Pachamama East

4.2
33 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Peruvian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Pachamama East is Coming Soon!
Soft Launch 2nd - 11th NovemberBook with the code 'EAST'
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Peruvian, Asian
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00–16:00
Lunch
Mon, Fri 12:00–15:00
Dinner
Mon, Sat 18:00–23:00
Sun 18:00–22:00
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020 7935 9393
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Willow Street
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Public Transit
Old Street Tube station
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

We have a stunning private area available to our guests who wish to dine in a truly intimate space. Situated downstairs it caters for up to fourteen guests and is reached by walking through a working kitchen. It is best suited for intimate occasions with friends, family or business associates.

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What 33 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and decor!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Christmas sharing brunch is great - A LOT of good food for sharing.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a table for 2 and visited the restaurant on a Monday lunch time (as it is fairly new, it was very quiet). We received excellent service and the food was delicious! The décor in there is cool, lots of plants which is nice and relaxing. I also loved the neon sign in the toilets and the 'papa' and 'mama' signs on the doors, which are a nice touch.

We cannot wait to return with our friends, as we thoroughly enjoyed sharing all the different plates. I can highly recommend trying all the ceviche and the octopus dish, washed down with the PACHAMAMA cocktail too :-)

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b
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent tasty food, all the staff were polite and helpful. We got there for 6:30 and it was very quiet but was very busy by the time we left at 20:45.

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VR
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, great music (a bit loud at some point) but the food is simply amazing !
We choose the tasting menu which definitely worth the price for the amount of food and the excellent quality you get ! So much new tastes as well !
We will definitely go back to this place and try more of their cocktails.

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O
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic new addition to the restaurants in Shoreditch. Every dish we tried was delicious and fresh. Great choice of options too. Also really enjoyed the Pisco sours and the wine list...

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First experience this restaurant dine in the sky. Loved the food and wanted to experience more. Once you try this food you want some more

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Affordable as there was a 50% offer off the bill. Food was really good. The service was ok, couldn’t understand the waiter.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Pachamama East is a mixed bag - the food is good and the interior design tasteful, but it's let down by the astronomically high prices (they are much, much higher than comparable restaurants - and the cheapest bottle of wine is £32, which is too much). I visited on a Saturday and there was an in-house DJ playing mainstream tech house at ear-splitting volume, which made it difficult to chat and quite stressful to eat. I don't usually mind loud music in restaurants, but this was actively aggressive. Staff were a bit over-attentive without actually being helpful (it was hard to get a handle on which dishes could be adapted for vegans), and we were ushered out with the bill within less than an hour of seating.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a good experience with tasty food. The service was a bit slow but maybe due to the soft launch. They calculated our bill incorrectly.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely little place. Everything bang on

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o
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice interiors and some quirky details including the sunken bar floor (it turns out the bar staff aren’t as short as I first thought).
The food is VERY tasty although the ‘small plates’ definitely mount up in cost if you’re a little hungry.
An overall nice place to be but I’d probably stick to a quick lunch over a sit down dinner.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Went to Pachamama during the soft launch. Food was great, however a few teething problems. The music was painfully loud, it was brunch but the playlist was full on rave. We couldn't hear or talk to our friends properly. Service could be more attentive and it's a little expensive for what you get if it wasn't 50% off.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the staff was amazing, both a young girl and an italian guy. Will definitely go back soon

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EH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We went on the soft launch thinking it would be great value. The food was good but still came out at £50 each for dinner and a bottle of wine. Definitely would not come back here when it was full price as it is not worth £70+ each.

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E
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Quite a nice restaurant, with a more laid back vibe than its sister restaurant, Chicama, in Chelsea.
We had booked a table for the opening week, as there was a 50% off food deal. We got 4 dishes each, plus a dessert to share, and did enjoy all of the dishes. In particular, we liked the tuna with avocado and jalapenos, and the warm aubergine salad. That said, we did not find we felt very full afterwards, and did buy snacks later on in the evening - even with 50% off the food, we felt the food was probably overpriced for the portion sizes. I don't know if they specifically reduced the portion sizes to make up for the discount they were giving, as Chicama seemed to offer much more filling portions.
Given that Pachamama East will, in future, be priced the same as Chicama, I'd much sooner recommend Chicama over Pachamama East to anybody - I thought the vibe was nicer there, it was not as packed full of tables, and the food portions and choices were better there.

