Pachamama

4.4
1157 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Peruvian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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Pachamama is a bar and restaurant in Marylebone that serves Peruvian-inspired dishes, made with the best of British produce.

Monday to Friday lunch is where we serve our selection of ceviches, along with the best Peruvian burger in London, chargrilled chicken and much more.

The weekend brunch at Pachamama has been widely-regarded as serving the best waffles in London with toppings like fried chicken or plantain and peanut butter.

Dinner at Pachamama is a celebratory affair with a menu of small and large dishes to share. From snacks to ceviches, land, sea and soil, the menu has something for everyone with a focus on bold flavours, citrus and smoke.

The bar at Pachamama serves expertly-made cocktails using only Pisco and is a great place for an after dinner drink or to sit and enjoy the evening over a bottle of wine.

Private Dining

We have several options available to our guests who wish to dine in a private space; from semi-private dining areas that cater for parties of up to fifty-two guests, to private dining caves better suited for intimate occasions with friends, family or business associates.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was really really good, and the place is really cool! it’s different from what we generally see. The only downside is that is was quite busy so getting a hand on waiters was a bit difficult.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavours. Helpful and friendly service.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

All courses also the mains are very small but very delicious. You need 3-4 courses per person if you are a little be hungry. A very nice place to eat but noisy.

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DA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really good vibe and food , music a bit too loud and service a bit rushed , could let diners have a bit more time between ordering food and courses etc...

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TM
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic! Staff super attentive! Music a little loud but in keeping with the theme !

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D
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service is excellent, nice atmosphere, but food is over priced and with very small portion

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I have been to this restaurant a few times with friends before and enjoyed the experience but this time the experience was not that pleasant. The food was the biggest disappointment. It was definitely not as good as previously; I found a few dishes either very salty (we had crispy seabass and cod) or without much taste at all (carrot with quinoa). The seabass was very overcooked as well, we expected it will be crispy but not charred, there were a lot of bones it it, but because of the way it is cooked it was very difficult to remove those. The only dish which was ok was the aubergine dish but it was not as good as I remembered from my last visit. Also, we received the dish we did not ask for and later another waiter brought another dish which was for another table again. It seems that there were a few waiters serving us and maybe this is an issue, as they do not know what we ordered. Also, although we were allowed to stay a bit longer than our allocated 1 hour 45 minutes slot (!); it is not a nice experience when you meet with your friend for a dinner and you are under constant time pressure as around 1 hour 30 minutes we felt that we overstayed our welcome. I do not support the strict time slots in the restaurants in general but I think 1 hour 45 minutes slot is not acceptable in the restaurant (unless you go to McDonald's..). Overall, I do not think I will be returning as the food was not very good and rather expensive. Also, around 7pm the loud music started playing (there was a DJ on that night), I think it should be stated somewhere where you book that there is a DJ. I did not expect the night club rather than a restaurant atmosphere. It was not possible to hear anything, I ended up shouting so my friend could hear me at all; not what I expected at all. Very disappointing.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was amazing. But staff were terrible. Made booking for 9pm made to wait for 45 minutes in the bar. Staff all over the place. Not apologetic. Didn't offer any complementary drinks. Then when we finally sat down kept bringing the wrong orders. One we sent back as we said we didn't order it. It was then brought back and we were told we did order it which is extremely rude.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I expected more Side Dishes ( vegetabilisch), Nobody informed us, that Portions are small and no vegetables/ Fries etc additional. My husband went to italian Restaurant and ate Pizza afterwords...

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v
London
18 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food with excellent vegetarian and gluten free options.

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KQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly good and original menu. We had the tasting menu. The waiter was very informative.

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OT
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really helpful and friendly staff
Excellent food and Pisco sours.

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LK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant. The best meal out in London that I've had in a long time. Don't have anything bad to say at all. Would go again tomorrow!

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Miami
25 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This restaurant requires a deposit with your credit card--not sure why-- most good restaurants have no trouble filling their tables.
The restaurant is VERY loud so not a good place for a conversation. The food was good served tapas style and shared. Do not order the Crispy Sea Bass-- it came as a whole fish and with the extremely small tables was impossible to cut and serve. The staff was attentive and corrected the mistakes (such as not bringing a wine refill until the end of the meal). Not sure I would dine here again since there are so many other restaurants without the hassles.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely helpful staff and amazing food!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Unbelievably LOUD LOUD LOUD. We couldn’t hear one another. The waiting staff couldn’t hear us. Several dishes didn’t reach our table. For me that translated into spending £75 for 1/2 a vegetable dish, 1/4 of a lamb dish which we didn’t order ( ie one small strip) - and a desert . Not ideal

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WS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The cocktails and wine were very nice. When you order, the food comes as and when ready. It is very tapas style and good to share but enough to have on your own as well. The portions are decent and the flavours are amazing. The service was impeccable. It was probably not the best place to take my new in-laws as it was too dark for them but we had a torch! I would highly recommend and especially for drinks! The atmosphere is really nice, especially for a lovely date.

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A
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really nice dinner, enjoyed it. Only found that certain dishes were a bit oily, and had too much garlic for my taste even after saying I was very sensitive to it, but that might just be my experience. The deserts were fantastic. Would go back.

