Pachamama is a Peruvian-inspired bar & restaurant in Marylebone that is dedicated to making the most of seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. After reviewing their new brunch menu back in May, we thought it was high time we tried their evening offer.

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Pachamama is an 118-cover restaurant which can be found tucked away on the lower ground floor behind an unassuming front door on Thayer Street. It’s decorated in a rustic, shabby-chic style, with hanging lampshades, exposed brick walls ornamented with frames and bookcases, and knick-knacks in every corner.

The menu is split into 5 categories, Snacks, Sea, Land, Soil and Sweets and are designed for sharing. We sat down at our cosy, candlelit table and browsed the menu with relish.

Our waiter kindly advised us to order 3-4 dishes between us and we decided on a selection of snacks to start. The beef short rib croquetas arrived, followed by the pork belly chicharrones, both of which were crisp on the outside but succulently soft within. The brown crab and yuca churros come highly recommended, which are wonderfully sweet and served with a punchy garlic aioli.

For mains we ordered the leg of lamb, ajÍ panca and chimichurri for 2 to share which was so succulent, it fell from the bone. The fried aubergine with smoked yoghurt and pecans (our hero dish) complimented the lamb perfectly and melted in our mouthes.

Everyone knows it’s a crime to finish a meal without something sweet, so we ordered their Peruvian chilli and cacao truffles. If you’ve got little tolerance for spice, I’d avoid the truffles as they certainly packed a punch, yet complimented our coffees beautifully.

If you’re looking for somewhere special, Pachamama is the place. The service was impeccable; The food is innovative and cooked to perfection. We’d even go as far to say it was one of the best meals we’ve had in London. We know it’s a bold statement, but we stand by it.

Find them at 18 Thayer Street, W1U 3JY

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