Monday, 13 December 2010

Mother Mash - Ganton Street, W1

Cumberland Sausage, Cheesy Mash and Onion Gravy.
I’ll start by saying we walked miles on Sunday.  Christmas shopping in London is a busy old affair to say the least.  Then throw into the equation hunger, a tight budget and looking for some lunch becomes a difficult prospect.  I was with the Lady so McDonalds was out of the question...  I didn’t want to pay £6 for a sandwich at Pret so eventually (after much walking) we settled on Mother Mash.

Hidden away on Ganton Street it’s not the easiest place to find but considering our rather erratic path across London I’m surprised we didn’t find it sooner.  Mother Mash is a tiny little place, one wall of booths and a breakfast bar on the other there isn’t much to say really about the interior other than it’s functional.

At Mother Mash you have a fairly simple list of choices to make but then you can tailor your meal to the Nth degree.  Basically you’ll be happy if you like Pie & Mash or Sausage & Mash.  I went for the Cheesy Mash with Cumberland Sausage and Onion Gravy.  The mash was fantastic, I couldn’t complain!  Perfectly smooth, nicely cheesy with Mature Cheddar and the Sausages were good and meaty.

The Gravy though was lacking Onion and tasted like it came from a packet; but in all honesty I’m not a snob when it comes to that so I didn’t mind too much.  The Lady went for the Lamb and Mint Sausage, which looked less than appealing but she enjoyed it.  Two meals, two cokes came to £20.  Not bad for a quick, filling and actually quite enjoyable lunch.

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  1. I went to mother mash last week and was a bit disappointed that the mash was a bit gluey. Still, I suppose they can't make it from scratch every time...

  2. This sounds a bit disappointing, particularly the gravy. No excuse for that, in a place that specialises in sausages and mash.

  3. @Lizzie I was quite pleased with my Mash. it was on the Gluey side but I put that down to the masses of Cheese it had in it. Nice all the same!

    @Laura To be fair the Mash and the Sausage carried it for me, I think I'd have probably been disappointed had a I gone for a Pie as I'd definitely want decent Gravy then!

  4. The Mother Mash near me on Leadenhall Street is brill - takeaway is only £5 for mash, sausages and a side.

    I usually have the Lincolnshire Sausages, Champ and Mushy Peas.

  5. I'm not keen on cheesy mash with sausages,much prefer leeks.Good value though.