The Handbook
The Handbook
By | 15th November 2012

This Friday November 6 sees the opening of Coya in Mayfair with a team headed up by Arjun Waney, restaurateur behind Zuma, La Petite Maison and The Arts Club. Coya will feature contemporary Peruvian cuisine and a Pisco Bar.

Housed in an impressive Georgian building, Coya's interiors have been designed by David D'Almada (La Petite Maison, The Arts Club) with luxurious dilapidated décor juxtaposing a rich Incan palette with modern metallic finishes . The space brings together an array of painted murals, textures and finishes. Coya will also be London’s first Peruvian restaurant to incorporate a private members bar. Members will have the use of a separate dining area, outdoor terrace and members bar.

To ensure absolute authenticity, the team travelled to Peru and brought back recipes along with stunning pieces of antique Peruvian furniture.  Head Chef is Sanjay Dwivedi (Zaika, Le Caprice and The Ivy). “We travelled to South America seeking insight and inspiration from Latin American food and culture. Peruvian food was the one that attracted us the most, with its influences from Japan, China, Spain, Africa and Italy,” he says.

The restaurant also features a ceviche bar serving a wide range of classic ceviches and tiraditos including Anticuchos or grilled skewered meat, including ox heart with parsley and ají rocoto, and Parrillada dishes such as Pechuga de pato – duck breast with lúcuma, soya sauce and coriander shoots. Salads will feature hearts of palm with roasted cashew nuts and sesame dressing, and a Josper section features a range of meat and fish cooked on the traditional Josper oven.

The Coya team has scoured the best bars in Lima to fine tune the famous Pisco Sour and create a menu of pisco-based cocktails and infusions that are second to none while music and art will play a key role in the atmosphere as well so you can expect live bands and DJs blending Latino culture and British beats.


118 Piccadilly, W1, 020 7042 7118