Lima London

4.4
1279 reviews
£26 to £40
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1279 People Are Saying
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MauraM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Every course was a delight, really fresh and zingy flavours
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LM73
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the 3 courses for £20 which was incredible value for money and the food is amazing. I've been 3 times in the last 6wks now and had the special and tasting menus. I can't recommend this unpretentious but wonderful restaurant highly enough. Definitely a new favourite.

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Emma
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner at Lima, the food and cocktails were amazing as always! :)

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time to visit. The £20 course option is ridiculously cheap, how can that work for them? Anyway, for us the flavours worked well as did the pisco sours! 👊🏼

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ClaudiaB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent ingredients, tasty dishes, knowledgeable staff. Very enjoyable dinner right off Oxford Street.

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CharlotteJ
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful, the kitchen was visible from our table by the window so we could see the preparation and the cooking, the hospitality and service was impeccable, and the food was beautifully presented, but more importantly, delicious and different. Sea bream ceviche, tuna causa, bavette pachamanca and hake escabeche were faultless. Pisco sours, the Bolivar and the warm Peruvian bread rolls also deserve a special mention. It was a thoroughly enjoyable Saturday lunch, despite London being painfully quiet in the midst of Tier 2 restrictions. The thumbs up and the wave from the chefs as we left the restaurant sent us off with a smile, and we will be back as soon as we can.

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GLD1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent value brunch menu. Food was excellent. It was a bit quiet but that is to be expected for an early lunch in the current situation. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

In compare with the prices the restaurant is very normal and the tables ans chairs are not 5 star.

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vipSilviaroundtheworld
London
69 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I missed Peruviana food, was nice to get reacquainted with it at this fab establishment

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LucaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was superb, good and courteous service, good location.

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MarcoP
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a first time it was perfect, a a lovely introduction to Peruvian cuisine. Excellent value for money in the offer of the 3 course meal up to midweek, delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my girlfriends birthday and we were really delighted with the whole experience. We had the tasting menu which was exquisite, and the service was equally top notch. One tiny point would be that the music was quite loud (admittedly it was a Friday night) but other than that I couldn’t recommend this more highly. Will definitely be returning again.

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Michele
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The Peruvian Experience dinner menu is an excellent way to taste the wide range of dishes that Lima offers. Recommended!

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steveg500
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and good quality wines on offer in a nice setting

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Peruvian food, service was prompt and professional, good wine

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vipTheMCa
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, as always and attentive (but not over the top) service. We had a great evening despite the 10pm curfew!

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Rachel
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really outstanding food that looked visually very impressive and tasted great too!

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MaiteC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fantatic food and great service. not be best ambience and our table was not great.

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vipTSML
London
60 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit to Lima and we took advantage of their 3 course set menu for £20. What a deal - fabulous food, excellent quality and we've already told multiple friends and work mates to visit.
Often you feel that set menus are lessor quality, but not this one, the meal was tasty, and really unique given the inspiration from Peru. Portion sizes perfect.
Friendly service, albeit I'd prefer the team to be wearing face masks and not directly handling cutlery in these crazy (covid) days.
Overall, fabulous value with the set menu and a high quality dining experience.

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Jcmartin2000
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It was a shame, we went there last year and we loved it, so after lockdown we booked to repeat the experience.
However, it was a disappointing experience we ordered the Peruvian Experience and it was a 7 courses tasting manu including 4 types of ceviche so with the amazing variety of food in Peru they could have more imagination. The best dish the lamb and something totally nonsense the cereals we were trying to find the sense of that but couldn't find it, probably a conector between the ingredients was missing. The final a chocolate mouse very poor I have got betters in waitrose.
The service was friendly and attentive as usual, but unfortunately I feel they have lost a customer that they won last year, with a delightful and clever menu..

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vipGillianN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, attentive service and excellent value. Cerviche and tuna fantastic. Firmly on my list of favourites.

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JoshuaN
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff. Highly recommend to order the main course potato dish as a side dish - you won't be disappointed and goes well with any other main orders.

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claraH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food is fine and Ceviches are delicious, but not Micheline standard.
I found the atmosphere and service cold , not like a Latin American, or Peruvian place.

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vipWeegee
London
26 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been for a few years - I now regret not having been for so long. It was fantastic and amazing value for money. The staff were friendly, welcoming and informative. I will definitely be back soon.

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vipCath
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely presentation for food. Nice little restaurant good for small group.

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Stefan
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Instantly transported back to Lima. Loved every mouthful. Piscos are also excellent.

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LaraM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing everything!!!!! We are coming back for sure, pure flavour and nice people, new favourite place!!

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AlexO
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, innovative food - meal was top draw. Michelin star food served in a friendly, informal setting - highly recommend.

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JoseF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s great to be able to dine again at Lima, the food and service remains very good as it was before the lockdown

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MiaS
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Quite dissapointed with this restaurant. Very small portions,can't even call it adult portions.
You would expect to feel satisfied for an expensive starters and main course.
The whole dining experience wasn't what I was expecting

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Victoria
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! The food was different, I loved trying the new flavours.

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vipobird
London
39 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously authentic Peruvian food, well presented and courteously served. Airy and spacious room with sunlight streaming through the high rooflight. Will definitely go again.

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larry
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the eat out to help out menu but as an early bird on a Friday. Great friendly and helpful staff, good food and outstanding value for central London

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AnnaE
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazingly delicious food, good value if going for the set menu. Drinks slightly expensive but on par with similar restaurants in the area. Ambiance and service was very good and I'd highly recommend trying the place for authentic Peruvian food.

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NasrinM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Tateless food, small poetions. Far too expensive for what you get. Will not be going there again.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really would recommend the eat out to help out set menu as it allows you to try a good selection of what Lima offer. The service was incredible, our waiter was so helpful, friendly and had a great sense of humour.

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KristiinaR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A lovely restaurant, great food but portions, especially for the main, were very small. A very small piece of suckling pig was served.
We chose the £20 Eat Out to Help Out menu and were overall happy. Very happy with the service.

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vipabldiner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An interesting and varied menu for the discounted 3 course set menu, all dishes well presented.

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Squiggly
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced, £4 for water??????
Doesn’t taste like true authentic Peruvian food.

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Gabby123
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great 3 course meal. Thoroughly recommend the suckling pig and the cerviche, which were both delicious. Service was friendly and prompt. Excellent value for money. We’ll be coming back!

FAQs

Lima London does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Lima London also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3002 2640.

Lima London is rated 4.4 stars by 1279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.