Mother Mash

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We love mashed potato - it's the food equivalent of a great big hug. Our mash is made with only the very best Maris Piper potatoes - and it's made fresh. Not that day, not that hour, but right before you tuck in. That way it still has the creamy fluffy texture we've whipped into it.
Add a piping hot pie, free range sausages or vegetarian option.. pour on your choice of fresh gravy.. and you'r done. Feel all warm and friendly.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went out of our way to have their sticky toffee pudding with vanilla cream, because it was that good last time. They did not disappoint. Warm, soft, toffee pudding with cool cream, delivered fast and with a smile.

JC
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Nice venue, bright and a modern take on the classic London pie & mash shop. Food is tasty and good for it's price, but not amazing. My wife had the Aberdeen Angus pie which was great, and I had the Smokey sausages, of which one was regular sized and the other looked like it belonged on a kids menu. The mash was good, with excellent gravy.

However our server was grumpy, barely spoke a single word to us or even made eye contact, as well as forgetting one of our dishes. Nor were we asked if we wanted any more drinks, dessert or coffee. Which in turn made us want to leave as soon as we were done. Other staff were friendly, but not ours. With so many other options for food in the area, I think we'd look elsewhere before returning, simply because of the attitude of our server

DH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was nice.....I’ve had and made better pies!
Sponge pudding was lovely def a tourist trap

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome bangers and mash. Excellent choice and great staff. Well done

AM
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant but as a dairy intolerant person, the allergen board/table is totally inaccurate so beware and make sure the servers check before ordering. This meant that my choices were very, very limited on the menu. A real shame

PJ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good easy place to eat upon arrival. Not fabulous food, but good.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Very unique.

P
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

If you would like to experience English food, Mother’s Mash is a good start. In the busy streets of pubs and restaurants, this is a quaint small eatery with a few tables to watch the locals and tourists as they pass by. The sausages and mash are good for the price, but I was not a fan of the pies. The food is good, but it is English food. Service is slow, but again the sausages were delicious. Don’t ask for ice water - they do not serve ice in their drinks (for us spoiled Americans). Overall good experience.

KC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Growing up in the east end it takes a lot to rival the memory of my grandad's bubble & squeak or the local pie & mash shop back in the day. MotherMash smashed it. Amazing choice of food, delicious and cooked perfectly. The service was fantastic with a friendliness sadly not experienced much these days in central London. Outstanding value too. I absolutely love this place and will return until my belly splits.

PB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The staff are rude and too busy looking at themselves in the mirror to remember to bring the drinks you ordered. There is a layer of dust across the tiles and the glasses were dirty. Terrible

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Pie and mash are fabulous but the service I have to say was awful. We have been before a few times and never as bad as this. We were left for ages between being seated and having an order taken and then things were forgotten and not brought out straight away. A pity as the food is very good there and such a good venue. Not sure if I’d go back again!

PS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Took friends from Australia to a pie and mash shop for something different and uniquely British. Service good, price good pie and mash was great and thoroughly enjoyed. Sat outside on a lovely summer evening. The only disappointing thing was there was no liquor left. Not good for a pie and mash shop!! Almost every other pie and mash shop in town was shut on Sunday and you were well situated in Soho.

T
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Très bien
La nourriture est bonne
Les serveuses sont sympa

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VM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my best friend here for his 60th Birthday treat last week - it was magnificent!
Food was excellent, lovely and clean and the staff couldn't have been nicer.
Can't wait for my next visit!

a
London
20 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wow. Food was lovely. Pie and mash. We had the cauliflower cheese which was really nice too. The waitress was friendly and really helpful too. Only downside was the narrowness of the bench tables. They were uncomfortably tight.

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food very good spot for a warning meal on a cold day will definitely be back.

TG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our visit to Mother Mash. The food was delicious - the gingerbread dessert is to die for!

Staff were friendly and accommodating and ensured our visit was effortless.

Restaurant is located right in the heart of Soho next to Carnaby St so easy to get to and definitely worth a visit!!

FP
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, great food, in the best English tradition. We'll get back soon!

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a really good dinner, the pie with mashed potatoes was fantastic, the crumble apple pie was very good too.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service. Good British food at very reasonable price.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Simple but super tasty! I suggest sweet potatoes mash and the onion gravy. Fast service. Good quality food and quantity for less than 10£

f
Hampshire
20 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Pies seemed to not be as good as normal. The pastry was very soft as if they had been microwaved. Staff weren't very friendly.

CC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I would recommend to friends if they are in the area and want something Brit and not too pricey.
The portions on the slightly small side and although it is called Mash....the veggies sausages were not as tasty as expected. Quorn or Linda McCartneys actually do better ones. It was too starchy with the mash.
It would be good to see more veggie/vegan options.
Overall a pretty standard casual restaurant. The vibe from the area certainly helps, but I don't think it was memorable enough to keep returning.
Thank you for your hospitality.

