11 reviews of Mango Rooms
As this place came highly recommended, I had high expectations... as was not disappointed. I had the salt fish fritters, which was delicious... but went in 1.5 mouthfuls the thing was so tiny! I had the grilled Monkfish, and my partner had the Snapper which was boneless and tender... the mango sauce was also very nice. Washed down by a nice bottle of Rose and finished with the tastiest dessert I have ever tasted....warm sticky toffee pudding with vanilla Ice Cream. I was purring...The bill came to £81 including the huge service charge... was a little steep for my liking but the food was very nice. Thumbs up, just a little too pricey.
I have eaten at The Mango Rooms on several occasions over the last two years and have enjoyed everyone of my visits apart from the last one which was on 6/8/05.The Food as usual could not be faulted, but the service on this occasion was very poor indeed. Our evening out started to go down hill once my party of four had been seated by the head waiter (no complaint about him or the young lady with the interesting tattoo on her arm) a few of the others however we felt needed a lesson or two on how to serve in a restaurant. There seem to be a lack of continuity due to us being served by at least five different members of staff this increases the possibility of something going wrong ,which of course did. One member of staff was quite abrupt to the point of being rude when it was pointed out that we had been served ice cream which was melted.
Good service I feel is just as important as good food, the proprietor should realise this and invest a little more time in this area.
This was my first visit to Mango rooms and my expectations was quite high because I know a few people who have dined here and have said it was really good. I was not disappointed, the food was lovely, I highly recommend the salmon and sweet potato mash. The portions were decent and the service was excellent. If i were to fault anything it would be the glasses they serve the cocktails in. I ordered a pina colada and expected it to be served in an elegant cocktail glass, instead it was served in an ugly heavy cheap looking glass, even water shouldn't be served in glasses like that in such a lovely restaurant. The pina colada mind you was fantastic.
Me and my partner booked a table for Thursday 21st April, I really enjoyed the food at Mango Rooms....very tasty, I think maybe the rice & pea's should come as part of the meal and not just as an extra....The wine was lovely and service was fantastic they made us feel very looked after and special!! I will defiantly be going again!!
I booked a table for Feb 14th or so I thought! I talked to the restaurant and they said they would phone me and confirm the booking next day but did not. I phoned them that day and confirmed it. Just to make sure I phoned them on the 14th to re-confirm it (and was told yes there was no problem). Low and behold when we turned up they had lost our booking and without so much as an apology (but much denial and “you didn’t speak to me etc”) we were shown the door. My advice is if you want to turn up and get a table try, but if you want to book for something don’t bother, they were disorganized, rood and we were left hungry and fed up. Nice work Mango rooms!!
The food was brilliant, the first time i went, i had the oven baked spinach and okra and it was superb. The second time i went i had the curry goat which i did find a bit chewy, however the side dishes and the service made up for that. lovely place!
We went to the Mango Rooms on Sat night , it was really lovely and the service was excellent from the moment we walked in. I have been there a few times in the past , its very cosy, you can hear lots of chatter and laughing and the background music is not too loud.
I opted for the Jerk Pork, with rice n peas and mixed veg, really lovely. My partner opted for the Jerk Chicken, again really nice but a little too spicy, I think we both felt the jerk sauce overpowered the meat.
We have tried most of the dishes and all are really nice, although a few of our friends are not too hot on the curry goat.
I would go back to the Mango Rooms , again and again, this truly is a piece of the west indies in Camden Town.
May I just say, like most of you I have also tried Cottons which is a very buzzy venue, and has a DJ in the little rum bar, the food is good there too, However the service really spoils this restaurant, I booked 6 weeks in advance for my boyfriends birthday, calling beforehand to check all was ok, We turned up, was made to wait for ages , everything was in a muddle and then to top it all they sat us downstairs right near the toilets, I've also heard other people have been left waiting for ages, so please Cottons, get it together because this just lets you down!
3 g's, great atmosphere, great music and great food.
On my visit the chef was a very charming white gentleman and not West Indian which explained the a la carte take on the dishes. The food was reasonable but not with an authentic west Indian taste. The ackee had some unexpected additions and the salt fish fritters weren't quite to my liking. The restaurant does have a nice ambience though.
I found it to be a really special night out and have recommended to friends and family. The food was delicious and all the staff were friendly and helpful. The setting was intimate without feeling like you were sitting on your neighbours lap! And the bar serves the best Cosmopolitans I have tasted!
I found the food to be of an excellent standard and the service was pleasant. The restaurant has a vibrant atmosphere and has a good mix of customers. Prices are reasonable, portions are healthy! A good night out to be had.