Floral by Lima

4.1
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
726 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Peruvian
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 8 dishes to share & a pisco sour £40

LIMA menu Chef selection of 8 dishes to share + pisco sour £40.

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: Daily 12:00-18:30

What 726 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.8
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
S
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place delicious food , friendly and super efficient and helpful staff and very knowledgeable about all the food. Only point ( hardly a criticism) but food came very quickly , but was very fresh and delicious. I think we had barely ordered and it was there ! I would have liked a few minutes to relax , get comfy and have a drink first but it was Friday night and busy for them.

CL
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was amazing but stuff was of really poor quality compared to the food. E.g. could not even advise what kind of wine was best for the food served and could not give a clear description of each plates served

EB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Outstanding food, with an excellent pre-theatre menu.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were sadly quite disappointed with our meal at Floral by Lima. The service was friendly and our 'small plates' were mainly tasty, though the creamy potatoes had a slightly odd after taste and our cocktails arrived after them which seemed strange as the restaurant was half empty. My stone bass main was pretty small considering the price and the flavours so strong to be almost unpleasant. My partner's lamb was apparently good but both our side dishes were almost inedible, which is saying something as I'm not at all fussy and enjoy a wide variety of flavours and cuisines. The seasonal vegetables were overcooked and the sauce so overpowering it didn't work at all as a side. Neither of us could eat the yukka fries as they were so dense, dry and tasteless and I can't remember the last time I actually couldn't eat part of a meal. We shared the chocolate mousse for dessert as I wasn't really keen to try anything more adventurous due to the strange and unappealing mix of flavours in some of the previous dishes. Most reviews of the restaurant are positive so maybe I picked the wrong dishes but at £65 each for an underwhelming meal, I won't risk coming back.

CG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely food! We had the pre-theatre menu and it was a great choice. Tasty cocktails too

LK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding, did not disappoint, from starters to desserts. The waiting staff were also very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be going back!

g
London
181 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a wonderful birthday lunch at Floral by Lima. It was not busy - perhaps Saturday lunchtimes are not a busy time for this restaurant - which made it all the more enjoyable. The Pisco Sours are superb, and the brunch menu was truly excellent - such delicate yet spicy flavours. The service was really friendly and professional.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food about all else! A real experience and I only did the pretheatre menu

ER
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience at Floral Lima. The flavours were unusual but very good and the ambience and service was good too. Prices reasonable for central London right in middle of Theatreland.

PM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great combination of different, exciting food in a warm and friendly environment. The staff were lovely and dealt effortlessly with the demands of dealing with a gluten free diet and an onion free diet requirement of another diner in the group. It was fun, delicious and the wine and cocktails also excellent. All in all a great place to spend an evening.

CW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, great atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone looking for something different around Covent Garden.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant was not very busy so ambience was missing. We were handed the menu but not told about the pre theatre menu which we had to ask for. We opted for this but portions of food were quite small so we ended up ordering three extra dishes to avoid feeling hungry still. Although food was tasty we felt it was overpriced for what you get.

KM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

The staff were wonderful. The food was really nothing special and especially as a vegetarian / someone who occasionally eats meat that's been produced without chemicals and with care and respect to animals and their living/dying conditions - your menu had very few options. I'm sure you get a lot of tourists through - the loud poppy music and over priced menu kind of exaggerated that vibe. My companions are meat/fish eaters and found their food was enjoyable but I honestly wish I'd spent that £90 somewhere else.

D
London
21 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good, with some highlights (pork belly, duck tiradito, scallop ceviche) and some so-so dishes (yucca fries are not definitely my thing). The service was a bit hit-and-miss too: we had three/four different waiters: some were nice and attentive, while others did not show one single smile during the whole dinner. In general, they all seemed a bit too eager to remove our plates, which is something I never appreciate.
The wine list is a bit short, and the mark-ups are very high, but unfortunately that's a problem of basically every restaurant in central London.
All in all a good experience, maybe not as good as our first visit (which in all honesty was a couple of years ago).

VM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great service. The only drawback is the acoustics, when the restaurant is full it can get loud and difficult to hold a conversation with your table companions. Wouldn't put me off going again though.

