It also boasts a rooftop terrace.
With indoor dining finally back, new openings are popping up across the city, and one of them that’s definitely worth a visit is Mamasan. After it’s success in Glasgow, as well as their dine at home lockdown kits, the pan-Asian restaurant has now opened its doors in Liverpool and is serving delicious food and indulgent cocktails.
Guests are greeted by a large, gold staircase as well as basket lampshades and beautiful foliage hung from the restaurant’s ceilings. Mamasan’s dining areas are spread across three floors and also has a rooftop terrace which boasts views of the Radio City tower and is a great getaway to enjoy one or two of their refreshing drinks.
The food here takes inspiration from the flavours of South East Asia and combines this with the best of British produce such as meat, fish, seafood and vegetables. Dishes include the likes of Thai chicken and prawn tacos; red curry of confit duck; steamed lemongrass seabass in banana leaf and wok fried vegetable manchurian.
Like the interior, the menu at Mamasan is sleek and sophisticated with plates presented beautifully. Other stand out dishes include their tuna tataki (seared tuna belly with chargrilled watermelon, pickled cucumber and lobster bisque aioli), as well as char sui Iberico pork served with apple and celeriac slaw, hoisin glaze, south Indian spiced cauliflower, tomato kasundi, mint and coriander chutney all in a fluffy bao bun.
Plus, vegans and vegetarians certainly don’t miss out with unique dishes such as roasted peach massaman curry and a fragrant Burmese curry featuring chickpea tofu, roast slated pumpkin and toasted coconut. The sides on the Mamasan menu also include staples such as rice and noodles, as well as sautéed Asian greens and even skinny fries served with a peanut sauce.
As for drinks, Mamasan creates exciting cocktails that you will not find anywhere else. Their cocktails bring an element of theatre to your dining experience with their Prosecco Bubbles drink looking like a pretty pink (yet sippable) bubble bath due to its prosecco air, which is then served with a spoonful of Cointreau caviar.
And it doesn’t stop there! With a mix of citrus vodka, elderflower, cranberry bitters and passionfruit, the drink magically resembles the taste of a well-known, pig-shaped chewy sweet.
For a dramatic pop of colour and floral flavours, order the Lotus cocktail. This deep purple drink features lemongrass vodka, butterfly pea flower and lychee and topped with a beautiful flower. And if you’re in need of a snack to go with your drink, order Mamasan’s smoked popcorn cocktail- a mix of charred sweetcorn-infused rum, lime, sweetcorn syrup, vanilla smoke, and served with a dainty cone of popcorn on the side.
As for dessert, Mamasan transforms the classics by adding new, exciting and Asian twists. Choose from the likes of nashi pear sticky toffee pudding; oolong tea and lychee tiramisu; or coconut and peanut chocolate delice.
In addition, the Liverpool restaurant has created a deconstructed cheesecake with a pan-Asian inspiration. The dish features a marbled black sesame cheesecake mixture served with rose jelly, hibiscus syrup, plus tahini ice cream to balance the sweetness.
Mamasan is open every day from 12pm til late and also serves a lunchtime menu of two courses for £15 from 12pm to 3pm. Book your table here.
Mamasan, Liverpool One, 24 College Lane, L1 3DS