Lima London


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Venue details

  • Address:

    Lima London 31 Rathbone Place
    W1T 1JH

  • Venue phone:

    020 3002 2640

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  • Opening hours:

    Lunch served noon- 2.30pm, dinner served 5.30-10.30pm Mon-Sat

  • Transport:

    Tube: Tottenham Court Road tube

  • Price:

    Main courses £16-£26. Set lunch (Mon-Fri) £20 3 courses.Meal for two with drinks and service: around £100

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3.2 / 5

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  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:3
  • 1 star:2
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Sarah Kaye
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From the reviews this seems like a love-it or hate-it kind of restaurant. I agree that the pricing wasn't cheap but certainly didn't feel robbed. It came to about 50 pounds a head including 2 cocktails each and coffees to finish. The two of us shared three starters; the stand-out dish was defintely the sea bream cerviche, bursting with zingy hot and sour flavours. We mopped up all the juice with the excellent bread served (with two equally delicious dips- ask for it if it doesn't come automatically!). The salmon tiradito was another hit but the artichoke impressed less. We shared a delicious beef main course and then a to-die-for dulce de leche ice cream. Having just returned from a trip to Peru I was happy with the authenticity of the food and the flavours and would definitely recommend this spot as a relaxed but buzzy night out.


Food and service are good enough but portions are tiny (especially for the main proteins) for the prices.


Food for the eyes and that’s all! Despite the good presentation, LIMA’s portions are seriously small and the flavors pretty unexciting. It is worth a visit? Well, If you eat like a bird and have enough money to pay £18-22 for a starter-size main course, perhaps you’d be happy to give it a try.


pre booked for last night, arrived, waited over 5 minutes at reception while 4 members of staff looked straight through us....finally seated waited another 10 minutes, zero service, picked up our coats, on leaving the manager said he did not know anybody had been seated at the front, empty part of the restaurant....


I am surprised by the good reviews for this restaurant. I visited last night with great expectations and was sadly disappointed. The portions are tiny, the flavors are unexciting and - having spent some time in Peru - hardly authentic. It was a pity, really. The sea bream ceviche was the only acceptable dish. The worst was the crab with 4,000 metres potato was bland and boring. On the plus side, the pisco sours are pretty good, so I would stick to cocktails and go get food somewhere else.


Lima, overpriced and over rated! My husband and I had been looking forward anxiously for Lima's doors to open, he even became a fan in facebook following all the preparations for the opening. We tried it last night, and it was the biggest disappointment ever. Overpriced for the size of the portions and the Pisco Sour, a typical Peruvian drink, was quite bad. Would not be able to recommend it for the portions were so small I could not quite really taste each dish!

Future Olympian HA!

The place is amongst the best restaurants London has to offer, been there on a short trip to england for the olympics,,,,and peruvian food always enchants me, the best!


high cuisine without any doubt,nice place, however the portions are too small,our whole group had to grab some food somewhere else on our way back to home,


The food is elaborate, but very well executed - both starters and mains. This is high end Peruvian cooking, with excellent service and good cocktails, but pricey.