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Tierra Peru
Tierra Peru

Tierra Peru Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tierraperu.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 354 5586
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Friday,Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Friday to Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Tierra Peru
Tierra Peru is the latest South American restaurant in Islington. Opened in November, the menu features an authentic selection of Peru"s most popular dishes cooked in a traditional way, cevivhes, tiraditos, anticuchos, tamales- just to name a few- representing the different regions of this diverse country. The restaurant has a lovely and relaxed athmosphere.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerPre/post Theatre
Diner Reviews
  • "It's a fact, they are a bit slow in delivering the food, but as long as you are prepared and order right away, the experience is superb."
    dined on 24/08/2014
  • "Superb service from an attentive and friendly waiter and the portions were huge. Will definitely go back again for the new menu"
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "good food and good service. highly recommended. would definitely return"
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "The service was really good, the food was tasty and different. A few options were missing from the menu though and the portions were a little small so if I go again it'll be something to remember."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "We arrived 15 mins past our booking time and the table had been given away, which resulted in a long wait at the bar. The Pisco Sours were too strong, overwhelming taste of Pisco and less of lime. We had two starters, the ceviche, which was excellent and the taquitos which were a let down, not much cheese in there, but lots of hollow pastry. There was another long wait for the main courses, I do appreciate that they were busy, but when you arrive at 8.15 you are not expecting to receive the main course at 9.45. Pato con Arroz was pretty dull and the Lomo Saltado was heavy on the soy sauce and thus very salty. The chips were overdone too, dark brown and too crisp. We passed on dessert as we feared they would arrive at midnight!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Dined for 2 during midweek. Opted for the 'Taster Menu'. Chris, one of the owners went through what we were about to order. Unlike many 'Taster Menus' these arrive all at the same time. Would have been nice to have known this in advance as we had waited nearly 30 minutes for it to arrive. However, the choice of dishes did not disappoint. Very much a place for foodies and ones who appreciate hot South American spices. I did suggest they provide a single sheet menu to give the customer a brief outline as to what each taster dish was and their contents. Not all guests will recall what the waiter is saying. My guest had fish....but he thought it tasted like chicken due to the strong lemon sauce it was in! Recommended pleasant experience."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "We tried one of the set meals - platters - to share. The ceviche was outstandingly good, the best I have had outside of Peru. Two main course choices were good but overshadowed by the starters. Good choice of wines by the glass."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "I booked the restaurant to celebrate my daughter's graduation and arrived at 6PM. For 30 minutes we were the only diners. In fact, by the time we left at 8:25 there were only 6 other people in the restaurant. I ordered some champagne which came fairly quickly however, it was served in wine glasses! We ordered at 10 minutes past 6 yet our starters did not arrived until 6:55. By 7:40 I talked to a lady who appeared to be in charge as our main courses had not arrived. They turned up at 7:55! The medium rare steaks were well done rather than rare and although the rest of the food was ok by that time we just wanted any food! There was not attempt to explain the delay let alone offer some type of discount or compensation. Very disappointing."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Had looked for some different cuisine to try out, and settled on Peruvian. The menu looked wonderful so I booked a table for three on a Saturday evening. On arriving, the waiting staff seemed rather confused about our booking, even though it had all been confirmed in advance. However they quickly made up a table for us. I ordered the Ox hearts for a starter, followed by the Pork as a main. Drinks arrived quickly (Peruvian beer - very nice!). But for the starters we had to wait an hour!! What was most annoying was that the Maitre d' - although very apologetic - came up with different excuses. First he said the delay was down to "all our food being made fresh", then it was doen to a new chef, then it was down to a new waiter!"
