Here the feeling of luxury is not in the dazzling cleanliness of the plates, the crisp whiteness of the sheets or the splendour of the gilt décor. Though an undeniable indulgence, dinner on the rooftop of Mama Shelter is a surprisingly homely affair – in no small part thanks to the mellow vibe engendered by the ping-pong table and the array of hammocks and mattresses. That's its charm.
The food is fairly straightforward stuff, though invariably prepared carefully, with top-grade ingredients. Make sure you try the excellent house cocktails (prepared with fresh seasonal fruits by the resident mixologist), and one of the range of transcendent desserts. Note that you'll have to make reservations for dinner, as the venue fills up well in advance. They also serve brunch on Sundays, if you'd rather take advantage of the good food and home-away-from-home vibe on a lazy weekend morning.