Lima London

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Peruvian
Peru comes to London with LIMA, a new restaurant concept presenting Peruvian cuisine in a contemporary style.

The exciting flavours created by Head Chef, Robert Ortiz and Virgilio Martinez (Executive Chef and ranked #5 in the World 50 Best List and #1 in Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants list) have won us many happy customers. And while our diners are most important, we have had many favourable reviews from critics (“An almost unimprovable meal” – Matthew Norman, The Daily Telegraph) and numerous industry awards.

Lima London was first awarded a Michelin star in 2013 – the first and only Peruvian restaurant to achieve this.

Please note that children under 12 are welcome in the restaurant until 7 pm.

Specials

2 Course £21 or 3 Course £24

From set menu: 2 Course £21 / 3 Course £24. Dishes subject to change.

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service. The whole table needs to order. (last order of the kitchen 2:30 pm)

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: January 10, 2020

Ends: June 9, 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-2:15PM 5:30PM-6:15PM

Book now for Valentine's Day 2020

Special Valentines sharing menu £55 pp. Be aware that A la carte or any other set menu would not be available this evening. If you have any questions please call the restaurant +44 2030022640 or email us at enquiry@limalondon.com

Saturday, February 15, 2020

What 1216 People Are Saying
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IA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As good as I remember! Tuna, pork and mushrooms dishes delicious

FM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal at Lima, the staff were very friendly, the service excellent and the food a wonderful delicate cacophony of tastes. Having travelled to Peru earlier this year , it was a real treat to taste again the tremendous flavours of such a beautiful country. Thank you
Fiona

CL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, great service, amazing wine, very reasonable prices.

What more can you ask for?

I
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service left a lot to be desired. We weren't given a drinks menu when we got there and were not even told anything about the bread or dishes we were ordering. Normally that would be fine but this is a very expensive place!!

Food was great with an amazing sea bass ceviche and lamb rump but the parfait was horrible.

IF
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal with good service

EH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was incredible!
Dishes have amazing presentation with an unusual palet of colours reflecting the spectacular tastes unleashed on your palate. Everything from the wagyu nigiri and prawn tostada bites, to the delicious ceviches and scallops, the oh-so-tender suckling pig and to finish the alfajores. A true culinary adventure!

I
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I liked the food and the restaurant very much. This was our second visit. I liked the food and the service better the first time - a year ago - though. This time I felt like we were being rushed through the courses and that they wanted to get rid of us asap in order to fill the tables. The waiter was nice, but clearly a bit overworked and forgot one of the dishes we ordered. Since it didn't appear on the bill we didn't call their attention to it. It was a nice experience, but not as nice as the first time...

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impecabble food and one of the most inspired wine pairing I have ever had!

HA
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Never disappoints and the service is superb.

CM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent instead of lots of main courses missing.... strange for that level...
And no chocolate mouss either
But every plate was amazing
A glass offered for my daughter birrhday, kind service, cool ambiance !

MC
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pls order bottomless.
It's fantastic.

OW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Hmmm... well... Peruvian... Ceviche... Michelin star... all very good signs... were given a glass of fizz as it was our anniversary which was a nice touch but from there we were underwhelmed...

All of the food was presented well by the fairly slow (even though it was a quiet lunchtime) service.

But... something lacking... we have had ceviche and Peruvian before and generally been blown away by the fresh tastes and alternate cuisine but somehow this just didn't hit the mark...

We had the wagyu beef; scallops and duck starters with mains of suckling pig and no desserts... even if it hadn't been so expensive we would have been disappointed... sigh... unfortunately not inclined to return...

BD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We went for lunch - I think if I went for dinner I would prefer to sit downstairs.

c
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to celebrate time with family just before Christmas and the meal was very good, we all had different dishes and it was scrumptious. i would definitely recommend the place.

EF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Five years ago Peruvian food seemed much more promising in London and was hailed as the new new Nordic. What we had back then was more daring too. This time the food just seemed standard “ethnic” and bland testing. Nice to be sure but nothing outstanding. They did not have an evening menu as it was weekend. We went away full but somehow still sensorially unsatisfied.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service. Definitely recommend and would go back again.