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely in love with their food. Very loud music though which made it difficult to speak with my friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

The less than enthusiastic maitre'd got us off to a disappointing start. I knew from the Marylebone branch that Pachamama play quite loud music but this was off the scale both in loudness and taste (techno - which in the right context I usually don't dislike)?? The industrial style makes for an even more casual atmosphere but the prices are more high end and the food while still tasty was in such small portions. The sea bass ceviche I had was honestly a third of the size of my first visit to Marylebone as was the famous Peruvian Chocolate - which wasn't as amazing as I'd remembered - new recipe/different chef?)

This experience was hugely disappointing to the point that I wouldn't go back or recommend it to friends. Such a shame as when they first opened, I was blown away by the welcome, the whole vibe and friendly atmosphere, and the food was the best I'd had in years and although it was an expensive night out, it felt more than worthwhile and memorable.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pachamama as always serves to impress
This new east London location is perfectly nestled between liverpool st and old street.
Great gluten free options

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is nice but portions are way too small for what they charge - thank goodness I went during the soft launch - would not be happy paying full price for those portions!

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CB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent food, service and ambient.
Had a lot of fun and I recomend it a LOT. Will reeat shure.

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RB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great friendly service. Highly recommended.

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish we had was incredible and the service was great. I would recommend for a special occasion as the dishes could easily add up.

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KA
London
109 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very trendy with solid food options in Shoreditch. On the pricey side and value questionable but a pleasant evening. Brunch more reasonable with a fun twist to usual options.

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OT
London
28 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent with some clever combinations, but the music was too loud, especially for a Sunday lunch-time.

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LJ
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the service was even better! Would definitely recommend Pachamama East, the atmosphere is really good and decor makes the restaurant so nice. Again, the food was incredible and the staff went out of their way to ensure we had a great time.

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ER
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I visited Pachamama East on the second day of their soft launch opening so I wasn't expecting a perfect evening. The food was tasty I wasn't happy with the portion sizes, they were tiny for the cost of each plate, it's small plates at the almost price of a main meal, I was glad I went during the 50% off food as I would have been hugely disappointed otherwise. The setting is good, nicer at the front of the restaurant, we were seated at the back, good vibes, I'd say it's a better restaurant to go to with friends. Decor and toilets are great with delicious smelling soap!
Overall nice addition to Shoreditch but I wouldn't choose to go back unless there was another discount, not worth what would have been £65/70 per person (without 50% food discount).

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food , but portion v small for price

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E
London
27 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I don't feel I can properly critique the service because it was the first night, so it's okay that it was absolutely atrocious. That said, we spent 45 minutes awaiting our final dish and every time we asked, they said it would be out very shortly...so although I don't mind shoddy service in the opening days/weeks, there's no excuse for lying.

Food was actually excellent except the ceviche, which was disappointingly average. Portions were minute. Alcohol expensive (£32 for house). We left £46pp lighter post soft-launch and were hungry by the time we got home.

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HD
London
30 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is incredible but its a bit expensive. The taste is really good and probably some of the best aubergine I've ever had.

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h
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and excellent service, a great addition to Shoreditch. Loved the decor and some creative food.

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TN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was a soft launch so I give this review knowing they will improve with time. It was clear that they needed to work out the kinks. The staff were friendly but no one knew who was serving what table. It ranged from 3 servers trying to take our drink order to struggling to find someone to take our food order.

The food was well seasoned, lovely flavours, but not necessarily well cooked. The crispy lamb belly had no crisp and ended up a lump of fat in my mouth. Equally, there was no crisp on the duck skin. It was limp and inedible. The whole sea bass would have been perfect had it not been drowned in sauce rendering it a soggy mess on the plate. We thought it was raw. The chef said it was cooked. Our server took it off our bill. It was a nice gesture. I challenge the chef to rethink how it is served if it was indeed cooked. Perhaps sauce on side so that the fish arrives crispy and flakey. The vegetables were divine and the best part of the meal.

We received a discount on the total bill for booking during launch. Otherwise, it would have been too expensive for the amount and quality of the food. I’m afraid there are just too many better choices in the area now, including well priced Peruvian.

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GD
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food - best dishes for me were the stir fried noodles and stir fried vegetables! We tried lots of dishes on the menu - and all were very tasty!

Service was good, even though it was opening night. Food was pricey for the portion sizes - however would be a great special occasion place to eat out.

It was very noisy, as it was so open plan, and the toilets had music that was so loud it was uncomfortable!

Overall - great place to eat and would love to try more of the menu.

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