Mamuska!, SE1 6TH
- 020 3602 1898
- 16 Elephant and Castle, SE1 6TH
- 9am-11pm Mon-Wed; 9am-midnight Thu-Sat, 9am-11pm Sun
This is an attempt to recreate a bar mleczny, a Polish communist era self service canteen. Previously on the first floor of Elephant and Castle shopping centre photo, it moved in 2015 to the plaza around the Strata tower (pictured).
Note: We haven't visited since the move to the new premises (except to take a photo), so some of the below may be out of date.
The tables are communal and mismatching. You pay at the counter and are given a receipt with a number on the bottom. Your number is called when your meal is ready and you go and collect it from the counter.
As of February 2010, all the meals are £5, with £3 for desserts and £1 for drinks. They also sell vodka at freezer, fridge and room temperatures.
secretlondon visited one weekday evening in February 2010. I had Placki ziemniaczane (potato pancakes) which came with a choice of goulash, mushroom sauce or sour cream & sugar. I had mine with goulash photo. I also had a glass of kompot (£1) and a portion of baked cheesecake photo.
The food was interesting and I would like to go back and try more. I don't get all the references — my cheesecake had an outline of a spoon and chain made in the chocolate. According to the SE1 forum this is a reference to this satire.
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