What can you expect from Pachamama’s take on leisurely weekend brunching? Instagram-worthy sharing plates and the best Pisco Sours in town.
Designed by chef Adam Rawson, Pachamama London’s sharing brunch menu utilises the finest local ingredients to create flavour-packed Andean cuisine that looks rather pretty on your plate. Here are our highlights.
Long gone are the days where we drink tea, coffee or juice with our brunch. The cocktail list here is too tempting to ignore (and there are alcohol-free options too).
The restaurant is known for its Pisco cocktails, so it’d be rude not to try a classic and unbeatable Pisco Sour or ‘Papa’s Pisco’ (Pisco, lime, egg white, Amargo Chuncho). Mama’s Pisco is another popular choice, with fresh raspberry, orange and mint adding a fresh, summery twist to the Peruvian liquor.
Simply put, each dish on the menu is beautifully crafted and really, really delicious. As they’re designed for sharing, it’s worth trying a couple of things from each section of the menu (snacks, ceviche, small plates, large plates) for the full Andean experience.
We started with the mouthwateringly sweet and salty sugared crab churros and a selection of classic ceviche dishes (the Cornish salmon, beetroot and avocado plate was our winner).
Other favourites included the fried aubergine with crisped pecans and subtly smoked yoghurt, tender beef brisket with roasted plantain hash and the indisputably delicious quinoa waffles with Peruvian-sourced yacon syrup and smoky bacon.
The sweet stuff
Like doughnuts but ten times better – we still can’t stop talking about the perfect pumpkin & yacon picarones.
The interiors are bright and traditional while retaining an understated elegance, and the atmosphere’s instantly welcoming thanks to the soft South American music.
An overdue meet-up. Take your time catching up over the staggered sharing plates and order one too many Pisco Sours with your bestie.
Brunch is available 11.30am-3pm Monday to Friday and 11am-4pm at the weekends.