This beloved little Peruvian bar and restaurant offers excellent raw seafood – and much more. Dishes like the Don Ceviche, sea bass in “tiger’s milk” with coriander, ginger, lime, cloves, chilli and topped with crispy sweet potato, will leave your table in reverential silence – not an easy thing to achieve with the Latin American music, the gregarious wait staff shouting orders and the rowdy couples downing pisco cocktails at the bar. There’s always a cluster of Londoners in the doorway, pleading to be squeezed in, so book ahead if possible. If you’ve missed out on a table, it’s worth trying to get a seat at the bar – you can still order from the dinner menu.
Soho certainly attracts the tourists but it’s still lively enough to draw in the locals and is home to some of the most critically acclaimed restaurants and bars in the city. Piccadilly Circus is the best tube station to get off at, however, catching a double-decker bus to Soho from East or West London is a great way to see some of the sights while getting from A to B. Be aware, you can no longer buy tickets onboard London buses so purchase a public transport Oyster card first.
Ceviche Soho | 17 Frith Street, Soho | +44 20 7292 2040