Take an evening out of London's hustle and bustle for a night in Peru at Coya City Pisco Bar. This vibrant restaurant celebrates Latin American culture and cuisine with a menu of traditional Peruvian flavours infused with global techniques and a cocktail menu of pisco-based drinks.
As you might expect, the restaurant's vibe reflects its vibrant concept with azure blue wall tiles, trailing plants hanging overhead and plenty of rustic natural textures, from the reclaimed wooden bar to terracotta pots. It's a stunning backdrop to a lunch or evening meal out, whether it be for a special occasion or even just a catch up with friends.
There's a selection of menus available; both the a la carte and seasonal options, which currently includes a festive feast. Starting with the usual a la carte, though, there's a mix of small plates to start including the likes of baby squid with Peruvian marigold and quinoa, alongside soft shell crab with yuzu, avocado and ají limo coleslaw, and smoked salmon with ají amarillo cream cheese and chives.
Diners should also take note of the crudo selection, a classic Peruvian dish similar to sashimi. If looking to enjoy a traditional meal, this is an important step. We like the sound of the yellowfin tuna with soy, sesame seeds and rice crackers, as well as the beef tataki with grilled leeks and cashew nuts.
For mains, dig into large servings of fish and seafood like Chilean sea bass and Josper tiger prawns. Or, enjoy meat-based dishes such as corn fed baby chicken, spicy beef fillet or lamb chops with crushed aubergine caviar.
Across the cocktail menu you'll find lots of pisco-accented concoctions but we particularly like the sound of the Jose Garcia with Pisco 1615 Torontel, Amaro Santoni, lime juice, Franklin and Sons rhubarb and hibiscus tonic.