As someone who blogs about food (at least occasionally), I would like to think I have a relatively sophisticated palate. Unfortunately I think Lima - at least the set lunch - is a little too sophisticated for me. Despite the raving reviews, my visit to try out their set-lunch was anti-climactic. Perhaps I was expecting a little less visual flair and a little more substance but at £27 for 3 courses, I suppose I shouldn't be complaining. To be fair, the neighbouring table's a la carte courses did look very tempting.
If you're expecting to be wowed with Instagram worthy food shots and experience a complex intermingling of exotic flavours and textures, then I would recommend Lima's set lunch. If you're looking to fill an empty stomach or even satisfy a craving for some juicy meat, then try the a la carte menu.
One thing that might actually lure me back to Lima is its ambience. With mirrors and a generous skylight, the restaurant's somewhat narrow interiors are transformed into what feels like a cosy, yet spacious setting perfect for a warm reunion with a few close friends.
31 Rathbone Place
London, W1T 1JH
p. +44 203 002 2640