Chicha

55 Bold Street | Liverpool L1 4EU
Phone: 0151 294 4146

Head down to Bold Street at lunchtime and you certainly won’t be stuck for choice. Firmly regarded as the food mecca of the city, you can take your tastebuds all over the world, from Italy to Japan, Morocco to India. And now the latest addition to this bustling foodie paradise is Chicha, a street kitchen specialising in small plates inspired by flavours and ingredients from Peru.

Inside you’ll find décor that’s indigenous to Peru – chairs upholstered with Peruvian-style fabrics, beautiful Spanish floor tiles and dimly lit hanging lanterns, but our favourite feature has got to the hugely impressive graffiti murals that spread across the walls.

The food is adventurous, so if you’re not a fan of strong flavours and unusual concepts then this place might not be the one for you. You can expect to find things such as spiced, slow-braised pork belly with papaya, saffron-pickled pinapple and chorizo jam, and Peruvian beef with butterbean broth, peanuts, coriander and dumplings. Less daring, but still just as tasty options include an avocado, quinoa and pomegranate salad with watermelon dressing and, the pièce de résistance, Morcilla scotch egg with chilli and apple puree and coriander ­– you’ve not lived until you’ve tried one of these soft-boiled beauties. For afters, make sure you try Chicha’s take on the classic banana split.

The menu is reasonably priced, with plates averaging around £5 (ranging from £2-£7.50, to be specific), but if you love a bargain, come here between 12-6pm on weekdays and get yourself three small plates for £11.

Staying true to the authenticity of the place; the wine list is sourced purely from South America, as is most of the beer selection. There's also a selection of Peruvian-inspired cocktails, which will set you back £7.50 for a glass or £18 for a two-pint jug.

[Megan Walsh]

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    Chicha
    55 Bold Street
    Liverpool L1 4EU

    Chicha

    Opening Hours:
    Mon: 12:00 - 22:30
    Tues: 12:00 - 22:30
    Wed: 12:00 - 22:30
    Thur: 12:00 - 22:30
    Fri: 12:00 - 22:30
    Sat: 12:00 - 22:30
    Sun: 12:00 - 22:30

    Phone: 0151 294 4146
    Web: http://www.chicha-liverpool.co.uk
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