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5.0 /6 Excellent 27 Reviews

Mandalay Golden Myanmar

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:30 - 15:30, 18:30 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 12:30 - 15:30, 18:30 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 12:30 - 15:30, 18:30 - 22:30
  • Thursday 12:30 - 15:30, 18:30 - 22:30
  • Friday 12:30 - 15:30, 18:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday Closed
Mandalay Golden Myanmar, 444 Edgware Road, W2 1EG London

Further Information

The road to Mandalay begins at the Mandalay Golden Myanmar on Edgware Road in Paddington, where the hungry and curious foodies of London can experience the many strands that come together to make Burmese cuisine. From the north and west come Indian influences, in the form of curries, Chinese cuisine has brought noodles and stir-fries from the east, and from the south come Thai fish sauce and the use of rice. The sheer diversity of culinary influences in that are apparent at Mandalay Golden Myanmar will have you in a Burmese daze.

When we talk about the Indian, Thai and Chinese contributions to Burmese cuisine, we are talking about the internal geography of Burma. The eastern and central parts of the country, around Mandalay – from which the Mandalay Golden Myanmar on Edgware Road takes its name – use more noodle dishes, and far more pork. Mawlamyine in the south is known as the heart of Burmese cooking, and they take in Thai influences and plenty of seafood, sandwiched as they are between the Thai border and the sea. In the north, the proximity of Bangladesh and India bring samosas, pakoras, curries and breads. Book a table now for a meal quite unlike any other restaurant in London.

CHEF'S CHOICE

27 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 27 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
21.06.2016 08:34

Fantastic food! The Mandalay is truly a hidden jewel. Our table of seven ordered a variety of dishes, and every single item was simply wonderful.

1 review so far 6
14.06.2016 09:14

Awesome food! Really enjoyed the flavours. Had the fitters to start and the lamb tamarind for main. Really reasonable in terms of price too. Can't wait to go back

1 review so far 6
14.05.2016 20:52

For the price the food can only be described as excellent. This was my return after 19 years - as a result of a sudden memory recall this week. I wanted to go back and see if things had changed and it was a pleasant surprise that it certainly had not. It is simple, unpretentious restaurant which focuses on the quality of their cooking and menu. However, I missed the attention of the male owners as it seems they do the evening shift and I was there for lunch. I will return next month, as long as I don't forget again!

1 review so far 6
08.05.2016 06:12

Arrived on time, and was taken to our table right away. Would recommended it because it's a Great restaurant and good service. Nice food too.

1 review so far 6
20.04.2016 00:37

Decided to round off a day of archival research on Myanmar with some proper Burmese food, and was not disappointed. Nor were my vegetarian friends. The food was very similar to meals I had eaten in and around Mandalay a couple of months ago, and equally delicious. Particularly recommend the tea leaf salad, calabash tempura and the red lentil soup; the Burmese special pudding with agar jelly was exquisite too. Plus it was excellent value (especially for London). Quiet, efficient and friendly service. Highly recommended; I'll definitely try and go back soon.

2 reviews so far 6
23.03.2016 08:20

The food was, as always, wonderful. This time we arrived to find the restaurant had suffered a power cut. However, our indomitable hostess kept us supplied with beer, wine and 4 delicious salads until power was restored just over an hour later. Our orders were taken and our starters on our table within 15 minutes of the power coming back on!

1 review so far 6
27.02.2016 13:44

Very friendly & authentic Burmese food. My son's family are from Burma so I like to keep them interested in their roots. The owner also knew my son's father so it was nice that he remembered us as we had given him some Burmese artifacts which belonged to him.

1 review so far 6
16.03.2016 14:49

Amazing home cooked authentic food. The hosts were friendly and explained the menu to us with recommendations on what dished to combine with what. I will be going back to this hidden gem of a restaurant.

1 review so far 6
09.04.2016 11:00

One of my most favourite restaurants. The food is awesome and staff are very pleasant. Worth trying Burmese food but I am biased coming from Burma which authenticates the flavours I guess

1 review so far 4
14.02.2016 13:05

This seemed like a pleasant family owned restaurant. We wen on a Wednesday evening, so fairly quiet, but lots of takeaway orders. I'm not an expert in Burmese food, but dishes were tasty and flavourful. A good spot for a no frills meal. Good value for money.

1 review so far 6
31.01.2016 12:06

Awesome little Find on Edgeware road Really authentic food and great service with a "home cooked" family vibe everything that we ate we loved and will for sure be back!!

2 reviews so far 5
29.06.2016 16:32

Great food, unlike anything I've tasted before!!!! Definitely not a dress up place more akin to a roadside cafe in Thailand. However, I would say its advisable to book as they're only a few covers

1 review so far 5
12.04.2016 18:06

A great Burmese café. Lovely people, good food, quite authentic and very reasonable. Definitely no need to dress up. Pity they didn't have Myanmar beer or wine but apparently its not imported to the UK.

1 review so far 5
19.01.2016 03:11

This is not a fancy restaurant, it is more of a homestyle one. The food was warm and honest from the heart. Quite enjoyed everything that we tried here and the hospitality was very good

2 reviews so far 6
13.02.2016 08:38

Authentic Burmese food. Loved the starter fritters, pickled lamb and semolina. Enjoyed a lot the Burmese tea. Hidden treasure in London, maybe the best and only Burmese in London.

1 review so far 5
01.05.2016 08:35

Delicious food. Prawn Balachaung wonderful! The Staff are very friendly and helpful and the service is quick and efficient. The restaurant is conveniently placed for eating before going to the Cockpit theatre.

4 reviews so far 5
10.04.2016 09:43

My first time eating Myanmar meal and it's very nice. I enjoyed the meal but I wish I ordered some more. I would recommend to go there if you want Myanmar meal.

1 review so far 5
31.01.2016 07:32

Very delicious food. Lamb Tamarind was excellent and the Lemongrass King Prawn was amazing. The new chairs are slightly uncomfortable to sit on but all in all a great evening.

1 review so far 5
01.04.2016 09:40

Tremendous food, took me right back to Myanmar. We had the spicy lamb curry and the sour bamboo shoot curry, alongside okra, rice and paratha. Will be going again!

1 review so far 5
01.05.2016 07:02

Tasty home cooked dishes. Interesting fusion of Chinese, Indian and Thai flavours. Staff helpful to explain and recommend unfamiliar Burmese specialties. Service attentive but unrushed. Pleasant evening.

1 review so far 5
10.03.2016 08:56

Excelent ! Food and service were great. We will go back there soon. It was bit busy and close to next table even on middle of week.

2 reviews so far 5
28.05.2016 09:24

Mandalay is a Very nice and homely place. The owner was happy and proud to explain country's national dished. Nice food, Will definitely be back

1 review so far 4
30.04.2016 10:42

Nice and interesting food, but it could be a bit hotter. Lemongrass chicken was the best dish that we tried. Lovely friendly welcome. Would go back.

1 review so far 3
03.04.2016 20:15

The food was good, but the service extremely slow: waiters would ignore eye contact and it took us forever to order. The prices were reasonable.

1 review so far 1
25.06.2016 09:15

Food was pretty bland and the owner who served us was pretty rude. Told us if that we shouldn't expect spices on the food it's not an Indian restaurant.Also really small portions for the price. Also the venue is falling apart. Hole in ceiling covered with a cloth. It may have been good once before but my experience wasn't anything like the good reviews.

1 review so far 5
06.03.2016 14:47

Good experience, enjoyed the food and the staff. All very pleasant