Coya

ANGEL COURT
Jan 26, 2019
Coya, Angel Court is located a stones throw away from Bank tube station, and is the second Coya to open in London in 2017. This suave, polished yet casual Peruvian restaurant mirrors the Mayfair sister restaurant in feel, but very much has its own quirks including a glass frontage.

Upon entering the restaurant, not only did the pops of colour strike me, but also the hospitality of the team from receptionist, maître d’ to the waiter, all were sincerely warm and welcoming.

We were prompted to order the signature smashed avocado, as we browsed the menu, which we obliged. I simply needed something to curb the hunger pains, but to my surprise we were presented with theatre of the seasoned avocado with onion and tomato being smashed at the table. Interesting idea, but I would have preferred them to smash the avocado in the kitchen, instead of listening to the clanging of the clay pot at my table.

Interesting idea, but I would have preferred them to smash the avocado in the kitchen, instead of listening to the clanging of the clay pot at my table. All was forgiven when I tasted the avocado, it was delicious, and in that moment, I realised that the clanging must have involved some technique and perhaps, I should have paid more attention, so that I could replicate this at home. The smashed avocado was served with corn and shrimp crackers (priced at £8)

For starters we ordered the Soft shell crab, yuzu, aioli taco (priced at £12), and Kale, candied walnuts, goji, manchego and dried cranberry salad (priced at £9). The Tacos, were crunchy, slightly sweet and the sauce creamy. The salad…well lets face it salad’s definitely have a ceiling and this was a tasty salad if ever there was one, and was simply the perfect light starter for my meaty “greens free” main.
For main I ordered the Costillas de Cerdo, which is Pork back ribs, tamarind glaze, and cashew nuts (£19). The ribs were sticky, sweet, slightly tart and wonderfully nutty. The portion size was plenty, and whilst I gave it a good go, I left a third of the dish behind.

To accompany my ribs, I ordered the Patatas Bravas a la Peruana, crispy potatoes, spicy tomato huancaina sauce (priced £6). The menu description served this dish perfectly, they were indeed crispy potatoes drizzled with both tomato and creamy sauces.

I had a really enjoyable Friday evening at Coya, Angel Court. The team were great, the food delicious, and the cocktails were also very good. Being a busy Friday night, it is understandable, but the only issue I encountered was a long wait to get the sommeliers attention to order some wine. Once he did tend to our table, he was helpful and knowledgeable. Despite this little blip, I would definitely return. I left this restaurant very happy, and very full.

I had a really enjoyable Friday evening at Coya, Angel Court. The team were great, the food delicious, and the cocktails were also very good. Being a busy Friday night, it is understandable, but the only issue I encountered was a long wait to get the sommeliers attention to order some wine. Once he did tend to our table, he was helpful and knowledgeable. Despite this little blip, I would definitely return. I left this restaurant very happy, and very full.

Food

9/10

Vibes

8/10

Service

9/10

Price

9/10

Overall

9/10

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