Mamuśka Polish milk bar

Mamuśka, in Elephant & Castle shopping centre, is pretty much the Polish equivalent of a diner. It’s actually a “bar mleczny” – a milk bar – and the interior feels authentic, not least thanks to the Polish clientele, newspapers and television. As in the milk bars of Poland itself, the food is very reasonably priced, and they emphasise that it’s made fresh every day. Try the dumplings, the Borscht, kotlet z soczewicy (crispy lentil and potato cake), washed down with a Polish beer or vodka. To go here is to experience a slightly bizarre but very enjoyable, almost theme park-like notion of what another country is like, not unlike the Lobster Pot’s take on France. Get along while you still can.

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