RB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and attentive hosts, great food and excellent service

F
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food; highly recommend sharing all the small plates

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great. Really helpful advice from waiter on how much to order. Amazing atmosphere

ES
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately dismal. I think it has been for some time but I did have a good experience back when it opened. The biggest fault is with the kitchen. They were not able to achieve the correct balance of flavours with the dishes. Saltado with too much soy even by restaurant managers own admission. Bizarrely he decided to suggest the prawns as a replacement dish but they also came in a sauce which after first round seemed a bit of a gamble on his part. The sauce appeared to have a huancaino inspiration but was rich without sufficient contrast. It is a shame but it appears to be for tourist walk ins and anyone that googles a restaurant search for Covent Garden. Oh and by the way I do know what I'm talking about having lived in Peru and very familiar with Peruvian fine dining and not so fine but equally delicious. The restaurant lets down the name of Peruvian gastronomy as the best in the world.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Boozy brunch was fun. Was worried about service given some of the reviews but they were very friendly & even if you did have to chase for a top up now & then it wasn’t too much of an inconvenience. Food came a little too quick if anything.

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant dining experience. Will definitely come back!

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very enjoyable meal, with many eclectic tastes and textures. Recommend a visit. 😊😊😊

D
London
15 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed by our overall experience at Floral by Lima. It started off great with prompt seating and attention by waitstaff when we sat down. The drinks we had (Piscos) were lovely. The restaurant seemed to quickly get overwhelmed - the salmon tiradito had no flavour, the yuca fries were dense and a little soggy. We were brought an incorrect entree and when we said it wasn’t for us, we were treated with a gruff “well, that’s what the order said”. No apologies. We waited another 20 min and our main did not arrive. When we gave feedback to the manager, we were told the issues we had were the Kitchen’s fault, not his. Overall - hope they can improve service and food timing as great location and some good things on the menu (sea bream ceviche was lovely).

IB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Tasty food and nice environment! Portions felt slightly stingy and the service wasn’t particularly warm/attentive.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff were fabulous and made our evening special

E
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Nothing special and fairly expensive. Happy I went but probably won’t return

AL
London
18 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We started with pisco sour happy hour rate (1 free 1) and the had the pre theatre meals at £19 for 3 course, my fav was the pork belly. Service was good, recommended.

OM
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Have been before and enjoyed the tapas style, but on this occasion they didn’t have either bottle of wine we wanted and it ultimately took most of the meal to get a glass of wine by which point we’d finished our food. Possibly won’t return.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food! Would 100% recommend this restaurant

K
London
32 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Small dishes were great but main dishes all disappointing/bland

Over priced for what it was

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Went to Floral for my birthday, even though it was a quiet sunday service was a bit slow. Loved the starters but main signature prawn dish came raw and the sauce was super fishy, sent it back, came back tasting the same. We were still charged 19pounds for it though. Won't return

CT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We got there at 5.50pm just in time for the end of Happy Hour - 2 for 1 on Pisco Sours. We had a booking as we were going to the theatre - but slightly disappointed to find out in the small print that the Pre Theatre menu isn't available on Saturday's. However they promised us swift service and we just ordered a few small dishes to share. . The waiter explained the food to us when he served it. The cerviche is always a treat and the other dishes were of an equally high standard. It stands out as a restaurant / bar with great character and something a little different.

E
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Peruvian food with an upmarket twist. Great ceviche and yuca fries. The pre-theatre menu is very good value.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot and food. Great location if you are headed to a play. It is a little hidden but nothing Google can't help you find. No standard Brit fare, which we were loving.

Q
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was at Floral Lima a few years ago, and to be honest the food was more exciting, less heavy, and tastier. All the dishes we shared were very good, but much heavier than I remember. Take it with a grain of salt. It was still a good experience and an enjoyable dinner.

e
Surrey
12 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch set menu was excellent and good value. Some reviews suggest portions small but we didn't think so.
Service friendly and helpful with our queries about menu choices.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Good food, bad service. We sat outside and the table was completely neglected to the extent we had to go inside and ask to order, wait for long periods before plates were collected and had to go inside again to ask to pay.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food at reasonable prices, always delivers.

LD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, the place was cute, but the dishes were tiny and overpriced. We were advised to order a couple of small plates or 1 big plate each, but when they came they were so small considering the prices on the menu. The 4 of us were also cramped around a very small table, despite having booked in advance. The place is really cute inside with nice decor, and the service was OK, but not amazing. We all left feeling still hungry, having paid £45 each for dinner and 1 drink each.

CK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really tasty food , good location and very quick service. A bit pricey and portions are really small so you end up ordering/spending more than initially anticipated.
Really nice and friendly service though - went for a birthday dinner and we got a surprise desert with a candle (without pre-ordering or having to pay for it)!

1
2
3
19