Antico

4.4
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1160 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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About

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 80 gins and its own homemade ‘BTW - Bermondsey Tonic Water’, to extend you evening.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Kitchen Opening Hours:
Tues-Sat 12.00-2.45pm & 5.45-10.15pm
Sunday 12.00-3.15pm & 5.45-9.15pm

Bar Opening Hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday 5.00-11.00pm
Thursday 5.00-12.00am
Friday & Saturday 5.00-1:30am
Sunday Social 4.00-10.30pm

Gin O’clock Tuesday – Saturday 5.00-6.00pm
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Phone number
020 7407 4682
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Nicholas Schizas
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Parking Details
On-street parking is available after 6.30pm Monday to Friday, all day Saturday & Sunday.
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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).
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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London
69 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food – interesting and with great flavours. Service was fantastic too. Such a shame this place has now had to close.

AD
Sydney / NSW
36 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another wonderful evening here last Sunday. It's such a shame Antico is closing as it's a big loss to Bermondsey Street and it will be missed!

JL
London
34 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as ever! You will be missed.........................!

SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and atmosphere, can't believe this place is closing. Had the lamb which was succulent and full of flavour. Excellent prices for London. Octopus for starters was beautiful and tender; couldn't fault anything and the service was great too.

m
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The closure of Antico leaves a huge hole in Bermondsey Street. Great food, atmosphere and staff. This restaurant was everything that an eatery should be, and almost never is. If there is no place in London for an Antico, then it can only be because monetary greed has triumphed over culinary need. All of those responsible for the demise of this fine place should hang their heads in shame.

PS
London
19 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the closing weekend for this amazing restaurant. I'm very unhappy about this. If you happen across this review and you voted for Brexiteers, f*** you!

LJ
London
169 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad Antico is closing.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not the best restaurant if you want authentic italian cuisine. The portions are really small even if you go for the big ones. They don't even offer you bread. The burrata is poor. However, the wine menu is good.

NO
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A shame this great neighbourhood restaurant is closing down. We will miss it greatly!

E
London
13 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always very strong on their pasta main dishes - ragu sauces and home made pasta are top notch - and an all round welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. Weaker on desserts - basic and lacking imagination, but will still miss the place once it closes at the end of the month!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service incredible food what a shame it's shutting down soon!

CC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. You have a choice between full plates or half plates which makes it nice. I had a tomato, chili and garlic risotto that was really good. Our waitress Sabhine was excellent. She gave us many tips for things to do in London. Great place. Highly recommended.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Been coming to this lovely neighbourhood Italian since it opened. Very nice vibe. Bustling and friendly. Food can be a little too salty to my liking. Love the ragu here.

JD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant shame its closing will be sadly missed.

OT
London
63 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Antico. I'm absolutely gutted they will be closing their doors soon :-( So I'm packing in a final few meals while I can still enjoy their amazing pasta dishes! You should too! (Great wine recommendations as well).

J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great early supper, delicious pasta. Busy and buzzy, I can't believe it might close. Sad to hear.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food, sensible pricing and very attentive staff.

M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect, food was amazing,

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and good service, and the set-price lunch at £22 for three courses was excellent value.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEAUTIFUL FOOD, WONDERFUL AMBIENCE. THE STEAK AND THE ESPRESSO GELATO DESSERT WERE OUTSTANDING... WILL BE VISITING AGAIN

LJ
London
169 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great meal as always

C
West Sussex
19 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a regular visitor to Antico i cannot recommend this place enough. Had the octopus for starters which was delicious followed by the tortellini. Finished off with a slice of passion fruit tart. Great food, great evening

M
Italy
11 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality Italian fresh food - amazing flavours, great vibe and lovely service!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent food and exceptional service. Our one criticism: playing recorded music in an already very busy restaurant made it even noisier. No wonder our excellent waiter had to get down on his haunches to converse with us. Oh, and there was too much (weak) coffee in the affogato. It should be a strong ristretto shot.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant on Bermondsey Street - just consistently great service and superb quality food

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a week in London while on holiday from the US we finally were able to have a nice sit down dinner with our children at this wonderful restaurant. The staff was friendly and helped us navigate the menu, the food and wine was equally amazing! It was a fabulous last meal in London. We would recommend this restaurant to tourists and locals. Be sure to make reservations.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Positive:

The food was good and well seasoned.

Negative:

The waiting staff interrupted conversations and were insensitive and intrusive.

The accoustics were poor. When it filled up it was very hard to hear what the people in our own table were saying and we had to almost shout to each other.

Suggestion - better staff training and accoustic treatment.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great night and great food - no complaints and fully intend to go again.

FL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Italian restaurant. Well thought out menu, with simple but interesting dishes. Everything was cooked to perfection with lovely fresh ingredients. The waiter from Sicily was charming, polite and attentive. I would definitely return to this excellent place.

HE
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic traditional Italian food, will definately be going back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All went perfect. Friendly staff and quality of food more than in line with expectations. Strong hand of the chef in nicely dressed courses. Also the price/quality of the wine was excellent.

JL
London
34 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antico has gradually edged a little more sophisticated from an already great start. Never pretentious, though. Love it!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this Resturant , the pasta is exceptional
Service and ambience always good
The bar downstairs is vibrant and a great place to start or finish
Your meal , I would recommend you do both ,

ID
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are retired, and for myself at least, this was the first time in my life I had been South of The Trent. This was a very big deal for me and I had no idea what to do, or what to expect. We booked on line with Open Table and this was simplicity itself; very straight forward and well organised. The restaurant responded promptly, and sent a reminder on the day to our inbox. Antico were expecting us and made us very welcome. We don't eat out very much, but if eating out is like this I could be a convert. I had pasta and my wife had Sea Bream. Both were excellent, and seemed to be good value.
We would both happily return to the restaurant again, and probably will!

D
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very disappointing second visit - both dinners had far too much salt - couldnt taste anything and the chef needs to learn to let the natural flavours flow through - good service but not great value considering the cost

M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here, whether you fancy a light bite or a nice heavy meal with drinks. Great smart/modern clean feel but also warm and cosy. Lovely staff, service always efficient, nice drinks, good range on the menu without being overly large. Would love to return!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very good except my pasta was very very over cooked - gluey is how I would describe it. Everyone else's food was done perfectly and the starters were lovely so I think it was just unfortunate. Will definitely give it another go.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.

The Bertarose Chiaretto rose wine was a new favourite for us too.

G
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my favorite restaurant, which I always visit when I'm in London. The food is excellent - never disappoints. The pork ravioli is fabulous (please don't take it off menu!). Service efficient and friendly, good size portions and really well priced.
Excellent place - love it.

n
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, lovely wine, lovely service, lovely atmosphere.