New from Peru, via Brooklyn

Hit New York Peruvian restaurant Llama Inn has unveiled a London offshoot at the Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch. The rooftop venue opens officially on 1 September, but guests can sample its menu at a soft launch until then.

Co-founders Juan Correa and chef Erik Ramirez (pictured) opened the original in Brooklyn in 2015, earning plaudits from the New Yorker and New York Times for dishes including red snapper tiradito, scallop ceviche and pork buns.

Juan said: “London is one of (if not the) greatest cities in the world. Walking its streets feels second nature to us — its diversity and freedom of thought makes us feel like in Brooklyn. Forward looking, irreverent, rather than stalled in tradition.

We are also big admirers of its dining and bar scene and the exciting voices coming from new chefs from all over the world. The neighbourhood reminds us very much of Williamsburg where the original Llama Inn is located. In a way, both neighbourhoods have had a similar and parallel trajectory.”

The restaurant is housed in a glass-topped and sided dining room on the hotel’s roof, and has its own entrance on Willow Street.

Earlier this year, the Hoxton’s Shepherd’s Bush branch opened a spin-off from Chet’s, a high-profile Thai restaurant in Los Angeles.

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