Mama Shelter

Burgers, Hotel Bars, International, Mediterranean, Modern European, Steak, Vegan, Vegetarian·

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Burgers, Hotel Bars, International, Mediterranean, Modern European, Steak, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Lively, Quirky, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Bottomless brunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Chef’s table, Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
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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! 


Can you book?

Yes, booking ahead is strongly recommended, although walk-ins are also welcome.

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Does it open for lunch on Sundays?

Yes, Sunday roasts are served on weekends.

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Does it have outdoor space?

Yes, Mama's Garden Bar is an alfresco space that is available to book.

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Mama Shelter London


437 Hackney Road, Hackney, London, E2 8PP

020 7613 6500 020 7613 6500


Opening Times

All day
Mon 07:00-22:00
Tue 07:00-22:00
Wed 07:00-22:00
Thu 07:00-22:00
Fri 07:00-22:30
Sat 08:00-23:30
Sun 08:00-22:00


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2 Reviews 

Lottie S

12 December 2019  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Amazing Place

Great restaurant and bar. Lively on weekends, dogfriendly which is awesome. Food is tasty and simple. Must try the karoake rooms at some point. Great addition to the Hackney area.


12 September 2019  
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 3
Value 1
Terrible service

really poor service, I got a margarita cocktail instead of a pizza and several fellow diners didn’t get what they ordered. The food that came was ok but over priced for what it was, you could only have certain dishes as sharing dishes.

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