It’s nearly that time of year again…

No, we’re not talking about Christmas (just yet). We’re talking about that slightly more controversial day that you probably love or hate: Halloween.

If you’re firmly in the “love” camp, high five – we’re totally with you. And if you’re in the latter, well, don’t leave us just yet.

Because London really knows how to do Halloween this year. It may have only become a thing in recent years, but we’re sure making up for lost time.

Top of our pick this year is Peruvian restaurant, COYA Mayfair, who aren’t just celebrating once, but twice. That sounds like our kind of celebration! And you’ll probably want to get yourself down to Piccadilly to join us for these…

COYA Mayfair Dia De Los Muertos

The Day of the Dead

Celebrations are kicking off nice and early on Thursday 27th with COYA’s ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ party. The restaurant will be transformed into a traditional shrine to those who have passed, with South American themed performers, dancers and DJs to keep you entertained all night.

The Latin American spirit will continue throughout the party as guests sip on Halloween themed cocktails including the Ukhu Pacha: Havana Especial, grapefruit syrup, nardini mandorla, lime, dash Amargo Bitter, and Chicha Morada. From 9:30pm until late.COYA Mayfair Dia De Los Muertos

Halloween at COYA Mayfair

Next up is the main event itself and COYA are celebrating in our favourite way: with brunch. If you’re already out scaring everyone on Saturday night, head down to Piccadilly between 12pm and 2.30pm on Sunday to recover with some exclusive Halloween dishes. COYA’s Executive Head Chef, Sanjay Dwivedi, has curated an exciting and contemporary Peruvian menu which will feature specials such as Pumpkin Cazuela and Pumpkin Tacos and finally deserts such as Coconut and Passion fruit Bavarois: a creamy mousse with fruit and coconut. 

If you’ve always wanted to carve your own pumpkin, one of COYA’s expert chefs will be on hand to help you do just that while a magician will be bringing the tricks. And, as no brunch is complete without a good soundtrack, DJ Basil will be there to set the mood with his blend of deep funk, reggae and soulful house.

The COYA brunch menu is priced at £36 or £46, with the option to add Unlimited Champagne, £20, Bloody Mary Jug, £25, or Peruvian Punch Jar, £35.

COYA Mayfair is situated at 118 Piccadilly. Visit the website to find out more or call 0207 042 7118.