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Zucca has been one of my favourite restaurants in London for a while now. The balance between price / quality of cooking is brilliant and the quality of ingredients is superb. Recently, one of their main chefs left to head up the kitchen at the Table and so I was keen to try Zucca again to see how they got on.  And I’m happy to report that Zucca is as good as ever.

 

Zucca: complementary bread

 

Zucca: Broccoli, cheese and nuts

 

Zucca: Compliments from the house

 

Bermondsey street is known as one of the main culinary destinations within London amongst the foodie community and restaurant Zucca is one of the key restaurants on the street. Rightfully so, the cooking is simple and straightforward but the all the dishes are balanced extremely well and the quality of ingredients is top notch.

 

Zucca: Seafood spaghetti

 

Zucca: Burrata, beetroot and onion

 

Zucca: Lamb ravioli

 

Dishes are best shared at Zucca and that’s what we did. During our most recent visit to Zucca we tried:

  • Zucca fritti (10/10)
  • Burrata, red onions and beetroot (9/10)
  • Broccoli, cheese and nuts (8/10)
  • Seafood spaghetti (9/10)
  • Lamb ravioli (9/10)
  • Oxtail and polenta (9.5/10)
  • Pork belly and borlotti beans (9.5/10)
  • Chocolate tart (9/10)
  • Pear tart (9/10)
  • Pannacotta (9/10)
  • Pistachio tart (9/10)

 

Zucca: Pork belly and white borlotti beans

 

Zucca: Oxtail and polenta

 

The cooking was superb as usual and all the dishes were good. Zucca also has a superb selection of wines by the glass and bottle (we went for one of their excellent Barolos and a few glasses of the Kerner).

 

Zucca: Pistachio tart

 

Zucca: Pannacotta

 

Zucca: Pear tart

 

Zucca: Chocolate tart

 

Overall rating of Zucca: 9/10

(The rating reflects quality of cooking, quality of food, overall service and price)

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