Floral by Lima

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£26 to £40
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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.
What 825 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
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3.9
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3.9
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3.7
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flor
London
25 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Went to floral Lima for a midweek lunch, not too busy and nice environment.
Food was good, but nothing exceptional... the seabream ceviche was excellent, but far too small for the price given... The scallop ceviche was ok. The main courses were better just a bit on the salty side for the beef sauce and the puree on the pork belly dish was a bit plastic tasting and under seasoned.
my rice pudding dessert was very good and a nice ending to the meal, by brothers dessert was a overly set panna cotta which he left half eaten. Waitress didn't say anything as to why it wasn't finished. We had a fair bit of food with 2 x pisco sours and bill would have been around £140 which is expensive for what it is... but we had a voucher which made it just about affordable.

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MadeleineE
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

This is a beautiful restaurant with very attentive and helpful staff. Unfortunately the food was underwhelming and quite expensive

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MeganL
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, good service, nice location. good place

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KathyC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really nice food. We went for the set brunch menu. The food was delicious and the service was really good.
Would definitely recommend.

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Vvvv
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, great decor, very quiet (we were one of four tables). The food is always delicious and beautifully presented. Good choice of wines. Only thing that put me off is that they have a happy hour downstairs but not upstairs for some reason. So we ended up paying full price for drinks that were 50% off downstairs - can't understand the logic. Otherwise, we always have a great time when we come to Floral by Lima.

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MiguelF
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience and really nice service.
I recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice selection of very tasty food to share. The staff were really friendly and helpful. This was a very good choice for us before heading off to the theatre. Nicely full but not bursting.

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IsaakvB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cosy restaurant with some very nice dishes. Very friendly staff. We really enjoyed our visit.

MG
MarthaG
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Made my mother violently sick

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John
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Overall disappointing. Decent food but nothing worth remembering. Room is quite dark and underwhelming. Friendly staff and nice touch to celebrate birthday.

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IvanW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had an enjoyable meal apart from a drink being forgotten and the main course of duck being dry and a little tough.

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KayKin
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, really tasty and great service and atmosphere

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MaryW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot in heart of Covent Garden with excellent vibe, food and ambiance.

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eatme
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Hot dishes were best tasting but almost cold.
Servers were overwhelmed on a busy Tuesday.
£17 for a plate of cold noodles was the one thing that took the mickey but otherwise was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food pre theatre dinner menu

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Watt
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our first experience of Peruvian food and very good it was too. The waiter was very helpful in helping us choose a selection of dishes to try and we enjoyed some very colourful and tasty dishes helped down by some Peruvian wine (another first).
We chose a fairly quiet Tuesday lunchtime so it was difficult to imagine what the atmosphere might be when it is more crowded but we would certainly be happy to sample Peruvian food again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food specially el Alfajor

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DNG1
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good sharing menu and cocktails.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really good food, good atmosphere, a bit expensive but worth it

SM
SujitM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was a little underwhelming and under seasoned; desserts were lovely. Some of the mains were cold and I don't think this was intentional. The music was too loud, and not atmospheric for a valentines meal. Service was fair.

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CJUrbanist
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very very good. The service and the live music all created a very enjoyable ambience for my wife and myself. I would highly recommend this place.

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Lovelylittlelondonlass
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fresh flavours and quick service. Would recommend!

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SandraB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Group of 7 friends. We enjoyed it. Relaxed and nice service.

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vipAntonis
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was really good and I tried couple of menu items. The place wasn't very busy when I arrived but It got packed after half an hour but it didn't changed the quality of the service.

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Rachel
10 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Would highly recommend. We went for the set menu and were very impressed.

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RomolaS
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with delicious food! Good service and the tasting menu is good value for money. Would definitely recommend!

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davidt
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

A better restaurant would provide a welcome; and perhaps provide a drink before serving food. This is a fast food joint in sheep’s clothing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was very lovely, but i am afraid for the price you pay the service really let the evening down. It was not the fault of any individuals as they generally all seemed very nice and extremely busy, so perhaps there were not enough staff working. However, we had to wait nearly 1/2 hour for our wine to arrive (unsure why, but some mention of no wine glasses being available). We had to remind the waiting staff about missing dishes we had ordered more that once. And, then again when we ordered a second bottle of wine, which was very slow to arrive. Generally, it felt like we had to work at the evening, rather than relax and enjoy our meal. A shame as the food is very nice.

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vipCharlotteH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointed. I’ve been here previously and had a great meal. The service was incredibly slow, despite it not being busy. We gave up on ordering dessert after no one came by for half an hour. Flavours were nice but not sharp and sauces were a little syrupy.

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IainR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time experiencing Peruvian food - i now want to visit Peru. We did the Cuzco menu - all dishes absolutely delicious.
Shame there isn't a Floral in Newcastle....

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Lucia
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The drinks took forever to come but the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely interesting food. Will come again though somewhat pricey. Total bill at £157 is quite a bit more than expected for 3 and for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food & service very good and would recommend

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NishaC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

In a nutshell, wouldn't recommend this place. Wish I had paid more attention to the bad reviews of this place, but decided to take a gamble which didn't pay off. We left hungry and had to eat out again, despite paying so much!

Service- not a single smile from our waitress the whole time, terrible attitude. I had called ahead of time to ask for a dessert for my cousin's birthday, they ended up giving us a single plate with writing in egg white. We had to take out some cupcakes we had brought from outside in lieu of a dessert, which we were told off for.
Food- good, but TINY portions, not worth the money
Location- good, in Covent Garden

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I love Lima Floral and eat there every time I travel to London. The food is always delicious and creative and the atmosphere is just right - hip but not too overdone. The service has really gone downhill lately. I waited for 15 minutes until a waitress showed up. When she did, she didn’t even greet me and just asked what I was going to order. She also recommended that I order way more food than I could consume. I never saw her again. I had to flag another waiter, who acted like he was being taken away from his other tables and was doing me a favor. The time before I brought clients to the restaurant and we ended up waiting for 30 minutes before someone came to take our order. I’m really not sure what has happened but it needs to be fixed.

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vipTMH1
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We have wanted to try Floral for a long time and finally got around to doing so but we were so disappointed. A few of our initial dishes were tasty but as the meal progressed the food got worse. It was totally lacking in taste and generally the food was poor. Apart from one waiter who was lovely, the remaining service was also really poor. Staff acted like it was an effort to take our orders, and it took ages to get drinks at the beginning and throughout the meal. It was very poor value for money given the quality of food.

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vipFamilybrown
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A charming place for a data or girls night out!

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JohanneP
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This restaurant is a bit of a hit and miss. Most dishes were very good, but some were either too salty or too acidic. The ambience was good but the music is slightly too loud, so guests have to shout a bit to get heard. The service wasn't very professional: nice guys but we got one set of starters for one person, then nothing for 20mn, and the payment of the bill was a bit of a palaver. Now, this would be OK if it wasn't so expensive. The menu recommends to order 2 starters (at £9 to £12 each!) per person and a main course. Considering the size of the dishes, it is totally unnecessary and expensive. It's a shame, but it wouldn't take much for this restaurant to fix those issues and make it a good experience.

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Nblessing
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

There are much better Peruvian restaurants in London. Ceviche was not flavoured well. Good choice for that area though as not much around.

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Thaliablogs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
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.

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