To celebrate my belated birthday, one of my friends invited me to Lima Floral. Since the restaurant opened in July 2014 I heard a lot of different opinion about it and always wanted to go there. The restaurant is located near Covent Garden on Garrick Street and serves traditional Peruvian dishes. It seems that my friend has an addiction for Peruvian cuisine at the moment as I have been to Chotto Matte in February with her too.
Sea bream ceviche: tiger's milk, avocado, crispy onions, cancha corn
My friend started her meal with a sea bream ceviche (£10), it was very tasty and refreshing. However we thought the portion was a bit small considering it was a starter and not a bar snack.
Crudo mar : salmon, rocoto pepper, blue potato, achiote oil and crazy pea
As a starter I ordered the crudo mar. I never had blue potato, or rococo pepper before so I thought for once I will be adventurous. The dish had a nice presentation...however I was a bit disappointed my potato were more purple than blue ! Regarding the taste, it was interesting but it didn't wow me. I found my friend's ceviche was a better dish.
Andean suckling pig: andean corn, oiluquito potato
My main dish was better than my starter. I had the Andean suckling pig (£26). The pork was perfectly cooked, crispy and moist at the same time. On the side andean corn and oiluquito potato went well with the dish. I loved the mix of texture present in this dish with the cripsy thin stip of vegetable on top and the green powder on the side.
King prawn ceviche: sweet potato, yellow chilli tiger's milk
My friend had another ceviche as a main, this time it was the king prawn ceviche (£24). The plate was nicely presented and very colourful. The dish was good but too spicy for my taste, but my friend really enjoyed it.
None of us fancied the dessert menu so we ended up our meal with a cup of coffee.
Overall I had a nice dinner at Lima Floral. Dishes were very colourful and nicely presented but they were all a bit small and pricey. Most the main courses were more than £20 and not much bigger than the starter, not very good value. I am not sure I will come back to Lima Floral for that reason. I will probably choose Chotto Matte instead.
14 Garrick Street
London WC2E 9BJ