S
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was great. Our waiter was great. The manager not so much. We were quite rudely rushed to leave. When you need to ask clients to get out right after they’ve paid that much money, at least offer them a seat at the bar.

NF
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Such lovely and interesting food, delicious flavours!

FM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Lima was recommended to us by friends. However I felt the ambiance was a little odd, the menu limited and overpriced for what it was. The staff was very polite and friendly though. I would not go again.

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really exciting culinary experience, bringing back memories or dinners in Peru. Very helpful service, with a good wine list. More Peruvian wines on the list next time please!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Loudest restaurant ever.

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p
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best food esperienze aver. I strongly recommend it

UB
London
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

An wonderful hidden jem in Fitzrovia of an authentic Peruvian cuisine with a twist. Small portions that enable you to value the unexpected transition from one course to the next. Mostly knowledgeable staff with engaging attitude and attentive demeanour. A good choice when you need to leave a nice impression on a business partner or a first date without overwhelming them.

a
London
34 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive waiter and yummy food and drink well presented! Extremely accommodating esp as staggered arrival times inc me the birthday girl. A little cold (temp of restaurant upstairs) and pricy but lovely!

RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

As a lo er of Peruvian cuisine, I hardly recognized the savour and flavour. The Pisco was also not good. We have had the chance to eat at the Virgilio Lopez restaurant in Lima and we really loved it. Somthe Lima london experience was a bit disappointing. Best regards.

CP
London
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and attantive pleasant service. The food was however lucking some flavours and bit of balance but nice ideas. The cactusy duck was lovely! Quinoa tuna nigiri had not very nice consistency.. Food was probably better at Lima by floral.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Lovely food. Great staff.
Amazing pisco sour. Very good Malbec

AM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Main dishes were not nearly as good as starters. The starters were really good though, but I expected more from a Michelin star restaurant. Also, didn’t really feel a Peruvian atmosphere

J
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience here. We had booked in not realising the tasting menu wasn't on on Friday evenings. Ed, the manager asked the chefs who were happy to ket us have the Peru experience tasting menu and swap one if the dishes to suit us. The food was outstanding. The service equally so. We will definitely return. Thank you so much for a truly wonderful experience.

t
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place, fantastic food and a service to match!

RN
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly and welcoming staff, who were happy to take the time to explain particular dishes and who clearly have a real passion for Peru and its food. Great food - very fresh ingredients with some lovely and unusual flavour combinations that work well together. The 'Peru Experience' tasting menu was not available on the Saturday night we visited which was disappointing. The wine list is eclectic with some interesting choices - including Peruvian wines - but unfortunately the first two wines we selected from the list were unavailable. Our third choice wine was perfectly OK but it doesn't leave a great feeling when on a special night out you're drinking your third-choice wine! All that said, we plan to visit again and recommend it.

r
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendliest staff ever - love the Pisco sours!!! Best ever.

SL
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, presented beautifully. We went for the lunchtime tasting menu that was excellent and gives you the chance to sample a range of what Lima does best. Would recommend!

P
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very relaxed with excellent food beautifully presented. Also lovely wine!

LJ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would recommend it because it is nice, but as peruvian who haven’t been in Peru for over a year, I would emphasis that it is a gourmet peruvian place.
I had the ceviche, liked it but the spicy was missing. The pisco sour was fine.

MN
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I had big expectations, was good but nothing really special. I had 50% off on food with Code app. Full prize not worth.

J
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Services really poor. Food average, can be way better, they have a great chef behind that menu. I understand why they lose the michelin star

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To put it simply, if you like GOOD food and have an open mind about flavors you MUST eat here!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Friendly service, beautiful and very tasty dishes. Top!

HW
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was delicious: a stunning seafood ceviche starter was particularly memorable. The lunch menu represents terrific value.
However, I have no idea why no-one was seated at the window tables, nor why the banquettes are so soft and low, yet uncomfortable.