our final review
posted by pubdog on 29/08/2008
Eight or so years on, Mash still looks as cool and fashionable as when it first opened, but fortunately, the hype has died down a little and now we can enjoy the place for what it is - a handsome bar/restaurant with its own microbrewery. The food's had mixed reviews, but we'll leave that to other authorities to comment on - after all, as you're on Fancyapint.com, you'll be interested in the beer. If you stay away from the lager, you'll find the other beers to be excellent - the wheat beer and (seasonal, obviously) Christmas ale in particular. If you're not sure what you might like, you can order a taste of each for just over £3 for four. And just over £3 is the going rate at the moment for pints in Mash, which seemed to be expensive not so long ago, but is about average for the area (if you're not in a Sam Smith's). The wine list is pricey, but pretty decent, although they often don't have what you want. Towards the weekend you'll get the inevitable DJs and associated crowds and Wednesday night is student night, but, at other times, if you fancy trying a tipple that's not run-of-the-mill, especially after the trials and tribulations of Oxford Street, Mash isn't a bad bet at all.
Now a restaurant called Vapiano - another one bites the dust.
19-21 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8QB
Once out of Oxford Street station, turn east along Oxford Street towards Centre Point. Take the first left into Great Portland Street and it's just a little way up on your left.