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Interior of LIMA - Lima London, London,

Lima London

4.6
4.6
1766 Reviews
£26 to £40
Peruvian
Launched in 2012 by the Gonzalez brothers Gabriel and Jose Luis, newly-refurbished LIMA now sees a more contemporary and minimalist take on traditional Peruvian culture. The restaurant’s décor draws inspiration from the rich multiculturalism synonymous with Peru, reflecting the country’s dazzling landscapes. The menu is spearheaded by newly appointed Culinary Director, Roberto Sihuay, a leading Peruvian chef. Expect a menu with innovative takes on the Chifa (Chinese), and Nikkei (Japanese) cuisine, derived from the dishes he grew up with, think Shiso Tempura with Otoro and salsa cevichera.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Peruvian, Latin American
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–16:45 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–22:15
  • Phone number
    020 3002 2640
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Adilzon Pedro Villareal Flores
  • Private party facilities
    LIMA is available for exclusive private hire to celebrate your event in the Sotano, located in the lower ground floor of the restaurant with its own fully stocked bar. We want your experience at LIMA to be unique.
  • Private party contact
    enquiry@limalondon.com: 020 3002 2640
  • Area
    Fitzrovia
  • Cross Street
    Charlotte Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    5 minutes walking from Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road tube stations.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Experiences

  • Exclusive Lunch Menu

    £36.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    LIMA's exclusive lunch menu offers great value-for-money options for those on the lookout for a tasty bite to eat during a busy day in the city. Offering 2 courses for £28 or 3 courses for £36, Mon-Fri 12-5pm.
    Exclusive Lunch Menu photo

What 1,766 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • London

    Peruvian

1,766 Reviews
  1. CameronC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food and even better service, the tasting menu was excellent

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  2. JulieM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible, the staff were lovely and attentive! We had a wonderful evening and will definitely visit again.

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  3. DavidP

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding. Fabulous combination of flavours. Everyone in my group had a great meal and the service was very good too.

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  4. GabbyW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, exciting food and excellent service, especially for my elderly disabled father. The main dining room did seem quite loud at times but downstairs looked very quiet and more intimate.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Shanghai

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Very creative and delicious. We had the tasting menu and the lovely flavours didn’t disappoint. The portions were small though, especially the octopus dish. Service was lovely, everyone was super friendly and accommodating to our needs. We’ll be back!

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  6. Charlotte

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was such a delightfully surprising experience in London. absolutely the best service - they went completely out of their way to make sure my husband had an incredible birthday experience. The quinoa risotto with seafood was one of the most creative and original dishes we have ever had. Beautiful place and a must try in London. Best staff here

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  7. Jessita

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m peruvian and I’m always picky about the places with peruvian food (or fusion peruvian food) but Lima exceeded my expectations. The presentation was really nice and fancy and the food was absolutely delicious. Drinks were really good and the service too. Important to know that this is peruvian food but not necessarily traditional (food we were raised with) - this is more like fusion and modern way to cook our food that we also enjoy and now a days is more common in Peru. Just is important to know the differences :). Will def go again. 70-90£ budget

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  8. StanislasR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic, and the people in the restaurant welcoming and nice.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience was stunning! Love the place, decorations, quality of the plates, tasty. I had a great experience with my husband. They were so kind that gave me another dessert to celebrate my pregnancy. I would come back again. Ps: home bread is amazing!!!!!

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  10. AggyG

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have really enjoyed our Valentine’s dinner. The restaurant accommodated the dishes I couldn’t have and all staff were very consistent, courteous, considerate and kind. Great tuna tataki - probably our favourite of the night, and stone bass was delightful. Pisco sour lifted us up at the very start 😊 highly recommended and really enjoyable experience.

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  11. Nickfoodieman

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautifully crafted dishes on the £36 Exclusive menu. As previously commented by others the aubergine miso was outstanding. Only downside was that whereas the starter ceviche classico was excellent and a good quantity, the octopus starter was miniscule and whilst beautifully prepared it left one feeling hard done by in comparison to the other dish. Only 3 minute pieces of octopus, there needs to be a few more even if they are tiny pieces with a slightly larger base for them to sit on. These dishes were badly balanced in the overall dining experience and made this menu feel not as good value as it could be. The octopus dish quantity has been commented on before, and perhaps this otherwise very good restaurant might take note and adjust this dish in a way that will hardly eat into their margins.

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  12. Richard

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic night. Great service and great food. Such interesting flavours and tremendous wine! We’ll be back.

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  13. LynseyF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose this restaurant after walking past, we had the lunch time/pre theatre menu. It was great value for money and tasted amazing! Would definitely recommend to others and we may be back for the tasting menu one evening.

