Best Peruvian in London?
Going to Chotto Matte and Lima, yet curious about if I should choose Ceviche, Andina,or Coya? Looking for a lively scene ...
.... thanks in advance!
Chotte Matte will certainly give you a lively scene. The bar downstairs always looks rammed and it is fun in the restaurant upstairs as well. The first meal I had there was very good, I thought some dishes were only a bit worse that Nobu but much less expensive. Unfortunately a recent visit was not as good, not bad, but just very average- it is still a fun place though.
I have eaten at Lima twice and both times had good well balanced food; it just was not that exciting to me though. The restaurant is not that lively; ask to be seated downstairs in the bar for a chance of a bubblier vibe.
Ceviche is a lively Soho place and the food is decent and it is good value for money. I have not been to Andina but I would imagine it is very similar.
I quite liked Coya, it also has a busy vibe but in a ‘Mayfair’ way. I found the food here to be very solid with some really good dishes. They have a charcoal grill for the anticuchos and they are very good. It can get very expensive though,
re: Sosa Hudds
I ate at Tito's mid-Dec 2012. The anticuchos were horribly overcooked & like shoe leather; ceviche was better but not good enough to convince me to return. When I commented that I couldn't even eat it, I was sharply told this was how it is always done in Peru. Having an Ecuadorian chef friend who made - still does - delicious, tender anticuchos in his restaurant, I knew this couldn't be. I'll usually work my way through food but this dish was an exception... I keep meaning to try some place else 'cos I'm Really missing my buddy's excellent ceviches!!