In the heart of London’s affluent borough of Chelsea, you will find one of the best Peruvian restaurants called Chicama. Named after a small coastal town in Peru, this restaurant offers all the very best in seafood and vegetable-based dishes.
A sister restaurant to Pachamama in Marylebone, Chicama is also very pleasing to the eye. My camera wasn’t making the most of the pretty interior so I pulled a couple of images from Chicama’s media gallery to give you an idea.
Think pastel-hued furniture and dusty pink crockery amongst copper light fittings and marble surfaces. Extremely Insta-friendly if you’re not faced with a packed out restaurant!
The seafood menu is heavily inspired by the local delicacies of Peru. We chose the popped corn monkfish cheeks and sea bream ceviche to kick things off.
Next up, we had the fried aubergine with plantain miso (incredible dish!), blackened octopus and the grilled prawns with toasted almonds.
The cocktail list is worth a mention with fancy concoctions called Sugar Daddy, The Triplets and Chelsea’s Tea. We had already enjoyed an apéritif at a lovely new Italian across the road called Ritorno so we settled on a bottle of Argentinian White to pair with the fish.
To finish up, we shared the banana and yuzu ice cream with torched meringue and coconut. They weren’t fibbing when they said they’re the champs at dessert!
A great addition to the Chelsea neighbourhood with an wonderfully thought out seafood menu that doesn’t leave you hugely out of pocket. The dishes average around £7-£10 per plate and they recommend around three per person. Make sure you reserve a table as this place is popular amongst the locals!
Find them here and at 383 King’s Road, SW10 0LP.
Interior images courtesy of Pachamama Group.