Pisqu

4.2
122 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Peruvian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Healthy
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Peruvian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Latin American
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday:
12:00 - 23:30
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Phone number
020 7436 6123
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
William Ortiz
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Catering
Email us at reservations@pisqulondon.com
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Cross Street
Greese Street
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Public Transit
Tottenham Court Road
Oxford Circus
Goodge Street
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Entertainment
Live Peruvian music for special events
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Special Events & Promotions
Special Set Lunch and Pre-Theatre Menu: Monday to Saturday 12:00 to 18:00

Happy Hour: Monday to Saturday from 17:30 to 19:30

See Pisqu's website for Ceviche and Pisco Sour Master Classes.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Peruvian Special Lunch Deal: Set menu £15

Set Lunch Menu 2 courses £15 per person, 3 courses £18 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 8 October 2018

Ends: 31 October 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Daily 12:00PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 5:30PM 6:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 122 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Our food was cold, and a little bland. I expected more from the wonderful ingredients from the menu.
Our server was polite and efficient but their were quite a few mistakes made during the evening.
One notably being he offered my friend a side of rice when we were ordering our dessert.
She had asked for rice with her main meal, which she was refused.
All in all very disappointing

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ES
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The pre-theatre menu offers reasonable choice at a fair price. Food is excellent, if portions on the less-than-generous side.

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AN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional and among the top restaurants in town. Had the most amazing food experience in a long time. Many unique flavours but one can taste the ingredients freshness which was told the chef only sources organic. Sensible price vs quality balance. Our waiter and barman did a wonderful job with their recommendations. Loved the handcrafted pisco sour cocktail made right before my eyes. Frilled Sea bass was my favourite dish. Will be back with work colleagues so they can also try it. Last but not least, lovely location in Fitzrovia and elegantly decorated which pulls many very attractive people.

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

Great food. Very fresh and balanced fusion! Relaxed atomospher.

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PP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waitress Raquel was delightful and we enjoyed informed guidance on the menu, attentive service, Maca tea and of course fabulous food. The highlights for us were the starters and desserts but the main was also very tasty if a tiny bit less unusual. We would enjoy dining here again

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E
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was good, although the plates were out of balance. The quality of the seabass in the ceviche (starter) was very good, it was a really nice piece of fish, but the amount of pickled onions with it lacked subtlety. The main courses were fine, but I think all of the portions could be bigger. I had a starter and main and was still hungry afterwards. Service was friendly, but not very memorable. The specialty cocktails (pisco sour) were very enjoyable however!

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DN
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

After having a wonderful dinner last weekend, we booked for lunch on Friday(5th). There was only 1 table occupied when we arrived and they soon left and another one came. We waited and I had to ask for the menu's and a drink, despite there being 2 waiters seemingly doing nothing. The female waiter was not friendly or particular helpful while the Peruvian man seemed embarrassed. This lack of service continued and the bottle of wine we ordered was warm, so I asked for ice(which never came) and the bottle cooled. It was put into a warm wine cooler, and placed on the counter, away from our table. Despite still only 2 tables in the restaurant being occupied, I had to get up and retrieve the bottle to top up our glasses.

The first course was good as usual but the main course dishes(3 x fish and duck) were lukewarm and very disappointing.

So not a good experience. We had a booking for 4 this Tuesday night but have now cancelled based on Friday's experience.

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LK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fresh food with a twist
We tried the lunch special and everything tasted great,

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WH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Seviche just like Peru and a menu as good as the finest Lima restaurants. A beautiful space.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, friendly with good service and terrific fusion food
Prices reasonable for central London
I would visit again next time I am in london

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NW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The service and attention was great, but I’m afraid I going the food a little bland and uninspiring. Which is a real shame.

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FW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No GM - very healthy and very tasty.
My favourite restaurant.

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p
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fourth time at Pisqu. We had a lovely lunch with friends, and loved the new season's menu! The Roasted Octopus and Corn cake was fantastic with Pisco sour and Duck chicharron was really tasty, and the staff are so friendly and kind. The atmosphere is lovely too- we had a great time.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with fantastic food and great Pisco Sours. Muy rico!

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E
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice ambience, particularly enjoyed the happy hour Pisco Sours for £5. Food was of a high standard, although some dishes were much better portioned than others. Would recommend the grilled Octopus starter.

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SS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’m a big fan of Pisqu!
Tasty food, a bargain pre-theatre menu & happy hour on various versions of the Pisco Sour at £5 - what is not to like?!?
I’m strictly gluten- free & can eat virtually everything on the menu - a true joy!

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, innovative food, good service, surprisingly big portions, excellent value.
A real find.

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S
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Waiter was extremely friendly and looking very well after us. He made sure I had everything I needed for my baby girl offering water / setting up a changing area for her as there is not one in the restaurant. A stain on the shirt was not the best look and the sweet potato purée in both starter and main was a little too much to my taste but the waiter attitude made all the difference to our experience.

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E
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for lunch with a friend here on Tuesday, absolutely incredible place. Outstanding food and amazing staff, I would thoroughly recommend it. Peruvian is one of my favourite cuisines and I've been lucky enough to try a few places...this is one of my favourites. My friend is pregnant and we're both pretty fussy (vegan, intolerances the whole boring list) but there was plenty of choice. We had the Causa Vegetarian for starters and Morado Amazonico and Pollo a la pachamanca for the main dishes. Incredible. I'll definitely be back and as it's so near to work, would bring clients here too. Thank you Pisqu.

