Bali favourites: Mama San

If Sarong is chef Will Meyrick's elegant fine diner, Mamasan is her breezy but beautiful sibling. This shophouse-style space of exposed brick, buttoned leather lounges, and sparkling lighting is stunning. 

It is set within a voluminous industrial-chic converted warehouse in a convenient Seminyak location. Retro-themed, Mama San evokes a sense of 1920′s Shanghai - with an alluring decor that melds Chinese influences with vintage British colonial style elements. Downstairs, the vibrant restaurant is vintage Asian glamour, with exposed brick and concrete walls, leather booths, subtle lighting and eclectic collections of framed photography. The feature here is a stunning mural portrait of a Chinese girl in cheong sam. 

Climbing the pair of open steel staircases that abut the raw brick wall, the atmosphere transforms on the upper level to the laid-back vibe and under-stated sophistication of a colonial gentlemen’s-club themed bar with studded leather club chairs and exquisite lighting.

Add in the fresh take on Asian style street food, and this restaurant is perfection.

Mama San

Jalan Raya Kerobokan 135.