Search

Restaurant review: Ceviche, W1

15:05 16 August 2012

Ceviche

Ceviche's cool interior Pic: Paul Winch-Furness

Archant

Peruvian cuisine is definitely the food of the moment in London.

Three such establishments have opened in the capital in the last 12 months, and with pop-up Peruvians appearing aplenty, there has never been a better time to try some Andean specialities.

It was only a few short weeks after being introduced to Peruvian food by Islington’s own Tierra Peru, that I found myself checking out Soho’s take on proceedings.

Decor-wise it’s a cool little bodega type joint, a contrast to the sleek, polished lines of the Islington version.

We got cracking with some pisco sours, one of Peru’s finest exports, and settled down to the tapas-style menu.

Restaurant info:

Ceviche 17 Frith Street, W1D 4RG

Tube: Tottenham Court Road/Leicester Square

Tel: 020 72922040 Web: cevicheuk.com

Mains: tapas style helpings start from £5

Wines: from £17.50 a bottle

Children welcome: Yes

Disabled access: No

In fact, it’s worth saying a few words about the cocktails – they were sublime.

The Passion de Ceviche had hints of cinnamon and citrus and was one of the tastiest alcoholic drinks I have ever imbibed.

Back to the food, the dishes were small and we ordered a few apiece in a Spanish fashion.

The Ceviche was amazing – less saucy than others I have had with the lively lime and chilli (tiger milk) more of a marinade over the tender sea bass, prawn and octopus.

The causa mar consisted of more prawns and fleshy avocado sat on a potato cake, which was a more relaxed affair after the vigorous ceviche.

Then we had a couple of skewers – the salmon was nice, but no different from something you might cook on the barbecue at home.

The steak variety was much more distinctive and had been seasoned within an inch of it’s delicious life.

Even this, however, paled in comparison with the lomo saltado – a mouth-watering collection of the most succulent beef fillet topped with a chilli and saltado sauce for a zingy, potent kick. It tasted triumphant and I felt the same as I waddled out into the busy downtown streets.

Ceviche is a very cool and fun way to try the newest foodie fashion in town.

Related articles

Latest News

Yesterday, 14:13
The Dartford Crossing

Improvements are being made to the road

Yesterday, 13:09
Undated handout photo issued by the Home Office of  Mark Stribling  who along with Robert Stilwell have been jailed at Maidstone Crown Court after they tried to smuggle 18 Albanian immigrants into the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday July 29, 2016. The pair admitted breaching immigration law by illegally attempting to help 18 migrants enter the country on a boat from France which had to be rescued in the English Channel. See PA story COURTS Smugglers. Photo credit should read: Home Office/PA Wire

NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Mark Stribling, 35, and Robert Stilwell, 33, admitted breaching immigration law by illegally attempting to help 18 migrants enter the country on a boat from France which had to be rescued in the English Channel.

Yesterday, 10:07
One of the alleged fuel laundering sites in Essex

Seven men have been arrested by HMRC

Thu, 16:51
The Dartford Crossing

Traffic has been building anti-clockwise after an accident in Essex

Thu, 12:09
Ryan Palmer and Maria McHugh starred on Don't Tell the Bride on Thursday night

The marriage was shown on the reality TV show on Thursday night

Most read

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder