Pachamama East

4.5
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217 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Peruvian
Pachamama East focuses on fresh seasonal produce and applies the bold flavours, aromas, textures and spices that make Asian food so utterly tasty. The restaurant offers a unique experience to its sister sites, which have developed a strong following for their vibrant food and ambience, as it is the first to explore the delicious spectrum of Asian flavours that are inherent in Peruvian cuisine.
With an emphasis on sharing, the lunch and dinner menus will offer dishes from “Soil, Land and Sea” categories, such as grilled hispi cabbage and smoked aubergine, whole jiang-glazed chicken and hand-pulled lobster noodles, alongside a variety of lip-smacking ceviches.
The eighty-five-cover site is split over two floors and in the main restaurant area there is an open kitchen, providing guests with dynamic views of the intensity of the working kitchen, such as sparking embers rising up into the air as the chefs cook over an open coal fire.
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RM
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time dining at Pachamama East and a similarly enjoyable experience. Great menu including probably one of the best vegan menus I’ve seen. Really fun atmosphere and a killer playlist to help get your night going!

YS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My second visit to Pachamama East. Highly recommended! Great food, great service, cosy and casual. Lovely vibe and cool tunes playing in the background :)

SG
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous, each dish was packed with so much flavour. We were totally blown away!

R
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really recommend the tasting menu! Massive portions and a good sampling of the menu. The pork belly, aubergine and ceviches were incredible!

CE
London
66 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where to take a friend who is doing dry January and has decided he's going to try being vegan, except he'll still eat fish. It turns out this was the perfect place. An imaginative selection of mocktails - the Geranium Garden a particular hit - and a menu that divides neatly in to land, sea and soil. I think we tried nearly all the fish dishes and only one was deemed a bit dull - the miso sea bass was particularly good. The vegan plates where also a success, especially the caramelised aubergine and (implausibly) the cabbage salad. Service was friendly and helpful and the room at the back of the restaurant was quiet enough to catch up on the gossip without lacking in atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

p
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, brunch tasting menu is great value

FO
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely place, great ambience. Nice service. One waiter was particularly very attentive and nice. Food was very nice and great value for money. Clean toilets (with interestingly lively music)

TG
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food. We had the tasting menu and out of all the plates we loved 90%. Staff were friendly but lacked a little attentiveness, odd seeing as it wasn't busy. Nicely designed room but the music was a bit loud and the playlist was a bit weird.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Came here in the summer on a quiet weekday night and had a great experience. Brought the girlfriend here on NYE and unfortunately didn’t quite live up to previous visit. Very loud, servers weren’t massively attentive/ were just throwing dishes down without really explaining. Perhaps as it was very busy this was the reason, as all stuff seemed very stressed.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I myself am a dining person of some experience. This place is tidy. Service is sweet and food is good. Lemme know if you want me to make you a mix tape.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. The people who work there are kind and cool. They genuinely want you to enjoy your experience with them. They take pride in every dish, right down to the last detail. At one point I started laughing at how good every bite was! And my Husband agreed. If you come in for anything at all, do both ceviche’s and pair them with the tequila and sangria or a dry crisp wine. They are mouthwatering and oh so perfect. The food and the drinks were good quality. The atmosphere is low lit and easy to relax in. Great for casual dining or date night. The back bar is super funky and cool to hang if your coming in to pick. If your a foodie well you must have eaten here by now. Or your an idiot.

KM
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice ambiance but very poor and expensive vegetarian options

RW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was wonderful! it was our waitresses second day and she was so lovely and helpful and mindful with my mums gluten intolerance.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

First of all, the food was great. What let it down was the service. They lost our main order and it was only after waiting and steadily drinking wine on an empty stomach did I ask about our food. Our waiter didn't notice that our mains hadn't arrived. He dealt with it promptly (although the table next to us still received the same dish ahead of us). We were also offered a discount to apologize for the screw up. It was very busy (mid December) and in my opinion, there are too many tables for the space as even the waiters had trouble getting through to tables.

m
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pachamama East was perfect. The only thing was the very loud music. It is really annoying having to shout to talk to someone. Food was great tho.

JN
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Foods are good, but one or two dishes are overpriced, like sweet potato noodle, you can definitely get triple or more the size from China town.

