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Mama Shelter comes to London, opening in Hackney

Originating in Paris, Mama Shelter has spread throughout the world and has finally landed in London too. If you're unfamiliar with them, they're best described as cut-price accommodation with a bit of party central downstairs, all from the family that co-founded Club Med. We stayed in the Paris Mama Shelter earlier this year and found it to be a very handy base in the 11th. 

As for the London hotel and restaurant, that's in Hackney (it used to be the RE Hotel London) with rooms starting at a very affordable £99. There are free movies in the room - and yes, that includes free porn too. But the key thing Londoners need to know is that the arrival of this new hotel means there's a new restaurant too. 

Here's what we know about the restaurant:

  • It's pretty big and made even bigger with an outside courtyard that comes with a retractable roof
  • Inside, it's all vintage lamps and a chalkboard ceiling that's covered with graffiti by graphic designer and artist Beniloys
  • There's table football and... Twister on offer
  • And they have karaoke rooms downstairs, with pinball tables and retro video games. 

As for the food, here's what's on offer - including some specifically East End inspired dishes. 

  • Pork belly baos with char siu sauce, pak choi and hajikami ginger
  • Crab doughnuts with pickled cucumber,
  • Plant-Based Sharers of Cumin roasted cauliflower and Raw Asian rice paper wraps
  • Croque Monsieur and Coquillettes with Mostellos jambon and soft boiled Burford brown egg
  • Pie, mash & liquor
  • An East London Iced Platter (with Mersea oysters, crayfish, Jellied eels, pickled cocktails and Bloody Mary Mayo)

YOu can expect all that and a self-service Sunday brunch too - and expect partying into the evening with live music sets. 

Mama Shelter comes to London, opening in Hackney

 

More about Mama Shelter London

Where is it? 437 Hackney Rd, London E2 8PP

When does it open? 2 September 2019

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Twitter

 

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