Ceviche: raw fish marinated in lemon juice; Señor Ceviche’s signature dish.
Join Señor Ceviche’s boozy brunch club this weekend at Charlotte Street’s new pisco-fuelled Peruvian restaurant. If lazy weekend afternoons leave you sauntering around Fitzrovia, it’s high time for taking recess in Señor Ceviche. With a melange of Spanish, Japanese and Chinese influences, Señor’s Peruvian menu is trailblazing in bringing truly contemporary South American flavours to the London foodie scene.
Inspired by Lima’s colonial architecture, the restaurant-cocktail bar interiors draw from the characteristic elements of Peru’s capital city. Decked out with plush navy seating, decorative pots and foliage, and marble table tops, Señor Ceviche has created a cool modern dining environment. The versatile space offers guests the opportunity to relax on the terrace, cosy up in the intimate basement bar, or dine out with family and friends on the mezzanine, and enjoy some Peruvian fusion food.
Since starting up as a street vendor and experiencing staggering success at the Carnaby branch, founder Harry Edmeades set Charlotte Street in his sights and opened his second restaurant. Unlike other chain restaurants, Edmeades hasn’t made the restaurants uniform just yet, which makes the brunch time exclusive that bit more exclusive. Despite its emphasis on the brunch menu, the Charlotte Street branch still holds the seductive late night charm it shares with the Carnaby venue, where late night cocktails are always on offer until midnight (except Sundays).
The menu is divided down into Brunch & BBQ, Ceviche & Tiradito, and Para Picar; we recommend choosing small plates from all three sections. A snapshot of the Chinese-Japanese influence is showcased in Señor Ceviche: a dish of sea bass and octopus ceviche with amarillo tiger’s milk in a bed of sweet potato and avocado, then topped with red onion and crispy squid.
Exclusive to Charlotte Street are the grilled scallops rich with pisco, amarillo butter and bacon. Remember you’re there for late brunch, so choose at least one dish from Brunch & BBQ section — Peruvian steak and egg with shiitake mushrooms is a mouthwateringly fantastic yet sensible choice. A side of charred hispi cabbage with roasted pecans is far too tempting to miss, so be sure to add on the Repollo A La Parrilla extra.
If you’re opting for Señor’s Boozy Brunch Club, choose from Pisco Punch, Pisco Maria or Cusqueña (beer). Pisco Punch is the go-to with pineapple juice and brandy — for those feeling fresh. If you’re feeling delicate, choose the Pisco Maria for a Peruvian spin on a Bloody Mary. In the spirit of Peru — or as the spirit of Peru — almost all of the cocktails are pisco-based. Digressing from the bottomless booze options, the Uncle Pastuzo is one for gin, Aperol and grapefruit lovers, we promise.
18 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2LZ
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