An unimposing restaurant front on Essex Road, Islington belies the quality of the food offered by Tierra Peru. Serving traditional and contemporary Peruvian cuisine since 2010, Tierra Peru dreams of sharing the sights, scents, sounds and tastes of Peruvian food culture with north-Londoners in the know and curious diners from further afield. Tierra Peru has been awarded three consecutive certificates of excellence from an international tourist association, as testament to the quality of their food and service.
Islington is hardly short of places to grab a bite to eat, so it is a sign of its quality that this little Peruvian kitchen and bar, Tierra Peru, has been serving happy, hungry Londoners fragrant Peruvian dishes for the better part of half a decade. With a menu that caters for meat eaters and vegetarians equally, diners will be able to discover new delights like leche de leon a delicious combination of king prawns and coriander served mild or spicy, or seco de cordero a lamb stew steeped in coriander, beans, stout, rice and cassava.
For a restaurant in pricey Essex Road, Islington, Tierra Peru is very reasonably priced, with all main courses coming in at £15 or less, and a generous, by-the-glass wine menu, as well as smaller plates for smaller appetites. All dishes are beautifully presented in Tierra Peru’s relaxed and bustling dining room. In addition to their accolades from international tourist associations, Tierra Peru boasts a highly-regarded feature in Time Out London’s 2013 Eating and Drinking Guide.
Very nice place to taste some Peruvian food. Ceviche is one of the best in London! Price for food is ok. Me and my girlfriend went out completely full. Worth of visiting !
Love the food and the service! The waitstaff was so cheerful and lovely, helping us with food recommendations and teasing us since we were a group of five ladies and one lucky guy. I had lomo saltado and my friends got quinoa risotto, which was so delicious, too.
A really interesting menu from which we chose a fascinating selection of authentic Peruvian dishes, even complemented by Peruvian wine. Service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.
Everything is perfect Is my favourite in all u.k. I m going there from Bristol. Is a pleasure do a lot kilometres for eat there. I hope they will open another one also here.
Fantastic, authentic Peruvian food (we had a Peruvian in our party and she confirmed it!) including Causa, Ceviche, Tiraditos, Aji de Gallina...it was excellent. The Buffet for 21 pounds a head is the best deal as you get to try everything on offer. The Jug of Pisco Sour for 6 people was amazing and very good value. As we were celebrating three birthdays they were also very nice letting us sing Happy Birthday with our own cake and the staff joined in as well! We will be coming back to Tierra Peru!
I am from Peru and I have been trying to find an authentic Peruvian restaurant in London. This is the only Peruvian restaurant that comes close to actual Peruvian food. It is unfortunate that the restaurant is not well known but trust me you will have a good time. I decided to go for the tasting platter but I wanted to change one dish inside it. The manager came to see us and without any hesitation agreed to the change to the dishes that I wanted. The service was excellent ( the waiter was very nice). 6 Out of the 7 dishes that I tried were excellent. I absolutely recommend this restaurant.
This is a lovely place, glad we found it while looking for more authentic and less expensive Peruvian restaurants than the 'big names'. Will definitely go back as the food was delicious, portion sizes good and service excellent. Gracias Tierra Peru por una linda noche!
We've visited Tierra Peru before and will definitely go again. A lovely warm welcome and personal service recommending the best Peruvian dishes for your taste. Really delicious & interesting food & drinks. A fantastic deal made it amazing value. Thoroughly recommended.
We only came in for a few nibbles, so shared a few starters and a side but these were all delicious. Lovely attentive staff - we were sitting chatting until around 10.30pm as the last ones in there but they waited for us and didn't rush us at all which I thought was lovely. Prices were very fair with a nice authentic atmosphere - I can't wait to go back and try the mains / sharers!
Have been to Tierra Peru a few years ago and the food was great but service not very good. Decided to go again a week ago and to my dismay, the service is still terrible!!! The waiters were very nice but clearly they were understaffed so the food took ages to arrive. Our booking was at 8pm and by 10:15 we haven't received the main courses yet (to which we had already chased 3x). One of the starters was incorrect. Overall, the quality of the food was not good either, it was very disappointing actually. All in all, it was a very disappointing evening and I wouldn't got back there.