COYA Mayfair

4.5
1186 reviews
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£41 and over
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Peruvian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
COYA Mayfair brings the spirit of Latin America to the heart of London through exceptional Peruvian food, delicious cocktails, live music and contemporary art.

Like to brunch? Join us on Saturdays for a Latin American brunch experience.

COYA Brunch includes bottomless cocktails and canapés until 1.30pm, followed by a delicious brunch menu with DJs and entertainment until 4pm. The package is £75 per person. *Over 21's only.*

Call us to upgrade to our Signature brunch experience for only £20 more!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Peruvian
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Hours of Operation

Sunday - Friday Lunch : 12PM - 2.30PM

Sunday - Wednesday Dinner : 6PM - 10.15PM

Thursday - Saturday Dinner : 6PM - 11.15PM

COYA Brunch : 12.30PM - 4.30PM (Saturdays)

Signature Brunch : 1PM - 5PM (Saturdays)
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Phone number
020 7042 7118
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Sanjay Dwivedi
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Parking Details
Valet Parking available and street parking in the Mayfair area.
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Public Transit
Near Hyde Park Corner or Green Park underground stations.
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Entertainment
Celebrating the spirit of Latin America, the music and cultural program at COYA will oscillate between the old and the new, taking in a lateral view of Latin culture through a London lens. Whether it is street art or classic photography, the greatest musicians of times gone by or the quirkiest collaborations between British musicians and contemporary Latin bands, the COYA Collective will be neither predictable nor one dimensional.
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1186 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Too expensive for very simple food
The food was simple

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L
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

NOT RECOMMENDED: Delicious food, buzzy atmosphere. However expect to pay over £100 for a bottle of red. Plus, we had to ask THREE TIMES for the drinks we had ordered, which only arrived after out starters appeared. The first waitress we asked didnt even bother coming back to us and was more interested in photographing herself with a colleague ... just unbelievable! The food arrives tapas style, ie as and when it's cooked, so our two main course dishes did not appear together, and turned up after the side dishes. £164 for starters, mains & sides, one dessert and two drinks. Despite the food tasting delicious the overall experience was really poor.

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N
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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

I had high expectations for the food and am glad to say it met them. However, I was annoyed at being hurried off the table, though I do appreciate the booking was clear about a 2 hour slot for the number of people we were. We ordered the tasting menu with wine paring which is not a cheap affair so I think more time should be allowed. Otherwise, its a lively atmosphere and we enjoyed it.

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TS
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Confused and confusing place with some ok food but not special enough for the hype and very overpriced.
We booked a table online and received a text and three phone calls on the day requesting confirmation. The place is in the basement with dimmed lights, dark wood and semi-open kitchen. The atmosphere could have been cosy and intimate but is instead completely spoilt by very loud music and noise from the tables and open service area. The waiter gave us a run through the menu and recommended a number of dishes. We ordered yellow fin tuna sashimi, Cornish crab tacos and the much recommended corn salad for starters to share. The portions were tiny. Taste-wise tuna was the winner, although we couldn't see how five slivers of fish the size of a 50p coin and some pickled cucumber can justify £14 price tag. Crab tacos were pleasant and creamy but the much recommended corn salad was just meh. For mains we had lamb chops with crispy potatoes side, chilean seabass with broccoli and wild mushrooms and truffles pot with aubergines. The mushroom and truffle pot was tasty enough creamy mush but didn't go with Japanese influenced aubergines recommended to us. The three lamb chops were possibly the smallest I've seen and not prepared well so rather chewy and lacking in flavour. The potatoes were tasty and spicy but ultimately just patatas bravas. The loser of the night was the chilean seabass. The marinade on a beautiful piece of fish was too salty, with a bitter aftertaste, so we could finish just half of the dish. The waiter inquired about the fish when clearing the plates and we explained the problem. The response was that that's just how he liked it. Good for him but he was not the paying customer that night. Once our plates were cleared we were left awith no further attention from the staff and had to wait nearly 10mins until the waiter returned with the bill of c £150 (we had no drinks, just tap water and no desert). Don't think we will be coming back any time soon.

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VP
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I have booked a table for lunch for our fourth anniversary. It was a very special occasion to us as we very rarely get the chance with my wife to go out or spend time just the two of us. When we arrived a nice guy welcomed us upstairs and told us to go to downstairs reception where we are going to be seated. There was nobody at the hostess desk but a manager looking person walked past us and sat down by the bar. Not only one member of the staff looked at us many times for all the (seemed long) time while we were waiting there still nobody came to help us until I had to go and ask this person, who previously walked past us , if anybody works there at all. Then he left and the hostess came who without asking for my name or at all for the fact if we have a booking, showed us to our table. At this point I knew it was unneccessary to mention our anniversary in my booking... luckily our waitress was nice enough not to ruin our lunch completely. Though we could see there was some confusion in the service at the table next to ours. Food was amazing, honestly very good. But unfortunately this very poor service made us leave disappointed.

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MI
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was very good, and the express Lunchtime offer was certainly great value for money. However the only thing Express about the lunch menu was the name..the service definitely was not.

