To all our Valued Customers at MANGO ROOM
We want to tell you; our very important customers, about changes that are about to happen; The Mango Room has closed its doors as a day to day restaurant. This is with sadness as with 18 years of business, the restaurant has always been a fixture of Camden Town and has also been very prominent in sharing such a wonderful food culture of the Caribbean with so many different people from so many different walks of life.
The restaurant first opened in 1998; real humble beginnings with just one dining room, a tiny kitchen, 2 great chefs; Linton and Richard, and the owners serving!! It took a little while before people started discovering the food and the dining experience but then it suddenly took off and the phone never stopped ringing. Mango Room has had review after review, heralded as best local restaurant in Time Out 3 years in a row and has had great reviews in international, national and local restaurant guides as well as mentions in so many magazines, newspapers and even the Ryan Air flight guide.
The list of celebs that have graced its doors is endless, to name but a few; Spike Lee, Grace Jones, Ken Livingstone, as major who said it was his favourite local restaurant, Tom Jones, Wyclef Jean, Kylie, Samuel L Jackson, Chris Martin, Emile Sande and even the Spice Girls who had us pictured in nearly every national magazine. So many lovely memories and so many satisfied customers! We were honoured to host the Jamaican High Commission dinners and cater for the BBC Wind Rush celebrations. We have done televisions shows for the BBC, cooking programmes and even Dinner Dates for ITV.
Mango Room has achieved so much in increasing awareness of such a varied and fantastic cuisine. One that was more or less unknown in the restaurant world when Mango’s doors first opened all that time ago.
We may start another venture in the future, but for now we have decided to take a break and go and enjoy the food and culture first hand! Such a big thank you to all of you! We’ve really loved serving you for all these years.
Wishing you all so well!