2 Mill Street
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Time Out says
Mon May 21 2012
Tucked away in a handsome wharf near Tower Bridge, Tentazioni generates an atmosphere of warm elegance with burgundy walls, streamlined white leather chairs and moody abstract art. The menu spans Italy, taking in Venetian cicchetti, Ligurian trofie pasta tossed with vibrant pesto, potatoes and green beans, and unctuous Pugliese burrata (cream-filled mozzarella). The insipid cherry tomatoes accompanying the latter were a rare dud in an otherwise uniformly excellent parade of dishes.
Dynamic creations for more adventurous palates dot the menu – you could encounter a starter of risotto with strawberry and balsamic, or decadent asparagus and truffle soup with poached duck egg. Pasta is a strong point, a highlight being beef and parma ham tortellini in a delicate broth. The cocoa and sugar sprinkling on a martini glass of tiramisu was theatrically set alight and the custardy goodness below offset by crunchy biscuits – a pleasantly unexpected variation on a classic.
Smartly dressed staff provided polished service to well-to-do diners, dispensing personalised wine recommendations to groups of regulars. A seven-course tasting menu offers further indulgence. A contemporary yet intimate venue popular with those who can afford waterfront living.
Tentazioni 2 Mill Street
020 7237 1100
- Opening hours:
Lunch served noon-2.45pm Mon-Fri. Dinner served 6-10.45pm Mon-Sat
Tube: Bermondsey tube or London Bridge tube/rail
Main courses £13.50-£45. Set lunch £11.95 2 courses incl drink, £15 3 courses incl drink and coffee. Set dinner £47.50 tasting menu (£68.50 incl wine)
- 2 Mill Street
- 020 7237 1100
- 2 Mill Street
Food and drink
Restaurant and bar facilities. Reservations required. General facilities. Private rooms. Available for hire
Business. Drinks. Wine buffs. Eating out. Creative cooking. Romantic
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