Lima London

4.2
1057 reviews
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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 brunch: £45

At weekends the Peru Experience menu becomes the lunch offer at £45pp.

If Bottomless £65pp Prosecco (5 glasses) 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

What 1057 People Are Saying
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DA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
5 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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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best Peruvian restaurant in London

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NM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was excellent. A real experience with new flavors. Highly recommend a visit. Plus the cocktails were delicious too

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

Excellent food and perfect friendly service

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Sadly one of the worst dining experiences I have endured for some time. The drinks were terrible, badly mixed, clearly by an unskilled barman. We chose to order one dish as we could see how poor this was going to be and indeed it was. A small plate of ceviche took over 20 minutes to arrive and was uninspiring. The worse part of the experience and quite shocking in 21st century London is where we were seated, literally staring at their laundry bags, storage area and washing up area, with a pathetic little curtain that was meant to shield us from the total mess and glaring fluorescent and which was constantly left open and with staff walking in and out every few minutes, carrying boxes and dirty dishes and with no consideration for us as paying diners. Absolutely appalling.
This restaurant is a total shambles with a total lack of respect or consideration for their clientele. How they are still trading is a mystery to me and no surprise how easy it was to get a table at short notice on a Saturday night at any time we wanted. We left after one drink and one very average dish and will never be returning.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, lovely ambience. Loved the salmon tiradito, the sea bream ceviche, salmon hot ceviche and the chicken causa. The alfajores we had for dessert were fabulous. Would definitely go back here!

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N
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice spot, friendly staff and great food. However, took 3 asks to 3 different waiters and 40 minutes bring our cocktails which arrived after our wine and the starters.

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Needs wheelchair accessible WC.

Otherwise good venue.

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AJ
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food that is easy and fun to share Peruvian taste profile is exciting and new. Everything except the tamala would be ordered again especially the most beautiful and fun dessert

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My first introduction to Peruvian cuisine. Our appetizers were delicious but main courses were Ok. We enjoyed the ambiance and the bar was cosy.

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GG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was an amazing dinner. We ordered the Lima experience, which we highly recommend as it gives you a good tasting overview of the Peruvian cuisine. The ceviche was outstanding! The deserts supeb!

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Belly happy ! Would highly recommend for a date. Can’t wait to check out Lima floral

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l
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ceviche and tamales are tasty! Doughnut dessert was fantastic!

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JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great recommendations from the staff and a wonderful experience overall!

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was amazing but the service was very very slow. Waiters took long to serve and order. Delicious food but pricey.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the range on the tasting menu was great. Having said that, my expectations were very high and there was nothing that blew my mind away. We ordered the house red, which was full bodied and went well with the mains. I left with a bill that I was not expecting. The food was as adversed, however the 'house red' was one of the more expensive on the list and definitely not worth £45. Clearly I take some of the responsibility for trusting that the house wine would be the best value on the list, although I feel that the staff should have notified us of this.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had an amazing meal at Lima. The food was vibrant, delicious and authentic. The setting was very cosy and pleasant. Our waiter was attentive to explain all the meals as he brought them. Overall, great food experience!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing food!!
Service very friendly and the food really tasty 😋

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious Peruvian delicacies!

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JP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant with great food and cocktails. We had teenage daughters with us who loved the food too and the mock tails.

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TM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. My favourite restaurant. The food is amazing. We ordered quite a variety and they were all fantastic, especially the suckling pig and all the ceviches.

To top it off they were doing a discount for January so we got 25% off the bill and a free pisco sour (and glass of prosecco for a birthday), which was fantastic.

Would recommend to anyone.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not overwhelmed by what I ate
Main dish came with different ingredients because they ran out with original ingredients (complete remake without warning pees for fava and plain rice for purple rice) and looked like a poor paella version.
The rest was mediocre.

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites places in London. Delicious peruvian food, amazing service

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A good experience overall. Food was delicious. Service had to be more efficient for the cost level of the restaurant. No disabled accessible bathrooms. Bathroom can be cleaner and refurbished to be honest.

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D
London
20 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went to Lima for a quick business lunch - very good - ceviche starter to share followed by beef and fish. Portions not huge but perfect for lunch. Peruvian Sauvignon Blanc very drinkable.

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PL
London
30 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had introduced my nephew to a little Peruvian cuisine and we weren't disappointed at all with dinner though probably could have ordered one less dish. Extremely enjoyable, such tasty combinations!

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality food - nice staff. Very flexible- I don’t eat meat and one of the dishes was immediately substituted with a delicious vegetarian alternative.

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