Antico restaurant's philosophy is easy to grasp — Italian comfort food in a comfortable atmosphere. Dishes are kept simple in the hope that every single ingredient showcases its clarity of flavour. With a menu that changes by the season, this restaurant near London Bridge blends old-fashioned authenticity with a fresh approach.
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214-216 Bermondsey StreetSouthwarkLondonSE1 3TQ
We found this place by accident. We were walking up towards a hotel we was staying at near by. I saw a sign of this place and googled it. The Reviews weren't too bad so i called up and booked a table for 5.45pm. We wanted to get in earlier as we were going to see a show at the theatre. It normally opens at 6pm. But they made an exception for us which was very accommodating of them.
Pasta here is divine! Make sure you book before you go. The space has rustic charm and is small, but we loved it.
We ordered starters of:
Burrata, Black Figs, Radicchio, Mint & Toasted Almonds £7
Prosciutto, Pumpkin, Parmesan Shavings, Mint & Apple Balsamic £7
Grilled Octupus £7 (this was our favorite)
and large sized mains of:
Slow Cooked Pork & Juniper Ragu Pappardelle £14 (generous...more
I was a little worried when ordering at Antico because their set menu is quite small and quirky. I'm open-minded but fussy (it's possible!) and the fancier the place, the less I feel able to adapt a dish to remove offending items.
Luckily, there was one item for each course that looked doable, so I went with those. That didn't necessarily mean I was wild about them - for example, I had...more
I've been here with friends and family and never have I heard a complaint. The starters have always been great, the staff is knowledgable about wines and the pasta...my oh my the pasta is excellent. The portion sizes are really good unlike many pasta places where you get 5 pieces of tortellini! The desserts are also really good and the menu gets changed regularly.
The prices are incredibly...more
Wow. My friend and I stumbled by Antico while walking down Bermondsy Street one night and made a point to return after seeing the Michelin stars in the window. After all, a New Yorker needs a foodie treat while traveling, right? We went for a quiet lunch and have been so glad we did. The space is elegant but simple and the service was pleasant and attentive.
We tried the burrata which was so...more