3 out of the 4 starters arrived fairly quickly however the 4th starter (tacos) took over 15 minutes after the first batch, the waitress had explainef that the tacos took some extra preparation which caused the delay (However there were a number of tables waiting on food and the real cause was probably down to the lack of kitchen staff on the day)

All in all I would recommend COYA for the food but just dont go there if you are in hurry to get anywhere else afterwards

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EB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We went for a date night/birthday celebration on a Wednesday night, there was a short wait for the table so we ordered a cocktail at the bar and was seated before it arrived.
The menu could have been explained better, we had to re-order more food as the portions were smaller than expected but they came very quickly so wasn't a problem and possibly worked out better as we could order the dishes we liked best (which was all of them!).
The food was incredible, hard to pick a favourite but possibly the crab tacos.
The waiter attempted to remember the order rather than write it down (never understand why they try and do this) but came back quickly as he forgot it.
Only critique about the food would be to include more filling in the pulled pork bao bun as it was so delicious but more bun than meat and the sides came quite late in the meal, would have been better to have with the dishes.
When the bill came, 2 extra cocktails were added so glad I checked it, they removed these but it took a while to actually pay the bill and leave.
Would definitely go back and recommend, just be ready for a large bill as you will need to order a lot of dishes.

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HW
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Basic to average food at a very high price. Weak and overpriced open wine list. The restaurant is for those who fancy loud ambiance, where you need to raise your voice in order for the other to understand you and vice versa. Should I get invited with no option to escape, I would go for the tasting menu. I felt rushed through the meal with no chance to relax. It doesn't say on 'opentable' but seating is for 2 hours only. I would not recommend this establishment.

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C
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, excellent cerviche. Nice wine selection by the glass. Good buzzy atmosphere

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal with fantastic service

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely flippin’ deliscious! You’re gonna need bank though, but worth every penny!

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A
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food: all executed to perfection.
Impeccable service, highly recommended

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic value lunch menu would definitely recommend the place as it is my favourite in London

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NA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food!

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HM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, cocktails, food and wine. Would definitely recommend for special occasions

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We had drinks prior the dinner in the bar and the service wasn’t great. They kept asking about opening a tab or paying immediately although I have asked to wait until my friend was there and then to decide but they weren’t amused with that request and quite annoying asking 2
more times.
The food and service in the restaurant was pretty good.

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TL
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great place to eat out the original excellent Peruvian food that Viya offers.

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Z
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Coya. What else is there to say - except the Chilean sea bass iron pot is a must try.....

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PV
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food with an unparalleled taste of spices. Try the fish risotto!

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AB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven't been been for three years, but it's still as good as I remember. I go here every time I'm in the country. Without doubt one of the best restaurants in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I liked the sea bass risotto
Thank you

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, we had the tasting menu and that is definitely a winner. The service was fantastic, everyone was extremely attentive and made us feel extremely welcome and comfortable. They also have us space, the balance was right on the money.
Ambience at the restaurant was very good. Busy but did not feel crowded. An excellent meal in a really nice restaurant

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b
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu delivers for first timer Peruvian flavors. Staff was delightful and ambiance on point, makes you feel you’re in South America. Wish they offer wine pairings!

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Still good Peruvian fusion food with a neat bar scene and great Pisco Sours. Fun place to drink and eat - maiz salad a must!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We were constantly interrupted by the staff and couldn’t even have a conversation. They were trying to clear our plates before we were finished and 30 minutes before we were required to relinquish our table.

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

It was very bad experience, they didn't respect the time and we were waiting our table more than 30 minuets our reservation was at 10:45 and we got our table at 11:30

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best 💙

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GF
Istanbul
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My second time there. Trendy place, nice cocktails ,spicy but tasty food,expensive but worthed it.

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TG
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my fifth visit to the restaurant, but first in this year.And it was splendid.
The food was remarkably good, service very friendly and attentive.Desserts were above
expectations.We really had wonderful time.

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SW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great but it’s very expensive and good luck to find wine with 2-digits on the menu

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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TA
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect restaurant one of my best
Really i enjoyed my time there
Food , service,... everything 100%

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a
London
22 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely mamazing food the ceviche was to die for. Friendly lovely staff too. Artwork and decor was fabulous.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with an awesome atmosphere. Must try for anyone in London!

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AK
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Excellent food but the restaurant is too noisy. You cant hear your friends talking.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in London. Amazing food, fabulous service, awesome atmosphere!

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a
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was a bit on the slow side. Food was average. Did not get served rice with meal as stated on menu. When questioned, the waitress swiftly said it was 0£ and shut the discussion quickly. Disappointing lunch experience

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place, as it was our first time we were recommended to have the tasting menu and it was all spot on and we left feeling well fed and satisfied. Wine was a bit over priced for the selection that we ordered but hey ho, isn’t that usually the deal anyway. We had live music in the private dining area and the singer was ace, very enthusiastic and Interactive with the diners. Will def book again for our next wedding anniversary

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