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  14. mattc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food - presentation exceptional and flavours varied and interesting, encouraging attentive service. Want to come back for more serious tasting session

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  15. Nancy

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Small plates indeed. Overpriced. Service was slow even though there were not many customers (the waiter serving us was hugging his colleague and paid no attention to his customers). I don’t think I will come back. There are many other nice restaurants around that area.

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  16. Littlebrowndog

    Roxburghshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Lima yesterday in Rathbone Place. We only had the reviews to rely on and they were not wrong! The restaurant was quiet but it was a very wet Thursday at lunch time. We had the set lunch; two mains, a side and two puddings which my friend and I shared. The food was exquisite; beautifully cooked and presented. Our first taste of Peruvian food did not disappoint. The service was very attentive but not overly. We settled for just tap water to drink, so kept the bill to the one stated in the menu. It was priced about right for high end cuisine, at lunch time, in London. Would definitely return.

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  17. EIDH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved it. The food was amazing, imaginative and delicious, the service very good, and we were given a quiet table as requested in a perfect spot near the window. I am daydream thinking of an excuse to go back.

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  18. RyanD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Innovative food creations. Service is excellent, they’re very professional and friendly.

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  19. James73

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall great flavours and food! Would recommend for sure and a must try.

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  20. PeterK

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This old favourite continues to impress. Always a pleasurable experience. Always a warm welcome, and as always the food and service were excellent.

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  21. Tikka

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and vibes were amazing. Definitely recommend going here! The ceviche, octopus, and tres leches were some of the best I've ever had.

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  22. GreenOmad

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite food, attentive service and a warm unfussy atmosphere. One of the best Peruvian restaurants in Europe!

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  23. ShanaD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and drinks, would definitely recommend.

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  24. PhilipH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We three diners had the special lunch menu choosing different items and every dish was excellent and beautifully presented. The staff were outstanding, extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. We will certainly revisit.

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  25. Miuros

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    In my mind the best ceviche in town. Fresh products, delightfully presented, very tasty and refined. Very appreciable service. Just the right tone. Really like Lima.

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  26. belenp

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good, 100% recommendable. The food is delicious.

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  27. Fern

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing tasting menu and wine pairing! Classic ceviche is a must!

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  28. MariaD

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and staff were excellent. The food didn’t quite meet my expectation, there was a dish that is called octopus and crab a la mesa there was only 3 mm of octopus in the plate 😂. I have been in more authentic Peruvian restaurants.

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  29. Higgy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great pre theatre meal. Food was all delicious and easy for a gluten free diner.

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  30. HeidiB

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, lovely staff, very flexible and helpful with a vegetarian tasting menu.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine food and a nice setting. Pisco soir and Ceviche Classico are perfect!

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  32. LiamM

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is awesome and the waiting staff are very helpful with their guidance. Highly recommended

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  33. IonaW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a really great experience at Lima last night, the food was exceptional and the service was amazing. Would happily go again.

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  34. Grahamw

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Peruvian fusion food, beautifully presented. Good wine list with a very tempting bin end list. Charming attentive service - very willing to help with an extra glass of wine after we had finished a bottle. But the room is quite bright acoustically - noise levels were high

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  35. Melina1981

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meat dishes , mainly the pork one. Unbelievable good!

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  36. SandS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always a pleasure to enjoy the nice atmosphere, excellent service and amazing food with so many flavors. Highly recommended!

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  37. RosieG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite, beautifully presented food and great service from the whole team. Our waitress, Aliyah, was brilliant. Thank you!

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  38. Londonkyopo

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and pisco sours sadly not as good as previous years and so a bit difficult to justify the hefty price tag.

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  39. Naomi

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! Food was incredible in terms of taste, presentation and variety plus the service from everyone we encountered was exceptional. We were made to feel very special. Pisces sours to die for Will definitely be coming back

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  40. JessicaA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff, food and ambiance! From the moment we walked in, throughout until the last goodbyes staff was attentive in every way. That the food is delicious is just such a huge plus. Thank you! Will return :)

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lima London using the Order Online button.

Lima London is rated 4.6 stars by 1766 OpenTable diners.

Lima London does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:00


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lima London

31 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1JH

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Charlotte Street
  • Area
    Fitzrovia
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–16:45 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–22:15
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Peruvian, Latin American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    5 minutes walking from Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road tube stations.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Adilzon Pedro Villareal Flores
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 3002 2640
  • Private party facilities
    LIMA is available for exclusive private hire to celebrate your event in the Sotano, located in the lower ground floor of the restaurant with its own fully stocked bar. We want your experience at LIMA to be unique.
  • Private party contact
    enquiry@limalondon.com: 020 3002 2640
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