LIMA is the creation of Virgilio Martinez and his partners, Gabriel and José-Luis Gonzalez.
LIMA Fitzrovia opened in 2012, the year of the London Olympics and was awarded a Michelin Star a little over a year after opening.
A new identity was created for the second restaurant, LIMA Floral (in London’s famous Covent Garden) incorporating a bar concept and a more relaxed dining room.
Robert Ortiz is in charge of menu development for the company for the London sites.
Peruvian cuisine is a melting pot of different cultures, which have come together to form a unique blend of flavours and techniques.
With the arrival of European and Japanese and Chinese immigrants centuries ago, their ingredients and customs intertwined over the decades with those of the locals, creating what is known as Peruvian cuisine: one of the fastest growing gastronomic movements today.
LIMA is a constantly evolving representation of the gastronomic expansion that has taken place in Peru during the last few years, with the idea of showcasing LIMA as the gastronomic capital of the Americas to important world cities such as Dubai and London.
Home to a dynamic, vibrant community of diverse cultures and nationalities, Dubai is the perfect location for world-renowned Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez to express the innovation which took him to the number four chef in the prestigious ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list.