Another addition to London's growing Peruvian scene is coming to Marylebone in October with Pachamama. The restaurant is promising "dishes that reflect the spectrum of influences in Peruvian cuisine using the finest of locally-sourced, seasonal British produce."
What you need to know about Pachamama
It'll be serving Peruvian dishes using classic British ingredients. So that means salmon with watercress, horseradish, beetroot with bleeding tiger’s milk; whole Cornish lobster with a herbed butter sauce and truffled purple potato salad; and grilled Brussel sprouts with squash, heritage carrots, salsa criolla and shaved Berkswell.
In charge is Head Chef Tom Catley who comes with impressive credentials. He's been Head Chef of Ottolenghi, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Peyton and Byrne as well as working at Amaz in Peru; and been Senior Chef de Partie at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and Chef de Partie at Nobu Park Lane.
There's a cocktail bar too, with Pisco, of course. Home-infused Pisco with seasonal berries, in fact. You'll also see some Peruvian/British mash-ups there too as well as South American wines and British fizz.
The look will be of a faded colonial home, lived in by an eccentric Peruvian family and will seat 120, including three private dining rooms.
Pachamama opens from 6 October with a 50% off soft launch until 14 October at 18 Thayer St, W1U 3JY, London. For more information, follow them on Twitter @pachamama_ldn.