Ever since I came back from Peru, I’ve had an obsession with ceviche. I never found one that lived up to Cevicheria La Mar in Lima (this includes the highly rated restaurant “Ceviche” in Soho) then Señor Ceviche decided to pop up in Kingly Court and stay this time around. I had never tried it before but for some odd reason I had built up my expectations and usually that results in disappointment – not this time.
First of all, I love the location! I can not believe I’ve been in London for this long and never noticed the beautiful Kingly Court.
The exterior as well as interior are so colourful and funky, nothing fancy, just really laid back – street style. They have a counter you can sit at and watch the chefs cook, if that’s your thing.
The waitress came to take our drink orders and I didn’t need anymore time to decide, for once I already knew what exactly I wanted. I tried the Limeno Classico with sea bream, sweet potato, coriander, red onion, peruvian corn and the classic limo tiger’s milk. Flawless is all I will say about this dish, its just how it should be.
And of course Señor Ceviche. Its essentially a classic ceviche with a little twist. I was so pleasantly surprised by the crispy tempura baby squid added. It went incredibly well with the sea bream and the sauce. My only complaint is that I wish the dishes were more generous. They are small and very light (almost like a starter) so you won’t get full on just one dish.
Let’s not forget about my favourite drink Pisco Sour – although its much lighter than what I had in Peru, it did live up the drink that I remember. This drink is meant to get to you so fast you won’t even know what hit you, but I guess they don’t make it that strong for obvious reasons… shame!
The service was great and so was the ambiance. There are not many restaurants I leave and don’t have anything negative to say, but this is of them. My hunt for authentic ceviche in London is over, I found it right here: Kingly Court, London, W1B 5PW
It really is worth a visit. I want to go back already!
NOTE: They close at 3 and open again for dinner at 5.30.