Pisqu

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196 reviews
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Peruvian
PISQU is a Peruvian Restaurant in the heart of London's buzzy West End and steps from Theatreland.
The contemporary yet relaxed two-floor space has been designed in royal Inca colours inviting guests for a gastronomic experience of Amazonian and Andean cuisine from head chef William Ortiz.

The menus focuses on the finest seasonal produce, healthy and natural superfoods showcasing mouth-watering flavours of modern day Lima. Specialties include grilled octopus with corncake, salmon Tiradito & ceviche and the Pisco Sour.
Sit along an L-shaped ground floor where you can see through full-height windows trendy Fitzrovia. For a more intimate setting, head to their Lower Lounge where you can also find two Vaults for a more private dining experience.

Specials

Taste of Peru with Pisco Sour cocktail: £36

Chef’s Special Menu 3-course menu with Pisco Sour cocktail for £36.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: June 21, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:30PM-10:30PM

Pisco Sour Masterclass: £22

Pisco Sour masterclass, true to its name, Pisqu is known for the Best Pisco Sour in London.

Instructed by the head barman, you’ll learn how to make a Pisco Sour. Step by step learn preparation techniques in a fun environment.

£24 per person for this unique experience. Discounted to £22

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 12 people

Starts: June 3, 2019

Ends: December 3, 2019

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-5:30PM

Ceviche Masterclass: £40

Ceviche masterclass is instructed by Pisqu’s Head Chef, at the masterclasses you’ll learn how to make a signature Ceviche Pisqu.

You’ll be treated to an ice-cold Pisco Sour too.

£44 per person for this intimate experience under the Head Chef’s guidance. Discounted to £40

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 12 people

Starts: June 3, 2019

Ends: December 3, 2019

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-5:30PM

Set Menu for Lunch Offer and Pre-Theatre: From £17

Set Lunch Offer £17 for 2-Course/£20 for 3-Course and and Pre-Theatre Menu £20 for 2-Course/£23 for 3-Courses.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: June 3, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-6:30PM

Taste of Peru with Bottomless Prosecco for £42.50

Chef’s Special Menu 3-course menu, free-flowing prosecco £42.50 Free-flowing prosecco is available or up to 90 minutes. Dishes subject to change.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: June 3, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:30PM-6:30PM

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What 196 People Are Saying
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LD
London
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere and food. Normal price. Good location.

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S
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

First thing to say is that the food is absolutely amazing - corn cakes, gorgeous salsa piquante, just exquisite.
The restaurant space is airy, plenty of natural light, and well-spaced upstairs where we ate. The physalis mojito (non-alcoholic) was a new and delightful experience for me! I recommend it.

They were a bit overwhelmed by an unexpected surge the evening we were there, I think - we arrived at our booking time and it was nearly 45 minutes before we had a drink in our hands, which felt like quite a long time. The staff were very pleasant and apologised for being so rushed off their feet. One thing I would say is that a waiter trying to convince a diner who has just asked whether the green risotto is vegetarian that they should order the King Prawn risotto thing instead is probably a waste of time - he tried to convince me prawns were okay for me to eat as a vegetarian... It was nice to be able to practice my Spanish but a bit non-plussing. :-)

The overall experience was good, with amazing food but rather slow service due to being unexpectedly busy. I would recommend!

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CM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Only 2 (of 5) of us ordered starters. We agreed that all food could be brought together. We sat down at 19:00 and at 20:15 we were still waiting for our food. On verge of leaving when food arrived. No real apology or explanation for long delay. Reason cited being because we had ordered starters and mains to be brought together! 2 beers taken off bill. Food excellent but overall poor experience which is a pity as I have enjoyed several excellent meals there previously.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and the Pisco sours were insane!!! Would def recommend - the Pulpo starter was the best dish we had. Loved it.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good quality, we recently went to Peru on holidays and found the same meals in Pisqu. The lomo saltado was a bit dry however but overall, everything was delicious!!

