Pizarro

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  • Address:

    Pizarro 194 Bermondsey Street
    London
    SE1 3TQ

  • Venue phone:

    020 7378 9455

  • Venue website:

    www.pizarrorestaurant.com

  • Opening hours:

    Lunch served noon-3pm, dinner served 6-11pm Mon-Fri. Meals served noon-11pm Sat; 10am-10pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Borough tube or London Bridge tube/rail

  • Price:

    Main courses £11-£18. Meal for two with wine and service: around £80

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  • 3 star:2
  • 2 star:2
  • 1 star:1
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Anne Armstrong-Tullett

Had table booked on 2/11 @ 14.30 for my partner's birthday ... amazing meal, fantastic wine & sherry ... excellent service. Can you send me a photo of the Fernando de Castilla sherry bottle that we had @ £6.50 a glass ... it was fantastic!!! :)

Victoria Ashley

Pizarro’s restaurant is a very friend that serves excellent Spanish food. The Spanish sweet dried cured ham was absolutely delicious. Good food and drink. I love the Spanish omelette and the fish. The restaurant is quite spacious and the service is friendly.

Carol

FInally managed to get a table at Pizarro now that it is less popular and they have started to take reservations. This may be related to a wider discovery that the emperor has no clothes. Good for drinks and snacks but not a great venue for full meal. The tapas are very good but quite expensive for small portions, the menu is vey limited and there is really no excuse for running out of croquetas by 9pm (from previous reviews it seems this happens regularly). Been there done that, probably won't go again.

Dimity

This restaurant seemed quite nice to start with. However, we ordered a special from the list of items on the board, all of which were £5-15 per dish. On receiving the bill we discovered that the gambas were £45 for five of them baked in salt. They were tasteless and the flesh was mushy. Why was this plain dish so expensive? A reply was not forthcoming. A very disappointing experience.

Andres

Went there and it was a horrible experience! First we needed to beg for drinks and they came after food. We asked for some bread (the only good thing in the restaurant) and they never gave (apparently there is one slice of bread per person ONLY). My fish was inedible (literally). My friend had a raw tiny pigeon for £13 and horrible wine (we couldn't finish our meal). If you are a masochist then go there, otherwise avoid it!

sean

Just average... Spanish food at its best can often be simple, elegant and uncomplicated, our meal was quite lacking in flavor we had to return the sea bass which was too dry and over cooked, and frankly tasted old, although the manager did come and apologise - he was a little patronising claiming they were so busy they picked up fresh fish everyday... I should think so too! So was not really impressed with his explanation. On the plus side they were very keen to replace the main dish with an alternative and the rose was very good. Lovely atmosphere and on the whole very helpful and polite staff, just a shame the food does not quite match the decor!

Mauricio Vieira

Jose for lunch by twelve... Good tapas and not too packed.... Pizarro for dinner. Try the bar for the tapas. Pricey... Though ... Excelent wines and not too expensive.

Luis

AllyD, That Jamon Iberico fo £20 it is very cheap!! I think you have to go to Spain more often to learn..... I'm local and it was sad to see Bermondsey Kitchen gone, But compare with Pizarro.... Yes you have to learn about food!

Jonathan

I've eaten here several times already and everything has been spot-on. Just a perfect restaurant!

Sophie

Possibly the best pork I've ever had (there's no way of writing that without sounding rude!) - the menu is refreshingly brief too, if that means every dish is done as carefully and beautifully as mine then that's a clear benefit. Re portion size, I only had a main and I was stuffed - plenty of food! Also, the waiters recommended some incredible red wine and exactly the kind of sherry I was after (their list is extensive).

Linda

I've eaten here several times already and everything has been spot-on. Everything is prepared with great care. The staff are knowledgeable and welcoming, and the cava, sherries and wines are delicious. There is every type of seating you could want, including bar seats overlooking the kitchen. It's perfect.

SS

I've eaten at Jose several times and thought this would be more or less the same thing with more tables and chairs. Not quite. We went there today in the mood for tapas, and I was disappointed to discover that the menu was quite narrow - about 8 tapas or starter size plates, around £6-8 and about 6 main dishes around the £15 mark. What I did try I really enjoyed, however it wasn't necessarily what I would have gone for had I a wider menu to choose from. As with Jose, there is plenty of free sparkling water and the wine and beer by the glass are very reasonably priced. Compared with all the other restaurants on Bermondsey St - Zucca, Delfina, Village East - Pizarro was a little quiet and lacking in atmosphere, however I guess it will take time to build up trade. Watch this space.

Marion

We loved everything about Pizarro...and we didn't think Jose (the sister tapas bar just up the road) could be bettered. Despite just having opened we didn't note any teething problems - the staff were charming, the welcome warm, the service spot on and - most importantly - the food was perfect. Despite being full we could have eaten the whole meal again, particularly the amazing blue cheese croquetas which were wonderfully oozy and yet in the finest crispy shell you could imagine. And be sure to ask for recommendations of sherry to accompany your meal, they know what they're talking about...