Quisine’s New on Quandoo series means you’ll always be the first to know when exciting new restaurants join forces with Quandoo. We help you keep your finger on the pulse of all the cool new eateries in your city – that way you can impress your friends with some insider info…
Next up is LIMA London, a Michelin-starred Peruvian restaurant on Rathbone Place, in Fitzrovia.
A Peruvian feast for the senses
You’ll find a delightful, contemporary Peruvian experience at LIMA London. This incredible Michelin-starred restaurant in Fitzrovia is truly a cut above the rest. LIMA is the brainchild of highly-acclaimed Peruvian chef, Virgilio Martinez and his partners, Gabriel & José-Luis Gonzalez. Though, day-to-day it’s Virgilio’s longtime friend, Robert Ortiz, who runs the kitchen.
What’s for dinner?
Well it’s not just dinner, pals. LIMA Fitzrovia has an excellent lunch offering Monday through Sunday, with dinner from 5.30pm each evening. The lunch and pre-theatre menu is a pared-back version of the a la carte with firm favourites such as the miso black cod with pomegranate, ponzu and fermented radish, and the beef pachamanca with rocket, olive oil, sea salt taking centre stage.
A few standout dishes from the evening a la carte menu include the beef tartare causa with avocado, uchucuta and shallots; duck escabeche with algarrobina, rocoto pepper and orange bitters and the poussin with cassava, yellow chillies, artichoke puree and thyme. These taste sensations are truly out of this world!
The menu changes regularly based on what ingredients are in season and what locally-sourced produce the skilled LIMA team can get their hands on. So, don’t be alarmed if you come across a few surprises on the menu when you sit down to dinner at this popular Fitzrovia restaurant.
Experience a constantly evolving cuisine
Over the last few centuries, Peru has been at the focal point of a gastronomic expansion leading to a whole host of new flavours entering Peruvian cuisine. Peru’s multicultural population wouldn’t be complete without European and Asian immigrants who moved over ions ago, bringing cooking techniques and new ingredients with them. Nowadays, you’ll find different elements of these cuisines woven into Peruvian cooking.
For a truly spectacular experience at LIMA Fitzrovia, consider opting for The Peru Experience Menu. This 7-course menu follows the history of Peru all the way back to around 6,000BC. Sample dishes inspired by the Spanish invasion in 1532, the arrival of Chinese and Japanese immigrants in the 1800s, as well as the later arrival of Europeans from Italy, Portugal, Germany and beyond.
The dishes in The Peru Experience Menu are a physical representation of the innovation of Peru, alongside all the new ingredients and techniques the immigrants brought with them. And we can confirm that it is a very delicious (and informative!) time indeed.