Review on Peyote
Occupying the former site of Aurelia in the heart of Mayfair, Arjun Waney the entrepreneur behind the highly acclaimed Zuma, Roka, La Petite Maison and Coya has opened Peyote, a restaurant serving modern Mexican cuisine. Laid out over two floors, with an open kitchen on the lower level, the restaurant takes its name from a small cactus found in the Northern Mexican desert which has hallucinogenic properties. Featuring round closely packed tables with some banquette seating, woven-hemp lampshades dangle from the ceiling, and there's a unique black inset wall of decorative skulls.
Taking the helm of the kitchen is Eduardo Garcia, who was Chef de Partie under Enrique Olvera at Pujol, which is known to be Mexico's best restaurant, before opening his own venture Maximo Bistrot in Mexico City in November 2011. Diners can expect the likes of dishes such as laminado de pulpo, octopus and lemon salsa or tostada de hongo, a wild mushroom crispy tortilla. When it comes to main courses there's chuleton borracha, rib-eye steak and blackened aubergine salsa or robalo chileno, Chilean sea bass, cilantro and pineapple sauce. To close the show enjoy chocolate mousse or the tres leches cake.
The wine list is an international slate with several options by the glass, there's a well crafted cocktail menu and an extensive list of tequilas.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12,00 - 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Thu (11.15pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express