Andina had to move out of its home on Redchurch Street last year, with it being revealed back in January that BAO would be moving into the site, but that’s not the end for the Peruvian restaurant as it’s found a new home in Spitalfields. Andina will be taking over the spot where Lupita was on Commercial Street, so not only is not that far away from their original site, at 80 covers and two floors, it’s bigger too.

The menu will feature plenty of ceviches, including tuna with rocoto chilli tiger’s milk & pickled pineapple and sea bass with avocado & amarillo chilli tiger’s milk, as well as new plant-based dishes like a vegan burger with sweet potato ketchup & carrot bacon and BBQ pulled jackfruit with chipotle carrot cheese & cassava shards. Andina will also be doing a weekend brunch set menu with £5 pisco sours.

The bigger site means there’s room for a South American speakeasy-style bar in the basement – Bar Mistura, which’ll serve up cocktails and snacks like cassava fries, chicharron pork belly bites, baja fish tacos and carnitas tacos, will open in June.

Opens Weds 19th May 2021
60-62 Commercial St, London E1 6LN