Pachamama is a Peruvian-inspired bar & restaurant in Marylebone. Nowadays there is no lack of Peruvian cuisine in London and I am not complaining because I love it. Having been to Peru myself, not all of them live up to the true cuisine though. I visited Pachamama for brunch a few weeks back after hearing amazing things about the place. Luckily it was in time for a new brunch launch and they were offering 50% off so it was a done deal!
My colleague and I visited around 2PM on a Sunday and as you can imagine, the place was pretty packed. With the offer in mind, our eyes became bigger than our stomaches and we wanted to try everything on the menu. The menu is very experimental while keeping the original Peruvian touch. We ordered all three ceviche dishes (£9 each). All were delicious but I will note them in the order of my preference. 1 – House sea bass and samphire ceviche. This was one of the nicest ceviches I’ve had in London. 2- Sea bream ceviche with grapes, fennel. This dish had a nice different touch to the traditional ceviche. 3 – Salmon tiradito with beetroot, avocado.
For snacks we ordered the Pork belly chicharrones and Pardon Peppers (both £5). The pork belly was juicy and covered in sweet sauce. Last but not least, we also ordered two waffles to share. Peruvian chocolate waffle (£9) with toasted quinoa ice cream & cacao crumb and Peruvian fried chicken waffle (£12) with yacon & aji sauce. Both waffles were nice but there was something missing from the chicken one. Perhaps more sauce or seasoning would have been nice. The chocolate waffle was by far the prettiest dish that arrived on the table, colourful and decorated with flowers.
To finish off our meal we ordered the Tiger’s Back (£7) which is a combination of two shots. 1 shot of Barsol Quebranta Pisco and 1 shot of Pachamama’s Tiger’s Milk. The Tiger’s Milk was so delicious and tasted just like the milk in a ceviche. During our meal we also had Pisco Sours and delicious prosecco mixed with chicha morada which is the drink served for the bottomless brunch.
I’m honestly very impressed with everything about Pachamama. From the vibe to the food, staff and originality! I’d highly recommend it for great Peruvian food.
18 Thayer Street
+44 (0)20 7935 9393