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Best Restaurants - South American - WinnerObserving the scene at Ceviche’s bar and jam-packed dining room, you’d be hard-pressed to remember the time when Peruvian cuisine was merely synonymous with deep-fried guinea pig. Hipsters pack this joint for its eclectic decor, “great music”, pumping vibe and pisco sours that slip down “like posh lemon squash” – not forgetting pretty plates of vividly marinated raw fish. Lip-tingling ceviche is, of course, the star of the show, and the different varieties are all very distinct: the lively, spicy sea bass version contrasts sharply with the gentle appeal of kingfish tiradito in yuzu ‘tiger’s milk’. It’s also worth fleshing out your meal with “superb” beef tongue skewers, “multi-coloured” quinoa salad or a slab of savoury corn cake. Tables are so crammed in and tiny that you might as well be eating communally; service can suffer as a result, although it’s never less than passionate.


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  1. Published : Friday, 12 July 2013

    Munch My Way :: Ceviche, Soho

    I heard of ceviche, the Peruvian dish for a long time through various forms of another…
    Ceviche is seafood dish, using fresh seafood such as seabass, scallops etc a staple of Peruvian cuisine… For me, one of the best is at Ceviche in central Soho..
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  1. Published : Monday, 13 August 2012

    Fd Over LDN :: Pisco Fever

    Spearheading the new wave of Peruvian food in Central London, Ceviche has taken up its spot in the newly invigorated (some would say gentrified) Dean and Frith Street in Soho. Every week there seems to be a new batch of mid-range venues being added as opposed to the traditionally pricier restaurants that have opened in the past 5 years. Always one of the most open-minded of areas in London, it's good to see some interesting new cuisines appearing in this dynamic quarter. Within South America, Peru has a reputation for being very much a foodie country, combining many different kinds of starchy vegetables (including...
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  1. Published : Friday, 19 April 2013

    Cooksister :: Review of Ceviche restaurant

    Martin Morales was born in Peru, has lived in Mexico City and Barcelona and now lives in London with his wife and children - and has had a life-long love affair with Peruvian food. When he realised that food was what he wanted to do with the rest of his life, he quit his job and started small with a Peruvian supperclub at his home, followed by a few pop-up restaurants, and then finally in February 2012, Ceviche, a Peruvian restaurant and London’s first pisco bar, opened its doors in Soho. Peruvian cuisine has a rich history – as Martin puts it: “500 years of fusion food”. The roots obviously lie in indigenous...
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  1. Published : Monday, 10 December 2012

    Brunch etc. :: Ceviche @ FEAST

    I've heard a lot of good things about Ceviche (the hot new Peruvian restaurant which opened in Soho earlier this year), so I was pretty excited to see their name on the list of restaurants at last weekend's FEAST event.

    The FEAST venue - a derelict Royal Mail building in Angel - was incredibly atmospheric: packed with food stalls (and with Christmas trees and lanterns lending a festive vibe), the place was thronged with happy foodies, wrapped up tight against the cold and tucking into steaming plates of everything from mac and cheese to cassoulet...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 16 April 2013

    Food I Fancy :: Restaurant Review: Ceviche

    Ceviche, the restaurant, is the brainchild of half-Peruvian, ex DJ, Martin Morales. Inside it’s got that cool Soho vibe with dark wooden floors and dark wooded tables with bright contrasting walls dotted with a few pieces of Peruvian art posters. It actually felt more like a low-key French bistro rather than anything I’d visited on my travels – but nonetheless, it fits in nicely with the trendy surroundings...
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  1. Published : Friday, 22 February 2013

    Saying it straight :: Ceviche. Lots of new words.

    So we ordered Yucas, which is fried cassava, with a Huancaina sauce (pronounced wan-kay-eena, naturally) and which is a cheese onion and chili combination. The cassava could have passed very easily for roasted parsnip and £3 this was not going to break the bank altough it would be a good alcohol-sponge. I very much liked the Cancha, which was just simply crunchy roasted Peruvian corn. And then what is billed as ”beetroot salad,, coriander smooth cool Peruvian potato cake”. I’m surprised at this description, as I look at it now, because it tasted very much like avocado, rather than potato...
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  1. On Monday Ms Monkfish was lucky enough to catch the ‘Ceviche ‘pop-up’ restaurant tour’ as it pulled into Edinburgh and stopped off at Mark Greenaway’s restaurant at the end of a ten date UK wide masterclass tour. Ceviche is Soho’s finest Peruvian kitchen and Pisco Bar serving up the freshest fish, super salads, the best limes and chilli’s with kicks that kick like you’ve never been kicked before! To top it off they’ve sourced the coolest 1960′s Peruvian tracks to accompany your restaurant experience and have set up their own record label to release the tracks...
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  1. Published : Monday, 27 May 2013

    SamTheFoodFan :: Ceviche

    Ceviche {suy-vey-chey}
    Noun: An appetiser of raw fish marinated in lime or lemon often with onions, peppers and spices.


    Ceviche {suy-vey-chey}
    A Peruvian restaurant in London, owned by a former DJ, head of iTunes Europe and Executive Director and board member of The Walt Disney Company, Martin Morales...
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  1. Published : Friday, 31 August 2012

    London Stuff :: Ceviche - Frith St W1

    I was (as I often am these days) late to the party with Ceviche but had been aware of the buzz and was really keen to check it out.  Another common failing of mine (wow I'm really beating myself up this post) is going somewhere I plan to blog about and then leaving it so long that I have forgotten what I ate and what I wanted to say about it.  That is the case with Ceviche but luckily I took some good photos and also I liked it so much that the glow is still with me.  It was a fun lunch, with my friends Lucas and Kylie, so even though it was mid week we got stuck in to the Pisco Sours, which were mighty fine...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 23 February 2014

    SilverSpoon London :: Saturday Soho Lunch Club - Ceviche

    After trying Andina earlier in the month, I had reignited my love for Peruvian food and I really wanted to revisit the sister restaurant, Ceviche. As Mr Silver was yet to try Martin Morales' first London outpost it seemed the perfect venue for my next Saturday Soho Lunch Club.