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c
Kent
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had the taste of Peru menu which included 3 courses, a pisco cocktail and coffee. We had intended to order from the a la carte but this was sufficient and gave good choices for vegetarians and carnivores. Food was well presented, nicely prepared and expertly seasoned. The chocolate mousse with matcha ice cream was fabulous! Service was nice and friendly but not too intrusive. Atmosphere was a little lacking as we ate earlier in the evening but was getting more lively as the evening progressed.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the most beautiful food I've ever seen, unusual, and tasty. Quiet at lunchtime.

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s
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good service and extremely kind maitre-d who sat us in a quiet vault downstairs as one of the party were hard of hearing. Food was good, and well portioned, but didn't feel as fresh and Peruvian "tangy" as other well-known restaurants in London we have visited. We had a Peruvian with us and she felt the same.

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a
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. Energetic vibe around. Dishes i had were both fresh and full of taste, with vibrant smell of herbs. Excellent value for the West end where prices tend to be exhorbitant, but this place is very reasonable. Upmarket and trendy at the same time. Outstanding wine list.

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LL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Small place. Served quick but food was great . 🤙

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EL
Berlin
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The service was outstanding and the intention was there but the food was not so good unfortunatelly especially when it comes to value. Pisqu is trying to bring a high end vibe to Peruvian food but in reality it does not meet the expectations. We had the ceviche which was ok, the quinoa salad had loads of quinoa, a few chopped tomatoes and avocado with minimal seasoning and minimal dressing which was nothing special. The fish mains; hot ceviche had a very fishy smell to it. Grilled Seabass was the nicest dish. The corn cake was nice. The purple corn ice cream was too sweet. The staff was incredible so only if the food actually meets the intention then the price will be worth and we would go back.

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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing Peruvian food and Pisco sours. The grilled octopus is amazing.

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DM
London
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, very friendly, good table and wonderful Sour drinks to start the evening

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H
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among the best restaurants I have tried in London with fascinating dishes. Enjoyed the beef and quinoa salad. Atmosphere is welcoming. Got treated well. Convenient location. Cocktails were wonderful.

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SM
London
48 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pleasant place. Food wasn’t remarkable but was perfectly pleasant. We thought that 2 prawns on the main course was rather mean. My wife enjoyed the flan.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Nice and friendly staff, food was a bit below expectations, value for money fair but not great.

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AP
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The pisco sours were real, the food generally good, but the whole was rather expensive for what it is.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place and its food is amazing. No words needed. Healthy dining in a fabulous atmosphere. Service was charming. Well worth refined dining experience
but you feel the homely touch. You only know it is authentic if you have eaten in Peru and this place certainly is unlike other joints nearby. The dishes tried were extraordinary, especially the pisqu Pulpo octopus and corn cake. From start to finish Pisqu was full of flavours, great pisco cocktails too. Cannot wait to return.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another lovely meal at Pisqu. Creative and tasty food. Thanks to Dermot and his team for a

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The most amazing staff, very friendly and helpful servers, really good pico sours, but unfortunately the food does not do peruvian justice. We had the pulpo as a starter and it was good, our mains lomo saltado and pollo were just ok.

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f
London
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was absolutely terrible. I booked a table for lunch at 2pm to celebrate my friend's birthday. We were planning to have the three course set menu, which we told the server. Our orders for drinks weren't taken for 20mins after sitting down. Eventually they arrived, and then we were able to order the food about 2.30pm. The portions were small but the food was tasty. After finishing our main courses, we waited for the dessert menu, eventually asking for it. We ordered desserts. About 15mins after ordering the desserts, the waitress came back and said the kitchen was closed and they wouldn't be able to provide desserts. We asked for the bill... and waited, watching her clean the (now empty) restaurant. After a long wait, we asked for the bill again, and eventually went to another restaurant in the area for our dessert! A strange and not pleasing experience! I was embarrassed I had taken my friends there for a celebration.

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a
Kent
62 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very nice meal, really enjoyed the food. Next time I should try different traditional food to explore!

