Mother Mash review: Enjoy the best of British grub at this cosy diner

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Traditional British grub: Cheesy mash, vegetable and herb bangers and veggie gravy at Mother Mash

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Simple interiors: The diner-style restaurant features white tiling and dark wooden seating

We’ve long heard how Chicken Tikka Masala – or more recently overtaken by Chinese Stir Fry – are Britain’s favourite dishes. Although widely popular for a couple of decades now, there is a traditional British meal that has been enjoying a resurgence in recent years – bangers and mash. I must confess I’ve had a newfound love for mashed potato in recent months – ideally covered in melted margarine – so I was eager to try Mother Mash.

Although they’ve recently opened a second branch in Leadenhall Street in the City, a friend and I visited the original Mother Mash in Ganton Street, Soho. While it does appear to be quite small, the nature of the food and service means there is a quick turnaround so there shouldn’t be a long wait to be seated. The slim restaurant has a simple interior – white tiling, marble tables and dark brown seating with a mix of booths and counter-top to sit at. A friend and I were extremely hungry upon arrival and were glad to be shown to a wooden booth.

The menu is a simple layout – you have a choice of a variety of mashes, then bangers or pies, and then gravy. I must confess being spoiled for choice – the six different mashes all sounded delicious. I eventually opted for the Cheesy Mash, Vegetable and Herb Bangers (vegetarian) and Veggie Gravy (made with seasonal vegetables, tomato purée and horseradish). There was also a range of side orders, so I opted for some shredded, buttered cabbage. Mother Mash is also licensed so I enjoyed a bottle of Bulmers cider. The service was friendly and swift. We were ravenous so were glad our food came so swiftly. The mash potato was perfect – creamy and filling. I thoroughly enjoyed the dish and due to a fix of hunger and it being tasty, it wasn’t long before my plate was clean. The actual food bill came to £8.50 each so very good value indeed. I can highly recommend for both a hearty lunch or dinner.

  • Mother Mash, 26 Ganton Street, Soho, W1F 7QZ. Nearest tube: Oxford Circus. For more information and menus, visit the Mother Mash website.

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Open all hours: The restaurant is located just off Carnaby Street and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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