F
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hands down one of the best restaurants ive eaten in ... ever! The dishes were so unique and every bite was delicious! Cannot wait to return.

M
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. And not too pricey!
I will definitively come back.

CP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We were never brought the drinks we ordered (but they were still on the bill). The portions of food were incredibly small considering their price. And finally I was there with my Peruvian friend who didn’t even eat a bite because nothing was actually Peruvian.

M
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved the relaxed atmosphere. There was a DJ playing music all night. It was loud enough to enjoy it but not too loud that we could not have a decent conversation at the table.
We did not have to wait too long for the food and it was delicious.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was amazing but not for those prices

C
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is unusual but excellent, lovely staff and great open kitchen

JD
London
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant, the setting makes you feel like you're in a stunning Italian piazza (only you're actually indoors and cosy). The food is adventurous and delicious and unlike anywhere else I've been. Whilst we ordered the non veg set menu, some of the best dishes were in fact the veggie ones so it'd be great if you you're a veggie too. We left full and very happy. Only slight gripe was the person serving us was quite awkward which was a bit weird, maybe it was his first day. Anyway, we highly recommend this place for a special romantic dinner or a group of friends, it's a treat.

ME
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

It was a bit overpriced for what it was . Staff were lovely but the brunch menu wasn’t great. I wouldn’t return.

K
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our trip - the food was exceptional and the cocktails were great. It is fairly pricey, but service was also good except for a slight frustration with staff at the end.

DH
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was overpriced for what it was and portions were small. The food was quite nice but nothing outstanding. Service was almost two attentive with three different waiters asking if we were ready to order.

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun delicious and very welcoming. Great tunes!

GH
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere!! Would highly recommend

KH
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience3

This was my second visit and unfortunately it was nowhere near as good as my first visit. I think this a combination of the menu changing and the amount of covers they have for a small space, which inevitably affects the waiters ability to be attentive or even notice you.

As I mentioned the menu has changed and not for the better, previously the menu was small tapas and of a sharing concept. We ordered 'POLLITO A LA BRASA’, LAMB’S LETTUCE, LEMON THYME', BEEF SHORT RIB, DUCK ON RICE, BROCCOLI and CARAMELISED AUBERGINE, PEANUTS, CORIANDER OIL. The portions were absolutely massive and for 2 people this was WAY too much food, I have been to many a tapas restaurant and the server always recommends the amount of dishes required. A good server would have informed us that we had ordered too many dishes. In addition to this the quality of the food was very disappointing! I would visit again but for drinks not food.

h
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally a restaurant in London with enthusiastic staff, great food and ambience to boot!

EM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The bottomless brunch aspect of the meal was great- £25 for what ended up being 3 bottles of Prosecco between two. However the food was disappointing, and the waiter didnt give us great recommendations or help us through the menu. We got a "main special" because we were advised that this was the best option, but it was tiny and came with nothing (which we were also not advised about).

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Forgot a cocktail for ages, so by the time it arrived we had to order another for my wife. Then forgot one of the courses on the tasting menu.

ET
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great vegan tasting menu! Flavours unlike any I'd had before

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The staff was friendly and helpful and the food delicious! I recommend it and of course I will visit it again

RS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very energetic atmosphere, and nice look and feel of the restaurant. However, the music was a bit too loud. We had the tasting menu. Which is a good way to try different dishes from the menu that you might not have chosen yourself. But some of the flavours were quite overwhelming, like soy. I didn't like it that they served the dishes (starters and mains) in random/mixed order. Deserts were delicious. Overall we liked the restaurant, but we found the tasting menu medium value for money. I probably wouldn't come back in the (near) future.

K
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and a cosy chic vibe, but very overpriced for what it is.

LA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and service, food was not the best. The bread and meat were too burned to eat.

CO
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Although the menu looked fascinating, the actual food was not special. There was yuzukosho tzatziki with zero taste of yuzukosho, for example. We are group of 5, and so sampled quite a number of dishes and all of them were just ok. Even coffee was disappointing.

Good location but i bet it'll be hard to survive in the competitive Shoreditch neighbourhood

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The place is gorgeous. The food is good, shame it is served on (reusable) plastic plates.

M
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Average to low: food was nothing special, very loud (DJ playing house tunes) and service was average