Floral by Lima

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Peruvian
Floral by Lima is the younger sibling to its Michelin starred sister in Fitzrovia. An evolution rather than a duplication, the broader menu is adapted to the newly fashionable Covent Garden and in addition to the restaurant, brings with it a brand new food offering served in the Bajo Bar alongside some of “the best cocktails in London”.

Under the keen eye of Virgilio Martinez (Executive Chef and ranked #5 in the World 50 Best List and #1 in in Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants list) and Robert Ortiz, the same high standards apply and customers and critics alike have been equally lavish with praise. Amongst these we are pleased to have been awarded two AA Rosettes and a 5-Star review from Time Out.
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4.2
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3.8
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3.9
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F
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A charming place for a data or girls night out!

T
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a good meal here, pre theatre. It’s super-conveniently located, in between Covent Garden and Leicester Square. We had a reservation, but at 1745 on a Friday night there were tables available. The service was mostly friendly, with a couple of exceptions, and a tiny bit inefficient, but overall absolutely fine. The food is excellent in places, and good all round. We didn’t have anything we didn’t want to finish, but some dishes were definitely more successful than others. The favourites for us were the sea bass ceviche, the Chinese cauliflower, the beef tartare, and the sweet potato cakes. The four stars are therefore not to be read as a damning review (I HATE that somehow now anything less than 5 stars means not very good), but that it’s a good restaurant, with good food, just not perfection itself. We will look forward to returning.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambience was lovely. Service was good as well.

B
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

El restaurante realmente merece una visita. La comida está fuera de este mundo, y el ceviche es para morirse.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Those sweet potato cakes and that sea bass ceviche! Absolutely delicious. I'll be coming back!

JM
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Courses were not available on the set menu in each category and the replacements were too different from the original, this was not pointed out until our order was being taken. The belly pork was not available on the set menu but was on the a la Carte menu, this was very annoying, especially to the young couple who was next to us.
We ordered the bread which we had to remind the staff that we had ordered it. When it eventually arrived the corn bread was stale.
Altogether a very disappointing experience, especially when you were highly recommended.
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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Les mets sont de bonnes qualités mais en petite quantité

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ES
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for a family dinner with great food and a relatively quiet environment. Great opportunity to try different types of flavours.

DV
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very friendly waiter always ready to give more information about the food, cocktails,... We’ll definitely visit again when in London!!

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience overall. Good service and friendly staff, good food.

d
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, and wonderful service! Everyone is very friendly and helpful. So worth it with the entertainer app 2 for 1 deal too!

P
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I don't find the food is good to the extend of the value. And also it's too noisy.

AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Although the ambiance and the service were impeccable, the food was extremely disappointing. The sea bream ceviche did not taste fresh, the chicken starter was bizarre (and cold!), the grilled prawns were overly salted. The plates were quite small, and for the price, you would expect a higher quality of food.

KA
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Disappointing food and quite slow service - although it was a busy Saturday night. Our waiter however, was great.

E
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The ambiance and colors of the place are very welcoming and you feel cosy. The brunch is a great deal for tasting different flavors and dishes. A place to try and to come back again.

AB
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant for a catch up with friends. Friendly service, very attentive, will definitely be coming back!

s
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

A disappointing experience with the food being quite bland and rather haphazard service. In our opinion highly over rated. There are much better restaurants serving this style of food.

AC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food in a great atmosphere. Portions are a little on the small side. Still, 3 courses for 19 quid is hard to argue with.

a
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was fine but no more than that and very small portions. Oh, and the wine is a stupid price for very average wine you can buy anywhere. It's a pre-theatre dinner and they were slow even though there was hardly anyone in there and after waiting twenty minutes for dessert we had to leave to get to the theatre. Not a good deal at all. There must be better options. Very disappointed.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The service is very good but I was a little disappointed with the food, the ceviche was not good at all, it didn’t tasted like it had lime, the causa was a fried potato ball which is OK but it wasn’t soft inside so we where very disappointed with the food, is a shame as I was looking forward to have great food and the food in general was a little bland

ZM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

the food was good, however very small quantities, felt a bit rushed to leave my table as there was booking right after! 5* To the staff they were all lovely

U
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually like to try new places, but this place deserved a few visits in the last couple of months. Food is excellent, i tried different dishes and they are all amazing, great ambience, if only it was quieter inside. i would definitely recommend it!