    I mentioned a little about Martin Morales' background in my Andina blog which you can read here. Morales started with a supper club and a series of pop-up restaurants, he spread the word through twitter and his temporary venues proved so popular that he gathered a team together to open his first restaurant, Ceviche...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 14 August 2012

    samphire and salsify :: Ceviche

    Ceviche has taken Soho by storm. Whenever we walk past this Peruvian restaurant on Frith street it’s always packed. We took advantage of the Olympic fever and went on the weekend of the Opening Ceremony and it was empty – along with every other restaurant in Soho...
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  1. Published : Monday, 14 May 2012

    HungryinLondon :: CEVICHE (Soho)

    I love ceviche but no, I didn’t like Ceviche.  Ceviche, a recently opened Peruvian restaurant in Soho, is the new darling of the London foodie scene, equally loved by food bloggers and food critics.  Peruvian cuisine is predicted to be the new food trend of 2012 (as suggested in Huffington Post and The Telegraph) and apart from Ceviche, 2 more Peruvian restaurants are to open in London in the coming months.
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 30 October 2013

    S Marks The Spots :: CEVICHE

    London is a true melting pot of cultures. With countless dining options available, a foodie can travel all around the world. This time I got to experience a little piece of Peru by trying out Ceviche, a Peruvian restaurant in the heart of Soho ran by Martin Morales and chef Alejandro Bello.

    After its opening Ceviche became quickly the talk of the town. I was really excited to try Peruvian cuisine for the very first time and see for myself whether this place would live up to its reputation! First of all, if you consider going there make sure you reserve a table in advance. When my partner in crime and I arrived...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 18 February 2014

    The Hungry Beard :: Ceviche

    Don’t be fooled by the name, there’s much more than ceviche in this fantastic Peruvian restaurant in Frith St. The menu is composed by several dishes to share, from classic Peruvian recipes to more experimental efforts. The portions are supposed to be small but some of them were bigger than I expected. In fact, they suggested 3 or 4 plates per person and we ended up ordering more food than we could possibly eat. The good news is that we could try a lot of the extraordinary options from their menu. The ceviches were, without a doubt, my favourite part, especially the Sakura, which was refreshing and incredibly tasty....
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  1. Published : Friday, 3 August 2012

    Ross eats :: Ceviche

    I’m always on the look out for something new so when I heard of a Peruvian restaurant and ceviche/pisco bar in Soho it was somewhere I knew I would have to go to. With a menu split into sections – ceviche, salads, grills and classics (though don’t worry there is no cuy on the menu) and desserts there is plenty on offer for the hungry and plenty of interesting sounding ingredients to go around for the inquisitive but for me unfortunately it was a meal of ups and downs and, this morning one huge revelation...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 17 January 2013

    Melissa Foodie :: Small-Plate Trickery: Ceviche & Spuntino

    puntino is so… Soho - it's New York-inspired, exposed lightbulbs and brickwork and it serves 'comfort food', possibly at a huge mark-up (which is another thing that doesn't really occur to me normally - what are you really getting for your money?), but I do like it. I visited the other day for lunch.

    Figs on French toast
    I arrived early and attempted conversation - 'So, are you busy on a Monday?' The hip, good-looking waiter shrugged and looked around the empty restaurant, and laughed. I didn't attempt again, for fear of other stupid things that would leave my mouth. I was offered tap water straight...
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  1. The Mexican food revolution in London took years, but fortunately it’s also brought an appetite for other Latin American cuisines and opened up Londoners’ culinary options even further. Step forward Ceviche, a Peruvian kitchen and Pisco bar in the heart of Soho. The restaurant opened in Spring 2012 on the site of Cafe Emm – a restaurant I loved, but fortunately Ceviche is a good successor. It’s been nearly 10 years since I visited Peru and I remember eating very well there and was particularly fond of the choclo (corn) based dishes and Pisco Sours, so was eager to rediscover the cuisine...
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  1. There's nothing like doing a pop up restaurant for 18 people to make me want a luxury holiday. If I could, I'd jet out of the UK to tropical climes the minute I've finished the clearing up but sadly it doesn't happen like that! However, when I get the chance to get out of the house the next day and visit a new and exciting restaurant, serving lots of fresh fish, then that's got to be the next best thing. So after last weekend's pop up that's exactly what I did. Our friend Matt Burgess, who was head chef at Ealing Park Tavern has been snapped up by Ceviche in Soho where he's now running the kitchen. I know wherever...
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  1. Peruvian food is one of my favourite cuisines. One place I go to get my peruvian fix is Ceviche on Firth Street. The first time I went was for dinner with with my cousin and it didn’t disappoint. My favourite was, of course, the ceviche which was not only fresh and full of flavour but beautiful by design. We had the scallop ceviche which came marinaded in pisco, lime, chilli and coriander and the sea bass ceviche garnished with sweet potato and red onion. Another winner was the octopus and chriozo skewers which were grilled to perfection. I’d quite happily spend the entire evening here eating ceviche and drinking...
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Essential Details for Ceviche

  • Cuisine: Peruvian
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £44.00
  • Wine: £17.00
  • Champagne: £42.00

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