Lima London

4.2
1084 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Peruvian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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

Weekend bottomless Lunch: £45/£65

At weekends the Lima Recommends menu becomes the lunch offer at £45pp.

If Bottomless £65pp Prosecco or Beer (during your standard 2 hours table time)

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 25 February 2019

Ends: 22 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:15
Sat 12:00-14:15

Lunch: 2 courses £18

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 25 February 2019

Ends: 22 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:15

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DL
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall, the food was cooked very well, flavours were unique and seasoning on point. The savoury courses win hands down! The service though, was quite lacking. When we pointed out that there were A LOT of bones in our £40 (service charge incl.) black cod, our server didn't apologise at all. When we mentioned it a second time to the hostess / manager, she did apologise but explained it away as "the kitchen staff might not get all the bones". If it were a couple of tiny bones, we'd be happy to let it go. But to have so many LARGE AND SMALL bones from a £40, palm-sized fish, we think it's quite unforgivable. As we went on a Saturday night, the kitchen was quite swamped so we had to wait quite a while between courses too.

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JR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to stop after two weeks traveling the UK. Food was fun and not too heavy. The staff was easy and responsive.

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E
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Not just "good, or even just "great", this was a fantastic restaurant. Lima is a small and unassuming restaurant with exceptionally inventive and well prepared food. The flavours popped without being over the top, and everything was well balanced. Presentations were inventive and pleasing. Service was prompt and and professional. Not to be missed!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, first real Peruvian experience

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We had the peruvian experience. It took an hour and a half to get through 4 courses of 8 at which point we asked to end our dinner. The waitress claimed that it is a 2 hour experience and that this information is on their website. I checked the website and it is not. I also suggested that it may be helpful to be told that it is a 2 hour experienve before ordering. Apart from that the food was very good and the service was friendly.

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

Went on the night of their new menu. Food was good although starters are small and pricey. Nice touch of a surprise amuse bouche and corn bread. Cosy restaurant with lovely staff

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l
Munich
7 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Thanks Open Table - shoved in the basement by the lavatories. Dark, dingy. Couldn't see the food. The pig and the beer were good. Everything else nondescript and of odd or poor taste eg pate type dishes and the chewy, fatty lamb. Riding the Peruvian wave but not in the same league as other Peruvian restaurants. Horrendously expensive due to small plate rip-off. Happy to have quit early, not happy with the 12.5% service inclusion and re-emerged onto the street into the sun light. Never again.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Peruvian modern dishes. The flavours, from starters to desserts, made me very happy. As it happens when I eat in outstanding restaurants, I almost cried. Thanks! ¡Gracias!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Clumsy service and overcooked beef main

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

First of all the food was amazing and I can see that the restaurant‘s focus is on that and the quite high prices come from really good quality. However the ambiance is nice but nothing special and reminds more of a regular restaurant rather than a high end restaurant and the service was diorganized. We had this lovely waitress who was amazing but then this guy kept coming to our table to ask us the same questions our waitress has already taken care of- so it was a but awkward.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Black cod is a must have dish

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

best value for money lunch and best placed secret for lunch in London - friendly knowledgeable waiter, superb Peruvian food makes it a brilliant alternative to ubiquitous Modern British, French and Italian alternatives

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v
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Went with a lot of hope looking at the reviews but was quite disappointed with the food. After spending £450 for 6 people, thought it was wasted

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MC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening out with friends. Never tried Peruvian food before and it turned out to be very tasty and well presented.

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DF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice food !
Very nice service as well
We spend a really good night

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

To dishes did not arrive. Server did not even apologize.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Extremely limited options for people with allergies

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RR
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was unbelievably slow considering we had pre ordered the tasting menu. Even asking for water seemed like a chore. They even gave the table next to us our bill when we still had two courses to go. We were that fed up and tired that we skipped coffees

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about Lima London! Amazing food. Amazing staff and I would go back again and again.

Lima London
Responded on 12 March 2019

Hi Semhar, Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate your kind comments. We constantly strive to exceed our guest’s expectations and I will ensure that your comments and praise are passed on to the team directly. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lima London soon. Kind regards, Maja General Manager

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London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was great, the service was not attentive and the ambiance was loud.

Lima London
Responded on 12 March 2019

Many thanks for your constructive review of Lima London. Although we are delighted to hear you enjoyed our food, we take feedback on our service very seriously. We are very proud of our staff who constantly strive to exceed expectations and therefore I was genuinely disappointed to read about your experience. We very much hope to welcome you back to Lima London soon; if you would like to discuss directly, please do call us directly. Kind regards, Maja General Manager

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Frankfurt Area
11 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing Food!!!! Great flavor

Lima London
Responded on 12 March 2019

Hi there, I am very please to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Maja General Manager

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LV
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The best Peruvian experience in London! I would recommend ordering as for a sharing concept. Hot Salmon ceviche is a must!

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CP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal with attentive staff, the pisco sours are very nice!

Lima London
Responded on 12 March 2019

Hi Chris, We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, thank you for your nice feedback. We strive for excellence within our customer service and I will pass your comments on to our team. We look forward to hosting you again. Kind Regards, Maja General Manager

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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unusual flavours but lovely. Great service with a smile. Lively bright restaurant. Good cocktails.

