Last week I paid a visit to Peruvian restaurant, Pachamama to try their new brunch menu. This is my first time eating at Pachamama, but I’d heard great things about their food.
Upon arrival we were led to a cosy corner, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the bar. The restaurant makes you feel like you’ve walked into an Argentinian family home. The rustic table and chairs, carefully curated knick-knacks and low-lighting creates a relaxed, family feel and I loved it.
Our waitress was lovely and she talked us through the new menu and offered some suggestions. We opted for the smoked cheddar tequeños and pork belly chicharróne to start, followed by the sweet potato waffle with fried chicken and the tempura lemon sole.
The food comes out as it is ready and soon we were tucking into a plateful of the smoked cheddar tequeños; gooey, cheese filled filo pastry with a sweet, sticky glaze. Next came the pork belly chicharróne, a dish so delicious we ordered another! The pork belly melted in our mouths and we devoured them in a guilt-ridden frenzy.
Feeling slightly full (and starting to regret the second bowl of pork belly), our mains arrived and we couldn’t wait to try them. The tempura lemon sole was excellent; with a deliciously light batter and my new favourite sauce – ají amarillo tartare sauce. The sweet potato waffle and fried chicken was also a close second, although we weren’t so sure about its authenticity. Nevertheless, it was delicious.
All in all, our brunch at Pachamama was fantastic, if a little pricey. That being said, the quality of food and the service was excellent and reflected the price. I’d absolutely recommend you go and try it!
Ruth | Marketing
Brunch is served 11.30am-3pm Monday to Friday and 11am-4pm at the weekends. To book click here.