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.

Special Offers

Seasonal menu: 2 courses £21

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 12 September 2019

Ends: 17 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:15 17:30-18:15

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

Chef Selection of 8 dishes.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 12 September 2019

Ends: 17 November 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:15

London Restaurant Festival: 8 dishes & a glass of prosecco £45/£65

The Peru experience Chef Selection of 8 dishes + glass of prosecco Lunch £45pp Dinner £65pp.

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

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-14:15 17:30-21:00
Fri-Sat 12:00-14:15

What 1178 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

HW
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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 15 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

C
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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 13 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

JW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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 4 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

NB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Nice evening and marveillous coking. But too noisy !

R
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

JW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

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 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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 26 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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 21 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

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 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing dishes, beautifully presented. A real treat.

IA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

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 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic gastronomic experience in the heart of London

CP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

GC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

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 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 4 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

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
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

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

M
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

k
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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 24 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

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.

FM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Booked Lima London to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Specifically chose Lima London with high expectations for a Michelin started restaurant. However there was no wow factor at all here. Table settings. crockery, etc are very utilitarian, nothing to indicate a high end venue. Food was largely lack lustre. Several items were very stodgy and every dish was under-seasoned but worse than that, there was no salt or pepper on the tables to rectify that. Starters were all very average, the watermelon starter being the best. Main courses were much better, the lobster and black cod being good but not amazing, and all the elements just not quite combining harmoniously. Cocktails and mock tails are fantastic. Service was very pleasant however, and my friend was presented with a surprise birthday dessert on the house, which was a really lovely touch and made up for our overall disappointment. Bill for 2 was £150 and only one of us had alcohol. In summary, service is lovely but the food is average at best and the venue is not upmarket enough for a special and pricey celebration night out. Left feeling a bit disappointed sadly.

JG
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Food quality seems to have decreased quite substantially. This was our fourth time here and we think we'll never come back again. Huge disappointment.

B
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Very slow service. Arrived around 6 and didn’t finish our meal until nearly 10. Had the sharing menu and had to prompt staff for the coffee at the end which took over 30min to arrive.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Underwhelming overall. Average to good, at best.

We have eaten Peruvian food several times (both in London & NYC), and when choosing between Coya & Lima, we were strongly recommended Lima.

However, £280 on dinner for 4 adults and one small child (who hardly ate), with 2 cocktails & 1 glass of wine was overpriced, given the quality & taste of the food.

We were strongly urged by our waiter to get two starters per person, which we did, and by the time we had finished those we were full. The tuna tataki was okay, but not great. The tamales were only OK. The artichoke was not particularly tasty. The seabass sashimi was tasty, as was the beef tamale.
Mains arrived - we ordered the octopus, the suckling pig, the black cod & one of the specials (which was a mix of two of the dishes, the lamb & the mushroom & corn). The cod itself was delicious, but the potato was watery. The octopus was good, soft - but not great. The table was divided on the pork - half enjoyed it, half said it was the worst dish out of the four. The lamb was cooked perfectly, and the mushrooms were tasty and delicate). The food looked great, it just didn't taste as good as we were expecting.

The staff were attentive and did work hard to make us all feel comfortable and have everything we needed.

Overall, for that sort of price, the restaurant itself is underwhelming - it is more befitting somewhere far more casual and cheaper; and the food just didn't stack up to its reputation. Unfortunately we won't return and won't be recommending Lima.

R
London
41 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

This is not sophisticated dinning, as we had been to Chile and Uruguay I expected possible more
that I should as its closer to Mexico. It is probably a good example of Peruvian cooking but not my taste

VN
Berlin
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

i can not understand that this restaurant is rated with michelin * star. the food is correct, but if your expectations are according * michelin levels you will be quite desapointet. I can not understand that in the homepage they have a very nice menu, but it seems that it is only for groups not when you are alone. So you can just go for a main course. I don't know if maybe I made a wrong choice, but it was just correct, nothing else. the only good point was that it was quite cheap .

OT
Dubai
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Staff are very nice and friendly
The flavours were a bit weird to our personal taste
The empanadas and the deserts were very good

M
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good and special as always. I usually just focus on the ceviches which are a real treat. The atmosphere is nice and relax. Not cheap, but worth it. Very original kind of dining, fresh and light.

DS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is delicious as always. This was my 4th visit and I loved it. Service is great and loved the no rush over the lunch service.

YA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The starting dishes were very good. One of the main dishes was not as goo but overall it is a highly recommended restaurant.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

My first visit at the Lima was five years ago, after it had received a Michelin star. The overall experience was great and the food just made us feel happy!

My second visit last Sunday however was rather disappointing. I don’t know what had happened to this place since my first visit but besides the unchanged joyful interior everything else seemed rather average, obviously attracting a different clientele. Understandably they have lost the Michelin star.

JF
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is delicious, it’s a pity the tables are so close to each other and the background music is so loud that it is hard to have a peaceful conversation over dinner, I could hear next table’s conversation better than mine since they were shouting at each other.