Created way ahead of the current wave of intrigue in all things fermented, this bar draws double from its clever moniker, offering both maternal cosiness and funk-injected flavour from the living cultures at the foundation of its drinks offering. When you're visiting the basement restrooms, make sure to peek in on the most recent bubbling batch that's fermenting through a clever viewing window in the corridor.
Mother has been soulfully building on concepts of family, human connection and childhood memories with thematic menus that explore the diverse backgrounds and experiences of its staff. For example, the Porcelain cocktail fires together the influences of dry sake, Italian violet liqueur, jasmine baijiu, toasted wild rice, lacto-fermented pear, spiced coconut and clarified lime juice into a drink of singular texture and exotic flavours. Meals and small plates, like koji-aged beef tartare or red miso butter on sourdough bread, all possess the umami and bright pong of artfully applied fermentation techniques, too. For a custom drinking experience, choose Symbiosis from the menu: you'll be guided through its three-step process of selecting a base spirit, one of several rotating seasonal ingredients and your mixology style preferences for a personalised cocktail.