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Amaru launching at St Katharine Dock from the people behind Bravas Tapas

The team behind Bravas Tapas are opening their second restaurant at St Katherine Dock Amaru

What you need to know about Amaru

It's not Spanish - Amaru is going to be a Nikkei eatery and takeout joint serving up Japanese food with a Peruvian twist. So expect everything from sushi to ceviche. Signature dishes will include prawn ceviche with coconut, mango, Rocoto pepper and red onion (£8) and toasted sesame crusted tuna with avocado, spicy sesame dressing, truffle and umeboshi plum (£9).

Fish dishes will use native stock - they'll use seafood delivered daily directly from co-operative fishing boats in and around the British Isles.

It'll be mainly takeaway - you'll be able to pick up ready-made dishes and juices but there will be seating for up to 15 as well as room to eat alfresco in the summer. Delivery will be available locally.

Drinks sound good and healthy - Freshly squeezed juices include watermelon and yuzu and carrot and there'll be matcha lattes too.

Co-owner Bal Thind knows his stuff when it comes to Asian food - he was the original investor in Hakkasan and Yauatcha

Amaru will open January 5 at Ivory House, St Katherine Docks, East Smithfield, London E1W 1AT. There's a soft launch until January 11 with 50% off food. Telephone 0207 702 4765. Keep up with their news on Twitter @Amaru_SKD

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