Senor Ceviche founder Harry Edmeades has shared details of his next opening in Charlotte Street, the former Barnyard site in Fitzrovia.
He told MCA the second edition of the Peruvian concept would feature a new menu with more exploration of nikkei and chifa cuisines, which came out of respective Japanese and Chinese culinary influences in Peru.
At the new site, due to open in mid to late May, the team have opened up the mezzanine area and downstairs areas to create more seating, with around 70 covers overall including outside.
Edmeades said there was plenty of space to develop Peruvian cuisine further in London, though said Senor Ceviche’s take on the style made it stand out from other restaurants focussing on ceviche.
He said his business strategy was based on a site by site approach, but said he would like to open further sites if Charlotte Street is a success, with Kingly Court trading above expectations.
Edmeades said: “Senor Cevche is not a traditional Peruvian restaurant, we put dishes into their own context and play around with them.
“There’s a fair amount of competition from other Peruvian restaurants so it’s about offering something different.
“I’m confident the cuisine has a long way to go in the UK. Its still early days and we want to be one of the forerunners.
“It would be great to open up more and keep Carnaby Street at the level it is and get Charlotte up and running, though it depends on the market. I would like to grow, but our main focus is on making this work, and take each new opportunity as it comes.”
Senor Ceviche is also trialling a Deliveroo Editions site in Canary Wharf.