As of July, you can enjoy Peruvian cuisine in a former monastery in Covent Garden. Following on from the original in Fitzrovia (first Peruvian restaurant in Europe to be awarded a Michelin star), LIMA Floral is the second venue from Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez.
The new site is split in two spaces – the main restaurant and a basement tapas bar serving variations on the classic Pisco Sour alongside a bar menu of small piqueo dishes (Peruvian tapas) featuring Grouper with rocoto tiger's milk ceviche and Tuna and seared aubergine tiradito.
The main menu will showcase LIMA signatures plus new plates with highlights such as Scallops with chia ceviche, Amazonian fish with warm causa and Kholrabi and quinoa tiradito.
Martinez is a founding member of Peru’s Mater Initiative, a group of chefs, scientists and ecologists who make it their mission to discover new edible plants and indigenous ingredients so expect to eat unusual produce from remote places in the Amazon basin and the Andes but if that all sounds a bit ‘Bushtucker Trial’ don’t worry – there will be a whole lot of sustainable tucker from the British Isles as well.