Zizzi Bankside

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Nationwide Italian chain Zizzi is not exactly the last word in cutting-edge culinary cool, but it’s been quick off the mark to introduce some hot new trends. A range of gelati by Kitty Travers (the artisan ice-cream maker talent-spotted by St John’s Fergus Henderson) & a recently introduced menu of ‘cichetti’ (Italian-style ‘tapas’) as seen at far hipper addresses, are reasons to revisit your local branch. The rest of the menu may not wow, cautions a reader, ‘but it’s nothing to spoil your day’. Pastas are reliable, & the pizzas – some of which come as half & half variations or hybrids – help those stuck between king prawn & spicy sausage or regular pizza & calzone. Zizzi aims to please, & its comfortably rustic, flatteringly lit restaurants usually do just that.

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Zizzi Bankside

Unit 4, 2nd floor, Riverside House, Southwark Bridge Road ,London SE1 9HA

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Stunning views and lovely food

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Feb 2016

Editor's pick Really enjoyed our dinner for four on Monday night. The restaurant was packed but because i requested at the booking stage we got a window table with a view, which is what i recommend, it is literally amazing! Some people said the low ceilings made you feel claustrophic, but i would disagree. The waitress was very friendly and quick. The food was generally nice. The pasta was a bit too much and my potatoes (i had the grilled salmon and praws) a bit undercooked. BUT having said that the prawns and...

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Sophia U.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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Zizzi Bankside

Unit 4, 2nd floor, Riverside House, Southwark Bridge Road ,London SE1 9HA

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More 'so so' than 'si si'

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Jul 2015

You can usually rely on a Zizzi to offer fairly standard Italian-ish dishes, served quickly, without fuss and for a reasonable price. And that was pretty much the case at this one, located along with other High Street names on a fairly non-descript section of the Thames between the Globe theatre and Southwark Bridge. It is a of a shame that Zizzi Bankside really doesn't take advantage of its location; whilst the upper floor location offers uninterrupted views of the river, the room itself feels...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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Zizzi Bankside

Unit 4, 2nd floor, Riverside House, Southwark Bridge Road ,London SE1 9HA

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Oct 2012

The restaurant is kinda cool, a bit crampt but the window tables have a great view…Unfortunately we 4 did not have the best experience… It suffers what all these generic restaurants suffer from, lack of intimacy and attention to detail. The menu is ok but a little confusing, with daily specials, the regular menu then a tapas style thing to add to the confusion. My friends went for the tapas for starter, what a waste of time and money, for 3 it was listed at £14.00, the bill hit us with £15.00. All...

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John B.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 2

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  • Address: Unit 4, 2nd floor, Riverside House, Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA
  • Telephone: 020 7401 7407
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

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