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "We loved everything about this place. We will definitely be returning."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Fantastic Pisco Sours!! we had a set menu to sample a variety of items and weren't disapointed along with the warm service - made it a very enjoyable evening"
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "We wanted something different - and found it in Tierra Peru's unusual ingredients, beautifully presented dishes and good portions. Ceviche starters, pisco sour cocktails and seafood were favourites. Neighbouring diners were enjoying a range of equally exotic and gorgeous dishes. Some mains could have been served a little warmer and less adventurous steak-eaters take note - be ready for huge portions of steak cooked to the rarest level around. The total bill including a jug of cocktails, was reasonable, especially with the TT offer based on 3 courses. Pleasant service. The location is less pretty than the interior and cuisine, but Tierra Peru is a destination restaurant if you want good South American food in North London."
    dined on 29/06/2014
  • "Management's policy is that people at a table cannot do a mix of buffet and menu choices: either all of us choose the buffet, or all of us order from the menu. Because of "previous experiences with customers", we were told. The food was very good and we could not find fault with the service. But to start off the meal by being forced to make a choice that some of us didn't want to (or know about when making the booking) left us leaving the restaurant with mixed feelings. Will have to think twice before going back again."
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "We had a 20:30 reservation and we were not served the appetizers until 21:30. Service was extremely slow. The pisco sours that we had were the best thing in the meal. The food was OK, not bad but it wasn´t anything special. We will not go back."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "After searching through OpenTable for a new experience I stumbled across Tierra Peru, the reviews looked good so I took a gamble and booked a table. I am very glad I did! I took my girlfriend for our 2 year anniversary and I couldn't have chosen a better place. The decor was modern and sleek which provided a nice contrast to the menu which was (from what I can tell) very traditional. The food itself was amazing, full of flavour and colour. A surprise to myself and my partner a traditional Peruvian dance took place in the center of the restaurant which was a nice touch as entertainment while you ate. In conclusion this is a great little place about a stones throw from Essex Road station, I would definitely recommend! "
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "My friend and I wanted to eat Peruvian food because we both used to live in Peru and were craving some Aji de Gallina and tequenos... which were both fantastic! The waitress was very friendly and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, including the pisco sours. ;) The restaurant is in East London between Angel and Highbury & Islington, in a neighbourhood where you wouldn't expect to find such a cute place. It's quite small but very tastefully decorated. The menu is affordable and you get good value for your money. Definitely worth a trip!"
    dined on 03/06/2014
  • "We've been to several peruvian restaurants in London and found that this one has very authentic great tasting plates, the portions are just right to get a starter, mains and share a dessert (2 people). Nice traditional yet modern decoration / interior. They also have some great cocktails, everyone should try the Pisco Sour / Maracuya! We will definitely go back for more!"
    dined on 01/06/2014
  • "The portions were really big compared to other Peruvian restaurants where we had to ask for many dished to feel satisfied. So I would say it's a good value for money and overall good service "
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "Not too many people know about the Peruvian food, always take friends to this restaurant and they just love it."
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "We had never visited this place before and did so because there was an interesting offer. The service was smiling and efficient and the delcious food was presented in a really stylish and caring way. It was our first time but not out last!"
    dined on 19/05/2014
  • "The food is inventive, varied and authentic, while service is helpful and friendly. We had a lovely meal, from start to finish, and plan to return."
    dined on 19/05/2014
  • "We ordered a couple of platters so that we could try as many dishes as possible. I've had very little Peruvian food in London and it was great to find ths place so locally. The staff were friendly and the food good. Thanks!"
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "Excellent food. The Sunday brunch was ok, a couple of the dishes were a bit cold but overall the food is amazing! I totally recommend the ceviche yuum!"
    dined on 11/05/2014
  • "Tierra Peru is the place to visit for a flavour packed tongue tantalising feast of delight. Not only is each dish I’ve tried a complex mix of fierce freshness and soothing shading but the individual flavours of the quality ingredients is evident in all. The fish ceviche sings songs of joy - the lime based dressing illuminating its piscine mate! The weekend buffet is not only staggeribgly good value but a wonderful way to experience the vast array of dishes available; even for those like me who don’t eat meat! Peruvian quinoa is magnificent - go to Tierra Peru for it prepared and served by a lovely warm welcoming team and at its very best."
