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Antico Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.antico-london.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 407 4682
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent food and service. I would go back and recommend to others."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "This was our first experience of bermondsey street dining and we weren't disappointed. Antico is a flavoursome, vibrant restaurant that was simply great value for money even without the Open Table offer. Would highly recommend this place and will definitely be coming here again soon!"
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "We went here for drinks and dinner with another couple and had a great night out. Excellent bar downstairs, really good atmosphere and top nosh later on in the restaurant. 2nd time here in a month and it was even better this time, highly recommended,"
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "We keep coming back to Antico as it is consistently good. We dined on the 25% off toptable offer this time, which made an already great value meal fantastic value. The menu has changed so there were exciting new dishes to try. They were delicious. The service was excellent. The only slight negative was the dining room was very warm, it was a warm summer's evening outside and some extra a/c would have been appreciated."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "We were looking for somewhere to lunch on Sunday and found this great little restaurant. We were made very welcome and given the table we asked for. .We had delicious food and great service - nothing seemed to be too much trouble for the staff. We were dining on an open table offer and had to have 2 courses - they bought us the desert menu as well before we started as we weren't sure which 2 courses - turned out to be unnecessary as we all had 3 courses anyway!! We will definitely go again. Food was fresh and tasty, service excellent and the bill - not as much as we thought- altogether fab. (Only slight disappointment was that the cocktail bar downstairs didn't open till 4pm and we had heard good things about it)"
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "The seasonal and ever-changing menu is terrific, their gin-themed cocktail bar downstairs has a great selection of drinks, service is excellent -- Wouldn't hesitate to recommend."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "For such a popular area this is a very enjoyable place to eat. Good quality food and service. Tables a little close together. My second visit to Antico, i will be back."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "Best meal we've had out in London for ages! Great pasta, buratta, fish and puddings. Service always friendly, helpful and prompt. Good atmosphere and a bit more cosy than Zucca I thought."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "Food tastes suberb, service is friendly. Nice place to be generally."
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful Sunday lunch at Antico. The food was as fantastic as the previous times we dined there. The set Sunday lunch menu with 3 courses for £19 was excellent value. The chicken main and the lamb ragu were highlights. The service was friendly and the ambience was relaxed making it a great location for a catch-up."
    dined on 29/06/2014
  • "Excellent service and lovely, reasonably priced food"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "Fantastic evening . Great service, not too pushy and very helpful . Fantstic menu with everything we had at an amazing standard. Love 214 cocktail bar underneath, really set us up for the rest of the night. Already planning our next visit."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "A great local staple - always excellent service, great atmosphere and food"
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "We had a lovely time at Antico. Everyone was exceptionally friendly and exceptionally helpful. The drinks were great and the food even better. Definitely recommend for hanging out with friends and having a good time."
    dined on 24/06/2014
  • "My friend and I went there for cocktails and dinner. Antico was the perfect backdrop: lovely service, great food and good range of cocktails and a good wine list. No complaints here."
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "Fresh and delicious comfort food accompanied by excellent service and warm ambiance. A great choice for informal dining in small and large numbers."
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "Great value specialy with 25 % off top clSs food lovely pasta great calves liverthis should be good value without top table offer so with it it is a steel Ll"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "I am a regular here, so i am going to keep this short and sweet, always book because even early evening this is always full, but they will seat you at the bar if you dont mind, in fact the food here is that good , for me if that was all they had left i would take it, great food and service has always, ihave never had a bad meal here , thats why we keep going back , our own piece of italy here in the heart of bermondsey,"
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "Excellent service and good value but I was slightly disappointed in the pasta dishes (the restaurant says they make pasta fresh daily but they don't taste like it). The sauce is rich and tasty but for me, slightly too salty and heavy (though most people might prefer that). The toptable deal and the set dinner 3 courses for £19 is a great deal. We enjoyed the evening though was not blown away by the food. Would return because of the ambience (quiet and can talk to people easily) , service and good value."
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "This is one of those rare restaurants where everything was perfect. There is not a bad dish on the menu, and you can tell that every little detail has been thought about and acted on. The service is so good you don't even notice it. Menus arrive promptly, dishes cleared away at the right time, water glass topped up, bill arrives promptly.... Can't say any more than that!"
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "The menu changes frequently and always includes delicious well balanced favours and seasonal ingredients."
    dined on 27/05/2014
  • "The staff are absolutely lovely, the food is delicious, and the gin bar downstairs is fantastic!!!! Love this place!!! "
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time at Antico with my two friends, the service was excellent and was extremely helpful in providing wine suggestions and tasters to help us make up our minds. Food was delicious and the added bonus was the Gin BAR ( 241 Bermondsey) happy hour in the downstairs bar, 5-6pm weekdays and Saturdays. With amazingly talented and knowledgeable bar staff, the whole experience was a joy. Will return again."