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

One of the most disappointing meals I've ever had in London. 50 minutes until we were served even our drinks. Had to get up from table repeatedly to try to corner a server and beg for something to drink or eat because no-one would even come speak to us. Ceviche, cassava croquettes and corn cake were good--simple and fresh. The mains were all bland and amateurly prepared (soggy skin on fish, soggy crackling on chewy pork belly, rubbery chicken). This chicken dish was £17, so fully priced, and was a few pieces of boneless thigh. Everything is garnished with the exact same lukewarm sweet potato puree and kernels of sweetcorn. The pork belly 'confit' was tough and the fat was congealed layers--hardly melt in your mouth and not appetising at all. Very little flavour or seasoning. The basement where we were seated was noisy, humid and stuffy and had no decoration at all--you really felt trapped down there with nowhere to look. The very sweet server kept apologising for it 'being so busy'. It was full, but hardly busy as there was no turnover of tables because no-one was being served. I should have known right away when we were ignored for over 5 minutes by the four servers at the door when we walked in, and cut my losses...

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Appalling. We booked a table for 4 several weeks ago. On arrival we were seated at a window table and served by an excellent young man. Within 10 minutes, the owner came to our table and told us we were being moved downstairs because there was a workshop on our floor. Downstairs was cold, soulless and no tables had been prepared. We left. If they are unable to cater for workshops and other diners at the same time they should not accept bookings for both on the same day. It was a disgrace.

Pisqu
Responded on March 18, 2019

I apologise that you were moved downstairs. You seemed to enjoy your conversation with your peers, so I offered you a private and relaxing room. Our staff set up very quickly however, and I really regret that you didn't like the room. There were two customers dining along with the workshop group upstairs, and our downstairs was available to dine in. We could accept reservations apart from the workshop group on that day. Please contact me on 0207 436 6123

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DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time my 2 friends and I had eaten Peruvian food and it was excellent. Our charismatic waiter was so helpful and explained all the dishes to us. We decided to try everything from the set pre-theatre menu to share between us! From the ceviche (who knew how delicious raw fish in tigers milk is?) to the Pisco Sours (try the Picante for a zing) it was an all round fab experience. Will definitely go again.

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N
London
56 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a perfectly nice time, friendly service, nice food and great drinks. To start with the noise level was good but towards the end of our meal, 'music' was turned on which made conversation difficult. In a space as small as the upstairs restaurant this spoils things and is totally unnecessary.

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JM
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Never having had Peruvian food before, it was an interesting and enjoyable experience. Service very welcoming and friendly.

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SS
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant little place. Food was delicious and brilliant service. Pisco Sours were tasty too.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Yummy pisco sours. Food was delicious and fresh. I think on the whole I would rather do more starters as sharing dishes than have main course. Would definitely go again. Friendly staff

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and great service.
Would recommend going here to everyone

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b
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food - I would recommend the hot ceviche despite being quite uncertain prior to ordering!

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TG
London
23 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My dining companion and I enjoyed tasty food. We had a cocktail then beer. Slightly lacking in atmosphere.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice staff, great food. Lovely location.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Peruvian in London. Interesting dishes, amazing flavours, great pisco sours all perfectly presented

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HT
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful, friendly and knowledgable waiter, didn’t catch the name but he was Venezuelan, and really made the whole experience more elevated along with the fantastic food and ambience. Well deserving of our extra tip.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great evening! The food was really tasty and the service was warm and friendly. Would definetly go again

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VP
London
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We spend a really nice moment for dining. Food was excellent and fresh. A warm welcome with many explanations as we are French. And overall the best pisco sour I ever drink !

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CS
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was a little slow, and we had to wait ages to get menus, but once up and running was great, our waitress was truly lovely and so friendly. The food is quite overpriced, but delicious.

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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

On arrival we were only given a la carte menu and had to ask for a set menu. Even though they advertised cocktails for £5, we were charged the full price. It took ages for the bill to arrive. The food was just average. Tables cramped together, bland and boring decor.

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CO
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was tasty, but we were the only people in there and service was terrible. 30 mins wait between ordering and (cold) starters and then another 30 mins from starter being cleared to main!
Understand if it was heaving...

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