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Zucca has been one of our favourite restaurants for a long time and we’ve been more often than I can count. We hadn’t been for a while as last year we wanted to try out new restaurants, that we had never been to before. But it’s impossible to stay away from Zucca for too long.

Zucca: Complimentary bread

Zucca: Complimentary bread

 

Zucca: Burrata (8/10)

Zucca: Burrata (8/10)

Zucca: Burrata (8/10)

Zucca: Burrata (8/10)

 

Tourists complain about the ‘long’ walk from the tube station to the restaurant. Us Londoners do not bat an eye-lash at the prospect of walking 5-10 mins to get our hands on some good grub and good grub is to be found here at Zucca.

Zucca: Artichoke & parmasan salad (8/10)

Zucca: Artichoke & parmasan salad (8/10)

Zucca: Artichoke & parmasan salad (8/10)

Zucca: Artichoke & parmasan salad (8/10)

 

Zucca: Zucca fritti (9/10)

Zucca: Zucca fritti (9/10)

Zucca: Zucca fritti (9/10)

Zucca: Zucca fritti (9/10)

 

Zucca is a very minimalist restaurant. No fancy interior or decadent dishes. It’s all about preparing a few simple high quality ingredients and combining them to create great taste combinations. And Zucca does this so well that the end result beats all expectations. It’s quite extraordinary.

Zucca: Mezzaluna pasta with mushrooms (8.5/10)

Zucca: Mezzaluna pasta with mushrooms (8.5/10)

Zucca: Mezzaluna pasta with mushrooms (8.5/10)

Zucca: Mezzaluna pasta with mushrooms (8.5/10)

 

This time we tried out the following dishes during our visit to Zucca:

  • Zucca fritti (9/10)
  • Burrata (8/10)
  • Artichoke & parmasan salad (8/10)
  • Mezzaluna pasta with mushrooms (8.5/10)
  • Pappardelle pasta (9/10)
  • Pigs cheeks (8.5/10)
  • Blood orange cake (8.5/10)
  • Treacle tart (8/10)
Zucca: Pappardelle pasta (9/10)

Zucca: Pappardelle pasta (9/10)

Zucca: Pappardelle pasta (9/10)

Zucca: Pappardelle pasta (9/10)

 

The menu at Zucca is somewhat limited but offers enough to cater to the tastes of most (the menu is not as elaborate as for instance Bocca di Lupo). Especially their starters and desserts extremely good. The wine list is impressive (those who love Italian wines like Barolo, Nebbiolo. Sangiovese, etc are in luck).

Zucca: Pigs cheeks (8.5/10)

Zucca: Pigs cheeks (8.5/10)

Zucca: Pigs cheeks (8.5/10)

Zucca: Pigs cheeks (8.5/10)

 

The service at Zucca is good. What I also like about Zucca is that the place is baby friendly and has elevated chairs for the little ones. The total bill at Zucca came to £96 (incl. optional service charge, two bottles of water and two coffee). Not quite as cheap as it was a few years ago, but still well worth the price.

Zucca: Treacle tart (8/10)

Zucca: Treacle tart (8/10)

Zucca: Blood orange cake (8.5/10)

Zucca: Blood orange cake (8.5/10)

Zucca: Blood orange cake (8.5/10)

Zucca: Blood orange cake (8.5/10)

 

Overall rating for Zucca Bermondsey Str.: 8/10

(Overall rating is based on personal taste, opinion of the ambiance and price)

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