For many years I lived on the outskirts of Maidstone town centre. There are a plethora of restaurants in Maidstone and living so close, I used to eat out quite a bit. One of the places I’ve been to a number of times is Mu Mu, known by everyone as ‘Mumus’.
Mumus opened about ten years ago at the east end of Maidstone town. Typically this was the quieter end of the town, with many of the shops at this time being empty. Mumus has brought a lot of life back to the town and since opening, a lot of shops have been filled and it’s no longer the quiet end.
Mumus offers a fantastic array of dining and entertainment options. I’ve been there on a night out for cocktails, I’ve also seen Madame Mu Mu wandering through the restaurant on her way to do the cabaret show. They’ve recently introduced a retro cinema experience, where you can enjoy a meal and watch a film. There’s loads going on. I’ve always enjoyed the food and the experience when I’ve visited, but since we moved further afield, sadly I haven’t been for a while.
One day when we were out shopping in Maidstone, we thought we would stop at Mu Mu for brunch. They have a great brunch menu, including eggs benedict, brioche French toast soldiers, a full Irish breakfast, to name a few of the dishes.
I opted for the full English and my husband the full Irish breakfast. The Irish breakfast came with potato cakes, soda farls, sausages, bacon, a pancake, eggs, mushrooms and a grilled tomato. It was enormous. My English breakfast was just as big. With sausages, bacon, mushrooms, bubble and squeak, black pudding and my choice of eggs. Both were served with toast, tea/coffee and orange juice.
We set about tackling these enormous breakfasts. I did my best but didn’t achieve anywhere near an empty plate. My husband did and then set about tucking into my leftover bacon, sausages and grilled tomatoes. He didn’t however finish all the toast. Thank goodness and I don’t think he would have ever moved again!
The brunches were really nice and the ingredients high quality. I love the dining experience at Mumus. The décor is ornate and intricate and although the breakfasts cost more than your average greasy spoon, they simply aren’t comparable. For £12.95, you are getting a good quality meal, with drinks, in a fantastic environment.
All I can say is we were glad we only had a little bit of shopping left to do as the breakfasts were huge and nearly floored us. But it was a really nice meal out and good to visit one of my old haunts. The place hasn’t changed, apart from there’s more options – brunch, afternoon tea, cabaret and more!
As part of Mu Mu’s brunch package you can choose to add two hours of bottomless Prosecco, Mimosas or Bloody Marys for £18 per person. We didn’t do this as we were there for food, not drinks, but there were other people there enjoying that option. If I were to go back, and I’m sure we will, I think I may order a slightly smaller breakfast next time. I can’t fault them on value for money and my husband didn’t mind hoovering up my leftovers!
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