Client

LIMA London

Architect

MAWD

No. of Units

N/A

Project Scale

3,000 sqft

Services

Architecture, Interior Architecture & FF&E Design

Completion

2012

A complete refurbishment of an existing retail shop to create the first LIMA restaurant in London, this Michelin starred restaurant was designed to a strict budget and achieved rave reviews for the food and interior from leading critic Fay Maschler.

An open kitchen separates a bar with a high table at the front from the rear dining area with its detail of grey-painted stepped wooden walls that I told Amy authoritatively (I have never been to Peru) were referencing Macchu Picchu.

— Fay Maschler, Evening Standard
grey-painted stepped wooden walls grey-painted stepped wooden walls
textured sofa, colourful cushions, dining table & chairs in restaurant's dining area textured sofa, colourful cushions, dining table & chairs in restaurant's dining area

A Taste of Peru in London

By adding simple but unusual detail, referencing Peruvian architecture in the wood to the walls and the stitching to the banquettes, MAWD could create a sense of place, giving LIMA a distinct style to compliment the outstanding food.

painted slatted wood in the restaurant's dining area painted slatted wood in the restaurant's dining area
plates of food at lima restaurant london plates of food at lima restaurant london