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Peruvian Brunch @ Pachamama, London

A Peruvian brunch at Pachamama?  Let’s go.

Pachamama was pretty easy to find being located in Marylebone and with the nearest tube station at Bond Street.  We headed downstairs to the restaurant, welcomed by the friendly staff and led to a table by the bar.  Pachamama is a warm, cosy, kinda homely restaurant, furnished simply with a mish mash of coloured wooden chairs and reclaimed vintage items offering up a relaxed and laid back ambience.  With an open kitchen to the right as you enter, there’s a bar on the left and the restaurant stretches quite far back with the tables set quiet close together.  We had a party of 6 close to our table and there didn’t seem to be much maneuverability for the staff – my pet hate is the constant brushing of everyone when walking past our table.

A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Bar @ Pachamama

The restaurant serves Peruvian inspired food made from the freshest ingredients sourced from the UK.  Cocktails were ordered from the ‘Mama’s Cocktails’ list; Ian chose the sweet and fruity Pachamama whilst I had the prettiest cocktail, Miraflores 😉  Sipping happily on our well chosen cocktails, we continued to browse the brunch menu.  The selection was extensive offering sweet and savoury waffles, side dishes, snacks and Pachamama’s signature dishes.  It would be rude not to order a few items from each section … right??  The waffles were gluten-free and you could choose from either sweet potato or quinoa.  Of course, we tried both types of waffle.

A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Fruity cocktails


A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Testing out the Peruvian brunch

We were told, when ordering, that the food would arrive when it’s ready – which we thought was pretty obvious – however, both of Ian’s dishes arrived at the same time ?? and I was left sitting there with no food!  They didn’t quite explain that ‘ready’ meant ‘any of the dishes in any order’ …  which was really annoying and meant Ian had to send one of the dishes back as it was cold by the time he was ready to eat it.  The crab and yuca churros were pretty tasty but some people on the table found them a bit too fishy.  On the other hand, the cheddar tequeños were so tasty we wanted more.  The pork belly chicharrónes were cooked well, very succulent, full of flavour – however we found the sauce was somewhat overpowering.

A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Crab and yuca churros & smoked cheddar tequeños


A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Pork belly chicharrónes


A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Herbed potato chips and pork belly chicharrónes

Ian’s dishes of suckling lamb leg and the poached egg and avocado on sweet potato waffle arrived at the same time.  The kitchen did make a fresh waffle for him once he had finished the main course.  The lamb was soft and fell apart nicely, but we felt that it was a bit bland and lacking something.  The sweet potato waffle was a bit stodgy and felt heavy in the stomach.  A strange combination of smoked salmon, egg and avocado on a waffle, which we both felt didn’t work.

A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Beetroot cured smoked salmon, avocado, poached egg on a sweet potato waffle


A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Suckling lamb leg served with burnt onions, mint creme fraiche and coriander crumbs


A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Lamb with fries

My sweet potato waffle with fried chicken, topped with edible flowers finally arrived and couldn’t wait to try this.  Alas, this didn’t wow me at all – I agreed with Ian in finding the sweet potato waffle fairly heavy.  The sauce which topped the fried chicken was a touch on the saltier side too.  Such a shame as I had high hopes for this one.

A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Peruvian fried chicken, yacon & aji sauce on a sweet potato waffle

The tempura lemon sole was super delicious … the light, crispy batter coating encasing the fresh, soft flaked fish was cooked perfectly.  A pretty and colourful plate of food indeed, beautifully garnished.  A posh version of fish n’chips!

A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Peruvian version of fish & chips


A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Tempura lemon sole

The juicy beef patty with pork belly chicharrón served in a soft bun was packed full of flavour and totally scrumptious.

A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Galician beef patty, pork belly chicharrón, aji rocoto ketchup, aji amarillo mustard and salsa criolla in a cream bun


A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Pan con chicharrón

The quinoa waffle with the creamy and ever so delicious toasted quinoa and Peruvian chocolate ice cream, finished off with a sprinkling of cacao crumb was heavenly and not too sweet … this was the ultimate winner!  After the first spoonful, we  I wanted more.

A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Peruvian chocolate, toasted quinoa ice cream, cacao crumb on a quinoa waffle

The succulent and moist chicken served with jerk sauce and ají amarillo mayonnaise was delish and a huge portion too.

A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

1/2 free range chicken, marinated and charcoal grilled peruvian style served with house jerk sauce and aji amarillo mayonnaise


A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes.

Pollo a la brasa

We loved the décor and the atmosphere of Pachamama, however we felt a few of the dishes were just average and/or a little flavourless or too salty.  Also the fact that any of the food was served when it was ready was a major problem as at one point I was sitting there waiting for my main and everyone else on the table was tucking into theirs 🙁  We couldn’t fault the service – the staff were friendly, polite, very attentive and we didn’t feel rushed to leave after two hours.  It’s a shame that the majority of the dishes didn’t wow us, considering the price for each dish.  I’m afraid we won’t be making a return to Pachamama.

