Place

Coya

By Maeve
Where?
118 Piccadilly, W1J 7NW
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When?
Dining Room: Mon-Sat 12pm–2:45pm, 6pm – 10:45pm; Pisco Bar: Mon-Sat 12pm–1am
How much?
£9.50 (for a Pisco Sour) and upwards

A glossy crowd can’t get enough of the elegantly marinated and diced raw fish otherwise known as Ceviche and tiraditos (thinly sliced raw fish) at Coya. This Peruvian-themed bar and restaurant in the outward reaches of Piccadilly is confidently riding the Latin gourmet wave. Down in the slickly designed basement dining room a deep-blue colour scheme, antique mirrors, soft lighting and Hispanic woodwork blend a fin de siècle decadence with contemporary design accents. Charming staff – all seemingly from Peru – will seduce you with spicy fish and meat dishes, all elegantly arranged in pretty earthenware. You wash it all down with a Pisco Sour or three. Alternatively, at the Pisco Bar the luxe and louche Latin feel is extended in cosy alcoves. Get heady with a whole new vocabulary of spirits – this is a place to splash the cash. / Maeve Hosea