Mama Shelter will later this month open the doors to their new restaurant, Mama London, to the capital for the first time in the heart of the East End.
The 100 cover restaurant will be at the heart of Mama London – a neighbourhood spot for sharing MAMA’s classics and new dishes, influenced by East London, with friends around their signature communal dining tables.
The restaurant will feature an island bar and an outdoor courtyard with a retractable glass roof – the perfect setting for a cocktail al fresco.
The tongue-in-cheek design features vintage lamps and a twist on the English lace doily, paired with dark wooden interiors, pops of coloured macramé and Liberty prints. The chalkboard ceilings are adorned with graffiti by graphic designer and artist Beniloys, while table football and a giant in-built Twister board provide further entertainment.
The menu will centre on generous family style sharing dishes, made with love, using an amalgamation of ingredients, inspirations and flavours. The informal menu will encourage guests to try a host of dishes from Snacks & Starters of Pork belly baos with char siu sauce, pak choi and hajikami ginger and Crab doughnuts with pickled cucumber, to Plant Based Sharers of Cumin roasted cauliflower and Raw Asian rice paper wraps.
MAMA’s Classics, much loved recipes which come up trumps in all of MAMA’s restaurants, will be reminiscent of home cooked French staples and will feature the likes of Croque Monsieur and Coquillettes with Mostellos jambon and soft boiled Burford brown egg. Other mains will include Whole grilled seabass, Hake ceviche, 35 day Hereford ribeye and Aubergine Parmigiana.
Made just for Mama London and created to honour the food traditions of the East End are MAMA’s Local Classics. MAMA’s interpretation of these stalwart dishes will celebrate the treasures of East London, with a classic Pie, mash & liquor and an East London Iced Platter with produce from the Essex coast, including Mersea oysters, crayfish, Jellied eels, pickled cocktails and Bloody Mary Mayo. At weekends, MAMA’s signature ‘Sunday Spread’ brunch will provide a self-serve feast alongside live music sets – a favourite across all Mama Shelter properties.
Downstairs, Japanese-style karaoke rooms are decked out with pinball machines, retro video games, and classic 50s-style microphones and are available to hire for groups. Guests can also create personal souvenirs of their Mama Shelter experience with the photo and video booths, via the brand’s social platforms.
A place to socialise, celebrate, eat, drink and be merry, Mama London will provide a new dining space for guests from near and far, welcoming them with open arms and embracing them in true Mama Shelter fashion.
Mama London’s restaurant will open on September 2nd at 437 Hackney Road, E2 8PP. Opening Hours: Daily 12-3pm/7-midnight. Brunch: 12.30-4.30pm.