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Tierra Peru

164 Essex Road | Islington, London N1 8LY, England
+44 20 7354 5586
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Latin, South American, Peruvian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
164 Essex Road | Islington, London N1 8LY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively small but pleasant Peruvian restaurant in Islington. We did the Groupon deal and were happy with the quality of the food and the overall service. The only downer was that the host was initially reluctant to book us because we had...More

1  Thank travellerXLondon
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I just found this place of chance. Great atmosphere and the staff are very friendly. The starters were great and my bfs main was tasty. Great cocktails!

Thank dominica25388
Management response:Responded 1 September 2017

Glad to hear that you really liked our restaurant and enjoyed your meal and cocktails. We are trying to create a little bit of Peru here in Islington. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Cesar and his brother are wonderful hosts, but they have a problem. They are offering unfussy, traditional Peruvian food at fussy, high end prices. Our experience is based upon having one of their platters (pictured.). Looking at this, you'd think it would cost £25, maybe...More

Thank TheWonderingsoul22
Management response:Responded 17 August 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback. We will bear in mind your comments as we go forward into the future.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Sooo this is one of my absolute favourite places to eat in all of London. The food is insane... an amazing authentic mix of different Peruvian dishes. There are so many mixtures of things in the same dish that may look strange when read on...More

Thank Brodesss
Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I lived in Peru for a while and had been desperate to find a true Peruvian restaurant in London for the past few years - until now! The team, the place, the food, everything is lovely and reminded me of my time in Lima. It's...More

Thank JustineHollie
Management response:Responded 8 August 2017

Wonderful to hear that you think our food is authentic and that it is as good as you had during your time in Peru. The Tierra Peru team would love to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Everything on the menu is worth a try. Our group shared plates of appetizers and mains. Among the stand-outs are the yuquita rellenas, conchitas a la parmesana, chaufa de mariscos, and the parihuela, For dessert, don't give the alfahores a miss! Enjoyed glasses of the...More

Thank YubaPrincess
Management response:Responded 8 August 2017

Thank you - I am glad that you liked our food. We very much appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A friend and I (both of us Peruvians living in London) went for lunch to Tierra Peru on the 28th of July (Peruvian Independence Day) and the food was amazing. We met the two brothers who took ownership about a month ago, and could not...More

Thank Alexandra A
Management response:Responded 30 July 2017

Excellent to hear how much you enjoyed our dishes, we aim to please and it is good to know that we are hitting the mark with our authentic Peruvian food and drink. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon.

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I've been to Lima Peru a few times now and just love it; the food, the people and the Pisco Sours. So I was so excited to find this little bit of Peru in London. Had two great Pisco Sours which is not always so...More

Thank Beetravels
Management response:Responded 29 July 2017

Thank-you very much for coming to visit us. We are a small restaurant but we have a big heart. I am glad you enjoyed your piscos sours and ceviche and we hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 24 July 2017

We met the new owners from Tierra Peru down at a South American festival in Cutty Shark, a few weeks back. I had some ceviche and it was unbelievable, I hadn't experienced authentic ceviche like this before and even drunk the tigers milk (leftover liquid)....More

Thank Kevin B
Management response:Responded 27 July 2017

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Tierra Peru and that our food and drinks were able to lift your spirits. Hope to see you again soon and wishing you the best of luck for recovering your stolen bike.

Reviewed 23 July 2017

Found this restaurant purely by chance en route to lunch with son in Stoke Newington. We all thought the Ceviche was excellent as was one Pisco Sour (other Peruvian restaurants tend to water these down a bit). The causa was a bit disappointing but maybe...More

Thank Nucleusman
Management response:Responded 27 July 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed our ceviche and pisco sour. We will bear in mind your comments about the causa and see how we can improve it. Hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$66
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Essex Road | Islington, London N1 8LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7354 5586
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Traditional Peruvian food from the land of the Incas, served in a modern and relaxed athmosphere. Most authentic Peruvian restaurant in London.
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