Mama's Canteen

4.1
10 reviews
$40 and under
Egyptian
This fierce Arabic mama cooks – and eats – like she lives. Large!When it comes to her recipes, she kicks it old school. Every one of Mama’s dishes reflects the culinary traditions of her mama, and her mama’s mama.Designed to share family style, her menu is bursting with authentic levant flavours, her methods passed down through generations and perfected over lifetimes.Mama’s place is warm and inviting – a comfortable, modern space that instantly makes guests feel at home.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 10 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
3.9
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
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OpenTable Diner
11 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really tasty and generous portions. Yummy cocktails aswell. Would definitely recommend if you’re in the mood for a feast.

GF
GFrancis
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We booked this restaurant for a small work group lunch. There was 13 of us.
There was no mention at the time of booking or arrival that they do not split bills. Which is a nightmare for groups. And there is no ATM nearby, so it was very annoying that they couldn't accommodate splitting the bill.
The service was really friendly and helpful.
The food was pretty good and we didn't have to wait too long for the food or drinks to arrive, but all the lamb dishes on the table were very dry.
Won't be going back due to the difficulty around payment.

S
Squish
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and lots of vegan options. Staff super friendly. Prices very reasonable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible food and terrible service, staff were rude and inappropriate in their comments. Never again would I go back.

GF
GregF
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Unfortunately Mama's Canteen was a disappointment, We waited 40 mins for our first and only drink. The excuse was.. We forgot! Food passable but have had many better Middle Eastern food at places like Almazett and Abla's. Drink prices were high and so for the Banquet for 4 plus I drink each, came to $290.00. Álso, no splitting Bills and no BYO With corkage option. Unlikely to go back.

AL
AngelaL
Hokkaido
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely location and food. Service a little slow but they got very busy just as we arrived.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good staff, had a lot of quality food, portions were lovely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience3

Food and value was outstanding. Service needs some work. Will be a regular for the delicious food alone!

OT
OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time after my final exams at Mama’s Canteen. My friend and I weren’t sure what to order so we chose the Middle Eastern Feast for two and some drinks. The rice was wonderfully seasoned, and the meat skewers mostly tender and full of flavour. Even the salad was a decent combination. And we loved the sambousek! But what was most lovely was the attentive service provided by the two wait staff. It was a quiet Thursday afternoon, so the waiter would check in regularly, ask if we wanted photos, let us choose our seats. Top quality service.

FAQs

Mama's Canteen offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0405 100 930.

Mama's Canteen is rated 4.1 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.