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The trend for Peruvian food is proving no flash in the pan, and this Fitzrovia restaurant combines founder Yuko Gil’s passion for her adopted cuisine (Gil is Japanese while her husband is Peruvian) with the principles of oh-so-now healthy eating. Pisqu’s head chef is William Ortiz, who has worked at The Savoy, The Dorchester, The Berkeley and, most recently, at his older brother Robert’s restaurant, Lima. In fact Pisqu is on the same road as Lima, offering a menu which takes in lunch and dinner dishes including ceviches, anticuchos and superfood salads. Popular dishes include hot ceviche, grilled octopus, inca corncake, and Chicharron. Sit up at the copper-topped pisco bar to see the chefs at work while you nibble on tiraditos with a Pisco Sour, or take a seat in the long, light-filled dining room and watch the shoppers rushing by as you sip a Peruvian beer.