London’s love affair with all things Peruvian (perhaps it is Paddington fever?) continues as the people behind Bravas announce plans to open a second St Katherine Docks restaurant – this time a Japanese/Peruvian fusion place. Bal Thind and Victor Garvey (who launched their Spanish tapas joint Bravas earlier this year) will open Amaru on 5 January 2015 at Ivory House.
The all-day dining spot serves Japanese cuisine with a Peruvian twist, referred to as Nikkei, features salads, ceviches and tiradito.
On the menu: prawn ceviche with coconut, mango, Rocoto pepper and red onion and toasted sesame crusted tuna with avocado, spicy sesame dressing, truffle and umeboshi plum. The sushi and sashimi section of the menu will offer a mix of salmon, yellowtail, tuna and the vegetarian Buddha’s delight maki. Freshly squeezed juices will be available in a range of flavours.
Amaru is the latest in a string of Peruvian-influenced restaurant openings. In November Pachamama opened in Marylebone, followed by Señor Ceviche in Carnaby Street, and the news that Martin Morales is to open a second outpost for his ever-popular Soho restaurant Ceviche at the Alexandra Rust Dining Rooms in Old Street.
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