Pisqu

4.1
163 reviews
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Peruvian
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PISQU is a Peruvian Restaurant in the heart of London's buzzy West End and steps from Theatreland.
The contemporary yet relaxed two-floor space has been designed in royal Inca colours inviting guests for a gastronomic experience of Amazonian and Andean cuisine from head chef William Ortiz.

The menus focuses on the finest seasonal produce, healthy and natural superfoods showcasing mouth-watering flavours of modern day Lima. Specialties include grilled octopus with corncake, salmon Tiradito & ceviche and the Pisco Sour.
Sit along an L-shaped ground floor where you can see through full-height windows trendy Fitzrovia. For a more intimate setting, head to their Lower Lounge where you can also find two Vaults for a more private dining experience.
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice staff, great food. Lovely location.

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

The best Peruvian in London. Interesting dishes, amazing flavours, great pisco sours all perfectly presented

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HT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful, friendly and knowledgable waiter, didn’t catch the name but he was Venezuelan, and really made the whole experience more elevated along with the fantastic food and ambience. Well deserving of our extra tip.

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C
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great evening! The food was really tasty and the service was warm and friendly. Would definetly go again

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VP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We spend a really nice moment for dining. Food was excellent and fresh. A warm welcome with many explanations as we are French. And overall the best pisco sour I ever drink !

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CS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was a little slow, and we had to wait ages to get menus, but once up and running was great, our waitress was truly lovely and so friendly. The food is quite overpriced, but delicious.

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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

On arrival we were only given a la carte menu and had to ask for a set menu. Even though they advertised cocktails for £5, we were charged the full price. It took ages for the bill to arrive. The food was just average. Tables cramped together, bland and boring decor.

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CO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was tasty, but we were the only people in there and service was terrible. 30 mins wait between ordering and (cold) starters and then another 30 mins from starter being cleared to main!
Understand if it was heaving...

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b
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pisco sour menu! We very much enjoyed the food and look forward to coming back. Friendly staff and nice environment.

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JR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Excellent food. Good service but very poor ambiance. They try to fit 20 people in a place suited for 10.

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LF
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is small and tables were somewhat crammed in however the food quality makes up for the cramped conditions

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The vegetarian food was good and well presented. Slightly overpriced for what it is. Eating downstairs feels like eating in a basement. No atmosphere. Not sure I would recommend.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely food, great service. Quiet place just off Oxford Street, perfect to get away from everything and have some really good food

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AK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time there and i still love it. I recommend

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice authentic Peruvian food, presented beautifully, and extremely tasty. The Pre/Post Theatre Set menu is great value for £19 for two courses (or£22 for 3), the Sea Bass Ceviche starter was a highlight. Would definitely visit again!

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable evening -- especially as the waiter performed miracles in finding a quiet, secluded table for my friend and myself in the week before Christmas. Thank you!

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GM
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good tasty food. Friendly staff. Good service. I had a booked table and people came late and less than the booking. The manager/owner was really understanding offering really good service. I will definitely come back!

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J
London
72 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pisqu with some foodie and health eating friends worked well. The waiter identified what could be eaten by friend with health issues and generally was very accommodating. Not many tables on ground floor but many more in the basement and not sure if that would mean the noise level would be high. The food was interesting and the house wine very acceptable. Worth a visit.

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

We have been to Pisqu several times all have been enjoyable and we would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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X
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Everything was off: service (waiter incapable of opening a bottle with cork), wine, portion and food. All the food was tasteless. We ordered 3lomos 2medium and 1 medium rare everything came overdone. I ordered the pork belly. The smell was disgusting and the food inedible. It is pricey for nothing, for more than 20 the main you need to give a bit more than presentation. Just a tourist trap off Oxford Circus. Make a service to yourself and pass.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Felt that the quality was lacking throughout. Wouldn't recommend as the price they are charging doesn't make sense. The staff seemed like very nice people but not attentive and constantly cleared tables making the place feel empty.

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N
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The service was a little slow but the food was very good and made up for it. Enjoyable evening had by all in our party of 10.

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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

the place was buzzing with pre Christmas catch-ups. The place needs a makeover. Downstairs is dated and upstairs is not much better. Bar manager was top guy and knew what he was doing. Food was actually quite decent and my pisco sour was on point. Just need to give the place a makeover, hire some good staff and it will be a hit.

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M
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Disappointed with the experience - booked table nearly a week in advance, but seated in a grubby cellar with no atmosphere. Service was slow, food was ok, but nothing special. Would not go again.

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JU
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

I had been to Pisqu a few times and I love the food, being Peruvian, I found the food just like at home so I am definitely coming back again; however they need to sort out their service, as the food took too long to arrive between courses last time that I was there but it is something that can be improved so keep providing tasty food.

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A
London
17 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Octopus starter was good. However beef main and chicken main not really. I won’t go again.

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RK
London
13 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There were 4 of us and we really enjoyed our evening. The food was excellent and the staff friendly, engaging and professional.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant. Service was exceptional, really friendly and helpful. Food was tasty and looked amazing. Will definitely recommend.

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d
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, wonderful service, delicious food.

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H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Authentic Peruvian menu. Great foods and great service. Must try Pisco Sour.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such special place.
One of those places remarkable for its attention to detail in the way the food and service is presented. Lovely service and chic and cool at the same time. cannot wait to try more. Sat next to Peruvian group commenting this was the best in london.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Excellent drinks but the food was mediocre: tasteless ceviche and overcooked main courses of fish.

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AA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Been there already twice in a span of a week and can't get enough of it. The food is fantastic, the service is courteous and efficient, the staff are really nice and friendly. Can't recommend enough this little gem.

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B
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We couldn't decide what this place was trying to be - decor was lacklustre, downstairs stank of damp, wine glasses were cheap and yet the bill pretty hefty for a very average meal with little alcohol. No sense of Peru here and staff couldn't explain the menu. I was disappointed and so were my guests. There are Peruvian restaurants in town that are much better and have a real atmosphere that makes Saturday night dining feel special.

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SN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered this great little place near our flat in Central London last weekend and wow what a GEM! We had a great meal and will definitely return. Excellent!

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AK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely little find with lovely food. I'll be going back

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AW
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing! Creative Peruvian dishes and a great variety even if you don’t like raw fish (although the Ceviche is definite worth giving that another try). Service was also very friendly and gave good recommendations. Portions aren’t too big so you have to order at least two courses and it’s a bit pricey. But it’s worth it!

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic discovery! Amazing food, great service and ambience - will be back!

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R
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot good food friendly staff
Enjoyed my dinner

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m
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice restaurant - To recommend for any special occasions! - Really tasty food
The service as absolutely the best point of the restaurant: discrete, attentive, really professional.
Happy hours for Pisco until 7pm, good cocktails
Our ceviche was tasty, fresh ingredients. The yucas also really good, home made sauce.
The desert was everage but it is peruvian food so we do not expect something awesome
Really small portions which is the only negative point : 70£ for 2 pax for 1 ceviche + 1 side + 1 desert + 1 cocktail each, could be acceptable if the portion was decents

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