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

Seasonal menu: 2 courses £21

From a set menu.
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm (last order of the kitchen 2:30 pm for lunch)

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm (last order of the kitchen 6:30 pm for evening)

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: September 12, 2019

Ends: November 17, 2019

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

The Peru experience: Chef Selection of 8 dishes £45pp

Chef Selection of 8 dishes.
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm (last order of the kitchen 2:30 pm for lunch)

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: September 12, 2019

Ends: November 17, 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-2:15PM

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CP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fresh, tasty and insta-worthy too! Excellent, will recommend to friends.

C
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the place, food and overall experience. Pisco Sour was deli, only a bit on the sweet side for me.
I find the food quite pricey though. I travel to Lima, Peru often and I don’t see the need of this food being so high in price. Yes, it’s delicious and I know there’s are great thoughts, creativity, and amazing skills behind this, however when you see the bill you feel bad of paying so much ;S

RJ
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall excellent. Food was tasty and delicious. Service was good

JW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food. Almost too good to eat. If you are foodie taking pictures pls ask a friend to lt it

KJ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very nice experience, fantastic food. Friendly service, a bit busy but it was okay. Too noicy in the restaurant.

RL
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, unique flavours and the presentation was awesome.
Great service and will definitely be back!

NB
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice evening and marveillous coking. But too noisy !

R
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, expertly cooked to get the most flavour from the ingredients

JW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The food is good, but I have been robbed from my iPhone sitting in the back of the restaurant. Nobody was watching who comes in!. So there is no-one permanent at the area to receive clients and telle them where to sit. You should feel safe and free inside a restaurant to put your belongings next to you. The way they handled the situation was apauling. A bottle of wine to compensate their behaviour and the loss of my iphone was a disgrace.
Obviously nobody has learned here what hospitality means!

Stay away, not for the food, but for thieves coming in the restaurant and nobody from staff reacts!!!

SB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service from all! The ceviche was very tasty and the pisco sours were well balanced!

AP
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food, maybe portions a little bit small but very tasty. Very friendly and attentive staff. I will go back with more family and friends for sure. Anna

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service, great food. We visited for a special occasion at lunchtime and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The suckling pig was amazing! And the chocolate dessert was fantastic.

T
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was good, ambiance was good.
Menu was very confusing!!! No tasting menu over the weekend.

Worst thing was the food. Whilst it was very pretty, some of the flavour combinations just didn't work or were just to be on trend.
I'd skip the snacks and the starters. Mains were good, however, especially the venison.

All in all it's "fine" but not what I'd expect from a Michelin starred place.

m
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing dishes, beautifully presented. A real treat.

IA
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We enjoyed the meal but felt a bit let down having eaten at his restaurants in Lima and Valle Sagrado. This was good but not to the same standard.

EP
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic gastronomic experience in the heart of London

CP
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner on a Friday night. Good good & excellent service! Thanks to the Lima Team for an amazing time

GC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Good afternoon.I have been at Lima 4 years ago and my experience was very good.At this time my experience was not good at all.The food was flavorless and not in a Michelin level.Also the service was not there the time i wanted them, so i spent a lot of my time to looking for a waiter. Generaly it wasn’t a good experience.Thank you.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little meal here with good friends. Used the CODE app, which was a bargain for the quality of food and delicious combination of flavours throughout all the dishes! Highly recommend the duck with Pisco macerated elderberries and the suckling pig main! Will definitely be back.

JN
London
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I tend to be quite an easy customer and all my reviews, so far, have been positive. After reading Lima's customer reviews I have to think that they just had a bad day and that, in general, the experiences there are much better.

I love Peruvian food and Lima was on the top of my wishlist for a while. The food was just good, not at the level of other Peruvian restaurants, while being well in the top range of prices in London. Being a bit more specific, I've tried many better/fresher ceviches in London, the octopus was quite salty (and though) and the wagyu nigiri tasted like everything but wagyu beef, overpowered by the maize, sauce and caviar.

The waiting staff were very nice but the service was super slow, waiting for 20 minutes to get the second cocktail and another 20 minutes for the dessert menu (desserts are great thought, especially the cheesecake).

The experience wasn't worth £80 per person. There are many other places where, with that budget, you can enjoy a better dinner.

I won't come back, but maybe we were just unlucky.

BF
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Excellent food...very bad service on a quiet night....

M
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and attentive staff. Scallop and tuna starters amazing; sucking pig a bit more average but beef fantastic, and crème brulee so good! As were the cocktails, and wine list very reasonable. A great night out!

AB
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, the food was amazing, service was fantastic, couldn't have asked for more.

k
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always. Food is fantastic and staff very knowledgable. Try the Peruvian Rose on a hot summers day. It doesn’t disappoint.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

this used to have great food, it's gone downhill. It was not up to expectations. The ceviche was soft and not lemony. The Causa was nothing special, the tiradito was not properly seasoned. All in all, we would never go back.