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Silver Award

Hotel restaurants don’t often have a good reputation, but we defy you not to be charmed by this light and airy cicchetti restaurant in Victoria. Tozi is part of the Park Plaza Hotel, but thanks to a separate entrance and its self-assured identity, you’d easily forget that you just have to head up the stairs for a quick nap.

Popular with Victoria’s throngs of suits and pre-theatre diners (the restaurant is only a short walk away from both the Apollo and Victoria Palace theatres), Tozi is a bright and modern space, featuring whitewashed walls and high ceilings, while smart finishing touches see marble streaked tables and mustard yellow banquettes.

The interiors might be a tick-box exercise of modern trends, but the food menu is entirely traditional, and it’s all the better for it. Naturally, all meals here kick off with a selection of breads, including pillowy soft chunks of focaccia with a balsamic dip. Next up, move between small plates and a few larger sharing dishes – think tempura-battered spears of asparagus served with a delectable blob of truffle aioli, or a doughy pizzetta with charred edges, topped with tomato, baby spinach, dollops of fresh goat cheese and a smattering of pine nuts.

The pasta selection at Tozi is short, but well considered. On our visit, we were most impressed by a plate of three supremely buttery ravioli dumplings, filled with sweet buffalo ricotta and flecked with earthy black truffle shavings.

The all-Italian wine selection is a punchy prospect, but fun cocktails offer a cheaper way in to the drinks list. Desserts stick to the classics too, seeing an Amalfi lemon tart paired with an equally as mouth-puckering scoop of raspberry sorbet, while a sfogliata is essentially a mini Jenga tower of snappy pastry, warm chocolate sauce and fresh strawberries. Come to think of it, we might need that nap after all.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Italian
Ambience
Cosy, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining
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Location for Tozi

8 Gillingham Street, London, SW1V 1HJ

020 7769 9771

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Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-22:30
Tue 12:00-22:30
Wed 12:00-22:30
Thu 12:00-22:30
Fri 12:00-22:30
Sat 12:30-22:30
Sun 12:30-22:30

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Sienna L

To die for food
12 November 2018  
Absolutely amazing food. Cannot fault any of the dishes we ordered. Full of flavour and cooked to perfection. So many options on the menu - I will definitely be going back for more! Worth it!
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Charlotte S

Great place for pre-theatre
21 January 2015  
The service is friendly and welcoming and extremely helpful full of cheerful smiles! The food is delicious, great selection of small plates to give you a wide choice of flavours and tastes. Excellent for pre-theatre and we will definitely return.
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Lawrence P

Nice Venetian Restaurant
31 December 2014  
A very interesting Venetian restaurant where the menu is modeled after tapas styled restaurants. The menu is somewhat limited. They were out of the pasta we wanted to order but they readily made a substitution. No table clothes. The dining area could become noisy. Generally, a good find in Victoria.
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Wendy M

Fresh fresh fresh
18 September 2014  
Wonderfully fresh victuals were almost enough to cause rapturous acclaim on our first visit, so I have to try to restrain myself being a first-timer last Sunday lunchtime. An informal dining experience in Victoria, within comfortable spacious modern surroundings was an excellent surprise - not sure how this slipped by us until now. If they have been doing this for over one year, they should keep doing more of the same. Straightforward menu of small and larger plates for many of the dishes suited us. I relished the idea of tasting as much as possible, so the sharing style of this dining outfit, matched my desire. Our Italian waiter was knowledgeable whilst being clearly passionate about food and wine and helped guide us with portions and wine. Broccoli Fritti was classically simple but perfect, closely followed by truly fresh avocado salad and a salami pizzetta, possibly in my non-expert opinion the best outside Italy. Pork rib ragu was smothered in a deep tomatoey sauce as it should be and the pasta al dente. In contrast, the ravioli consisted of a sensationally super-soft and silky egg pasta encasing delicate buffalo ricotta, coated generously in smooth butter and heavenly-scented black truffle shavings. The fact that it was almost one dimensional visually was quite incidental - if one dish should be obligatory, then it would have to be this for being unbelievably good, provided that it can be successfully replicated time and again. Baby chicken with sautéed potatoes and spinach brought smiles yet again to our faces as we shared out last plate. All this food paired with a superb Tuscan wine completed a satisfying lunch - for me, this kind of cooking is equally as enjoyable as the more sophisticated efforts of Pollen Street Social, Sketch and Ametsa.
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Mr. Martyn C

Superb Experience Again
22 July 2013  
This was the fourth time we have visited Tozi since it opened a few months ago. As usual the experience was up to their usual standard. The Italian (Tapas) style of eating, only works if you have good timing and service. So far this has always been the case. would heartily recommend the restaurant.
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