194 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ
Latest critic review: August 28, 2012
Critics' score: 7.5 out of 10

José Pizarro's tapas bar José has received glowing reviews and now he turns his hand to a more traditional dining affair. He's taken over the Bermondsey Kitchen site and as well as offering seasonal Spanish food he's opened London's first Cava bar. Pizarro seats 40 people, with a private dining option and a communal table in front of the bar both available. Expect bigger dishes with an emphasis on sharing.

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Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on August 28, 2012
" I don't think it's the best restaurant on the street, and I don't even know if it's intending to be. It's a place to gather and make a noise, and if you happen to be hungry, all to the good." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 5
Grace Dent Evening Standard
Reviewed on July 13, 2012
"Pizarro was one of the nicest dining experiences I’ve had in London for a while." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 8
Andy Lynes Metro
Reviewed on April 11, 2012
"Pizarro might be something of an overnight sensation but it’s one based on solid foundations: quality ingredients, sound cooking technique and delicious recipes." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
Nick Curtis Evening Standard
Reviewed by January 12, 2012
"Although its simplicity sometimes verges on bluntness, Pizarro serves beautifully cooked, evocatively Spanish food." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 6
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on December 22, 2011
"Among the highlights of our meal were duck livers served with capers and fino sherry, a clever combination of feral flavours cut with acidity." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
Kelly Hussey View London
Reviewed on December 22, 2011
"Pizarro gets it all pretty much spot on, showcasing everything that's good about this great culinary nation." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 10
Emma Reynolds Daily Mail
Reviewed on December 15, 2011
"We finished glowing, not least thanks to the beautifully attentive - and frankly beautiful - waiting staff. This is therapy for the most ingrained of sharing issues." READ REVIEW
Estimated score
Critic's score: 8

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Address194 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ
Telephone number 020 7378 9455
Opening timesMon-Fri Lunch 12-3; Dinner 6-11
Sat 12-11
Sun 12-10
Bar open all day
  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area
• No reservations

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