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“Delivers what it promises”
Review of COYA Mayfair

COYA Mayfair
Ranked #710 of 23,381 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mayfair
Description: Award winning Coya has been bringing the spirit of Latin America to the heart of Mayfair since November 2012. Located in a listed Georgian building Coya comprises a members' club with a terrace, a main restaurant and our Pisco Bar. Main restaurant: The downstairs restaurant features an open ceviche bar where diners can sit and enjoy a wide range of classic ceviches and tiraditos which are freshly prepared. A robata grill brings ox heart, duck breast and tiger prawns along with vegetables, poultry and seafood. For something sweet, try our sundae de maiz (sweetcorn ice cream). Pisco Bar: A vibrant bar serving the finest cocktails Latin America has to offer. Pisco Bar's 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. One of their most popular is the chilli margarita. Pisco Bar open for Bar food all day from 12noon until 0:30 am. Members' club: Art, music and culture come together from all over Latin America, the UK and beyond, creating an experience that is both unique and exciting for Coya's global members, having the opportunity to enjoy live music and performances five nights per week, along with a dedicated art collective of events.
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Flavours unique to the palate in a setting worthy of commonness with attentive staff and a particular staff member with a moustache he twirls every few minutes.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

I went to this restaurant over the weekend with some friends. We had a booking at 6pm.
The waiter was hassling us as some people were waiting to get a table...We couldn't enjoy it as we didn't feel welcomed and waiters only hurried us to free the table for the next customers.
We paid over 400£ for a selection of tiny meals and we were hungry when we left the restaurant . We then had another dinner at home.
The meals were tasty (good marinated fishes) but overpriced and very tiny portions.

This restaurant doesn't worth it, don't waste your time.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

First visit here found me in the ground floor member's bar which might be exclusive but seemed about half as much fun as the buzzy busy bustling basement restaurant with a zillion things going on and packed to the rafters. Charming service set a lovely tone to the evening from management to the gorgeous Alessandra who offered great advice on a cuisine unknown to me. What magic do these owners sum up with The Arts Club, Zuma, Roka, Petite Maison. They rarely put a foot wrong and attract a stunning crowd (well, a stunning female crowd at least!) wherever they open (their Italian restaurant excepted). So this is a really fun venue with great decor but what about the food?Hmmm, ok I would say on one visit only, but nothing truly exceptional. And a menu from which it is easy to build up an expensive check. Mine was £201 for two with a £50 bottle of wine. It's a style and event experience - at a cost. Would I sooner go the The River Cafe for the same money? Sure would! But worth another try at least.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

My partner took me too this restaurant what a disappointing experience! The service was so rushed there is a difference to being quick to being hassled every ten minutes. It was a week day and we had a 6pm booking. The meal, was over £250 and that was for two courses. No champagne and a couple of drinks. The food very very average (one of my girlfriends came over to me with a local takeaway two days later and this was far enjoyable). We often go to a number of upmarket restaurants Noviko, Aqua etc. Just do not waste your time with this restaurant you want people to feel good when spending their money but these people do not care, but I guess they aiming for those whose £300 earnings is like earning £5. Horrible experience and partner was really unhappy because I absolutely hated the whole experience. MANAGEMENT need to re-train staff in getting a balance between making clients feel welcome and appreciated, whilst balancing the books!

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1  Thank Someth
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Fantastic restaurant! Would be hard pushed to find a flaw with it. From entrance into the bar to the seating in the restaurant, a great experience. The Barwoman knew her stuff, great character and extremely friendly. Drinks served quickly and a nice comfortable feel to the buzzing bar. The restaurant seating very comfortable, the decor very elegant. Our waiter 'Alex' was fantastic, nothing was a problem and he was extremely helpful in recommendations. All of which were great and we would have again. The knowledge was so extent that he even knew the details of how it was cooked, with what spices etc...Whether we were lucky with the waiter or they have all been trained the same, then Coya has done a fantastic job. We order 6 dishes as picky dishes for starters and 3 main courses (the grills, are highly recommended) with a couple of salads, that was plenty of food. We did indulge in the desert, the pocorn ice cream is delicious!! A great place for a night out with friends or as a couple. We were there on a Saturday just gone and it was busy, but you could at least move around the bar and the service was never too long a wait.

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Thank JeLuca13
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