Lima Floral opens The Lost Alpaca bar in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden’s Lima Floral has recently opened a new Latin American bar, The Lost Alpaca, as well as revamping their restaurant menu.

The 30-cover basement venue features a new cocktail menu and Peruvian bar snacks, accompanied by Latin American music.

From Mexico’s mezcal and tequilas all the way down to Brazil’s cachaça and Venezuela’s rums, The Lost Alpaca sets out to “bring Latin America flair and fun” to Covent Garden.

The new cocktail menu includes The Classic Pisco Sour, a smooth short drink bursting with citrus flavours, and The Palo Santo Vibe, made with Palo Santo smoked Pisco, tobacco liqueur, mint, chicha morada syrup and ginger beer.

The Lost Alpaca has also undergone a refurbishment with retro wording printed on distressed brick walls and a newly designed bar counter, carved from reclaimed timber.

Co-founder Gabriel Gonzalez said: “We wanted to launch The Lost Alpaca to showcase the best spirits and mixology that Latin America has to offer. We hope to leverage the continent’s association with fun to create an exciting and atmospheric bar serving high-quality food and drink in Covent Garden.

“The area is rapidly becoming a must-visit dining destination in Central London, with a variety of new restaurant openings in the area, but we felt that the neighbourhood had fallen short of good quality cocktail bars.”

Upstairs in the restaurant, which opened back in 2014, a new sharing menu has been introduced by recently appointed head chef, Patricia Roig.

Patricia will be focusing on the restaurant’s traditional flavours with a new menu inspired by her recent trip to Peru.

The offering encourages a relaxed and informal style of dining, designed for guests to share dishes. Diners can order several of the small plates available to experience the different flavour combinations and textures that Peruvian gastronomy has to offer.

The Lima team have partnered with Cool Earth, a charity organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change.

More information on the collaboration and their exciting plans will be announced in the coming months.

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