My friend Davina, from Canada, but these days Melbourne, was in town for the week. We had spent a busy Monday morning being tourists around London. And like many tourists we were after a lunch with that British edge. Something traditional, something local. We ended up in Soho. And we found ourselves at Mother Mash. Mother Mash is a venue that celebrates the humble mashed potato. And a major way. It’s a three step process but your first big decision is what type of mash to go for. There’s eight (!), and the mashes are made to order. Some include vege, cheese, or are of the sweet potato cut. I liked both the Cheesy Mustard and the Colcannon ones that we got. These are some fun and worthwhile twists on the regular. And your other choices are for the main (sausage or pie) and one of five gravy options. The vegetarian sausages are executed well. And the gravies are delightfully savoury and there’s plenty of it. My pie was the special Lamb Hot Pot and this was tasty. It’s meaty, chunky and some awesome flavours (only downer is it might be ordered in). For £9.25 – £9.95 the price is reasonable and can understand it being a popular haunt for the work-time lunch.