Antico
Antico

Antico

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.antico-london.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02074074682
  • Hours of Operation:


    Restaurant Opening Hours:
    Tues-Sat 12.00-3.00pm & 5.45-10.30pm
    Sunday 12.00-3.30pm & 5.45-9.30pm

    Bar Opening Hours:
    Tuesday & Wednesday 5.00-11.00pm
    Thursday 5.00-12.00am
    Friday & Saturday 5.00-1:30am

    Gin O’clock Tuesday – Saturday 5.00-6.00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas Schizas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Acoustic Nights in our downstairs bar features live music every Wednesday night.

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Antico is about a 10 minute walk from London Bridge and Borough stations.
    Close proximity bus routes: C10 (Abbey St); 381 (St Thomas St); 42, 78, 188 (Tower Bridge Rd); 21, 35, 40, 133, 343 (Borough High St).
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details:
    On-street parking is available after 6.30pm Monday to Friday, all day Saturday & Sunday.
A word from Antico
Antico Restaurant opened its doors at the dawn of 2012. Its philosophy is simple — Italian comfort food in a comfortable atmosphere. Dishes are kept simple in the hopes of every single ingredient showcasing its clarity of flavour. With a menu that changes by the season to ensure the highest quality of ingredients, Antico blends its old-fashioned authenticity with a fresh approach making it a perfect fit for the contemporary palate. With a focus on delicious food and friendly service, Antico epitomises a well-rounded night out.
Housed in the basement of Antico restaurant is 214 Bermondsey, a hidden little gin and cocktail bar, which offers a warm and distinctive feel with detail to be found in every corner. It’s the perfect place to meet for aperitivo or, with over 50 gins and its own homemade ‘214 Tonic’, to extend you evening.
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Antico reviews from OpenTable diners
323 reviews since 23 October 2013
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4.1
    Value4.1
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (178)special occasions (134)romance (109)group bookings (80)business meals (77)outstanding value (68)sunday lunch (53)good vegetarian options (45)pre/post theatre (33)brunch (27)child friendly (18)disabled access (12)outdoor eating (2)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Quality Date Night
    SoSoVIP
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Great experience all around and will definitely be back. Food was good, wine selection was varied and catered to various price points and palates. Homemade pasta is always a win in my book. And the service was just about perfect. Friendly and attentive without being over-bearing. Not a bad place for a date if you plan on venturing out along Bermondsey Street for the evening.
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    fit for foodies, romance
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  • Very popular
    Gillywolfie
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Venue really good & food delicious. Only down side is their ridiculous booking system where you either have 6.30pm or after 8.30. We wanted to book for 6 people at 8.00 & were told that they could do 8.30 but that we have to understand anyone booking before 8.00 is allowed 2 hours. So when I asked if our table would be free at 8.30 I was told 'hopefully'. We've been there a couple of times and the staff are exceptional so is the food, and very generous portions, so we'd go again. But it is always stressful if we take guests as we never know what time we'll be able to eat!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuckychoiVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    Good value with the open table 25% discount b/4 7pm. Foods were good. Will visit again with offer still on.
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  • Great quality ingredients
    EricaD
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    makes a restaurant for me, except I need really good service and an interesting wine list too (fussy me? yes!). So this place hits the nail on the head for all three. The food was varied and my calves liver was divine! My friend had steak and really enjoyed it too. We are both foodies who are pretty serious (fussy) about our wine, we were extremely impressed with the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Price, well we got 25% off for Sunday lunch and that was on everything, so a huge bonus in our eyes. Bravo!
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Always a great meal at Antico
    Johnse1VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Love it! Great food and good service. Every time. The board of Italian cheeses is exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food
    MerrieVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had an early table on Sunday at 6.30. The restaurant was already quite busy with diners. I had a pear, gorgonzola and pine nut salad which was delicious while my husband had a squid and chilli salad which was also delicious. We followed that with calves liver. this was essentially liver and bacon and mash but it was so beautifully prepared and presented that it was way above the basic genre. I have eaten here many times and generally found the food to be very good. Slightly brisk service but still good all the same. Will be coming back.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • shelleybuckley10
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Service excellent and food very good. Would recommend for all occasions and for a number of people or just for two
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    romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beef to die for
    IanWSET
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I shared the beef with my friend, while our wives went for a more 'healthy' option. Food was excellent, as were the wines. We''ll be back!
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    business meals, special occasions
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  • Didn't put a foot wrong
    chucklingboy
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    A friend and I had a very pleasant dinner - the service was attentive without being intrusive and the food was very pleasant, without being exceptional. A very reliable place to get decent Italian food. Good selection of cocktails too.
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  • Saturday Lunch
    Rebecca
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Having previously enjoyed the atmosphere and food at Antico for dinner we came here for lunch on a Saturday and were equally impressed. The vegetarian options are lovely though having more than one option for the main course would be nice. Sorbet and the hazelnut chocolate cake (with popping candy) were excellent and the set menu was great value!
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience!
    Yoshi
