Really authentic and really friendly service. One of the starters wasn't to our taste but our host didn't charge us for it, everything else was really tasty and interesting! Really recommend it for a bit of a different dining experience!
Elephant & Castle
© Ben Rowe
18 Amelia Street, Walworth, SE17 3PY
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Time Out says
Posted: Thu Sep 19 2013
Think Italian trattoria, with jovial host, a plethora of liquors, large tables, party balloons and generous portions. Now, swap continents, and you have this Peruvian family-run restaurant in Walworth.
Peruvian TV cut into the quietness of our lunchtime visit. Yet owner Enrique’s hospitality, and his wife Sandra’s food, soon had us trekking along the Inca trail, as did Inca Kola – cream soda’s Latino brother.
Our bargain £7 three-course lunch included papa rellena – deep-fried mash encasing minced beef – like a scotch egg crossed with a doughnut – that crackled on biting. A main of estofado de pollo (braised chicken stew) was staple Latino fare, and we also sampled an à la carte ceviche, though the fish’s plump citrusy flesh lacked sufficient flavour punch. Emanuel puts affordable, authentic, Peruvian family food on the map.
Reviewed by Sarah Gardiner
Emanuel 18 Amelia Street
- Venue phone:
020 3556 0670
- Opening hours:
Lunch served noon-5pm Mon-Thur; noon-3pm Sun. Meals served noon-10pm Fri, Sat
Tube: Elephant & Castle tube/rail
Main courses £9.95-£13.95. Set lunch (noon-4pm Mon-Fri) £7 2 courses incl soft drink
- 18 Amelia Street
- 020 3556 0670
- 18 Amelia Street
Average User Rating
4 / 5
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I have visited this restaurant couple of times, recommended by various of my peruvian friends and I must say the quality of the food and the service are both excellent. If you want to try a different cuisine with authentic dishes and affordable prices this is the place to go, also works well for family reunions. There are many others Peruvian restaurants now in town however this for quality/price stands out from the crowd.
One of the best peruvian restaurants in london There are just a few but peruvian gastronomy is invading the world at the moment And this place is excellent Good service and the food is great Thanks time out fr this information
I was there for the first time last Saturday and all I can say is praise --yes, I am Peruvian, but there's no more merciless food critic of my own country's food than yours truly. The reviewer failed to mention the freshness of the ingredients, which is to be commended especially because any foodie who has ever been to Peru can attest that -unlike some posh pseudo-Peruvian fare found around Fitzrovia- most dishes at Emanuel are astonishingly close to the original ones 10,000 miles away. And I beg to differ with her again, even if the fish seabass dice may have "lacked sufficient flavour punch" for her trained taste: that's the way we have cooked and enjoyed it in Peru for hundreds of years. I do not give them a fifth star because I did not like their use of vegetable oil in our typical "ajicito", and the camote in our ceviches was under par, but I want to thank Emanuel for having placed a smile in a couple of homesick Peruvians. 4/5 and que viva el Perú carajo.