The Soho showcase for great Peruvian food, and not just ceviche but grilled meats, skewers, and much more - including an excellent and very popular bar.
According to the PR hype, 2012 was to have been the year of Peruvian cuisine. In the end, only a handful of restaurants made any lasting impression on the capital’s dining scene, but of those, Ceviche shone the brightest. Wisely, it chose not to showcase Peru’s appetite for guinea pig or its fondness for grains and starches (the potato in particular), but its sexiest and most metropolitan export: ceviche. Here, citrus-cured fish is available in half a dozen different forms. We were wowed by the Don Ceviche, which saw large chunks of meaty sea bass with a still-raw centre surrounded by amarillo chilli ‘tiger’s milk’ (the ceviche marinade) and scattered with slivers of chilli, raw red onion and fresh coriander, with soft diced sweet potato providing textural contrast. But there’s more to Ceviche than ceviche, with a menu that ranges from terrific chargrilled meat and fish skewers (anticuchos) to a simple but perfectly executed corn cake, with a creamy middle and dry crumbly edge. Factor in the please-all seating options (trendy at the steel counter-bar, more comfortable in the rear dining area), charismatic, attentive staff and party atmosphere, and it’s no wonder this place has been such a huge hit.