Peruvian restaurant Señor Ceviche has brought Lima to London’s Fitzrovia, opening a new eatery inspired by the city’s colonial architecture.
The Charlotte Street space is the group’s second restaurant – the first being inside Carnaby Street’s Kingly Court. Designer Alessio Nardi of A-nrd Studio has given each level of the new eatery an individual personality that pays homage to the Peruvian capital.
‘On the ground floor, the rich colour palette of deep burgundy and teal, and the wood panelling are inspired by old colonial home façades of Lima,’ says Nardi. ‘The terrazzo table tops reference their entrance halls.’
Brass-accented globe lighting, screen dividers and a pleated bar front add a midcentury vibe. ‘I think it brings a nostalgic warmth to the space,’ says Nardi.
The moody colour scheme continues in the basement, now reimagined as a Pisco bar, where walls and ceilings are covered in an inky Art Deco wallpaper. Adds the designer: ‘It’s a reference to the Barranco district which was blooming during the 1930s and was revamped by the artist community.’
In contrast to its subterranean sibling, the plant-filled mezzanine level evokes the courtyard gardens of a Lima townhouse, and is flooded with light thanks to the vaulted, skylit ceiling.
Señor Ceviche is founded by Harry Edmeades, whose two London restaurants follow a string of pop-ups across the capital. At the Fitzrovia eatery, guests can expect to dine on (you guessed it) sea bass ceviche with aji limo tiger’s milk, and other contemporary takes on Peruvian classics.