Floral by Lima

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Bronze Award

Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez first wowed Londoners with Michelin-starred Lima in Fitzrovia, following on from his world-renowned restaurant Central, located in Lima itself. This more accessible outpost is found within the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, and features a blue and white hued dining room, boasting an extensive menu which focuses on the unusual indigenous ingredients that define Martínez's style. We’d recommend a cross-menu assault to make sure you get the most of your experience, and friendly, talkative staff are on hand to guide you through a menu of unusual yet well-executed dishes; take the deep-fried king prawn and squid marinated in spicy ají amarillo and served with gritty corn, or the seabream ceviche, pepped up with tuna and octopus cubes bathed in a vibrant and citrusy tiger’s milk, and topped with sweet potato purée and crispy corn. Other highlights include the trio, a rainbow-coloured plateful of strips of salmon, tuna and cobia fish marinated in a heady mix of tiger’s milk, cucumber and sesame. Meat lovers will also rate the seared beef loin, which is served cold and marinated with mild dried chillies and a drizzle of algarrobo syrup. Come dessert, the alfajores is a must-order; traditional Peruvian shortbread-style biscuits filled with thick and smooth dulce de leche and served with dulce de leche ice cream, mini macarons and a sticky caramel sauce. Don’t want the night to end? We’d suggest heading down to the basement bar for some post-dinner pisco sours. 

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Eat at Home
Home delivery
Cool, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining, Bottomless brunch, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Floral by Lima?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Floral by Lima.

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14 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9BJ

020 7240 5778


Opening Times

All day
Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-22:30
Wed 12:00-22:30
Thu 12:00-22:30
Fri 12:00-22:30
Sat 12:00-22:30
Sun 12:00-21:00


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8 Reviews 

Rob H

06 August 2019  
Excellent choices and great cocktails, a great venue before dinner and during.


28 April 2019   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Enjoyed verymuch

Starters and puddings were excellent. Main fish dish we were not keen on. But overall a very good meal.

Rob H

10 July 2018  
Great food and great atmosphere.

Joseluis G

27 June 2018  
Outstanding food ; really nice bar downstairs.

Joseluis G

04 May 2017  
Outstanding food , cool ambience and decor , cocktails and Bar , different offerings , great brunch on weekends , after and pre theater , late closing in the Bar !!!

Helen L

11 July 2015  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 3.5
Oh, to be the bear from deepest, darkest Peru
We loved Lima Floral from the moment we walked in. The room was airy and artfully put together, without feeling overly engineered. Bursts of teal popped against gleaming white brickwork, while an enormous mural and distinctive, sculptured wall added just the right touch of bonkers, vibrant styling. Each plate looked dreamy too, and every mouthful was laced with unfamiliar ingredients. Portions weren’t enormous, but deeply satisfying nonetheless. Salmon with blue potatoes and ‘crazy pea’ - whatever the latter may be - was 'the best starter ever’, apparently. My avocado mousse combined luscious new flavours and textures but lacked a source of crunch. (The accompanying purple cornbread was tasty, but on the soft side). I lucked out with the mains, as suckling pig was good, but not as stonkingly fine as my chicken with white corn and black quinoa. All this was washed down with a beautiful bottle of Pinot Noir, although white wine or a pisco sour might have been a better food match. Pudding - a bowl of 'suspiro ardiente' - was controversial. I enjoyed the coconut and caramel flavours of dulce de leche and lucuma, but my other half was appalled by the peculiar texture; think Iles Flotante, dusted with spiced beetroot. (Admittedly it was pretty weird, but that didn't stop me polishing off the lot). An appealing hubbub and spritely service ensured we left with our cockles warmed. There are cheaper places to try exotic cuisine, but Lima Floral feels special and shows off Peru's finest very well indeed. Every dish packs a punch with beguiling flavours and considered composition, while the surroundings are just plain lush. Mains loiter around the £25 mark, but you can take the sting out with BOGOF cocktails (currently midweek, 5.30pm 'til 7.30pm) in the Pisco Bar downstairs. Well worth it for an aperitif before a magnificent meal.

Patrick B

27 January 2015  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Vibrant, fresh and combining a good atmosphere with even better food
Lima Floral birngs the Peruvian revolution to Covent Garden and is a welcome additon to the Theatre Land dining options. Perched on the corner of Floral Street and Garrick Street the star-studded team behind the original Lima in Charlotte Street make the most of the very pretty space. The food is excellent with great attention to detail and the service is both knowledgeable and attentive. Full marks!

Gina B

30 July 2014  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4
I recently went for dinner here and the food and cocktails were amazing! The service was great and the overall atmosphere was lovely! I would definitely recommend this to my friends and will come visit again!
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