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Tierra Peru

Highbury · Latin American · ££££
75 Reviews

About Tierra Peru

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.


Tierra Peru
164 Essex Road, Highbury
London N1 8LY

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Chef's Choice



Leche De Leon

''Lion's milk'' - king prawn - coriander (choice of cold or hot) (mild spicy)

Yucas Rellenas De Queso en Salsa Huancaina

Deep‎ fried cassava ballas - cheese - amarillo pepper cream

Tiradito De Vieira & Maracuya

Raw scallops - tiger's milk - bonito flakes - passion fruit - amarillo pepper cream (cold dish)


Tequenos Rellenos De Queso & Aceituna

Wantan fritters filled w/ cheese & green olives - guacamole

Jalea Tempura

Fish & seafood tempura - fried cassava - asparagus - pepper - sweet potato - salsa criolla - wasabi

Pescado a Lo Macho

Deep fried sea bass fillet - spicy - seafood stew - steamed white rice - fried cassava - (mild spicy


Helados (2 scoopes)

choice of 'rocoto pepper', turron, apple&salty caramel or almond milk ice cream

Mousse de Pisco y Chocolate

chocolate and pisco quebranta mousse

Picarones y Helado

pumpkin & sweet potato fritters served with chancaca syrup & a scoop of your choice of ice cream

More about Tierra Peru, London

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.

75 Tierra Peru Reviews

Bruce B.a month ago · 2 reviews

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.

Anna D.2 months ago · 1 review

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.

imgElizabeth T.2 months ago · 2 reviews

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!

Nadia A.2 months ago · 3 reviews

The food was excellent and the staff were really professional and friendly. I highly recommend the anticuchos, ceviche tradicional, seco de cordero, and the pisco sour. Is definitely one of my favourite Peruvian restaurant in London.

Lizbeth N.a year ago · 1 review

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!

Jorge P.a year ago · 1 review

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.

Paula S.a year ago · 1 review

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.

Louisa J.a year ago · 1 review

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!

Veronica W.a year ago · 1 review

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.

imgMartin R.9 months ago · 1 review

The staff/owners were so genuinely warm and welcoming and the food was incredible. My girlfriend and I had such a great time there. Will definitely go back there ! Noise rating I put average as it wasn't mute. Who wants to sit in a silent place. There was the usual background music at a good level and the usual restaurant sounds. It was perfect there.

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