Degustation Menu at Coya Mayfair: is it worth it?

I’ve come late to the Coya bandwagon. When the first London outpost opened a coupla years ago – and Nikkei/Peruvian cuisine started being a trend – I’ve put it on my “hit list”. But, as life happens, you tend to take for granted things or places (sometimes people, LOL) that…

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Trying out the new Chotto Matte Brunch Menu

I love that restaurants are still acknowledging the fact that brunch starts the weekend life (particularly Sundays in my case), and that there’s more to the menu beyond poached eggs and avocado toasts. When Chotto Matte invited me to try their new menu, I was rather intrigued. Though I sometimes go…

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Casita Andina (Soho): where Peruvian goes gluten-free

When I heard Martin Morales, the man who kickstarted the Peruvian food revolution in London, opened another Peruvian gem called Casita Andina in Soho, I knew I had to go. Martin is the brains behind Ceviche restaurants as well as the Michelin-recommended Andina in Shoreditch. Casita Andina is inpsired by ‘picanterias’…

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Señor Ceviche (Kingly Court): where Peruvian food surpassed expectations

Peruvian cuisine has gone all trendy, non? There’s a welcome surge of restaurants in town from the likes of Lima, Chotto Matte, Coya, etc. serving Latin American and Nikkei food. And what’s not to like? It’s healthy, flavoursome and relatively intriguing. Photo credit: Señor Ceviche Señor Ceviche is a Peruvian…

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Chotto Matte (Frith Street): where yuzu powered on

 Photos from Andy Martin Architects Chotto Matte can almost pass off as a night club with its swanky slick exteriors and glitzy interiors. There’s manga-style graffiti all around, dim sexy lighting fixtures (even on the staircases), an ubercool robata grill area, and an intergalactic floor that leads to the bogs. …

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