Founded in 2012 by Chef Martin Morales, a true pioneer in the realm of South American cuisine, Ceviche on Soho’s Frith Street is leading the Peruvian food explosion in London alongside its sister restaurant Andina in Shoreditch. Using an innovative concept where various styles of ceviche are made directly in front of guests, diners are able to observe each step of the process, as well as the high-quality ingredients used.
It’s probably quite obvious already, but Ceviche in London’s Soho specialises in, of course, ceviche. This traditional South American dish, made without the addition of heat, is made right in front of guests by talented chefs at the restaurant’s ceviche bar. Although the dish is often made using fish, the restaurant also offers an excellent wild mushroom ceviche for vegetarian diners. Featuring a number of gluten-free options and the finest healthy ingredients, it’s a great place to take a loved one with special dietary restrictions.
It’s not just ceviche that makes this Soho Peruvian restaurant so special. With an extensive menu featuring items like choclo corn cake with avocado and rocoto relleno vegetariano (stuffed rocoto pepper with wild mushrooms, garlic, thyme, cassava, white wine, and cream), guests aren’t limited when it comes to excellent choices. The beverage menu is phenomenal as well, with flavourful cocktails like the Morris martini (pumpkin-infused pisco, quinoa vodka and violet liqueur) and pisco punch making a trip to Ceviche worthwhile all on their own. Situated on Frith Street, Ceviche is easily accessible and just a quick walk from London’s Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square. Dear diners, to view Ceviche Soho's range of gift cards and masterclasses, visit ceviche.giftvouchers.uk.com
The food was excellent and delicious. Great cocktails too. The atmosphere was just right for dinner with friends.
Always a great time here - last year I took my mum here for her birthday and all the family came along. Pisco cocktails amazing as ever. Only thing we don't like are the corn kernels!
Excellent welcome by staff that are genuinely friendly and seem to love what they do, food was excellent as were the cocktails and all reasponably priced. Staff went the extra mile with my mother's allergy by getting the allergy sheet and double checking every dish we ordered, things like this show they really care.
We had a really uplifting experience the food, service, and vibe. We just love this restaurant. We were last here 12 months back and they remembered us and greeted us as locals despite us hailing from Edinburgh!
Having lived in Peru for 13 years I am very familiar with Peruvian food and I know what I am looking at/for. Ceviche food is authentic. However I felt there were certain key dishes that were missing. No " papa a la huancayina " in the starters , no " Aji de gallina" in the mains , no " turron de dona pepa" in the deserts and no " chicha morada" in the drinks section to name but a few. The Peruvian food repertoire is not that extensive which is why so many alleged Peruvian restaurants in London go the fusion route...........to try and expand the limited menu but it completely ruins the experience and I wouldn't call them genuine. Coya is a good example of that. Its overpriced and you fail to spot the peruvian dish whatever they tell you. That said , the ceviche was cracking but still didn't come with boiled sweet potato, and many of the other dishes were authentic but incomplete in my opinion. The Yuca frita was the best I have had. Thus , Is Ceviche a true refelction of Peruvian food ? Yes it is . Why have I made it a 4 and not a 6 then. I docked 1 mark for the limited menu and 1 mark because the mains are starter sized and don't come complete. You have to serve the whole dish with all the trimmings. For example, the lomo saltado doesn't come with rice or sweet potato and the portion is tiny. It is so nearly there and having eaten in all the peruvian offerings in london, this is still the best currently available, but still does not beat the clear leader which has sadly closed and that was " Fina Estampa" which was in Tooley street. As an ex Peruvian resident , looking to eat as if I was in Peru and continue sampling its great food, I was better served by taking a seat at the bar and having yuca, ceviche and a few pisco sours. I know its easy to be critical of many peoples hard work. I did enjoy it, but feel it could be so much better with a little bit of tweaking . Lastly just to make it clear, the quality of everything that was served was excellent and cannot be faulted. Still , much as gracias y volvere pronto.
We've never eaten at a Peruvian restaurant before but got bought some vouchers to Ceviche as a present so were keen to try it out. We went at 9.30pm on a Saturday night and the atmosphere was really buzzy with some big groups celebrating. We sat up on high stools at a table quite close to the people next to us but it didn't feel too intrusive. The food was absolutely delicious. Every single dish from the salads to the fish and beef was so tasty and the portions were a really decent size not like with tapas where you have to order a lot to be full. We shared about 8 or 9 dishes between us which was more than enough. The service was great and with a bottle of wine the bill came to £120 for two people. If you like spicy food (everything has chills) and are ok with dark restaurants (you need your iPhone torch to read the menu) I would 100% recommend Ceviche. Will definitely be returning.
Great food and knowledgable esitino staff. I have been many times to Andina. My only comment with regards to food is either get a better recipie for the mackerel or perhaps it was not cooked up to scratch... Just did not add value to the meal as the other dishes did... I am telling this from the point perspective of someone who likes mackerel. Seating is just bit too tight... As well just a bit way too dark when the light dim... Staff need to check the toilettes more often to my opinion as the males was dirty when I checked it at 6pm. It could be a 10/10 experience, it was a 8/10... All staff are friendly, knowledgable and helpful. One advise : when people of two order 4 dishes at 6 o'clock there is no need to clear dishes each time... I did not feel rushed or anything, understand the table is small. But perhaps the table could be cleared twice rather then four times? I understand there is not much to do at 6 as the retaurant is not full and the staff wants to be proactive. Thanks and see you soon.
We were looking for a taste of Peru prior to visit this summer and chose Ceviche after good reviews on TA. The restaurant did not disappoint and gave us the chance to experiment with a few different dishes we had never heard of never mind tasted! Our first taste of a Pisco Sour, delicious and very moreish!! The plates come on the small side but that allows the options to try various types of dish. From the citrus, spicy ceviche to the very tasty grilled beef heart it was all excellent fare. More Pisco Sours arrived to finish off an excellent meal. Good ambiance in the restaurant and top marks to the staff who guided us through the process of choosing the dishes. Special thanks to the server who came from Peru and was able to point us in the direction of some restaurants and dishes to try when we get to Lima. Not a cheap lunch but overall very, very good.
Booked for 5pm for 4people and arrived 45min early, staff were very lovely and accommodating, we were seated early as restaurant was quiet. Anyone using a wheelchair (like me) note very steep stairs down to toilets but with handrail on one side and it became a bit of squeeze getting out due to how busy it ended up. None of us had ever eaten this type of food and so we ordered quite a mixture of dishes not really knowing what we were getting. The food was much pricier than expecting but was delicious we all agreed! Our favourites were couple of the beef dishes. the ribs and brussel's salad, going again I would have a much better idea of what dishes go well together and would order a rice for some carbs, would ask for hot and cold dishes to come at different times. There is a lot more I would love to try. Between us we tried 3 different cocktails be warned they are very strong esp the Kanuku but the shark ahoy and the Thor's Passion went down nicely and presentation for everything was really lovely. Hoping to return one day!
We had an absolutely fantastic time at Ceviche Soho - we went for the virgin cocktails (which were fantastic!) and were completely blown away by how amazing the food was. We would particularly recommend the savoury corn cake and the palm heart dish - as well as everything else we had - but a very veggie friendly restaurant and loads of choice for everyone. Lovely vibrant atmosphere and we will definitely be visiting again.