I love London. There’s a reason why it’s the top destination for food. What makes it great is the amalgamation of all the different cuisines and cultures- makes this city rich, full of flavour and love 💕
I also love Peruvian food. My only exposure to Peruvian food has been through chefs who have brought this wonderful cuisine to us in London. Of course, by no means can I claim it’s authenticity because I don’t have anything to compare it with. That being said, we have some stellar Peruvian eateries in London i.e. Lima, Lima Floral, Andina etc.
And so, we ventured to COYA in Mayfair for my friend’s birthday.
While I love upmarket eateries and LOVE getting spoilt with delicious food, I also find the experience stressful at times. It’s mainly because most, if not all times, I find it more style over substance. This is the reason I don’t and won’t go to restaurants like Sexy Fish, Novikov etc. They’re just not my cup of tea and food at these places is secondary. Anyway, I DIGRESS!
To set the scene, COYA exceeded my expectations and more. Loved the experience, service and the food.
- Location:118 Piccadilly, Mayfair London, W1J 7NW
- Closest Station: Green Park
- Reservations: Book here
- Cuisine: Peruvian
- Occasion: Birthday Dinner
- Cost: £££
- Last Visit: Nov’ 2018
- Notes: Two locations in London, also located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Paris and Monte Carlo
The concept is sharing plates because best food experience is a shared food experience ❤️ Their traditional Peruvian food is heightened with Japanese, Chinese and Spanish cooking techniques which makes the menu a very exciting and mouthwatering read.
You can also grab a few drinks at the bar with friends however, the bar area isn’t spacious so it does get quite busy on Fridays and the weekend.