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Riding along on London’s Peruvian bandwagon, this buzzing subterranean spot brings Andean flavours to Marylebone. Pachamama translates as mother Earth, although the shabby-chic interior brings together drawers of family knick-knacks, intricate mirrors and framed photos on grey-toned walls. On a brighter note, the kitchen knows how to present its food, with plates brimming over with bold colour. All items from the menu’s different sections (‘land’, ‘sea’, ‘salads’ etc) are priced roughly the same, so this truly is pick and mix: go for tangy trout ceviche with ‘bleeding’ tiger’s milk (beetroot juice) alongside a plate of miso-coated lamb belly oozing sticky sweetness. We found the Josper-cooked Dexter rib-eye and grilled herb-fed chicken meekly flavoured, although desserts such as moist pumpkin cake are worth ordering. Weekend DJs and a clutch of Pisco cocktails make this a hip, fun night out.
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Pachamama

18 Thayer Street ,London W1U 3JY

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Pachamama

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May 2015

Editor's pick I had to organize our ladies supper club and chose Pachamama, good central chi chi location (Marylebone, short walk from Bond st),lots of healthy punchy ceviche and pisco sours in a cool basement den, all boxes ticked. There are quite a few Peruvian hotspots already in London e.g. Coya and Ceviche, so we know London likes the taste of darkest Peru. The venue has that shabby chic thing going on, a bit like an upmarket favela chic (now closed brazilian restaurant/club in on Old street). Pisco sours...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Pachamama

18 Thayer Street ,London W1U 3JY

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Paddington Bear goes to the disco

by   platinum reviewer (153)

Dec 2014

It isn't often that, on arriving at a restaurant, you are offered a choice of seating that is either by the noisy table or by the baby. I generally find a baby at a table guarantees noise, noise that the graceless parents ignore as it is their one night out. Well spare me, but you should have thought of that before you chose to breed. Anyway, given the other restaurant truth that tables of eight or more make more noise than a dozen tables of four, the baby it was who had the joy of our company...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 9

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Pachamama

18 Thayer Street ,London W1U 3JY

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Best Peruvian in the heart of London

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Oct 2014

I finally got to try Pachamama the other day after weeks of some brilliant marketing – I was not disappointed! Sat down at the (seemingly well stocked) bar to share a bottle of house white while waiting for the rest of our party, and even though they were half an hour late, we were not rushed at all. Loved the sharing concept, and decided to order as many dishes from across the Peruvian-inspired menu as we possibly could. Everything we had was excellent – the seabass ceviche is to die for – but the...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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18 Thayer Street ,London W1U 3JY

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Fantastic option for Peruvian food in Marylebone

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Oct 2014

Finally, a great buzzy restaurant in Marylebone -Pachamama is a new Peruvian / British restaurant just north from Oxford Street. The basement makes it cosy and the neon lighting brings a great glow to the room. Start with a pisco cocktail, and then order as much as you possibly can from the menu. Ceviches are fresh and far more imaginative than the other Peruvian restaurants I have visited in the capital. Everything from the grills is excellent - the skewers (I think they're called anticuchos)...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 9

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