Lima London

Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Lima London

Silver Award

Squaremeal London Hot 100 2016Forget the hot barometer of Peruvian food, Lima is one of the few restaurants in London making the unfamiliar utterly delicious. Start with an easy-drinking Pisco Sour plus some puffy pumpkin seed bread, but defer further choice to staff who know the baffling menu inside out. From crisp octopus tentacles on polenta-like maize and olive purée (a riot of purple) to blood-red potatoes set against sour, yellow dressing and artichokes, every dish is a picture in vibrant Technicolor. Elsewhere, sweet potato melded into corn purée is a veggie spin on ceviche, while the real thing is spiky, silky perfection involving dense-fleshed chunks of sea bass. Pressed suckling pig is a standout main (especially with a side of creamy sun-dried potato), while avocado cream and chocolate mousse is a knockout dessert. With its neat, grey-on-grey room recently revamped and extended, Lima is now a true destination – a “fun place with a fun atmosphere”.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Eat at Home
Home delivery
Cool, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Brunch, Dinner
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

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

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

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Location for Lima London

31 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1JH

020 3002 2640


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 17:00-22:00
Wed 17:00-22:00
Thu 17:00-22:00
Fri 17:00-22:00
Sat 17:00-22:00
Sun Closed

Reviews of Lima London

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16 Reviews 

Danielle P

08 July 2019  
A cut above other peruvian restaurants. The flavours are spot on and the dishes are beautiful in presentation.

Joseluis G

27 June 2018  
Excellent food every visit.


09 May 2017  
Good service. Really good value set menu. The choice was really good and you had plenty to eat.

Joseluis G

04 May 2017  
Outstanding food , service , ambience and value ! Michelin star since 2013 ; well earned , deserved and maintained to date. Time 's article : "Affordable Michelin star " . Totally true !!! Without the usual Michelin "fuss and pomp "..

Timothy P

02 May 2017  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3
Atmosphere 3
Value 3
High-class spot with one food glitch
We ate before going to the theatre so arrived at an almost empty place at 5.40pm on a Saturday. A good-sized and reasonably priced glass of prosecco later, we started with a special - a scallop topped with abalone in a hot sauce; only one though so we ordered two. My main was slow-cooked crispy suckling pig belly and it looked and tasted delicious, on its celeriac base. My wife ordered roast duck breast on green rice - which was stringy and inedible. I got the manager Patrizio over who quietly removed the dish ( as he did for the neighbouring table too), and he removed the charge too; he also removed the service charge. We had no replacement, by choice, and no pudding either, but it still came out relatively expensive; mains are £24-30 each; but we did have a glass of the chef's carrot soup as a taster. So that's all right then. Wines can be obtained by carafe, which is always a good idea.

Tal L

13 May 2016  
Great cocktails, fantastic service and excellent food.

Sehar M

03 November 2015  
Food & Drink 3
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 2.5
Love the Skylight!
Lovely atmosphere especially for brunch due to the skylight in the back room. Food was very impressive looking in terms of presentation, however slightly overpriced as have had more authentic Peruvian food else where. Fun place, fun atmosphere - will come back again.

Paul L

18 December 2014  
Food & Drink 3
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 2
The food was very tasty, innovative and interesting and there was a lively buzzy atmosphere, only one table was free for lunch. However, we went for the fixed menu and the portion sizes were miniscule, shame about that as it rather tainted an otherwise very enjoyable experience.

Aran S

20 December 2013  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Ceviche and pisco in a familiar atmosphere
Ceviche, braised octopus, scallops… .every dish is carefully presented and introduced by friendly staff. I have been several times and I am never siappointed.

Aran S

29 November 2013  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3.5
Ceviche and pisco
great ceviche grilled octopus excellent dishes and the staff are very friendly and explain everything in detail
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