There's a new Peruvian restaurant on the way to The King's Road, Chicama, and this one is from the people behind Marylebone's very successful Pachamama.
Looking after things in the kitchen is Head Chef Erren Nathaniel - he's been at Maido, a top Nikkei (that's a mash up of Japanese and Peruvian food)restaurant in Peru and one that's in the World's 50 Best list) as well as Launceston Place, Viajante, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught and 28:50.
He'll be putting together a menu based on coastal Peruvian cuisine - with the fish of the day at the centre of everything. And that means there's no meat at all on the menu. So dishes will include:
- Market fresh fish including dover sole, rock bass and monkfish cooked on the robata grill and served with house sauces, such as fermented sweet potato chilli and lobster oil chimichurri.
- Tuna tiradito, smoked tamari egg, black radish
- Crispy confit seabass rolls
- BBQ baby beets, choclo, Japanese pear salad
And, like Pachamama, expect a big focus on weekend brunches. As for drinks, there will be a small cocktail list alongside that, as well as plenty of pisco, mezcal, sake and Japanese whisky.
As for the place itself, they'll have a 16 seater chef's table in the kitchen and a 30 seater terrace outside.
Chicama is opening at 383 King’s Road, London SW10 0LP on 18 July. They have a 50% off soft launch from 18-31 July with 50% off food. You can book that by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 3874 2000. For more, follow them on Twitter @chicamalondon.