What: Pachamama East
In a nutshell: A Shoreditch location for the popular Peruvian joint.
Summing it all up: The team behind the original Pachamama in Marylebone and Chicama in Chelsea are bringing Pachamama to Shoreditch, with some Asian influences as well as Peruvian.
Pachamama is one of London’s strongest Peruvian restaurants so it’s great news that the group are opening a third site, this time in Shoreditch. Far from a carbon copy of the original, the new restaurant will have its own unique menu, bringing in plenty of Asian flavours that are commonly found in Peru due to its large Japanese population.
Overseeing the menu (and the other two sites) is Mikkel Gregerson (previously at Dinner by Heston, Portland, and AOC in Copenhagen) who recently joined the group as executive chef. The menu will be divvied up into ’Soil’, ‘Land’, and ’Sea’ Categories, and we’re told to expect snacks such as Sichuan fried chicken and pork belly chicharrones, as well as a range of ceviches. From the mains there’ll be grilled hispi cabbage and smoked aubergine; whole jiang-glazed chicken; and the pretty incredible sounding hand-pulled lobster noodles.
Cocktails are a big part of any respectable Peruvian place and Pachamama will be offering a range of pisco-driven drinks in the main bar, as well as some intriguing bubble tea cocktails, beers, and wines.
The space sounds very impressive too, and bang on trend, with plenty of indoor plants, pastel colour themes, reclaimed wood and exposed concrete walls. An open kitchen will feature an open coal fire too, so you’ll be able to watch those dishes being roasted over the flames.
More about Pachamama East
Where is it? 73 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3DT
When does it open? 2 November 2018 (soft launch 2-11 November)
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