Review on Ceviche Old Street
Martin Morale launched Ceviche Old Street in March 2015, just three years after its older sibling opened to critical acclaim in Soho, when it was London's first restaurant serving Peruvian food. Occupying the former site of the Alexander Trust Dining Rooms, an historic building built in 1898 by Sir Thomas Lipton of Lipton's Tea, as a place where the local working class could eat and socialise cheaply. Retaining many of the original features including the white wall tiles it features a 60-seater bar area and a spacious dining room with a ceviche bar, Peruvian rotisserie and open grill. The restaurant also showcases the work of Peru's contemporary artists including paintings, street art, photography and sculpture, which is available for sale
Ingredients are carefully sourced from sustainable and local produce as much as possible, with meat from high welfare and Red Tractor affiliated farms. Expect dishes in the shape of ostras pitucas, oysters, tiger's milk, diced celery, coriander and cucumber; tequeños de ají de gallina, deep-fried pastry parcels filled with creamy chicken; anticucho pesca maca, panca marinated ox heart skewers, rocoto chilli sauce and grilled potato. For a sweet-toothed finale there's pumpkin doughnuts in chancaca honey.
The cocktail list in the bar focuses on the Peruvian spirit pisco and there's also British and Latin American craft beers.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Fri (12.00 - 11.30pm Sat)
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Thu (11.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express