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Restaurateur Arjun Waney knows how to take a theme and run with it in high-end style. At Peyote, he’s stopped short of fine dining, though with a wall of lockers reserved for personal bottles of fine Tequila, there’s no pretence at street-shack taqueria status. Its culinary interpretations of Mexico City’s finest are neat and (for some) underpowered, but Peyote’s punters expect the rough edges to be all smoothed off, and the tostadas to be gluten-free. Salads and raw dishes are simple but nicely titivated, from the grilled nopales cactus salad with tomatoes, avocado and habanero salsa to the ceviches of rightly fresh seafood – perhaps lobster with orange or yellowtail with ginger. For more punch and heft, rib-eye steak comes with blackened aubergine salsa, and the quesadillas are as cheesy as they should be. There are no prizes for guessing what’s in the cocktails.

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Peyote

13-14 Cork Street ,London W1S 3NS

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by   platinum reviewer (215)

Jun 2014

All things South American (and not just the football) currently seem in vogue. After the success and subsequent entrenchment of Coya and Sushisamba on the London dining scene, along comes Peyote, devoted broadly to the cuisine of Mexico – admittedly in Central America, but stylistically quite similar in terms of cuisine. Our group that visited on a recent weeknight evening were highly impressed from beginning to end. Peyote is about as far from Tex-Mex as one can possibly imagine and that the backers...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 7

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Peyote

13-14 Cork Street ,London W1S 3NS

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by   platinum reviewer (86)

Apr 2014

Finally a chic Mexican restaurant in London! It has buzzy atmosphere, a little bar for pre-dinner drinks. Friendly barmen and good drinks. Decor is nice and the food is good. Very friendly staff but our main food did not arrive together, which seemed like a common trend around the place. However, will go back to see if service improves in future.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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13-14 Cork Street ,London W1S 3NS

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Not quite Mexican...

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Jan 2014

Birthday dinner on a Saturday night. The atmosphere was good and the drinks as well, but the service and the food were below par. The space looks very nice but the food was average at best with nothing particularly Mexican or different. Service was nice but mixed orders and wasn't very attentive. Not the place for a great dining experience but ok for a drink and a bite in a night out.

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 5

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13-14 Cork Street ,London W1S 3NS

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Dec 2013

atmosphere was swanky enough – love the curtain aspect to the entry, a la NYC restaurants downtown. Why dont more places in London use this theater upon entry? Sadly, not much to laud beyond the curtain…decor is cool on the top floor, decorative skulls and rich paint hues on the wall. cocktail list was incredibly short, and bartenders were not well informed. Despite a latin theme, they didnt know what a paloma was, which is a basic mexican cocktail. for the lower ground floor, the decor falls...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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    Food Expectations :: FoodExpectations Peyote Restaurant London review

    Peyote was another restaurant we had been meaning to go for a long time in our eternal endeavour to find good Mexican food in London. But sadly, Peyote won’t enter the Mexican Food Hall of fame, sadly, and next on the list is Mestizo, as my friend Gabi, who cooks the best Mexican food I’ve had in London, said that it is the only one that was half decent.
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    Blogorama :: Blogarama

    Peyote was another restaurant we had been meaning to go for a long time in our eternal endeavour to find good Mexican food in London. But sadly, Peyote won’t enter the Mexican Food Hall of fame, sadly, and next on the list is Mestizo, as my friend Gabi, who cooks the best Mexican food I’ve had in London, said that it is the only one that was half decent.
    The space is fun and cool, lively and buzzy and the DJ is a nice touch, but on the other hand, the food and the drinks disappoint.
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