CL
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When we arrived our booked table had a dirty bucket on it and was right in the doorway, to the point where my chair was in the path of the door and people were constantly walking past and shaking my chair. The waitress didn't offer to clean it before we sat down and I had to ask her to do so. She didn't offer us menus either or let us know prior to ordering that they were out of menu items. The food was disgusting - I had the Sticky Sausage Salad and it just tasted like they'd poured honey on top of a tiny, limp salad. I would avoid this place completely, I don't understand the hype one bit.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very fine food, exciting concept! They even adapt to serven gluten- and dairyfree menus! Staff is nice.

OT
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Amazing food, great menu and the best mash! Service wasn’t the best but would still recommend.

DW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Really great small restaurant, quick service and good food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally best British foods I had so far.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The best thing about Mother Mash was the food. It tasted good and was quickly delivered to the table. The service was however extremely poor. We booked at 7pm and had to wait until 7:10pm in the rain before a table became available. I ordered a victorian lemonade (which is very tasty) and my girlfriend order a wine. We did however got two victorian lemonades and my girlfriend had to remember the waitress that she ordered a wine instead. We placed our order for the main course and I asked for peas on the side but when the order got delivered these where nowhere to be found. The waitress also just threw the plates on the table while only looking outside which came across as very uninterested. As desert I ordered a sticky toffee pudding which tasted very good but came with very little ice cream. When served the waitress noticed that there was very little ice cream on the plate and said she would get some more. In the end the only thing that got served was the bill.

Pros:
The food is very tasty
The food was brought quickly

Cons:
The service was horrendous

MZ
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

all in all a good experience ( good food), but after 30 minutes ( while still having our drinks!) we were asked (kindly but firmly) to leave since there was a large group waiting outside...this never happened to me before in any other place...if a restaurant does not know how to manage table schedule it is surely not the costumer problem...

we were surprised to be asked to leave , but took it with a smile since we understood the pressure that the restaurant owner had been through ( we worked for restaurants ourselves before) - but it was a downside in our total experience....instead of giving 8 , i would give 6.5.....

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nabbed a last-minute reservation, which caused some minor confusion when we arrived but the restaurant quickly got us seated and we were happy to take a couple of minutes to look over the menu anyway.

Our group had the sausage special (wild boar and apple) and the beef pies, with a variety of mash and gravy combinations. Everything we had was outstanding - flavorful and well-balanced; even the horseradish mash wasn’t overpowering.

We were in and out quickly, without feeling rushed, and had plenty of time to make it to our other evening plans, even after stopping in a couple of shops along the way.

Highly enjoyable experience! Will be making a note of this place for future visits.

CW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother Mash is an absolute must for any discerning Pie & Mash lover 😊 the food is just fabulous and a firm favourite with us, don t pass up an opportunity to visit this brilliant place.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and well priced. Service wasn’t amazing but it was a bit busy. Veggie food wasn’t that good but the mash and gravy made it and my other half said the meat pie was amazing!

x
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my second time in Mother Mash. Unlike the previous time, the food was colder, so maybe it was prepared with a little less care as it was a very late lunch. The ambiance is very casual - given the time, the waitresses were sitting at one of the tables - which I didn't mind as I was looking for a quick bite. The menu is quite simple, although with some interesting touches. Unlike the previous time, I found almost impossible to cut the sausages avoiding to completely take the skin off (breaking the sausage in a billion pieces) with the knives provided. Not sure whether it was to do with the sausages or with the knife, but it got a little complicated. Service was friendly and, again, casual, which I didn't mind. It's a good shout if you're looking for some simple pub food in a relaxed environment that is not your usual public house. Will go back.

IE
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm really happy I chose Mother Mash for a mini date with my boyfriend. The location is awesome so, as Frenchies who'd never been to Carnaby St, it was cool to discover the whereabouts.
Our waitress was the kindest girl ever, the food was as English as can get, which was what we were looking for. We will come back and you should too!!!

PS. I also chose them because I really wanted to try the English dessert called Sticky Toffee pudding and I couldn't find it anywhere else. It was amazing!

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was utterly gorgeous and the place is great value. but whilst the staff were very friendly and upbeat, they were clearly oblivious to working in a restaurant. The throughout of customers (we had several lengthy waits for service = fewer meals served = less money made.....) was basically one sitting per table all evening. If that continues this place will probably close so get your mash whilst you can.

NS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value, great service, great location! Mother Mash offer fabulous comfort food in Central London! Highly recommended

HW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and excellent value. A little quiet but that was to do with the time of day. I will certainly use mother mash again.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was very busy due to a tour booking. The staff were very efficient and cheerful, making sure we were looked after. Our food was hot and tasty, we even found space for desserts and coffee before going onto our concert.

A small tip, make sure there are toilet rolls in the ladies loo!

DC
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had a bite to eat before going to the theatre, the restaurant it's self was small and a bit cramped. It was clean and tidy. The staff were ok, seemed very rushed and didn't have much time for you as a customer. The food was hit and miss, the pies we had were underwhelming and felt like that had been cooked and stood for sometime. The mash was very nice but thought the gravy could have packed more of a punch. We ordered a side and never received it and no apology was made. The crumble we had for pudding was disappointing, felt like it had been deconstructed. I'm afraid I would not pop in again.

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