Chicama

4.5
741 Reviews
£26 to £40
Peruvian
Chicama is a seafood restaurant in Chelsea with a menu inspired by the coastal food of Peru and the bold-flavours of Peruvian cuisine. Fish is delivered daily from Cornwall and the vegetable dishes make inventive use of seasonal British produce. The bar exhibits a concise list of our favourite brands including Pisco, Mezcal, Japanese Whiskey, Sake by the glass and a wine list to accompany the vibrantly-flavoured food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 741 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and ambience was very good and so was the service. However we felt extremely rushed by the waiter and couldn’t enjoy to the fullest extent.

CF
ChelseaFoodie
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was great! Had the courgette beignets which are divine! The salmon poke is possibly the best poke combination I have ever had (ordered it for delivery the next day!) and the whole fish was so yummy with the whole plantain (a must try!)
The tapioca was not my favourite, strange texture in my mouth, but my friend loved it.

The ONE issue has to be the service, a little slow, you have to constantly grab someone's attention, and the waiter spilled my drink and cleaned it WITH HIS HANDS! I found that so careless during a pandemic!

A good experience sans the maybe green reopening errors.

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Lizeth
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just perfect!! A lovely experience 🤍

I recommend lunch menu to share ! Delicious

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vipTPGirls
London
21 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure I want to encourage too many people to discover this fab place at present otherwise I’ll never manage to rebook! Great ambiance and clever use of outside space. On a chilly night I didn’t need my coat. Super fast service and yummy food. My only minor complaint was the size of the Pisco sours which were rather small although delicious. Really fun evening there and managed to feel we were back to normality. Well done to the staff!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jersey
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Was lovely, food was great. Look forward to returning inside or outside in the summer!

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minakshis
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and we had a wonderful meal. We are thrilled to have discovered Chicama and will be going back again. The food was so full of flavour, the seafood incredibly fresh and well cooked. And the wine was lovely too. Overall, a great experience.

JB
JulieB
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was exquisite and the atmosphere was great. The cocktails were a but small but delicious.

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LouiseW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch - it was everything we hoped it would be - great food - we went for the taster menu which was very good value - we sat outside but under cover and with heaters, so really comfortable despite being a colder, drizzly day. Would definitely recommend it.

DH
DanH
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food🤤 tasting menu worth it and took the stress out of ordering

HR
HelenaR
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always , super fresh and tasty food and a tentative service.

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Wingy
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was excellent but the fact that you have to eat a degustation menu in 1.5 hours is rather annoying and does not justify the value for money.
I would suggest to have a 15 min break between bookings so you dont have to kick your clients out while they are still finishing their food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

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Frankie
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal, the staff are so friendly and attentive and the food is wonderful as always. The only reason I give 4 stars this time is because I felt rushed out. The bookings are only for 1.5hours which isn't long enough, especially when it's a moderately expensive restaurant. I would have liked to have more time to order another bottle of wine and have some deserts.

EM
EmilyM
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our tasting menu, food was delicious and the cocktails were excellent.

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Carmela
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall it was very good. The waiters are very polite and the outdoor area is lovely.
We had a situation with the seabream we ordered. It smelled too fishy, so we kindly asked to change it. We even felt the fishy smell as it was coming to our table, it was strong. The manager came to us to explain to us it smelled like that because it was a fish and that is how fish smells. I found this comment very offensive. Of course I know how fish smells and I go to Chicama very often and this never happened before.
They changed it and it was all good. I remark this because the fish was not the problem but the manager coming to us in a defensive/attack mode was rude.

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Vale
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meal at Chicama. We are lunch regulars and it never dissappoints!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend

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SuzyQ
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing and worth the effort to get there. Service was not the best as I think they were short staffed. Not sure but it took ages to order and get our bill. Otherwise could not fault the rest of the dining experience. Great value for money for lunch set price.

JC
JC12
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

excellent tasting menu. we would highly recommend it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best dining experiences in London in my opinion. Intimate but great vibes and delicious food x

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ScarlettL
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this restaurant by chance and it was amazing. Highly recommend. Lovely food, lovely ambience.

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Spoiltrotten
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service was good.

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foodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great stuff for sharing !! Sea food is really good and I think it’s good value

AM
AmyM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal, couldn’t fault the food or the staff. Will definitely be recommending to others!

RJ
RutaJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super cute place, nice staff. We only had a couple of snacks, but the courgette was insanely salty, was very hungry so ate it anyway, as the kitchen was closed already, the prawn toast was ok. Overall a very nice place, would come back to try some seafood, no to the salty courgette though...

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and ambience. Service could be improved

GF
GeorgeF
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and a really cool atmosphere. So good to be back at one of our favourite restaurants

KB
KelseyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous tasting menu, really enjoyed our first dining experience post-COVID. The service was very average but the dishes arrived at a good pace. Props to the bartender for making us excellent mezcal margaritas and New York sours.

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AnnabelleD
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal food, wonderful service, it was our waiters first day in the job and he was brilliant

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Booked it for my bf's birthday as I love the sister restaurant Pachamama. I've mentioned in a booking that it's a birthday occasion and asked for some bday dessert (obviously ready to pay for). We arrived and staff was stressed, table wasn't ready. We sat at teh wrist table in the middle and under lots of plants. We were waiting for our order to be taken for over 10 minutes. Throughout the service east great at all. Obviously, they haven't done the bday dessert I asked for. which was not the biggest issue but they could've told me in advance that it's not realistic.
Food came fast and was decent, however overall value is quite poor for. Neat £90 we paid.
Such a shame as Pachamama is a brilliant place!

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VictoriaN
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always happy with our visit to a chicama. Delicious food in a great ambiance!

TM
TanyaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Chicama, fantastic food great service and always fun.

AM
AytanM
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service, highly recommended

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LilyK
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, lovely setting. Miso salmon was lovely.

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HappyEater
London
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I think it’s important to say that this review is during the just the first wee out after Lockdown 2021 The staff were lovely. The octopus was incredible, even after the cocktails that would have rendered my memories obsolete. My friend’s cauliflower was HUGE to the point of being off-putting. Definitely will return

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Chicama is a very vibrant very young, little restaurant with a great atmosphere. You go there for the ambiance, the cocktails and the grilled fish !

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Carmela
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was good but the food was better in the past...

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lunchinglady
London
44 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside with a friend for post lockdown lunch. A welcome return for me to Chicama. Had wonderful padron peppers followed by grilled prawns. Delicious - could have eaten twice the amount of prawns!
My friend had seabass ceviche. She really liked the place, it was her first visit.

Hasta la proxima Chicama!

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AliG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable!

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Chicama is rated 4.5 stars by 741 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.