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Mau Mau (Bar, Club)

Picture of Mau Mau in Notting Hill, London

265 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1LR
Cuisine: [Other/Unclassified]
Tel: 020 7729 8528 | Transport: Ladbroke Grove | Write review

Mau Mau Review

Is it a cafe, is it a bar? It doesn't really matter because Mau Mau pulls off both equally. Whether you want somewhere to chill in the day perhaps to take a break from the market or whether you want an evening with a laid back feel then Mau Mau will do perfectly.

The CD collection provides some lovely tunes when live music or a DJ are absent. I have been told that the acoustic nights on friday evenings are particularly popular and crowded, as are the DJ nights playing once or twice a week. With a large selection of bottled beers, wines and a vast cocktail list every taste is catered for. Or for the more sensible a selection of herbal teas and coffees add to the laid back feel of the place.

Mau Mau bar is a very interesting place, I particularly liked the disposable camera machine and the modern paintings dotted around the walls. The seating is fairly civilised as groups of friends spread around wooden tables or slouch on the sofas. The bar is made up of art deco type tiles which add another interesting feature and although no food is served, the staff do allow people to bring in their own food to munch away in the bar. I didn't think much of the toilets, the word tacky springs to mind but overall Mau Mau is a quirky and comfortable kind of more

Customer Reviews for Mau Mau

Average (based on 7 votes): 7 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“Such a chilled vibe and a great place to go if you just want a happy, relaxed, slightly tipsy night. Has a classic cool portobello feel- a must go!”
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Coco, Nottinghill (10 years 5 months 22 days ago)

“Overpriced, overhyped venue with indifferent service. Not to visit again.”
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Frank, London (11 years 4 months ago)

“One of, if not the best bar on Portobello. Mau Mau has fantastic energy with lovely people and surroundings. I went down on a Wednesday and watched a live Jazz set that blew me away. If you pop in, do not expect to leave sober! ”
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Little Dave, London (16 years 12 days ago)

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“I've been in the mau mau a couple of times recently when they have bands on - it's got a buzz about the place. The bar staff are brilliant.”
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Ian brown, London (16 years 1 months ago)

“I've never seen a place transformed like this...this place is buzzing with action bands djs fantastic atmosphere...really great barstaff ...i keep going back for more ..congratulations to the owner swan and promoter ZodoA ...i dont know how... but they have made that.. the place to be ... you must get down there and check it out an incredible vibe you will not be dissapointed....”
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Howard Marks, london (16 years 1 months 8 days ago)

“Wicked venue for live music the new owner swan has put in a stage and pa. seen some wicked bands there including the alabama 3 krakowski carnival of souls and lots more. The place is jumping and the saturday afternoons are awsome from 4 till 7pm live music and wicked djs. ”
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Tommy Kennedy 1V, London (16 years 1 months 26 days ago)

“I found the Mau Mau Bar relly comfortable and a very friendly evironment to have a drink in. My thanks goes to the bar staff for their positive attitudes and for the fast customer service they provide.”
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andy, [ Unknown ] (17 years 2 months ago)

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