Fiume

Italian·
££££
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Silver Award
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London, SW8 5BN ·Website ·Call020 3904 9010

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Silver Award

Francesco Mazzei, known for Sartoria on Savile Row and Islington’s Radici, brings his signature Italian style south of the river to Battersea Power Station. Part of the D&D stable, Fiume means ‘river’ and the site boasts a large alfresco terrace next to the Thames, decked out with olives trees and potted herbs. Inside, the open-plan dining room is stylish and buzzy; the kind of space that’s equally good for groups or dinner per due. The menu draws on southern Italy and is split into antipasti, primi and secondi, plus cicchetti snacks such as punchy crostini topped with anchovies and mozzarella. Stand-outs on our visit included tagliolini laced with generous amounts of fresh crab and Amalfi lemon, perfectly al dente pasta boosted with a judicious kick of chilli spice; and decadent burrata tortelli with sage and truffle, crunchy hazelnuts adding texture to the creamy parcels. Elsewhere the menu includes lamb scottadito – juicy chops served with smoky aubergine – and homestyle ‘Roman’ chicken in tomato and olive sauce. Mazzei staples such as crisp zucchini fritti and tiramisu are also worth a punt; while a weekend brunch menu, the all-Italian wine list and great selection of aperitivos are further pluses. 

 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Italian
Ambience
Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Romantic
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Terrace, Waterside
Special Features
Vegetarian options
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Romantic

About Fiume

Italian restaurant Fiume is the brainchild of restaurant group D&D London and Italian chef Francesco Mazzei. Located right on the bank of the river Thames (Fiume is Italian for River, after all), this stylish yet relaxed spot can be found in Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village serving rustic southern Italian fare. Francesco has created a menu inspired by the food of his homeland – wholesome, hearty and authentic - and using only the freshest Mediterranean ingredients. While Francesco oversees the restaurant, the kitchen is led by head chef Pasquale Cossolino, with both chefs hailing from the same region in southern Italy. 

The décor is designed by Macaulay Sinclair, who’s also the brains behind the likes of Hawksmoor and Dishoom. Natural materials such as oak, stone and marble create a calm yet stylish setting, with injections of colour coming from blue upholstery and artwork on the walls. Warm-toned hanging lights add to the naturally bright interiors while a large, open wine case showcases its strong collection. On warmer days, diners can take in the views of the Thames on the alfresco piazza, which is decked out with terracotta pots and lemon and olive trees.  

Expect a crowd-pleasing menu focussed on Italian classics. Cicchetti and antipasti takes the form of scallop with honey and 'nduja, and fried calamari with tropea onion and chilli jam. The ‘primi’ course includes spaghetti cacio e pepe with truffle, and tagliatelle with Welsh lamb ragout, mint and pecorino, all made with daily-made pasta. While ‘secondi’ includes grilled sea bass with tenderstem broccoli and mash potatoes or spicy fregola, mussels and cannellini beans. For something more laid-back, there are plenty of pizzas topped with an array of inspired toppings. And dessert features new takes on Italian favourites, such as vanilla pannacotta with coffee and staranise sauce. There is a child-friendly menu available, too, as well as a changing seasonal menu, focussed on white truffle, for example.  

From the drink's menu, there is a strong selection of negronis and signature cocktails, as well as Italian wines, beers, aperitifs and digestifs.  

Special offers for Fiume

2000 Points for new diners

For new diners to this restaurant, spending over £80.

1000 Points

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £40 on Mondays to Wednesdays.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

15 points for every £1 spent

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £120.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

500 Points for lunchtime diners

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £25, lunchtimes only.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

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Location

Circus West Village, Sopwith Way, London, SW8 5BN

020 3904 9010

Website

Opening Times

Lunch
Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Dinner
Mon 17:00-22:00
Tue 17:00-22:00
Wed 17:00-22:00
Thu 17:00-22:00
Fri 17:00-22:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-22:00
Sun 12:00-21:00

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3 Reviews 
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Paolo P

22 February 2020  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
AMAZING EXPERIENCE

Un gran bel ristorante a battersea power station, cucina italiana fatta in modo esemplare, correlato da un servizio impeccabile,un ringraziamento Al Restaurant Manager Paolo, Ci vedremo presto

Anon

31 July 2018  
The setting is of course stunning, by the river in Battersea, and the outdoor area is much sought after.But I prefer to go inside, where one can see the chefs at work under the direction of Francesco Mazzei who shouts orders left right and centre (in an unusual calm manner, for a southern Italian!) Food is fresh, regional and very very tasty. Portions are not huge (but it depends on the dishes I suppose) and although I am not a great pasta eater, this is where I would want to try some of the pasta on offer. Fish is cooked divinely. Service is good, it's pricey, but so must be the rent...

Leeann T

07 January 2018  
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 2
So wanted to like this restaurant
We love Sartoria. We adored L’Anima . We wanted to love this place too but we didn’t. The service was very friendly but so slow that the meal became a marathon of rather mediocre dishes. We ordered Zuccini Fritti with our drinks- they came after our first course. We could have forgiven that had they been up to the standards of Sartoria . They weren’t - more like the Ivy Cafe Wimbledon. All pastry no corgette- very disappointing. Our starters of gnocchi,meatballs and tortellini were ok but on par with Strada . The main course of spaghetti with lobster ( I think had in total the lobster meat of one claw ) and Sea Bass in tomato sauce ( looked like a ready meal) were fairly bland. Dessert was frankly inedible. I love and order Zabaone often so my partner and I decided to split one. He had the first bite and said it tastes funny. I then tried and realised the egg yolks were still raw. When I mentioned this to the waiter he took it to the chef who tasted it and told me I was wrong. We didn’t eat it and to be fair they took it off the bill and gave us Lemonceollos as an apology. But the fact of the matter is we paid £230 for 3 for very mediocre food. I would rather pay £40 more a head and eat at Sartoria or £50 a head less and eat at our local Italian. I can’t understand the glowing reviews on the website maybe we hit it on an off night
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