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MN
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Overpriced for its value.
Seafood wasn’t fresh although I went there on a Friday night.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Peruvian cuisines in London, great foods and great service. The Air con can be improved, but overall, highly recommended.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The light airy room was a perfect spot for a hot summer's evening with air conditioning to keep us cool. I imagine how lovely the space would also be in winter, cozy with lots of light.

We had a set menu and each dish was delicious. The ceviche was very well balanced with bright acidity and just the right amount of heat to start the meal off. To finish, the chocolate mousse with matcha was rich but also light.

Great service from charming waiters.

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SS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed our meal here. I need gluten-free and I could eat virtually everything on the menu - a rarity! (Gluten-free dishes are also clearly marked on the menu)
There is a happy hour with a range of Pisco cocktails for £5 and a set price lunch & pre-theatre menu. We were £52 / head including wine & a couple of cocktails each.
Only slight grumble is that it gets very noisy as it fills up as the sound bounces around. Next time we’ll try downstairs.
We’ll definitely be back.

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DF
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very tasty menu and pleasant atmosphere, good value for money as well

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m
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This isn't a bad place at all but under no circumstances believe the reviews that say its child friendly. The staff are not anti-children at all but there is just literally almost nothing for them and the staff seem bemused that its even requested which is strange considering (say) 50% of the population may bring someone under eighteen to their restaurant.

Similarly, not having ice cream may be acceptable. Taking 45 minutes to serve a scoop of mousse to three baying kids is not.

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CG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The ceviche starters were excellent. The hot ceviche main was good, but I’ll probably order something else next time. The staff were charming.

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BL
London
71 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a complete unknown and we loved it. There have been comments about small portions but we didn't find it this way at all. The 3 course lunch menu was good value at £18. We added a Pisco Sour for £5 knowing nothing about this cocktail and it knocked us out! Delicious and stronger than it looked. One of my companions just loved the risotto, the other was delighted with the beef strips and I was perfectly happy with grilled fish. Colourful and beautifully presented. The blue corn ice cream was like a sorbet and delicious. The staff were exceptional. Charming and friendly. We started late due to a delayed train yet they never rushed us in any way. Excellent

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S
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and good service in a great location, close to theatres and shops. It was my first experience of Peruvian cuisine and I wasn’t disappointed - I highly recommend the pork belly and corn cakes, and the Pisqu sour cocktail is fabulous!

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NR
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner I ever had. Delicious flavours beautiful presentation. Was blown away by every single dish. Very cozy and beautiful setting. My favourite place now instead of the chain like places in charlotte st. From the moment I walked through door I was greeted politely and the entire team ensure the experience was first class. Best dish is the antichuco chicken. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to eat fresh, light awesome food in a relaxed and beautiful atmosphere.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome and delicious food again. New menu looks amazing but My favourite still is the Octopus over soft corn cake. Just stunning. The downstairs looks chic. Love the art on the walls.

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was tasty and interesting, though the restaurant didn’t seem quite sure what level it was pitching to. Perfectly pleasant but slightly disappointing.

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S
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed it, beautiful food, lovely service!

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OL
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

very tasty food, unfortunately quite pricey as well

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B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I would surely recommend Pisqu first because of the great food they offer. Amazing combination of ingredients and spices.

The staff is more than courteous, warm, respectful and welcoming. Definitely a win!

Do not even hesitate to go there.

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CB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, friendly staff. However whilst each dish is beautifully made, it was poor value considering the high price. When you order a risotto main, you expect it to be more than a few dainty bites' worth. Go for the drinks and atmosphere, not for the food or speediness of service.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Really lovely meal, took my boyfriend for his birthday and the food was amazing, would go again.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Menu read well and food was nice. It was a little overpriced. The restaurant lacked Atmosphere as I expected to enjoy a cultural and culinary experience. Service was just ok. The girl taking the order was reserved and polite. The blonde guy serving had a bit of an attitude. We had a table for two and paid a 12.5% Service change.
Will not return. I can get better elsewhere for the same money.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely gorgeous. The service, fantastic.

I tried to switch parts of my meal so I could have the chicken with purple potato as it sounded interesting and the chef obliged and made me a gorgeous meal.

I advised them that it was my girlfriends birthday and said - any form a gratitude would be appreciated. Expecting absolutely nothing but it's worth chancing your arm.

They came over with a small chocolate mousse and two spoons - which was a nice touch as it was gorgeous and next time we come we'll be having it.

If you guys can see this review - thank you so much for making our night great. Your service and food is 100% some of the best in central London and will 100% be returning! 5/5 10/10 amazing lovely great.

THANK YOU

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JL
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ceviche in London right opposite Facebook. Went for dinner and found the food tasty, sophisticated and beautifully presented. Found the menu to be very healthy with lots of vegan and gluten free. Outstanding service too. Got a great outdoor table. Didn't realize how classy the area is and what a hotspot this restaurant is. Astonishingly good restaurant and so different to other places in the area.

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j
Norfolk
85 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

my friend and i went to pisqu pre theatre it was excellant value amazing food especially the quinoa salad to start.service friendly and super pisqu sours

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