Opened in October 2020, a Mexican restaurant from Santiago Lastra, who ran Noma's Mexico pop-up back in 2017.
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“Eye-opening…”, “inspired…”, “every course genius…” – this long-awaited Mexican from Santiago Lastra finally debuted amidst the lockdowns of 2020, just off Portman Square (opposite Locanda Locatelli), and has been “hailed as one of the most exciting openings of recent times”, not least by Giles Coren of The Times for whom it is “world-class, genre-defying [and] entirely new”. “There aren’t many top-level Mexicans in London” and here “clever combinations use British ingredients for Mexican dishes” (“so you get seed guacamole instead of avocado, and sea buckthorn instead of limes – sounds contrived, but works brilliantly”). It helps that the “impeccable service sets the perfect context for the procession of fascinating dishes, all served up in a glamorous but unpretentious space” around a “vibrant open kitchen”; and there are “excellent sommelier recommendations” too, which are engagingly “left-field and fun”. But, while fans say it’s “good value for such quality and novelty”, its ratings are dragged down by those who feel it ultimately falls short: “hailed as one of the most exciting openings recently, I think this may have been oversold. The food, as innovative as it was, did not feel like it lived up to the hype and was pretty pricey for what it was”.
A Mexican restaurant from Santiago Lastra, who ran Noma’s Mexico pop-up back in 2017, and which looks destined to be one of the more talked-about openings of the new year. It was trailed since 2019 and finally opened in late 2020.
Due to open in 2020, a Mexican restaurant from Santiago Lastra, who ran Noma’s Mexico pop-up back in 2017, and which looks destined to be one of the more talked-about openings of the new year.
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|Wine per bottle||£35.00|
9 Seymour Street, London, W1H 7BA
|Tuesday||6 pm‑12 am|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑12 am|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑12 am|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑12 am|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑12 am|
|Sunday||12 pm‑2:30 pm|