With a name and menu that could be inspired by the many yummy mummies of Clapham High Street, MOMMI arrives in SW4. Blending South American and Japanese cuisine is nothing new on the London food scene (think Sushisamba and Amaru) but this newcomer also promises ‘the vibrancy of Miami and the eclecticism of Venice Beach’.
MOMMI Japanese-Latin Raw Bar + Grill offers small plates of ceviche and Nikkei chirashi sushi alongside hot specials from the Robata grill. Chef Paul Sowden heads up the kitchen.
On the menu: Sea bass with sweet potato, olive oil, choclo, burnt yuzu dressing and red Amaranth; pork belly with sweet potato & salsa Criolla Sanguche; and shrimp & mushroom “salad” with spicy lemon dressing and Japanese purple potato salad.
There are of course be Pisco Sours served alongside an array of other cocktails and wines. An in-house sugar cane juicer offers original, ginger and yuzu or acai and cardamom juices.
Upping MOMMI’s street cred (despite its Clapham location) is Aussie street artist RONE, who was commissioned to create a bespoke mural for the restaurant. Meanwhile photographer Ben Watts, brother of actress Naomi Watts, exhibits there for the first time in the UK and co-founder of music festival Lovebox, Ross Clarke, has curated the venue’s playlists.