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "The welcome is lovely, the service is attentive without being too much and the food is very very good. It can not compete on style - there are no tablecloths and the furniture is wooden chairs and banquettes and the loos are downstairs adjacent to the gin bar, but for a great meal and a good wine without breaking the bank it is a very good option."
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "Brilliant restaurant tucked away in Bermondsey. Well worth seeking it out."
    dined on 18/05/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant with a friend for dinner. We very much enjoyed ourselves! We were quite early (6.30pm) so it was quite quiet but getting busier as we left. The service was excellent, and the food very good. The only comment I would make about the food was that I had a special dish which was incredibly spicy! I do love spicy food but it was only just at the point that I could eat it, any spicier and I couldn't have, which is a shame. The specials board did say spicy, but I think they should warn people just how spicy this dish is! We liked that you can order two different sizes of portion, as we had a small portion (which was perfectly adequate) and a dessert - which were excellent. We highly recommend the lemon tart!"
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "I especially enjoyed the sharing starter platter with the rabbit terrine. They appeared to care about the food and dishes had real flavour. "
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "It was great. We hadn't been for a bit - thought it's time to try something new - we came back and we're delighted we did. It's always a lovely meal, we're frequently too full for dessert but they are great if you can squeeze one in. No hesitation in recommending - only word of caution it can noisy, it kind off traps the noise. Go early and it's not an issue.....when it's full you might need flash cards for any noise sensitive companions!!"
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "the food was outstanding. The monkfish risotto was the best risotto i have ever eaten!"
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "3 of us booked last minute on a Friday. We had a great meal, starters, mains and dessert and the service was brilliant. They also had a promotional 25% off, so the bill was great value for money. If definitely recommend Antico to friends. "
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • " I have eaten at Antico as it close to my workplace around 7/8 times in the past year or so. The food and service have been consistently good on every occasion. I have eaten in the restaurant with my partner, groups of work colleagues and team meals of over a dozen, and it always come up trumps. The menu is constantly changing and uses seasonal produce. The 25% offer for the 6 – 8pm service is excellent value along with the 2/3 courses for the set price. "
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "Relaxed, friendly, staff wonderfully helpful without being over attentive and food totally delicious so much so we decided we want to return every day to try everything on the menu! We opted for the lunch special price fixed menu- good value and choices. Salad starters fresh and perfect portions. Main courses - we went for the chicken and cod and shared so as to sample and both were yummy beautifully cooked and presented. Loved the idea on the wine menu selection which read "easy to drink" for lunch time, especially as neither of normally indulged at that time of the day and it made popping into the galleries down the road afterwards all the more enjoyable. "
    dined on 08/05/2014
  • "I took 3 friends to Antico on Sat night for theit first time and yet again it didn't disappoint. While 3 of us couldn't resist the prawns for starter we all had different mains and every single one of us was ooing and aahing at how fresh and tasty the food was. Following some cheese and liquors we retired downstairs to sample a few of 214's vast array of gins where the staff's encyclopaedic knowledge of their 80+gins kept us entertained and bar side until the wee hours. Can't wait until next time. "
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "Zucca is the Italian Gem on Bermondsey street, but if you want more home cooked food that less overpriced, but equally as tasty, head to Antico. The Menu is a little small, but you can see that ensures they do every dish incredibly well. Any of their fresh pasta dishes will blow you away. Probably my favorite place in the area, and cant wait to go back. Highly recommended."
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "The lamb and the liver mains were fantastic. My partner and I shared a starter sized monkfish risotto to begin with - it was great and the portion was huge. Would recommend"
    dined on 30/04/2014
  • "The menu was small but the food was good and there was enough choice. It was quite noisy when we were there though."
    dined on 30/04/2014
  • "Fantastic meal and I would definitely go back. Recommend the octopus starter and the fresh pasta was wonderful. Good wine too. If you like Pizarro and zucca you will like eating here. Fab gin bar downstairs too good for pre drink before dinner."
    dined on 29/04/2014
  • "Excellent meal! We will come back again and again..."
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "The early evening set menu was incredible value with 2 courses for £15. A good selection of dishes (4 for each course) of a good variety. Will definitely be returning. Also has the advantage of an excellent gin and cocktail bar in the basement."
    dined on 25/04/2014
  • "Tasty food, Good value for money. I could easily recommend it as a gret place to have dinner with friends."
    dined on 18/04/2014