Mama San Bali is all grown-up – Chef Will Meyrick’s Seminyak favourite has re-emerged into the Indonesian dining scene with a sleek new look in tow. Sophisticated is an understatement when it comes to Mama San’s next chapter, which sees a distinct new duo of eateries now in the same space.
Downstairs is an expanded incarnation on the original, dubbed Mama San Dining Room, Grill & Bar, while upstairs is now Mama San Supper Club, an intimate speakeasy style bar serving snacks alongside.
While the change is beyond physical, it’s the new interiors that you’ll notice first. Mama San Dining Room, Grill & Bar is certainly well-dressed, with its restaurant and adjoining bar now awash with plush green banquette seating, walls of dark timber, ample mirrors, and a scattering of chandeliers.
The adjoining lounge has been expanded too, with the bar running the full length of the space, creating the perfect space to pop by for a pre-dinner drink, or hang out for the evening with a few smaller plates.
The Mama San Dining Room and Grill’s menu has undergone a similar refresh, seamlessly melding street food flavours with a more refined dining experience. Explains Will; “Downstairs focuses around the flavours of Thai, Indonesian, Laotian cuisine – the traditional Mama San menu. And plenty of crowd-pleasing dishes like dumplings remain.”
Nibble on small plates like the moreish Pork Chiang Mai Hot Dog, and mains like Crispy Whole Fish, and Burmese Lamb Curry. Washed down by Pan-Asian style cocktails – the Citronella Highball and the Archipelago Negroni among them.