Chicama

4.5
719 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 719 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.3
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4.5
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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foodie
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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AmyM
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RutaJ
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and ambience. Service could be improved

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GeorgeF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KelseyB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TanyaM
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AytanM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service, highly recommended

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LilyK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 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
3 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
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service.

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

Unbelievable!

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VeronicaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, courteous helpful service, charming outdoor seating area. A little gem

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Gruuven
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pisco sours on the planet. Full stop.

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marta
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicama is by far my favourite Peruvian restaurant in London. Best quality food and amazing service every time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Chicama for our first meal back after lockdown. The service was impeccable despite the long break away, so many places would be forgiven for being a little rusty. The food was equally incredible. We wanted somewhere to really celebrate being able to go out together again, and Chicama did not disappoint. We had the lunch tasting menu and not a single dish disappointed, with the standouts being the sea bass and black rice. At the end of our meal our server surprised us with a round of pisco shots on the house which really topped off our celebratory mood and ended our meal on the best possible note. Overall a fantastic experience, and we’ll definitely be back to try more of the menu!

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Amir
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food - great value also!

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AndrewP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always such fantastic food, all staff are so friendly and helpful, only negative was having to download the App for menu, when I’m out for lunch/dinner I don’t want to use my phone.

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SteveR
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious and interesting food. Two of my favourite things in the world are Chilli Margaritas, and Ceviche, and I was not disappointed at Chicama!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was nice, but the service fell short. Nobody asked me for an order for 20 minutes after arriving and that too only when I requested help. The same thing happened after the mains was over - they just left me to my own devices until I had to call for a waiter to order dessert.

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Emily
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous flavoursome food! The restaurant was very busy so it was a little hard to get service for additional drinks etc, which was fine until we were then rushed out the door (although we’d been without drinks for over 20 mins).
The outside space is exceptionally well heated.

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JamesS
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food, very enthusiastic and helpful staff always on hand and generally a fantastic evening, would throughly recommend!

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GEGE
London
21 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal here, food was excellent, everything was top notch

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Long wait outside to be seated, seated 45 minutes after our booking time and not updated by staff. Rushed through our meal with no time for dessert as the previous dinners overstayed their slot. Incredible food but let down by the service and rushed experience.

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vipElixirdarmour
London
73 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. Great food. Punchy flavours. Happy service. Happy people. We will be back.

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ElaineB
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fresh and innovative and delicious. Tasting menu is great

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NadiaB
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Lovely little restaurant. Will definitely be back!

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Veggi
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The maitre d' was lovely and super helpful in sorting out our table however for some reason our food kept going to other tables first or we were bought items that we hadn't ordered. The 'outside' area was lovely but was very packed. Think I was in touching distance of the person next to me which didn't really bother me but might bother others.

The food itself was average - just a bit bland and everything needed a bit more sauce. Thought it was also a bit overpriced for what it was.

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Jenography
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, amazing food, good (warm) outdoor dining for winter

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JoJo
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Me and my partner booked a tasting dinner menu for our anniversary hoping to spend a lovely time while having best of chefs dishes.
Menu looked amazing, we were looking forward to it.
Unfortunately first 5/8 dishes came at once so sadly most of the courses we had to eat cold and before we finished the plates were replaced with the remaining courses. I m pretty sure they would of put them all on the table if there only was enough room. No one advised once what food we are having so we had to guess plus the cutlery was constantly missing. On the plus side the dishes that we managed to have warm were very tasty.
Not a fine dining place.

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TravisW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for seafood lovers. We had a range of small plates and a whole grilled snapper which was outstanding.

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tamamki
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

the food quality was good , nothing too special for the price and size of the plate all in all you could go to a cheaper restaurant and get the exact same service/quality of food but larger portion

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was very slow even though the restaurant was 30% full, between the dishes waiting time took between 15 and 30 minutes. Some of the dishes weren’t quite cooked to a standards. Octopus was over grilled and an egg on sourdough bread with avocado tasted interesting, avocado tasted like it was a watery mix with lemon.

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vipTdil
London
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely friendly restaurant. Food delicious. Just a bit noisy so hard to have a conversation but it was a Friday night!

FAQs

Chicama is rated 4.5 stars by 719 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.