Towards the end of Bermondsey St at no. 214 is @anticolondon and @214bermondsey. If u haven't been, @anticolondon does proper Italian food, lovingly made and very tasty. Starters were fresh and just the right size, light. Mains were also well proportioned and full of flavour. Gelato is the smoothest I've ever had and packs a punch in taste too. In the basement is its little sister @214bermondsey which is an underground gin bar that really provides new meaning to drinking and really tasting gin. Highly recommended! For the veggies out there, couple of starter options, 1 pasta on the menu also veggie friendly, and another as a daily special.
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Dec 16 2014
A restaurant and bar in Bermondsey, offering traditional Italian comfort food alongside the gin-focused cocktails downstairs in 214 Bermondsey - a separate bar area.
The food here is of a rustic bent, with dishes ranging from freshly made pastas and risottos to calves' liver served with pancetta, sage, Swiss chard and aged-apple balsamic, and roasted rump of lamb served with braised lentils, roasted celeriac and mint oil. Daily specials are on offer, too.
Fourteen wines are available by the glass, and are served alongside cocktails such as an Aperol spritz, a passion fruit bellini and a Ted Damson, comprising damson gin, orgeat syrup and prosecco.
Antico Restaurant says
Having opened in 2012 the team is led by owner Nick Crispini with head chef Nicholas Schizas at the helm. You can expect a friendly and relaxed neighbourhood restaurant that loves to welcome locals and tourists alike. Renowned for its fresh daily hand-made pasta and a selection of Italian wines to compliment every dish you'll be sure to get that beautiful taste of Italy right here in the heart of the capital.
Antico Restaurant 214 Bermondsey Street