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|Address:||184 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ|
|Tel:||020 7378 6809|
|Price: £47.00||Wine: £26.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Sun 12N-3pm (Sat-Sun -3.30pm) Tues-Sat 6-10pm|
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
What a find! Where else in London do you get a River Cafe-standard meal at £4 a starter, £8 for pasta mains & £12 for a fish or meat course?
We went for a quick lunch so just went for antipasti & primi, but boy were they molto speciale! The eponymous zucca fritti is a lesson in lightness and simplicity, the sweet pumpkin encased in a light salty batter.
Griddled courgette shavings with mint, pine nuts and mozzerella was simple but special.
My tagliolini with garlic and chanterelles blew me away. Again, uber simple but up there with one of the best plates of pasta in the world…better than anything I've been served at the river cafe or locanda locatelli.
Fab that they offer Barbaresco & Brunello de Montalcino by the glass at £8 a pop…the Barbaresco was gorgeous, as was my glass of verdicchio. Though £6 for a price of prosecco is slightly off the mark compared to the food prices. The house red changes daily and the chianti that day was way more special than most house reds.
Didn't have room for pud but the plates of pannacotta wobbling their way past me looked like the real deal…will have to try it next time.
At these prices you wouldn't expect perfectly pressed linen napkins, high quality glassware, top notch olive oil and the best foccacia known to man, but you get the lot, plus service with a smile (except the maitr'd who looked a bit stressed).
A top new neighbourhood find…I am well and truly smitten.
04/11/10 Went back last weekend and had the pannacotta. Sublime.