Lima
Cuisine: Peruvian
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Address: 31 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1JH

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 3002 2640

Peruvian restaurant in Fitzrovia headed up by Peruvian chef, Virgilio Martinez who previously headed up the kitchen at  Astrid y Gaston in Madrid and also brings experience from his tenure at New York’s Lutece. The bright dining room has a large open plan kitchen.

This restaurant has 1 Michelin Star

Latest reviews of Lima

AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

3 November 2013

The best mush was two sorts of quinoa — black and white —with ceviche. And the worst was pretty much everything else. The Amazonian fish was a large white lump of watery soft flesh that tasted of absolutely nothing at all…

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matthew_norman

Matthew Norman, The Telegraph

29 April 2013

Once every three or four years I come across a restaurant so sensational that the urge to bore people to death about it trumps all sympathy for the stupefied victims…

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giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

3 November 2012

I recall now the vivid, geometric, almost Modernist beauty and colour of each plate; the fantastic sweetness of scallop and ozone flavour of sea-fresh bass and bream; the sharp garlicky chilli tang of the tiger’s milk…

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John_Walsh

John Walsh, The Independent

8 September 2012

It had been well worth travelling all the way to north Oxford Street to encounter modern Peruvian cuisine and be startled by its flavours, its zingy colours, its unexpectedness, and the charm of the waiters…

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What the Critics say

AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

3 November 2013

The best mush was two sorts of quinoa — black and white —with ceviche. And the worst was pretty much everything else. The Amazonian fish was a large white lump of watery soft flesh that tasted of absolutely nothing at all…

Read full review »
matthew_norman

Matthew Norman, The Telegraph

29 April 2013

Once every three or four years I come across a restaurant so sensational that the urge to bore people to death about it trumps all sympathy for the stupefied victims…

Read full review »
giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

3 November 2012

I recall now the vivid, geometric, almost Modernist beauty and colour of each plate; the fantastic sweetness of scallop and ozone flavour of sea-fresh bass and bream; the sharp garlicky chilli tang of the tiger’s milk…

Read full review »
John_Walsh

John Walsh, The Independent

8 September 2012

It had been well worth travelling all the way to north Oxford Street to encounter modern Peruvian cuisine and be startled by its flavours, its zingy colours, its unexpectedness, and the charm of the waiters…

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zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

4 September 2012

If you’re looking for true innovation, I’m not sure this is your place. If, on the other hand, you want to eat mainly lovely food, and look as if you’re innovating at the same time, it’s perfect…

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CityAM

Albany Bell, City A.M.

28 August 2012

The pick of the bunch, and one I would quite happily gorge daily, is the truly scrumptious confit of suckling pig, accompanied with roasted Amazonian cashew nuts, lentils and pear, accented with flavoursome crispy pork skin…

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Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

10 August 2012

Order a bewilderingly hot Chilli and Strawberry Martini (which comes with red chilli devil horns), the octopus, followed by Lima’s exemplary lamb shoulder with black quinoa, coriander, white grape and Pisco cinnamon. Total joy…

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Time_out

Guy Dimond, Time Out

18 July 2012

Besides the odd but enjoyable dishes there is also a beautifully designed dining room to admire, with a huge skylight that douses you in light as if you’ve just arrived at Machu Picchu. The high altitude cooking of Lima has set a new level for Peruvian food in London…

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fay_maschler

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

18 July 2012

One of the arresting qualities of dishes at Lima is their beauty – due to a vivid use of natural colours. When I saw ceviche of artichoke, white onion, Amazon tree tomato (aka cocona) and pink peppercorns (…) I thought I would like a dress in exactly those colours and in the way they were arranged…

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What the Bloggers say

Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

1 September 2012

Crab with purple corn reduction, red kiwicha (amaranth) and huayro potatoes (“grown at 4000 metres”) was pleasant enough, but there was very little crab meat, and sadly this included several pieces of shell…

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PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

25 July 2012

I couldn’t dine at a Peruvian restaurant without trying a ceviche. Although just a starter, the portion of raw sea bream was surprisingly large. The fish was firm and fresh. The tiger’s milk marinade is citrusy, but it’s not quite as milky or zesty as the equivalent at Ceviche…

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Cheese_and_Biscuits

Chris Pople, Cheese and Biscuits

16 July 2012

Mains were similarly high in wow-factor. Four large chunks of halibut, showing a gentle crust from the grill but still tender and moist, were paired with a sort of smooth peanutty sauce, (…). Star of the evening though was a plate of the best suckling pig I can remember being given in London…

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