A City branch of Martin Morales' popular Peruvian pisco bar and restaurant.
Ceviche numero uno has been a huge success in Soho, and numero dos seems headed the same way. It has the same winning formula of great drinks, great food and smooth, sunny service. Add a primo location (two minutes from Silicon Roundabout - Old Street tube) and it’s no wonder the customers have been packed in like marinated sardines.
The new venue occupies the ground floor of the former Alexandra Trust Dining Rooms, built in 1898 to feed the poor of the area. Original features have been retained, including the wall tiles.
The cocktail list is dominated by the Peruvian spirit pisco. In addition to the classic pisco sour, they make a number of original drinks and a quartet of ‘Impostors’: pisco-based versions of classic drinks including negronis. The non-alcoholic cocktails are great. There’s little danger of drinking anything boring.
Even if you’re just here for a drink, do eat something: both snacks and small plates are unbelievably good. If you get only one thing, make it tequeños de ají de gallina, deep-fried pastry parcels filled with creamy chicken (£4.50).
The catch is that it’s easy to spend lots of time here – and therefore lots of dosh. When we ambled in on a Sunday afternoon, several tables had finished eating and were clearly well into the cocktail phase. An hour later, they were still there.
The stunning new Peruvian restaurant and pisco bar allows guests to enjoy the theatre of cooking.
|Venue name:||Ceviche Old St|
2 Baldwin Street
|Opening hours:||Open Mon-Fri noon-midnight; Sat-Sun 11am-midnight.|
|Transport:||Tube: Old Street|
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I went to Ceviche Old Street last weekend to try their Pisco cocktails! It was my first time and it was absolutely delicious! It's exactly the kind of restaurant that I love, really intimist with a good atmosphere and a really good service!
I will definitely go back !
Loved the Pisco sours and the atmosphere! We sat right by the open kitchen and saw all of the stations firing out dishes. It is the first time I have tried Peruvian cuisine and I was blown away by the flavour combinations and freshness. We went all out so the bill was a little on the expensive side but I will revisit once I have had a loan approved. Well worth it!
What a cracking place. Loved it. It might initially look like it's quite expensive but you know what? We ate and drank really well and only spent about £40 a head. Definitely recommended.
Write a review...I came here when it first opened and I've promised myself I'd be back sooner than later. The food and drink are obviously delish, but I particularly love what they've done with the interiors. Very artsy and worth the visit.
Really good and authentic food, warm ambient and very good service. I had a great night with my boyfriend! I definitely will be back many many times!!
Though I have yet to sample their food selections, I was fortunate enough to indulge in the Pisco Old-Fashioned. If you haven't yet tried it, I highly recommend it as it has a serious punch to it whilst being truly smooth and refreshing. The ambiance of the interior made me want to stay for longer than I was able to. The staff were extremely friendly and I look forward to returning to sample their food very soon...along with another Pisco Old-Fashioned again. ;-)
This is fast becoming one of my favourite restaurants in London. The staff are always friendly, the pisco-based negronis (made with pisco gin!) are a revelation and the food menu changes so often that I keep having to go back to try it. Luckily the corn cakes and Don Ceviche seem to be sticking around. Order them and a Pisco Sour and you're winning life.
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