Review: Dinner @ Peru Perdu
A throwback to Bank Holiday Monday and a spontaneous evening in Central Manchester
If you're a foodie and haven't explored eating out in Manchester, you are definitely missing out. From experiential fine dining to quirky Northern Quarter hideaways, the options are plenty. It's honestly a major part of why I fell in love with this city after university, and eating out pretty much takes up most of my social life here. So I thought I'd share some mini posts about my dining adventures for anyone looking for some new spots to try!
We booked Peru Perdu quite last minute via Opentable, after a pretty uneventful bank holiday weekend so honestly, neither of us were really expecting much. Dress code for me was smart casual: black lace bodysuit, light wash split hem jeans, white ankle boots and a black pinstripe blazer.
The atmosphere was very relaxed and intimate. We were seated straight away which was great as waiting for ages at the door is definitely a pet peeve of mine. The staff were really friendly and complimentary the whole night through. You could tell they truly cared about the food they were serving which was definitely a highlight.
When trying a new place, we love to ask for recommendations to get the best of what a restaurant has to offer. A lot of things on the menu were quite unfamiliar so it was great to find out what dishes they felt most authentically represented them.
WHAT WE ORDERED
Peru Perdu is a Peruvian dining concept that specialises in U.W.A Uruguayan wet aged steaks, fresh fish and plenty of plant-based small and large plates.
Mains: Ribeye Medallion (250g) + Peppercorn Sauce / Braised Duck Leg, Red Rice, Roast Pepper & Creamy Rice
Sides: Hand Cut Chips / Greens with Coriander + Mint
Drinks: Japanese Slipper Cocktail x2
The food was honestly amazing! I will admit I was a little jealous for not choosing the Duck dish for myself, purely for the fact that it was a completely different experience to having the steak which I already eat quite a lot. Everything was well seasoned from the mains to the greens on the side; no element was slacking.
Overall, I really enjoyed the evening and what made it even better was that thanks to the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme at the time we got the best value for our money that evening. I would say that while it isn't majorly overpriced for the quality, the prices could be slightly unexpected due to the relaxed, casual atmosphere the restaurant presents.