Review on Lima Floral
Sibling to Michelin-starred Lima in Fitzrovia, Lima Floral opened its doors on the 23rd July 2014 in the heart of Covent Garden, housed within an historic building originally built as a monastery. It's the brainchild of the Gonzalez brothers and acclaimed chef Virgilio Martinez, whose Central Restaurante in Peru is ranked 15 of San Pellegrino's 50 Best Restaurants in the World. Taking its name from Floral Street where the restaurant has an entrance, the strong native interiors have been created by B3 whose previous projects include Andina, Gymkhana, Bubbledogs and ROKA. The ground floor dining room is flooded with natural light from the large arched windows, while the basement features a Pisco bar serving traditional Peruvian tapas style dishes.
As Martinez is a founding member of Mater, an interdisciplinary group of persons linked to gastronomy who travel around Peru discovering edible plants and ingredients, the menu will include some of these rare ingredients that only grow in remote areas of the Amazon basin and the Andes. Kick off the show with a starter of tiradito, sea bream, green tiger's milk and crushed giant corn, before a main course of organic lamb rump, eco dry potato, queso fresco, black quinoa and crispy blue potato or grilled monkfish, yellow chilli pepper, courgette, green and red tiger's milk and green leaves. Desserts are intriguing ideas witness, suspiro ardiente, dulce de leche, beetroot and dry limo chilli pepper or chocolate, palo blanco, Peru cacao, oat and wood sorrel.
To complement the dishes, Lima Floral offers an extensive cocktail list based on Pisco infusions with Amazonian fruits, Andean herbs.
Virgillio Martinez and Patricia Roig
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 11.00am - 2.30pm Sat & Sun Brunch
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Tue-Thu (11.45am - 2.30pm Fri)
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.45pm Mon-Sat (5.00 - 9.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express