Mama Shelter is the debut London hotel and restaurant from the Mama Shelter group, which originated in Paris. The in-house restaurant is a visually stimulating space, decked out with clashing prints, hanging fringed lampshades and a blackboard ceiling that has been scribbled with chalk drawings.
The Mama Shelter restaurant serves a casual menu of recognisable international dishes, which are enjoyed from the comfort of stools, sofas, or chairs - whatever takes your fancy. On the all-day menu, examples of starters include mushroom arancini, crispy squid, n'duja doughnuts and confit salmon spring rolls. While main courses feature a selection of burgers as well as fish and chips, steak and fries, chicken schnitzel and a vegan cottage pie. You can pad out your meal with indulgent side dishes such as truffle fries, while the pudding list includes baked cookie dough with dark and white chocolate chips, nuts, sultanas and vanilla ice cream.
Come the weekend, Mama Shelter hosts a slap-up Sunday lunch service which includes the likes of slow cooked belly of free-range pork with cauliflower cheese, roasted root vegetables, rosemary and garlic roasted potatoes, tenderstem broccoli, Yorkshire puddings and veal jus. There’s plenty to entertain you whatever day of the week you choose to visit though, including basement karaoke rooms which are available to hire.
Don't miss Mama's signature cocktails concoted by its talented bartenders. There's a White Negroni, for example, and one called What Do You Voodoo made with rum, Velvet Falernum liqueur and topped with pineapple and passion fruit. Pitchers, non-alcoholic cocktails, draft beers and soft drinks are also on offer.
During the summer, guests can venture out to its alfresco Garden Bar, a pretty courtyard space with a covered Island Bar in the centre. Find a cosy spot and enjoy the vibes!