Beige is kind of a dominant colour at Lima; the walls, the booths, the reflection of the walls and booths in the artfully hung mirrors. It’s a study in the very tasteful, but slightly bland. It’s funny, because when it comes to the food, exotic doesn’t really cover it – we didn’t understand half the things on the menu – but definitely don’t let the weird and wonderful descriptions put you off. The food is interesting, but it’s not going to give your taste buds a shock and a lot of the flavours will be familiar and the staff are more than happy to fill in the clueless (ahem, uninitiated). You’re encouraged to order a selection of starters to share before moving onto the mains. When we went a couple stood out as really exceptional; soft and chewy octopus on a bed of quinoa with olive mousse and a tender smoked duck with silky-smooth foie gras shavings. The place is kinda pricey, but they do very reasonable lunch and pre-theatre menus for the cash strapped.
|Address:||31 Rathbone Place, W1T 1JH|
|Phone:||020 3002 2640|
|Nearest Tube:||Goodge Street|
|Need To Know:||Closed Sundays|
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