Saturday, 22 October 2016

A Farewell #LuxBloggers Dinner at Coya, London.


So this is my final London restaurant review until next year. I can't quite believe it to be honest, it still feels as though I'm in a dream world. I just can't quite believe I'm actually in Australia and don't have to leave in a few weeks! Before I left London three weeks ago I ticked the biggie off my 'London bucket list', and finally dined at the luxury Peruvian restaurant Coya in Mayfair, with three of my fave blogging ladies. It was honestly one of the best meals I've had in London, and I loved it so much I even visited the Coya bar in Dubai a week later!

Dessert at Coya restaurant London



We chose to have a table in the Pisco Bar at Coya; it's more relaxed, has a great atmosphere, and a DJ playing great music. The later it gets the more it turns into a party atmosphere - what better way to send me off to Australia!? 


Angie and I arrived first, then Mina and Emma joined us. Mina was the very first blogger I ever met. Her blog was one of the first blogs I ever read. and I've been so lucky to be able to call her a friend over the past four years or so since we first met at the Dukebox launch party back in 2012! She's a constant support in the blogging world and I'm going to miss our luxury lunches a lot! Angie and Emma are also blogging friends who I've loved getting to know over the past couple of years, each of them possessing the ability to make me giggle until my tummy aches, and they always have the latest and best #bloggergossip.

While the ladies started with champagne, I was driving so had a non-alcoholic Elderflower & Mint mocktail. It was delicious and oh so refreshing! We then finally got around to browsing the menu, and went a bit wild with our choices, but it was so, so worth it.

In no particular order, for our shared starters we chose; Wild Seabass Ceviche, Atun Chifa (yellowfin tuna) Ceviche, Corvina Trufa Ceviche, Tiradita de Hiramasa (Kingfish) tiraditos, Atun Nikkei (yellowfin tuna) tiraditos, Salmon tacos, Grilled octopus (I forgot to photograph the octopus).


For mains Angie and I both chose the Chilean Seabass, which was incredible. Beautifully flavoured and the fish was all lovely and flaky. 


Emma chose the Duck Breast, which she loved, and Mina had the Lamp Chops, which she also loved!


We also had grilled asparagus, patatas bravas (potatoes), and hongos (mushrooms) on the side. I didn't photograph these though as they didn't look particularly interesting ;)

For desserts Angie and Mina had more alcohol ;) while Emma and I went for the proper foodie desserts. I chose the Coconut Mousse with pineapple sorbet, and lime and coconut granite, and Emma the Chicha Morada (Peruvian purple corn colada with cherry sorbet and shortbread). 


Our entire meal was just amazing. Everything was delicious, the zesty flavours of the ceviches were out of this world, there wasn't one dish I didn't like (aside from the Salmon but I don't eat salmon anyway so I let the other ladies have all of this one), and I loved the sharing aspect of the starters. It just means you get to try lots of different things instead of having to only choose one or two dishes.

In total the bill came to around £100pp, but I honestly think it was so worth it for a treat. It's the perfect restaurant for most occasions, and even though the music is quite loud so at times it's hard to talk, the atmosphere really is unbeatable! 

Coya, I will return as soon as I'm back in London. 

Coya Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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4 comments

  1. I was so sorry to miss this, I'm glad that you had an amazing time and love reading about your Australian adventures

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  2. What a fantastic meal! It's definitely one of my faves in London!! You'll be much missed lovely.

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  3. Love Coya and love the cocktails there, too. And those three bloggers are amazing ladies - just like you. x

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  4. OMG all that gorgeous food !!!!!!!! :)

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