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RW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic brunch with excellent food and perfect friendly, informative service

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience- would definitely recommend the set menu offered!

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LL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was my first experience with the Peruvian kitchen and I absolutely loved it ! the food was great, staff was very friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was good, positive vibes, comfort food, we will be back !

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, ambiance and service. Favorites were the ceviches and Pisco sours!

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JD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Average - expensive for not much food

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PP
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

the staff promoted the tasting menu which we felt was much too expensive considering that all 4 of us (2 adults, two children) were charged 45 pounds each + beverages. The food was very good but portions were too small considering that we paid for 4. It’s a real pity as we were really looking forward to the dining experience at Pachamama. We ended up feeling rushed through the courses and weren’t able to enjoy the dinner as much.

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a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Overpriced for what it is. Generally a nice place to eat with good vibes, warm decor, attentive staff and an interesting drinks and Peruvian tapas menu.

The food was great but not incredible. The prices were over the top - £60 a head for a 2 course tapas meal with 1 cocktail.

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DS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

If you're looking for an after dinner location, Pachamama is fine.
Don't go there if you need to eat or if you want to peacefully talk with your friends / partner

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really fun brunch spot. Waffles are delicious and there's a dj (not too loud but good vibes)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We went for Saturday brunch. All in all good was good, however service completely ignored us.

We had to actively wave to be noticed. It didn’t seem like we had a designated server so we were just asking random members of staff to order or get the check. Once we got their attention they were nice, however very frustrating that we had to actively look for someone.

And then there was the music... a life dj and a playlist that would rather suit a beach party, however did not find appropriate for an underground restaurant with no daylight and bad acoustic. It was so loud that we all found we had lost our voices after we left as we were trying to have a conversation.

We mentioned the music when paying the bill and they were friendly enough to ask the dj to turn the volume down (did not feel a difference while we were still there)

All in all I will not be back for brunch, as this is definitely not my cup of tea.

However I can see why bottomless brunch and loud music could be attractive to many others...

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AK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Love the food and drink at Pacha.
Came here about 6-8 months ago for brunch and it was perfect - chill vibes, plenty of food and drink options. We took the liberty of bottomless prosecco and it was magical.
Unfortunately, this time didn't meet the same standards. The music was FAR too loud (I'm in my mid-twenties... not 'too old' as the pass-ag sign on the wall, said) and total crap... not sure where they got that passed-out looking DJ from. Felt like they were trying to make it too cool, and it showed.
Food was still fantastic and mocktails were a perfect choice. My friend had several side dishes and she said they were delish too.
It feels a shame as I wouldn't return whilst they still have that god awful DJ. Used to be one of my fav brunch places.

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I
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

I have been to Pachamama several times since the restaurant opened in my neighbourhood. I have dined there with another diner, as part of a group outing which I organised and several times when I have had a craving for their weekend brunch waffles which sadly are not available elsewhere, as a solo diner.
Having dined at Pachamama numerous times now I have noticed unmistakable differences in the way they treat solo diners vs. duos and groups. Solo diners are treated as follows:
- The waitstaff need to be prompted to stop at your table and take your order.
- The waitstaff do not offer tap water even in instances where the solo diner has not ordered any of Pachamama's (expensive) drinks.
"Please " and "thank you " are not part of the waitstaff's vocabulary in any of their interactions with the solo diner.
Also in my latest and probably last visit, I told the waitstaff handling my table that sweet waffles I had ordered on previous occasions were uniformly not hot. I asked the waitstaff to ensure my waffle was hot but it arrived just warm.
Finally the noise levels at Pachamama are uniformly too loud, downright unpleasant. The music is too loud and so diners have to shout at each other to be heard, even during my visit when the restaurant was just half full. I mentioned the noise levels to the waitstaff and she did nothing to help.
In the interest of helping Pachamama improve through honest feedback, I submitted a review as most diners do through a popular channel. Rather than apologise and take the feedback constructively, the owner launched a vicious, ad hominem attack writing: "If there are any other observations that you would like to whine on about then please simply dig a nice, deep hole in your back garden and shout them into that, as I simply cannot bear listening to any more of your ridiculous and highly imaginative observational piffle." The extremely poor service should perhaps not be surprising given the extremely poor tone from the top.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sehr gute kreative Küche

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a great find. I shall definitely be returning again soon. The food was beautifully cooked and very well presented.

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KS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The food and service was excellent, however the dinner DJ was overkill and being played excruciatingly loud. I'll stick to DJ-free brunch. Highly recommended the tasting menu and earplugs.

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TR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very friendly staff and they were al well dressed and presented. The food was different but great! I would definitely be coming back !

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OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and friendly staff, but music too loud for brunch.

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

Fantastic , it’s a lively loud place . Great food and cocktails.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Set menu across 4 is very poor value, small portions but big cost. Shame.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Portions are fairly small. Food comes out when ready which results in the plates described as sides, like aubergine and grilled broccoli coming to the table 15 minutes before any of the mains. Nice vibe, good cocktails & staff all lovely but foods not impressive enough to justify the price per plate.

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A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great buzzy place great staff very attentive and accommodating as we arrived early they put us in the private room until our table was ready!
Food was delicious as were the recommended cocktails
Will definitely go again!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Only caviat is the staff. Managers are nice and welcoming but two of the waiters were messie and unfriendly.

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