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was terrible, the staff was very unfriendly. When we complained nothing was done by the manager

p
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The dressing of the food was not even. The ambience was ok as it was very busy and the layout does not give privacy.

AE
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food, the service and the Pervian beer 10/10

JP
London
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Soon as we entered the restaurant there was an unpleasant smell Which my friend and I both know – she described as musty where as I thought it was coming from the lavatory area. My dish of prawns in a was so salty I couldn’t eat it-I Hesitated to send it back and then cleaned up the prawns and it those. The rest of the food was very mediocre. Not far off £20 for a main which needed vegetables which one paid on top. Did gently complain to the waitress about the level of salt and she could see I hadn’t eaten most of the meal and she was very sweet and apologetic for the full bill.

LJ
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a really lovely meal. Food you know and love but cooked with a twist. It was early afternoon so not much atmosphere as not very busy.

M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having never had Peruvian food before, and with a recommendation by friends, off to Covent Garden we went. The food, tastes, service and ambience were all outstanding. The small dishes were great to share amongst the four of us and the mains were easily divided so that we could try a bit of everything. We asked the server to just bring us a variety of dishes to try rather than having us order individually. The flavours of each dish were fantastic. Each dish was prepared to highlight the flavours. And each dish was outstanding. The drinks were also super. The Evita is a champage and passionfruit cocktail - super tasty. More than a few Pisco Sours were enjoyed by our companions... Definitely recommend and we will definitely be back!

AG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small tapas style portions to share mean the diner can try a good variety of dishes . Food was beautifully presented . Flavours were varied and much more subtle than expected.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went with a foodie friend to check out restaurant because I liked Lima . Planning to organize a dinner for my university Alumni soon.
We chose the 3 course lunch set menu.
Starters Duck Tiradito was well cooked With Japanese salsa , hint of yuzu , love the purple potato crisp light and elegantly presented . The quinoa was interesting with avocado but it needs more texture otherwise it’s too much like baby food.
I like my choice of sea bass but regretted not choosing the raw cerviche which is Lima’s forte. Though the warm sauce tiger milk was flavourful . The pork belly was good but lacked the wow factor . Needed something crunchy to lift it in terms of texture ..
My guest loves the rice pudding because of the mix of vanilla fragrance and not overly sweet . Pans cotta was as expected but would have like a stronger mango punch ..
Good ambience , attentive staff . Noise level was conducive to chatting and catching up with visiting friend.
The portions were fine for ladies who lunch but not sure if guys would find them a little too small.

PB
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good place to have quality food with a colour touch!

CJ
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent, interesting food. The evening got off to a shaky start where we were left standing in the door, waiting to be seated for quite some time. Once seated we then waited some time more for someone to take our order. Once the food came however, it was excellent.

g
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my first time at Lima restaurant. Food was amazing, friendly staff , nice place to have dinner on Saturday evening . Just recommended to book a table . Looks always busy place.

l
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Incredibly noisy even on a Wednesday. The dishes are very very small, the ceviche was just about acceptable, almost nothing else than fish in there ...not a real ceviche peruano at all....in sum, i wouldnt recommend it. The pisco sour was very acidic and bitter, badly mixed...

RI
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice Peruvian food, with excellent seafood and vegetarian options. Perfect for sharing and trying a panoply of flavours. The service was very friendly and the ambiance is very low key and relaxed. Great value for money.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good option for sunday brunch

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are tourists from
New York and loved the restaurant! Yummy food!

AL
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I went for Saturday brunch. great cost benefit with tasty food. Definitely go back and recommend it.

JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience1

The food is lovely, it can feel quite cramped busy and loud. The flavours are really interesting and it’s not something I could easily produce at home so it’s great for trying new tastes, but not for a romantic dinner.
Great with friends to share plates and pisco sours. We tried a Peruvian Malbec which was delicious

SF
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Ends up quite pricy because of the sharing concept, and some dishes don't really seem suited to sharing. Most of the food was excellent. Need to work on their Pisco Sours though!!