A Spanish restaurant without tapas? No way, José.
Yes, it’s true. Chef/owner José Pizarro opens a traditional, rustic spot called Pizarro tomorrow in Bermondsey, down the road from José, his popular tapas and sherry bar.
Expect bigger, heartier dishes like rabbit stew; wild sea bass with chorizo; baby pumpkin stuffed with goat cheese, pomegranate and almonds; as well as José favourites, such as jamon Ibérico and croquettes. Pizarro uses British seasonal ingredients whenever possible (don’t miss the daily market menu) and specialist products imported from Spain.
Despite a no-reservation policy (except for the private room, which seats twelve), the wait shouldn’t be too long, thanks to multiple booths, communal tables and a bar for those dining on their own.
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You’d better believe it.
Pizarro, 194 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ (josepizarro.com).
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