Ceviche is a Peruvian restaurant in Soho serving dishes with a modern twist. Peruvian food is unique with its influences from all over the globe, including Japan, China and Africa, which makes for a fascinating and varied menu.
It is an attractive and atmospheric restaurant with Latino music softly playing in the background. There are very friendly staff working the floor and bar and it’s a great spot for an evening meal.
There’s a vast menu of cocktails and wine to accompany the great food at Ceviche. Of course we had the classic Peruvian Pisco Sour: Quebranta grape pisco, Chuncho bitters, lime, sugar syrup and egg white (can be removed if vegan) (£8). It was a great Pisco Sour which was fresh, sour and strong, everything it should be.
We loved the menu at Ceviche as there was a good variety and some decent vegan options too. We started with the Crispy Pork Rolls (Tequenos del chifa) with sweet rocoto pepper dip (£5). They were similar to crispy pork spring rolls and were delicious with the spicy dip.
We also had the Avocado & Beetroot Ceviche (Poncho de palta): hass avocado, beetroot kiwicha, asparagus shaves, sweet potato crisps, amarilo tiger’s milk (£7). It was so exciting to see a vegan ceviche option and we weren’t disappointed. It was a perfectly ripe avocado swimming in spicy flavoursome tigers milk. The crispy sweet potato slices and crunchy asparagus slices all worked so well together.
Main Dishes and Dessert
For our mains we had the Flambe Beef Fillet (Lomo saltado) with thick cut chips, tomatoes and onions (£14.50) and the Braised Aubergine (Abobo) with a smoked panca chilli and rocoto red pepper curry, feta and butter beans £8).
The aubergine was braised until soft and smothered in the sweet and spicy pepper sauce. It was accompanied by flavoursome rice and without feta, it was a great vegan main. The steak was a knock out. Served in a moreish garlic and herb sauce, it was a great cut of beef fillet.
To finish we had the Choco-Banana: Peruvian chocolate hazelnut mousse, salted banana ganache, dulce de leche ice cream and edible dirt (£6). This was the perfect end to our meal. The mousse was packed full of nutty flavour and combined with the salted banana ganache it was like a banoffee dream! The dulce de leche ice cream was smooth and sweet and cut through the rich chocolate mousse.
Great quality food at this Peruvian restaurant in Soho together with wonderful service. We’ll be back at Ceviche for sure to try more of the menu.
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