Best places in London to eat Peruvian food
Peru is perhaps best known for its Inca trail, Nazca lines and the fabulous site of Machu Picchu perched high up in the Andes. Its cuisine is a much lesser-known aspect of its culture, with the possible exception of the pisco sour. But across London, restaurants have sprung up to counter that issue, so you can explore the foods of this fascinating country without leaving the UK.
Top Peruvian restaurants in London
- Ceviche in Soho is a Peruvian bar and restaurant. As the name suggests, fish features heavily on the menu, including, of course, ceviche itself – a dish of fresh, raw fish cured in lemon or lime juice.
- Andina in Shoreditch was inspired by the owner’s grandmother, an Andina (a strong lady from the Andes) who used to send him baskets full of the superfoods from her region. The menu pays tribute to this with dishes featuring fish, corn, plantains, quinoa and other native Peruvian ingredients. A second Andina has recently opened in Soho.
- Coya in Mayfair is a pricier option that aims to bring the Latin American spirit to London. Food is prepared in one of the open kitchens. Next to the main restaurant is a pisco bar, which specialises in creating pisco infusions, some of which are unique to Coya.Señor Ceviche has a menu inspired by the owner’s travels around Peru. The menu is varied, with barbecues, ceviches and Peruvian street food all featuring. The food is recommended for sharing, so order a selection per person and sample an array of Peruvian delights.
- Pachama in Marylebone is a bar and restaurant bringing the exciting ingredients and flavours of Peru to London. Feast on fresh seafood, vegetables or charcoal grilled meats, or treat yourself to a weekend brunch, where one of the specialities on the menu is sweet potato waffles with a variety of sweet or savoury toppings.