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Pachamama East

Restaurants, Peruvian Shoreditch
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A sibling of the Peruvian fusion restaurant, this time in Shoreditch.

A Shoreditch offshoot of the Marylebone original, Pachamama East again infuses Peruvian flavours with exciting ingredients from across the globe (and especially Japan). Shabby chic may sound a bit ’90s, but at this split-level space, it’s done with genuine elegance: all geometric tiles, festoon lighting and earthenware that you’ll want to stick on your Pinterest board.

The menu is divided into small plates themed by ‘soil’, ‘land’ and ‘sea’, all intended for sharing. Ceviche dominates the sea section, whereas the land plates are larger, so there’s less chance of fighting over the last chunk of pork belly.

Every dish was a riot of colour, flavours and textures. The tapioca marshmallows were as must-order as ever; the starchy, savoury, soft filling was tucked into a crisp breadcrumb jacket, with a thick ocopa black mint and peanut sauce on the side. A miso-cured carrot was dark and sticky against risotto-style black quinoa, with sharp Peruvian kimchi cutting through the creaminess. ‘Duck on rice’ was an understatement for the beguilingly tender meat that arrived on top of moreish white dashi rice. And if you’ve got room for dessert, the yuzu ice cream is something else.

The only niggle was that plates arrived ad hoc, meaning you could have a dish of subtle tuna ceviche competing with punchy Sichuan lamb. But the passionate, high-energy staff will happily let you order as you go: just ask. A rainbow of flavours like this deserves to be savoured in stages.

By: Lisa Harris

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Address: 73 Great Eastern Street
London
EC2A 3HR
Transport: Tube: Old Street
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £100.
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Peruvian Feast involves a rolling style service of a chef’s selection of our very best dishes This includes an ice-cold Pisco Sour for each guest on arrival and a “Love shot” with the desserts Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 2 - 4 People Sun-Thu 6:00PM-9:30PM

Offer valid until Oct 31 2019

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I had already been several times to the Marylebone restaurant for brunch (the famous poached eggs and salmon waffles that are all over Instagram!) and was really looking forward the new launch of Pachamama in Shoreditch. I went on one of the first nights with the soft launch offer. The atmosphere of the restaurant was nice, more relaxed than the one in Central London, looking a bit more hipster. Downside there, the music was too loud everywhere and was at a really crazy level in the toilets, to the point I wondered if they were trying to set up a nightclub in there. Food was delicious, with a special mention of the chicharones (starter) but everything is really expensive and not big. The poached egg, salmon and avocado waffle comes out at £14 with only one egg and not much salmon and avocado (I had the same in their other restaurant and it was bigger and better presented). It was nice with 50% off but not sure I will come back to this one when it is full price, I would rather go back to the Marylebone one.


I’d read reviews for the Marylebone restaurant which were good and was excited to try the soft launch for this opening for my dad’s birthday. It had a great atmosphere and the service was brilliant, they were even kind enough to sing happy birthday to my dad!

I didn’t realise that it was a tapas style in that you order lots of little dishes and they come out as and when they’re ready. I’m not a huge fan of this type of ordering but the food was really good. The plates were small and I was a little worried that they were not going to fill us up but they were surprising quite filling! The chicken skewers with peanut and the noodles were amazing, definitely recommend those as well as the peppers, they had so much flavour! I would definitely recommend but it is pricey, the drink naturally does rack the price up and I’d say don’t order the cocktails, mine was £11 and was tiny, I thought it was a shot glass! Ordering lots of little dishes does work out expensive so it wouldn’t be somewhere I’d eat regularly but worth a visit!

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