cucumber salad, the fritters, the omelette, the chicken, shrimp and lime soup, and the chicken and vegetable main dish. They were very friendly and the service was great. This was a delicious way to experience London!

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