PISCO ON PICCADILLY: As far as the restaurant scene in London goes, if it’s not a steak or burger joint, it’s a Peruvian ceviche fest.
Coya is the latest in a string of setups to offer its take on South America’s hottest cuisine. Housed in an impressive Georgian townhouse on Piccadilly, this is the latest endeavor from Arjun Waney, the man behind the equally glossy Zuma in Knightsbridge, and The Arts Club, down the road on Dover Street. It’s the first Peruvian restaurant in London to offer a private members’ club and an extensive pisco offering alongside a menu of tasty ceviches (marinated and diced raw fish), tiraditos (also uncooked, but thinly sliced) and larger dishes, like duck.
Also worth checking out is London’s outpost of SushiSamba, on the 38th floor of a building near Liverpool Street Station. There’s an outdoor terrace with a fire and perhaps the best view of London.
— Julia Neel
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