By now Zucca is a permanent fixture on the culinary street that is Bermondsey street. Over the years it has won the hearts of London’s dining public with it’s fresh ingredients, consistent high level of cooking and excellent service.
We love to visit Zucca for a lazy weekend lunch and the bright open interior with big glass windows offers a perfect midday dining setting. We’ve visited many many times and not once have we been disappointed and many times Zucca surprised us and our guests on the upside. It is true that the dishes have gotten a bit more pricey of late, but the menu prices in the opening days of the restaurant, were just so low that several restaurateurs have confided in me that they just could not understand how Zucca was able to operate on such a low margin, given the quality of the produce used.
During our latest visit to Zucca we tried the following dishes
- Zucca fritti (9/10)
- Rabbit Bruschetta (9/10)
- Farro / spelt (7/10)
- Fritatta (8/10)
- Burrata & asparagus (8/10)
- Carpaccio of sea bass (7.5/10)
- Papardelle (9/10)
- Tagliatelle (9.5/10)
- Tubetti di mare (7.5/10)
- Rabbit and polenta (8/10)
- Grilled veal chop and spinach (8.5/10)
- Tuscan sausage & puy lentils (9/10)
- Chocolate mousse (7.5/10)
- Pannacotta (9/10)
- Affogato (7/10)
- Apple crumble tart (7/10)
The total bill at Zucca came to £200 (including service charge, 5 coffees and a glass of wine).
Food rating for Zucca: 8.5/10
Service rating for Zucca: 8.5/10
Overall rating for Zucca: 8/10
(Overall rating is based on personal taste, opinion of the ambiance and price)