About Buster Mantis

Winding up to drop delicious bombs on the good people of London, Buster Mantis is a unique proposition, offering an irresistible mix of stunning location and fine Caribbean food and drink. A truly underground social project spearheaded by erstwhile London-via-Jamaica (and back again) resident Gordon, Buster Mantis has been built from the ground up by friends and family in an incredible double railway arch space beneath the tracks running through Deptford station along Resolution Way. Classics like Jamaican jerk chicken are given seriously proper treatment here, as are smaller seasonal plates representing the best of the West Indies, a carefully curated selection of local and international beers, wines, and – the ace in the hole – a house rum punch that undoubtedly packs one. Sling a reservation Buster Mantis’ way and you won’t be disappointed.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am


Buster Mantis
3-4 Resolution Way, Deptford
London SE8 4NT

Menu Highlights



Chickpea, potato and pumpkin curry with toasted flatbread

Pulled jackfruit burger with jerk sauce and coleslaw (served with thick-cut chips or festival):


Ackee and saltfish with festival and fried plantain


84 Buster Mantis Reviews

84 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
charlotte s.7 days ago · 1 review

I love this place. Busta Mantis is the place to be. The staff are lovely, so lovely they make me want to work there. The food is just on point! Every dish I have had, I have loved. Took the family there today for Fathers day and everyone had glowing reviews. We will be back. Total hot spot!

Liv E.3 months ago · 1 review

Such a gem! Delicious and moorish coctails, many ones which I never heard of before but so much fun to try them.And the food....wow, soooo good! Not the greasy jerk grub, very light and delicious, super fresh. The portions could have been bigger, but I think I'm just being greedy. Can't recommend this place highly enough, not to forget to mention the very friendly staff and the great knees up in the adjacent room on a weekend. All very nice and easy, nothing too trendy.

Katheryne H.3 months ago · 1 review

Great vibes, the music on a Tuesday is chilled and mellow. You have to try their signature jerk burger! The staff are all so lovely.