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Fabulous food for all 4 of us, great service, great table (round by the window). Once again a superb evening and experience.
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    brunch, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Molto bene!
    scotsbird
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Fantastic find! Really loved this Italian restaurant. Small and busy with very friendly staff poviding excellent level of service...and the food was faultless! The monkfish risotto was delicious! Definitely looking forward to going back. The downstairs gin and cocktail bar was an added bonus. Both places small so book early to avoid disappointment. There is a bit of competition in Bermondsey Street by way of restaurants...but suspect Antico takes some beating. Enjoy!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Good Service
    MaryZhi
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    The service provided is very good. The food is also tasty and of good value.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch 20092014
    Angie
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    My husband & I visited for lunch on our wedding anniversary on 20th September. There was a street festival outside, so the restaurant was very buzzing. I had endive, gorgonzola, pear & pine nut salad, which was nice, but I would have preferred less endive & more of the other ingredients. My risotto was unusual, colourful & very good. We would definitely visit again & would recommend it to family & friends. Unfortunately, we were too early to try the gin bar, which looked lovely! More vegetarian options would be good, but the restaurant was a great find.
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  • Noisy but nice
    Judyindisguise
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    We had an excellent meal last Friday evening. The three of us all enjoyed our dishes - salad and pasta starters, and meat main courses - which were perfectly cooked and presented. The wine was good, and the service was fine. I would have preferred slightly more choice on the menu. My only complaint is the noise levels. We had gone with an old friend who we hadn't seen for quite a while, and we wanted to chat. But the ambient noise was such that this was really quite difficult. Obviously the restaurant was full on a Friday evening, but the hard surfaces make it very noisy, and everybody has to shout. My husband was actually hoarse afterwards, which is ridiculous after such an expensive dinner.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply excellent
    juddy
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Second time dining here and it did not disappoint. Excellent quality and fresh ingredients. Staff is polite and efficient. I will be back soon!
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    brunch, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Evening meal
    garybev
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    We ate early evening 6.15 from the set menu - excellent quality and excellent value. Friendly and helpful staff
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  • Reliably good
    HighPeakBee
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    Nice ambiance and attentive staff. Like going here with friends and family and getting 25% off bill before 7 through open table
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hasn't let us down yet
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Food here is amazing. Pasta always spot on and with the 25% offer its great value. We've been back several times already
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice italian
    SallyVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    very pleasant service. Tiny bit noisy as wood floors and very popular
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  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We eat here regularly and it never fails to disappoint. The pork ragu and chocolate/nut cake are devine and good value. Florentine steak from specials board was excellent too. We will definitely return.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Greedyguts
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Took my husband for surprise birthday meal after work. Great to have a special G&T beforehand in the bar downstairs. Staff upstairs and downstairs were all extremely friendly and went out of their way to help. Mixed antipasti starter was yum - particularly really enjoyed the duck rillette and bread (focaccia?). We had lamb rump and monkfish wrapped in pancetta. Both delicious! Had similar monkfish main elsewhere a couple of weeks before and this was much much better! Mashed potato was divine. Staff were very accommodating for my special dietary requirements (pregnant). Didn't have pudding as we were quite full and had birthday cake waiting at home. Would wholeheartedly recommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early dining at Antico a winner
    DonnaK
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    A friend & I were looking for an Italian place, & Antico was recommended by a friend who lived nearby. We arrived 10 minutes ahead of a 6:30 pm booking & were presented to our delight with the early menu: 3 courses/£19. The choices were lovely, &we both enjoyed starters (bruschetta, octopus). Mains were nicely portioned & delicious--duck breast with roasted beets & spinach for me, cod for my guest. The wine list had many good choices that were so reasonably priced I was astounded--is this not Bermondsey? We chose a primitivo for £23 that had just enough spice to delight our palates. I finished with a chocolate and hazelnut slice that was far bigger than necessary, & my guest let me taste her tangy lemon tart. Short walk from London Bridge!
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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  • Very good meal
    tennis13
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Efficient service and delicious food. Lively restaurant well worth a visit.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early dinner at Antico
    AESgourmetVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This was our first visit. Three of us went at 18.30 on a Saturday to benefit from the fixed price menu which was excellent value. We were given a nice round table by the window. The place was soon full with a good atmosphere. The portions were generous, the food was of a very high quality and it was a very imaginative menu. Octopus was fantastic, perfectly cooked cod and duck breast. And, oh yes, great cocktails and a good wine list! From the friendly receptionist on arrival, to the time we dragged ourselves away, service was exemplary. Highly professional and friendly at the same time.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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  • Great Birthday meal
    MikeI