Lima London
Responded on 12 March 2019

Dear Eibbed, Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate your kind comments. We constantly strive to exceed our guest’s expectations and I will ensure that your comments and praise are passed on to the team directly. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lima London soon. Kind regards, Maja General Manager

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We took a a reservation at 9.45 for my birthday, our order it’s been taken at 10.20. Food was absolutely amazing, but the service not. We didn’t felt really considered, the waiting staff was always stand at the entrance and sometimes was difficult to get their attention. The issue that we had was the fact that nobody let us know that the kitchen was closing at 10.30 and after the main we couldn’t order dessert. If we knew it before we could order in advance. Also when we order coffee seems like a problem as well, but we get it at the end. If the late reservation was a problem for the staff probably was better that someone ask us to come earlier.

Lima London
Responded on 12 March 2019

Dear Andrea, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to Lima London. I am sorry to hear that the restaurant did not meet your expectations and will personally look into what happened on this occasion. Please email me directly at maja@limalondon.con and I will look in to your visit further. I do hope to welcome you back in the future and give you the Lima experience we expect all of our guests to receive. Kind regards, Maja

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was really good but service was a bit slow.

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DA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Portions are very small.
Not really a traditional peruvian restaurant.
I was expecting it to be closer to Peruvian food

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S
London
52 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first visit to Lima on the recommendation of a friend and very glad we went! Food is delicious and looks so pretty! Service was very efficient and friendly and our waitress was very helpful in explaining things. Will certainly be going back soon!

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AM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have wanted to try Lima for some time and was surprised at how easily I could get a table for two at short notice on Saturday night. The cocktails were delicious, and exotic, I certainly felt I was on a culinary journey throughout the meal! We opted for the 8 course "Lima recommends", a delicious mix of meat and fish courses, well balanced and beautifully flavoured with Peruvian herbs. My particular favourite was the tuna and cod tartar, and the final course of beef was divine although the stir fry veg dish on the side was tasty, it was also served with some sort of root veg chips which I think were surplus to requirements. The other courses were much more refined. Still had room for a delicious dessert, a parfait with Baileys was a fine way to end a very enjoyable meal in a pleasant atmosphere. When I saw that Lima has lost it's Michelin * I was in two minds about my choice, however I am pleased to recommend Lima based on my recent experience. Service was friendly, a little haphazard at times but not bad by any stretch of the imagination. They were busy but not chaotic.

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TS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Arrived 20 minutes early and told we had to be squeezed in even though there were empty tables upstairs. We were taken to the back of the restaurant by the scullery where there was a draught and staff walking past us. We waited for 10 minutes before anyone offered us a drink and were considering leaving. We asked to move and we were moved upstairs where the empty tables were originally. The tables are all squashed together like sardines so do not be suporised if you cannot hear each other due to the conversations from other tables. We were not asked if we wanted a drink so we orderd food and drink at the same time. We ordered 2 glasses of veuve cliquot from the drinks menu but the waitress did not know what this was even though it is the drinks list. The food was very good and we ordered 2 more glasses of the same champagne that never arrived but we were charged for on our bill. No dessert as we wanted to get out. Not intimate, poor service which overshadowed the great food.

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it! It was given as a gift to me so I found the whole experience really enjoyable. Allow lots of time if your doing the tasting menu
Service was great

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was wonderful. The reception helped me charge up my phone (I was running very low on battery and needed it to navigate London). The waiter was wonderful explaining the dishes to me. The food as ever, was stupendous! I ordered my usual favourite Sea bream cerviche and it did not disappoint. I may have read the menu wrongly but I thought the burrata and organic chia salad had asparagus shavings but did not see any on my plate. You are one of my fav restaurants in London and the staff’s attitude made it perfect.

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WG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Unusual food experience in this Peruvian restaurant
Complex to understand when ordering, but good surpise when tasting the food
Friendly staff

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T
London
54 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Love Peruvian food and Lima didn’t disappoint. We had the tasting menu and bottomless Prosecco - both excellent. A varied menu with all of my favourite culinary highlights from trips to Peru. Nicely presented and plenty to eat (and drink)! Service was friendly but average. Will be back for the brunch deal

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We eat upstairs on the main floor, next to the kitchen. The restaurant did get a little loud when it was at full capacity, which is my only complaint. The food, service, and drinks were amazing. Great value 100 GBP for 6 courses with drinks. I will be coming back in the future. Thanks Lima for a great time.

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was really disappointed with my experience. I was told many good things about Lima, but the food was disappointing and we had to wait a total of 2 hours for our meal.

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Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s Day dinner with our adult daughter and partner. The food was excellent. We ordered the Lima menu and added a few selections. The pisco drinks were very good. As expected the service was strained because of the very busy evening. Entirely worth the wait. Highly recommend the food. Would love to see even more ceviche on the menu.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Too expensive, I will never go again to dine here.

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t
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Really good food, but it took too long to come and service was fairly inattentive.

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FA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was literally amazing! I love Peruvian food, i have spent quite some me in Peru and i tasted the same freshness in the dishes with a very creative twist!
All ceviches are highly recommended as well as the tuna tiradito. The pisqo sours are to die for!

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