Chayote - our new destination restaurant

Nestled in the heart of Tower Hill, Chayote, a Mexican and Peruvian fusion restaurant has opened its doors and it’s a tremendous addition to the food scene in the area.

The cuisine is a culinary journey through South America and we loved it! The food was bursting with flavours and combinations we hadn’t had before, surprising and delighting us the whole night.

To start with we opted for prawns and jalapeno croquetas and the sea trout tiradito. While both were delicious, it was the sea trout that blew us away with its fresh, zingy flavour and it’s - in our opinion - one of the highlights on the menu.

Speaking of highlights, another stand out was the oxtail tacos which we ordered to share. The tacos come two a piece but if like us you want to share, or you just want more, you can ask for a third.

The tender, succulent meat in rich gravy, all wrapped up in the tortilla was the perfect combination. 

For mains we chose the Iberico pork cheeks and lamb barbacoa which just built on everything that had come before it. 

For desserts we chose the almond, coconut meringue tart and the pumpkin cheesecake. Both were generous portions and just the right level of sweetness to round off what was a spectacular meal.

The drinks menu, in particular the cocktails deserve a shout out and we couldn’t get enough of the Hola, a Pensador Mezcal (liquor distilled from agave), mango and  citrus combination. 

From our choices you can tell we’re meat eaters here at LondonCityGirl but there are plenty of vegetarian options for those who don’t eat meat, from Cactus tempura starter to the Squash, jalapeño & pumpkin seed tacos to the Roast chayote mains to name but a few.

Some of the lingo on the menu might have you scratching your head, for example, we had no idea what a ‘veracruzana’ was however they have thought of everything at Chayote and there’s a glossary on the menu that will help you make your decisions, as well as a team of friendly waiting staff that will guide you if you need. 

The restaurant is dark and romantic, overlooking St Katharine Dock’s marina and on the night we went we saw lots of couples on date nights and friends enjoying the fantastic food while soaking up the atmosphere. I remember saying to my partner, it felt like we’d stepped into a scene from Made in Chelsea!  

For a meal as described above, a three course meal for two + drinks, you will be paying around £100 - £150 and for the quality of the food and the experience you are getting, it’s well worth it and we highly recommend.

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