Lima Floral is a contemporary Peruvian restaurant in Covent Garden. We adore Peruvian cuisine – Chotto Matte and Pachamama are two of our favourite restaurants – but Lima Fitzrovia, Lima’s Floral’s sister restaurant, was relegated to my solo excursion list because the menu doesn’t have much on offer for Shiima (doesn’t eat pork and only eats shellfish… LOSER 😝) . Recently, I looked through Lima Floral’s menu and got excited because it has a fair few dishes Shiima will enjoy. I immediately reserved a table.
Lima Floral, or Floral by Lima as it’s sometimes called, is relaxed. The décor is simple and graceful, and the service is attentive. Now, the food.
It tastes nice, but there’s nothing outstanding about it. The pastry is good and soft, and the filling is decent.
Ceviches, Tiraditos, & Causas
Light and delicious. The thinly sliced duck combines well with the sharp salsa for a unique flavour. I didn’t care much for the purple potatoes though.
This was odd. It was our first causa, so it probably won’t be odd to those who’ve eaten one before. The smoked chicken was okay, but we didn’t enjoy the purple potato. Not a good first experience.
Fantastic. The prawns were juicy and perfectly cooked, but it’s all about the sweet and rich sauce.
Amazing. Soft and succulent pork belly steeped in the sweet glaze, and the parsnip purée is excellent.
We expected the beef to be softer and more delicious, and the other elements of the dish were okay.
Ugh… Glorious flavours and the al dente texture was unexpectedly brilliant .
The dulce de leche ice cream was nice, but the shortbread was average in every way.
I had a better experience at Lima Floral than Shiima, mostly because my dishes (pork belly, king prawns, and duck tiradito) were excellent and everything else was average. The vibe is relaxed, so we recommend for casual dates, and a catchup with friends, family, or colleagues. Lima Floral is moderately expensive.
Dress Code: Casual
Shiima’s Star Dish: Chinese-Style Rice
Amen’s Star Dish: Grilled King Prawns
Rating: 3.5 out of 5