Head down Tottenham court road , turn right and you`ll be in Fitzrovia .It was the first time i`d ventured into the area and i managed to find LIMA restaurant no problem.I had booked in for lunch after seeing the wonderful looking food on a recent Critical couple blog post. ( here )…i simply had to try it out.
So there`s no Michelin stars , it`s not in the Good food guide yet but i`m sure it`s only a matter of time.The service is very attentive , well clued up and friendly , The prices are cheap , The food is superb and the biggest attraction of them all is that it`s very interesting.I can guarantee that you won`t have had any of these flavours before….They all work fantastically well and i really was buzzing with excitement here simply because everything was new to me…Tell you what , I`d go back there just for the char grilled Octopus , infact the whole meal was superb.Anyone knocking this place needs a kick up the arse.
House Cocktails were well made and we went with the staff recommendation…we could have gone on all day but there was more food to be had that evening at The Ledbury…….Fresh fruit , Peruvian Pisco and bubbles hit the mark.
Bread was freshly baked and out of the oven , Faultless.Flavoured Butter and a couple of interesting dips accompanied it.
Scallop Tiradito £9 , Hand dived Scallops , Yellow Aji pepper , Umami salt , Cassava powder.
Sea Bream Ceviche £8 – Tigers Milk , Aji limo pepper , Red onion , Cancha corn.
Duck Crudo £10 – Magret , Algarrobo tree syrup , Foie gras , Green leaves.
Octopus Olivo £12 – Braised Octopus , Organic White Quinoa, Botija Olive , Red Shiso.
Asparagus Peru £8 - Blue potato , Sacha inchi oil , Heritage tomatoes , Ginger.
Beef Pachamanca £24 – Wild black Quinoa , Huacatay herb , Cows milk , Ali panca.
Hake “Plancha” £20 – Rocoto pepper , Maca root , yellow pepper , Amazonian Cashew.
Cacao Porcelana Peru cacao 75% , Cinnamon cream £8
I have to mention this one as i`ve yet to see these prices on any menu anywhere…How good are these prices ?
Pedro Ximenez solera 1927 , Spain - £3.25. – 50ml
Tokaji Late harvest 2003 Hungary - £ 2.50 – 50ml
Espresso came in at £3 for a Double shot.
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