Having undergone a major revamp during lockdown, Coya’s flagship Mayfair location remains at the pinnacle of the global chain of Peruvian restaurants, bars and members’ clubs.
With outposts spanning across Paris and Monte Carlo through to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Coya continues to expand and with this has refurbished its Mayfair branch with a vibrant new look and contemporary design.
Set over two floors, the impressive space has been redesigned under the direction of renowned design studio Sagrada and evokes Latin American influence. Very much offering an immersive experience, Coya’s interiors echo the Incan heritage at the heart of the restaurant’s menu and Peruvian-crafted furnishings set the tone along with opulent gold mirror walls and an abundance of foliage adorning the ceiling.
Favoured amongst the international jet-set, the stylish restaurant, pisco lounge and members’ club has also partnered with Mayfair’s Opera Gallery to exhibit work from their artists and this ties in nicely with the wood panelling and Peruvian lanterns referenced throughout.
Those dining in the restaurant downstairs are transported via the newly redone pisco lounge which makes for a nice pre or post-meal cocktail spot, think plush leather and ornate mirrors in this luxe bar-come-lounge. Acting as a centrepiece, an eye-catching pisco library displays some of Coya’s synonymous infusions, including the favoured blueberry and lavender complementary to the drinks served.
Coya Mayfair’s menu has also been reworked by Chef Director Sanjay Dwivedi in partnership the Mayfair Head Chef Alessandro Scala in a celebration of traditional Peruvian cuisine with Japanese, Chinese and Spanish influence. Designed with a sharing concept, the innovative menu showcases smaller plates of ceviche, tacos and tiraditos to larger heartier dishes of meat and fish all reflecting the traditional techniques at the heart of Coya’s ethos.
Inspired by Peru, the plates capture South American flavours and some of the signature dishes include the Croquettes de Lubina, Chilean sea bass croquettes and the Lomo de Res, a fillet of beef with crispy shallots, aji limo and star anise.
Open daily for lunch and dinner, Coya Mayfair also hosts its weekly themed Saturday brunch from 12-4pm and serves dinner from 5.30pm – 10pm Sunday to Friday with a slightly later start of dinner from 5.45pm on Saturdays, Coya currently closes at 10pm daily under government guidance.
Text By Jaz Grewal