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    4 adults had a great meal - we tried the specials as well as standard menu items - all great. Table was a little small for 4 but service was very good and only had to wait a couple of minutes for our table to be ready. Didn't try the Gin bar so cant comment.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Fab food and atmosphere!
    Sineadh
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Gorgeous food, great atmosphere, lovely staff and the gin bar downstairs was a gem of a find! Xx
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    group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friday londoners
    Enjoymyfood
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    We loved this restaurant, often in London on a Friday we decided to visit Bermondsey and looked on Top table for reviews to help us with our choice of eatery. We will definitely come back to Antico and classed it as one of the best Italian restaurants we have ever eaten in. Although a little quiet when we visited the staff were attentive without being over attentive and friendly/helpful. The menu had lovely choices without too many pasta dishes as in some Italian restaurants. All the food we ordered tasted wonderful and with a carafe of wine the meal cost £55 with the 25 percent deducted. we can't wait to return and have already recommended to family and friends.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Bumblebee
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    The service received was amazing. The staff were extremely helpful and polite. The Gin bar was great.
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  • 2nd visit to Antico
    DiscerningEater
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    When booking Antico I hadn't remembered having eaten there on a previous occasion. However, on arrival at the restaurant I recalled how much I'd enjoyed the first visit! This time it was for lunch and not dinner. The service was again extremely efficient and very friendly making it an enjoyable experience. The food was of a high standard and very well presented. I can recommend the lobster salad for a starter. Or, when I return I may well ask for it as a main! Although there was a 25% discount offer I would not hesitate to pay full price. I would highly recommend Antico
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value
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  • Great food
    Janz
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Lovely restaurant and good value with the deal. My meal was tasty although the portion could have been a little larger. Having said that I would recommend and am going again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfecto
    Djed
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Nothing to complain about, it was perfect for my occasions. Seen prices have dropped which makes it even better. Quality of food was amazing which match the service
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastico Italiano
    mimina
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Fantastic food and wonderful service. I've eaten here twice in the last 3 weeks, it's so excellent. On this latest visit I ate buttery soft monkfish risotto, melt in the mouth burrata with zingy fresh peaches and toasted almonds, and some delicious salted caramel gelato. The only tiny quibble I have is that service is so efficient - we ate a three course meal and drank a bottle of wine in less than an hour - that it can feel like you are being rushed. I think it's because they're so popular they have two if not three evening sittings. Still, I'm not complaining as the service is so friendly that even as they're whipping away dishes out from under your nose it's all done with good grace.
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  • GREAT FOOD AGAIN!
    Jools11
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    And you could eat the mashed potato all on it's own - scrumptious! Not my first visit, and again a fab lunch, and great value. It's a great find on Bermondsey Street, where prices and standards can be varied, but Antico can be relied on for a great meal at sensible prices. Staff are very friendly - and the fact there is a gin bar downstairs is a huge positive.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Lovely dinner for anniversary
    kc1365
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    I was celebrating an anniversary with my boyfriend and we booked a table at Antico. We had the Antipasti starter which was very good. The duck confit on there was delicious. I had the pork ragu and he had the monkfish. Both were good, but the monkfish was definitely the better of the two. We had lemon tart and a chocolate and hazelnut cake. Both were delicious. I noticed that there were all sorts of people in there as well. Lots of couples, as well as friends probably just meeting after work, and families. We enjoyed our meal very much and we thought it was pretty good value. It's a nice area too...fairly quiet but nice restaurants and pubs along the road. I definitely would recommend it.
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Been twice, would go again
    SR2014
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Great menu options. Good value for money. Nice ambience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening!
    Gigab
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Was recommended the street by a friend and choose antico from the menu for a special occasion - great food, great service. Will definitely be going back!
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Bermondsey St Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Ate here with my mum for an early supper. The set menu is great value with interesting and generous portions. I ate of the a la carte. Rib eye exceptional and great value for early diners as we had a 25% discount as we ate between 6-7. Highly recommend this buzzy and fun restaurant. Check out the downstairs gin bar, it was rocking!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Italian
    fomo
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    While trying to find a venue for my birthday, I decided to go with Antico due to the good reviews and the bar downstairs. I can honestly say, this is not one to disappoint! We came slightly earlier to sit in the bar downstairs. The bar 214 Bermondsey is not big;however, very comfortable and cosy. The bar staff are very nice! After, we went upstairs for our meal. Great pasta and also lovely dessert! They even wrote happy birthday on my dessert plate. Very lovely staff also! I've had a fair few Italians (with it being one of my favourite cuisines), this is definitely a lovely place to go!
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable experience
    OlgaS
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Food is very delicious, simple, yet full of flavours just what the food should be. Would definitely recommend, and hopefully be back any time soon :)
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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