Coya restaurant - London, UK
Continuing London’s recent Peruvian invasion, the latest project by Arjun Waney (the man behind Zuma, La Petite Maison and The Arts Club) is private members bar and restaurant, Coya. Set within the grand confines of a classic Georgian building on Piccadilly, the space has been designed by London-based Richard Saunders of David D’Almada’s company Sagrada, who has conjured a bohemian atmosphere with a modern spin. The eclectic interiors feature Peruvian antiques, painted murals and colourful textures. Food, by ex Ivy chef, Sanjay Dwivedi is a tasty array of Peruvian delights such as Conchas con ají limo (Scallops with limo chilli crumbs), while Lima’s very best bars were scoured to create Coya’s very own Pisco Sour served in traditional botija mud containers, traditionally used to store Pisco since the 1800s. The downstairs restaurant and pisco bar is open to everyone, but members will also have use of the separate dining area, outdoor terrace and bar.