This week I had the pleasure of visiting the Charlotte Street branch of Señor Ceviche, and now I’m in love! Located less than five minutes from Goodge Street Station, Señor Ceviche is a Peruvian style restaurant serving up very tasty dishes perfect for sharing, and now serving up weekend brunches.
The restaurant is really nicely decorated with plenty of space for small or larger parties, we had the luck of good weather and got to sit on the terrace overlooking the very attractive Charlotte Street. The staff are so friendly, attentive and happy to make suggestions – they’re especially good at twisting your arm to get a desert!
The idea at Señor Ceviche is to pick a few dishes each, a Peruvian tapas really, and it’s the same idea with their new brunch menu. We started with the Calamares: crispy baby squid with pickled jalapeño miso salsa, this was a great start and a sure sign of things to come. The batter was as light as air and the squid was cooked really well and the salsa was really tasty too. Then we decided to sample what Señor Ceviche is famous for: Ceviche! We tried the Señor Ceviche: sea bass and octopus ceviche with aji amarillo tiger’s milk, sweet potato purée, avocado, coriander, red onion & crispy baby squid. This dish was a firm favourite, the ceviche was fresh and tasty and the sauce was flavoursome with just the right amount of spice.
For the main event we had the Smoked Haddock: quinoa muffins, pisco and aji amarillo butter sauce with crispy purple potatoes. This is what stole the show for me, I was so sad when I’d finished! The haddock was amazing, the quinoa muffins were the perfect base and the sauce was a buttery pisco hollandaise – amazing! My friend tried the Sweet Potato Waffle: with 24 hour slow cooked short rib, frijoles negros, fried duck egg & miso anticucho sauce. This was also fantastic, the waffle was (obviously) sweet and totally complimented the short rib which was pulled and tender, the egg was perfectly cooked and it all tasted great.
Like I said the staff are skilled in persuading you to get a desert, so we tried the Purple Corn Cake: with dulce de leche ice cream rolled in crushed popcorn with caramel sauce. Yes, this is as good as it sounds, the cake was chocolatey and tasty and the ice cream was creamy and also really tasty. It was the perfect ending to the perfect meal!
Unfortunately we were both feeling a little too delicate to try their pisco sour cocktails (which means I’ll just have to go back to try one!) but the cappuccino and teas we had were well made and just what we needed!
I’ll be going back to Señor Ceviche for sure, the staff are lovely, the food is excellent and for just £18 you can try the Señor’s Boozy Brunch Club – with free flowing drinks!