Mamuska used to live in the shopping centre at Elephant and Castle which until the plans to demolish it, was a wonderful spot for many different regional cuisines made authentically. I know authentic is kind of a weird word to use in food blogging because it’s been co opted and it sort of means something else or worse nothing at all but what I mean by authentic is someone’s grandmother taught them the recipes they’re cooking and it is not flash but it is wonderful. Home food. Just not necessarily the home you grew up in.
Unless you’re me and we’re talking about Mamuska. My dad was Polish. We ate a lot of sauerkraut growing up. It had been on my list for ages to visit so I was delighted when they agreed to gift me the meal because more than anything that sort of offer keeps me organised and on time with writing the reviews.
Mamuska has enough of a following and does well enough to have escaped elephant and moved into a huge industrial space in Waterloo. We’re talking ample buggy space, quick service and grandmas pierogis. Plus and this is such a big deal for a London restaurant, a play pen with a bunch of toys in it. Probably the easiest meal we’ve ever had our with Max in the history of writing this blog. As long as you’re a fan of rich, warming and most importantly affordable Polish food, Mamuska is a dream family restaurant.
What’s good? The pierogis and the potato pancakes especially. Also the desserts.
Kid friendly? One hundred percent.
✓baby change facilities
✓cool with breastfeeding
✓loads of other parents
✓space for buggies