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "I recently went there on a date, and the venue was perfect. We got a platter to share which we really enjoyed and a dessert (Peruvian creme caramel). Very good food - especially the raw fish with coriander - and very friendly service. Found the ambience a little cold / impersonal but overall pleasant and nice. Quite expensive restaurant (especially for Angel) but the food was unusual and very good. "
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "Having recently come back from 2 years in latin america I can definitely say that the food on offer here is authentic peruvian. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the selection of dishes was impressive. We have 3 courses and all 6 dishes we had between us were amazing with generous seafood.....not a tiny frozen prawn in site! The only thing I would say is the manager on duty seemed to be confused by the toptable offer of 50% off and we had to really convince her we werent lying. But other than that this is a real gem and will be returning very soon."
    dined on 04/05/2014
  • "unfortunately is nit the first time, I went before and even the service wasn't good we didn't mind because food was very nice, unfortunately food wasn't good at all. "
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "Ate here with a friend and arrived before it got busy. Service was great, friendly and swift, but when the restuarant filled up it seemed like there were not quite enough staff to keep up with all the diners. Never the less we had a very enjoyable dining experience. The food was delicious. My octopus starter was without question the best octopus I've ever eaten. I would come back just to have this again! We plan to return and try more food off their menu."
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "I went with my peruvian wife as we had not found any good peruvian restaurants. The food was very good my wife had leche De tigre to start it was so good she had one for dessert. I had anticuchos which where just like you would get on the streets of lima. The pico sours are the best we have had outside Peru. "
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "delicious food, great service and will definately be back!"
    dined on 01/05/2014
  • "The food was a pleasant surprise and the venue was nice. Friendly staff too"
    dined on 27/04/2014
  • "A small modernly furnished restaurant. Staff were helpful and friendly. We had a Peruvian platter consisting of a mixture of meat, fish and vegetables. It was well cooked and most importantly different. This is not a restaurant to experience cutting edge or Michelin standard cuisine but typical and tasty Peruvian food. It succeeded. It included ox heart and marinated raw fish. It was well worth the visit. Try it!! "
    dined on 25/04/2014
  • "Outstanding, Imaginative Food, The Raw Fish in Olive Sauce was trully outstanding, best starter I've had in years! The Mains were of high quality too and the service was very very good."
    dined on 23/04/2014
  • "We took my daughter to Tierra Peru for a birthday celebration. We were delighted with the food which was authentic Peruvian with a modern streak that included veggies. We have travelled in Peru so we know a good cebiche when we have one. And this was great. The Pisco Sour was a huge hit and the atmosphere intimate and modern. They played happy birthday and brought a candle out with the pudding. Our only regret was that they didn't play it in Castellano!"
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "We were adventurous and went for the raw fish platter. It was really nice just too much fish for beginners to this sort of food! Staff friendly and attentive. Would definitely go back, but would choose something else instead!"
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "I never had Peruvian food prior to going to this restaurant, but I had a great experience over at Tierra Peru last week. The food was great, and the service was excellent. The only downer was the fact that the restaurant is a little bit too bright which made it less suitable for a romantic date. However, it was still very nice and the value for money was good so all in all, I'd definitely recomment others to go as well."
    dined on 15/04/2014
  • "A repeat visit to this warm cosy Peruvian with rejuvenating pisco sours and good value fresh dishes. Located off Islington's main drag, this is a very good destination restaurant. The only downside is the crammed seating. Great for leaning over to check your neighbour's choices but terrible if you're elbowed in your back by ungainly unaware diners."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable Thursday evening at Tierra Peru, the manager was extremely accommodating of all requests and very attentive. Wait staff a little less on the ball, but very hospitable. Food was delicious and interesting, mains were served in big portions - so much so we couldn't fit in the third course which would have been free under the 50% of mains deal. All in all I could happily recommend Tierra Peru to anyone looking for good food at a reasonable price."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "We were a group of 7 Norwegian people and 1 Peruvian. For me (Peruvian) it was like coming home. For the Norwegians it was the discovery of a new world. I could only hear "Hmmmm", "ooooh", "delicious", "so exciting!", "how do you prepare this?" The place is really nice with lots of pictures and fantastic Peruvian music. The people who work at the restaurant were really kind and friendly! I recommend the Pisco Sour, it was AMAZING!"
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "We had a table booked but they could not find the booking we were offered an awful table right next to the door we had to wait 30mins for a better one the service was beyond slow and they didn't apologise either I have to say the food was amazing but the whole management of the place needs to be revisited we might give it one more go but it would be a shame if the service ruins a place with the potential to be an amazing place to eat"
    dined on 05/04/2014