The menu at El Pastor Battersea will offer the Mexican dishes that El Pastor has become known for, inspired by the decade that founders’ Sam Hart and Crispin Somerville spent living in Mexico City, their travels around wider Mexico, as well as more recent research trips.

Making its debut for El Pastor will be a weekend brunch menu, exclusive to Battersea Power Station, and served from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Highlights will include a Pancakes & Crispy Pastor ends with chile de arbol agave; Chilaquiles Verdes – a dish of lightly fried corn tortillas bathed in salsa verde, with avocado and burrata; Huevos con Frijoles – eggs scrambled with refried beans, served with warm tortillas and salsas – a nod to Mexico City’s family-run Fonda Margarita; and a Chorizo Macha roll – a lightly toasted brioche bun, smoky salsa macha glazed chorizo and a fried egg. Also on the menu, a Mexican twist on the classic English breakfast: eggs any style, Mexican chorizo, frijoles charros, grilled tomato and mushroom, al Pastor ends and crispy roasted potatoes. To drink, there will be a range of fresh juices, aguas frescas, horchatas and Bloody Marias.

As with all the El Pastor restaurants, fresh corn tortillas will be made in-house daily using heirloom Mexican corn, sourced through the Tamoa cooperative in Mexico. Tamoa seeks out the increasingly few farmers preserving and cultivating native Mexican corn, linking them with restaurants in Mexico and beyond, and ensuring they are compensated fairly for protecting the country’s bio-cultural heritage.

A new, signature dish of Ash Buttered Dry-Aged Rib-Eye, with roasted jalapeños and poblano, will be served sharing style alongside El Pastor classics like the Short Rib (grass-fed Angus beef braised for 12 hours in a chipotle-muscovado-coriander seed rub) and Contramar Sea Bream (one side marinated in salsa roja, the other in mojo verde, lime slaw and frijoles refritos). Also making its debut, Queso Fundido (melted cheese, red onion, chilli de arbol and pumpkin seeds) and Morita Papas (crispy potatoes made with salsa de chile morita, topped with sour cream and chives), as well as a new Tuna Tostada recipe featuring Sashimi-grade yellowfin tuna marinated in soy, chilli de arbol mayo, avocado puree, and coriander cress.

The lively drinks-led standing bar area for 20 takes pride of place in the centre of the restaurant and will serve a meticulously garnered selection of mezcals, tequilas and agave spirits, as well as cocktails, Mexican beers, a proficient list of wines and excellent quality spirits of other kinds.

El Pastor Battersea will comprise a 90-cover indoor restaurant and a 60-cover open-all-year outdoor riverside terrace. The design, by Harts Creative (architecture and interiors) and Irving & Co. (visual identity), will take cues from both the colour and bustling street-side taquerias, and industrial, urban materiality of Mexico City, whilst referencing Battersea Power Station’s own industrial heritage.

Renowned London-based artist and longtime collaborator John Broadley has been commissioned to create a 9-metre long by 1.6-metre-high mural consisting of nine panels, that will span the back wall of the restaurant. Inspired by Mexican artist Diego Rivera’s technique for painting frescoes, the artwork will reference The Detroit Industry Murals, one of the country’s finest, modern monumental artworks devoted to industry. A London skyline at each end will envelop a depiction of Mexico’s most active volcano, Popocatépetl, or “smoking mountain” in the Aztec Nahuatl language, at its centre. Mural features will also include witty diabolical imagery, an industrialised tortilla production, and trucks laden with newly bottled mezcal.

Behind two steel roller shutters, there will be a private dining room adorned with imagery of hand-painted Mexican plants and fauna, referencing botanical and greenhouse gardens in Mexico City. This space will seat up to 26 people and feature its own private, covered terrace.

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