Price: Based on four people, we paid £46 per person.

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A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes

 

A weekend Peruvian style brunch at Pachamama located in the heart of London. Sweet & savoury waffles, ceviche and snacks to Pachamama's signature dishes
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  • Contrarian Traveler Geemiz 31/07/2017 (19:27)

    The food looks really delicious and I am hungry at the moment. The beautiful photos are starving me.

    • Lana
      Lana 31/07/2017 (21:37)

      Thanks for your comment!

  • Rahat Arora 31/07/2017 (11:22)

    Food looks delicious feels like mouthwatering, nice post

    • Lana
      Lana 31/07/2017 (12:47)

      Thanks! The tempura lemon sole and cheddar tequeños were yummy! 🙂

  • Emma 31/07/2017 (09:18)

    Oh, not a good post to read when you’re hungry – now I want to eat all of that! Your pics are beautiful, that food looks absolutely delicious!!!

    • Lana
      Lana 31/07/2017 (10:11)

      Thanks! Reading food posts always makes me hungry too! 😉

  • Madison Taylor 30/07/2017 (23:00)

    Really interesting… but made me hungry!! Great job on the info and photos!

    • Lana
      Lana 30/07/2017 (23:40)

      Thanks for the kind comment!

  • Ambuj Saxena 30/07/2017 (22:01)

    I am feeling hungry after reading your elaborate account! Haha! I loved Miraflores Mama cocktail and would love to indulge in the other dishes out there! I shall be visiting London in a few weeks and would definitely check this place out!

    • Lana
      Lana 30/07/2017 (22:39)

      The cocktails were lovely at the restaurant. Check out my reviews on other brunch spots in London on the blog 🙂

  • DTG 30/07/2017 (21:59)

    WoW I am so hungry after seeing this delicious photos lol.
    I’ve not been to this restaurant but have heard loads of fabulous things about it.
    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and yummy review.

    • Lana
      Lana 30/07/2017 (22:15)

      Thanks for the comment! Let me know what your thoughts once you’ve been

  • Janine Thomas 29/07/2017 (21:11)

    It looks like a fabulous spot. I will definitely have to visit when I come to the UK. The cocktails sound good as well and I know that I will enjoy them!

    • Lana
      Lana 30/07/2017 (14:16)

      Thanks for the comment! The cocktails were lush! 🙂

  • Jen 29/07/2017 (12:45)

    Oh wow they all look delicious based on your photos. But reading your post, it didnt live up to your expectation. But hey, id still want to try this when i go there

    • Lana
      Lana 29/07/2017 (12:55)

      Definitely try the food but remember our tips 🙂

  • Saumyata 29/07/2017 (11:46)

    Love to read food posts.. quiet interesting one!!

    • Lana
      Lana 29/07/2017 (12:26)

      Some of dishes were great and some weren’t I’m afraid. 🙁

  • Maria 28/07/2017 (09:45)

    Everything looks delicious! I’m salivating 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 28/07/2017 (10:24)

      Ha ha! Food porn! Some of the dishes were hit and miss, but would recommend the waffle with ice cream 🙂

  • Vanessa Ball 26/07/2017 (19:30)

    Love Peruvian food – I’m back in the big smoke in September, I’ll go and check this out!

    • Lana
      Lana 26/07/2017 (19:48)

      Just beware that the food can come all in one go. 😉

  • Sandy Dobbs 26/07/2017 (09:30)

    The food looks SO good! I really like that they have the gluten-free options. I am with you on the crowded space though. Would really like to eat there when I get to London.

    • Lana
      Lana 26/07/2017 (10:00)

      Food does look pretty! It’s great they offer gluten free options, but the sweet potato waffles were a bit heavy. 😉

  • Alicia 26/07/2017 (02:18)

    Oh this is a bummer! I was so excited to think of Peruvian-British fusion but sounds like a miss. Those were some odd dishes that didn’t seem very Peruvian (waffles with avocado and salmon??) and at £46 that’s a lot of money!! But all that said, I loved reading the adventure. Felt like I was on the brunch journey with you 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 26/07/2017 (09:00)

      Thanks for the comment! The waffle with avocado and salmon was a strange combo. I recommend the Roka brunch if you like Japanese food 🙂

  • Cath 25/07/2017 (21:30)

    I’m not sure we will go but thanks for the honest review, if we do go we know what to order

    • Lana
      Lana 25/07/2017 (22:11)

      If you do decide to go, order the waffle with ice cream! And remember that all the food can come in one go 😉

  • Ilene 25/07/2017 (20:14)

    Food posts always make me hungry and yours is no exception. Great photos and if I ever get to London, I want to check it out. Thank you, great post.

    • Lana
      Lana 25/07/2017 (20:46)

      Thanks for your comment! We love reading food posts too to see what others recommend 🙂

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