Chicama – Chelsea

Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi

If you love restaurants where the beautifully presented food is as attractive as the interiors, I know a great little place.

Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina KaziChicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi
 
Chicama, on Kings Road in Chelsea, is a stylish, Peruvian spot offering fish and vegetable-based small plates alongside daily fish, fresh from the kitchen’s charcoal grill. It is a sister restaurant to the hugely popular central London eatery Pachamama and a very welcome addition to the SW London dining scene.

Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi

The interiors at Chicama are marvellous: gleaming pink marble counters, copper fittings and pink, star printed tile floors with the good looks continuing to the fairy-light-studded outdoor terrace. 
 
Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina KaziChicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi

And the food?

Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi

The menu looked amazing and we chose the sea bass ceviche, crispy aubergine with plantain miso and tuna tostada to start with. Along they came – then promptly vanished. Food this good doesn’t stay on the plate for long.

Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi

The tuna tostada with avocado jalapeño sauce, fried leeks, lime, radish

Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi

The crispy aubergine was absolutely delicious dipped into the exciting plantain miso sauce and topped with crunchy pecans.

Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina KaziChicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi

Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi

As well as flavour, every dish has colour and crunch: all fish is delivered daily fresh from Cornwall, bringing the best of British produce together with zesty Peruvian flavours.

Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi

The first round was followed by a crunchy gem lettuce and quinoa salad.

Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi

A side of squid ink-infused black rice.

Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi

And a portion of blackened octopus with confit potato, sundried tomatoes and cauliflower. Tasty, tender, very moreish.

Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi

To finish it all, the dessert, torched meringue topped with Banana & yuzu ice cream and coconut, was sinfully delicious.

Chicama, Chelsea London | Restaurants | London Eats | Peruvian | Karoliina Kazi

Think stylish, romantic, and top notch execution all in one.

CHICAMA

383 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0LP  |  +44 20 3874 2000  |  website

24 Comments

  1. 14th June 2017 / 5:20 pm

    I believe you found the perfect Instagram-worthy place! It looks super cute and the food seems delicious, too. 🙂

    • 14th June 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Hi! Instagrammers swoon over Chicama and it’s no surprise 🙂

  2. 14th June 2017 / 5:58 pm

    This is making my wanderlust stronger and stronger !!

  3. 14th June 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Holy shit I need to get there! Everything looks so gorgeous & instagrammable. Holy crap.

    • 30th June 2017 / 10:07 am

      Hi Jasmin – haha, so true – just visiting the restaurant feels like such a treat. xx Karoliina

  4. Amy M
    14th June 2017 / 11:29 pm

    Top notch photography girl! Everything looks so deliciously pinterestable! x

    • 30th June 2017 / 10:10 am

      Thank you Amy ❤️ I need to add them to Pinterest 🙂 xx Karoliina

  5. 15th June 2017 / 5:23 am

    The interiors are so beautiful and tastefully done and the food looks like a piece of heaven on the plate!

    • 30th June 2017 / 10:13 am

      Hi Prerna 🙂 Although its a lot of pink, they’ve created the interiors so tastefully – I absolutely loved it. The food was stunning too, can’t wait to go back 🙂 xx Karoliina

  6. Lara Olivia
    29th June 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Ditto the others, very Instagrammable restaurant! Food looks great too, I love Peruvian. XO Miss Portmanteau
    http://missportmanteau.com

    • 30th June 2017 / 11:00 am

      Hi Lara – I love Peruvian as well and haven’t actually ever been to a Peruvian restaurant where I would have been disappointed.. always good and fresh.

    • 30th June 2017 / 11:01 am

      The pink hues are in such a perfect balance here – and so is the food 🙂 Thank you Selma xx Karoliina

    • 30th June 2017 / 11:02 am

      Hi Jade – I thought many of you would love the interiors and I’m so glad you did xx Karoliina

  7. 29th June 2017 / 10:51 pm

    Love the pink interior, I would feel great to have dinner in a restaurant like this. The food looks delicious and well prepared. Hope to eat there someday.

    • 30th June 2017 / 11:03 am

      Hi Perla – the interiors are so gorgeous and it’s the pink is just so lovely. So glad you like it as much as I do xx Karoliina

  8. 30th June 2017 / 12:59 am

    Oh my….The entrance is so welcoming and the interior is equally appealing…..you can soak up in all that beauty while you wait for your order….the spread looks great too

    • 30th June 2017 / 11:05 am

      Hi – the entrance really gets your attention with those huge bouquets of flowers (very clever!) xx Karoliina

    • 30th June 2017 / 11:05 am

      Hi Ivana – I know, I feel exactly the same xx

  9. 2nd July 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Oh my god! What a lovely place! Love it! The food looks amazing! I would love to visit 🙂

  10. 3rd July 2017 / 11:11 am

    Girl I shamelessly live through your food excursions, your photos are so sweet as well. Is it me or had this place got a little bit of a pink hue? Lovely.
    Katja xxx
    http://www.katnapped.com

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