Born in Peru, Robert Ortiz has brought exciting flavours and gastronomic developments of his native land to a European audience as head chef at LIMA. The restaurant represents Peru’s recent gastronomic expansion and showcases it with authentic, seasonal and fresh produce, encompassing Peruvian flavours and ingredients in a clean and contemporary style.

A Peruvian national, he grew up in the Amazon region of the country. His culinary career started in Lima before leading him through some of London’s top kitchens including The Four Seasons in Canary Wharf. It was here that Robert first met Virgilio Martinez.

After several years in the UK, he moved back to Peru to reacquaint himself with Peruvian cooking before returning to London to open LIMA London in 2012. Since then the restaurant has won many accolades including Best New Restaurant at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards, and Best News Latin American Restaurant in the Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards. In September 2013, LIMA became Europe’s first Peruvian restaurant to achieve one Michelin star status, as featured in the 2014 Michelin Guide for UK & Ireland.

  • 1 Michelin Star – LIMA
  • Best New Restaurant – Craft Guild of Chefs Awards
  • Best News Latin American Restaurant – Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards