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Pizarro

4.2
4.2
416 Reviews
£41 and over
Spanish
Overlooking the picturesque Church of Mary Magdalen on London Bridge’s historic Bermondsey Street, Pizarro is a 80-seater bar and restaurant offering classical Spanish cooking freshened up for the modern diner. The finest ingredients of the season are sourced from the UK and Spain to conjure up the big flavors of rural Spain, where Jose Pizarro grew up. The restaurant offers reservations for tables for 2-4 persons, banquette seating for 4-6 people and a private dining room seating 8-10 people. Bar and informal shared seating at the front of the restaurant is held for walk-in diners, so everyone gets the opportunity to dine. The restaurant is open from midday till 11pm every day except Sunday when we close at 10pm, The bar is open all day serving drinks, plates of cheese and charcuterie, aperitivos (cold appetisers) and desserts.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday to Saturday : 12.00pm - 22.30pm Sunday: 12.00pm - 21.30pm

  • Phone number

    020 7378 9455

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jose Pizarro

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining room is a beautiful, cozy room with its main features being a stain glass window and a glass wine cellar. It holds a large round table that seats 8-10 people. The large wooden doors can open out onto the main restaurant or be kept closed for a more private event. The private room also has its own music channel and lighting, which can be adjusted to a suit diners needs.

  • Private party contact

    Pizarro Reservations: 020 7378 9455

  • Area

    Bermondsey

  • Parking Details

    <br>Street parking is usually available nearby.

  • Public Transit

    <br>Pizarro is 5 minutes’ walk from London Bridge station, which is on the Jubilee and Northern lines, as well as being a mainline train station serving the south-east. The station is served by many bus routes. The c10 bus stops 30m from the restaurant, the 188 one block away. The 381, 47, 343 and RV1 bus stops are within 5 minutes’ walk.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 416 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I loved the decor and the ambience of the restaurant. The food was great. The wine was expensive though. I enjoyed it very much and was pleased to have been there. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  2. DE

    DavidE

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly service. The kitchen is open to the restaurant so you can see the care and attention that goes into the preparation of the food. The lunch menu on the day was varied and beautifully presented and did not disappoint. I would definitely return and thoroughly recommend Pizarro's.
  3. B

    Bobbino

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Quite exceptional food in a very modern and comfortable restaurant. Its a long walk though out from the South Bank. It was a tad more expensive than I had budgeted for but the quality of the food was quite exceptional.
  4. L

    Londoner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2017

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Good evening ruined by the wine waiter. Despite me touching the bottle before it was opened to say it was too cold, he suggested it was ok to drink a £50 of wine ice cold, and then swilled it around a decanter to warm it up so it had a head like beer!
  5. BS

    BonnitaS

    Kent

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2017

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food and ambience was lovely. Unfortunately, the service wasn't great at all! So much so, we were having to get up from the table to find a waitress!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, authentic, well served Spanish food and wine. Can't wait to go back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2017

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Outstanding food of the highest quality. Hugely attentive service, but 'ruined' by the postcript/reflection that they are hard-selling over priced wine. Should they be recommending and charging £53 for an Albarino with a published retail price of £16? If Jose cares for his reputation he should either come out and justify this or do something about it. Otherwise it is undermining his standing as a chef.
  8. d

    dinergirl

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious spanish food, cosy yet chic ambience Great authenticity
  9. y

    yummy

    London

    382 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    382 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great tapas meal tonight, we went through the card and enjoyed everything from the ham to the octopus only slight disappointment was the iberico pork. Great well informed service and wine advice too.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Warm and welcoming staff. Food top quality and beautifully presented. Great ambiance. Will be back and and highly recommend.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Some of the best tapas in town. Can get a little expensive as you tend to keep ordering. Staff engaging and knowledgeable. Our waiter, Reuben, suggested a very good, reasonably priced (for London) red wine.
  12. DM

    DavidM

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We got a warm welcome on arrival and the service was excellent with good advice and help on the choice of food and wine. Excellent food and the restaurant had a lively and fun atmosphere.
  13. PC

    PeterC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service - our waitress was friendly and had good suggestions. The food was mostly fantastic with great combinations of flavours, but several dishes were incredibly salty.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word AMAZING! This is such a great choice for a restaurant around Bermondsey St - situated at the far end, its totally worth the additional steps to find yourself at this wonderful authentic venue. The menu is incredible and everything we tasted was so on point - we had the most lovely waitress too who gave us her recommendations which we were so pleased with. Must return to this restaurant for sure!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good authentic modern Spanish food. I had the quail escabeche, which I enjoyed. I was warned it would be served rare and it was a good dish but it was a little too rare near the bone. Some very interesting and very good Spanish wines, but your can rack up the costs if you are not careful.
  16. AD

    AlixD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time we've been to Pizarro, the first time in Bermondsey. The food is really vv special, a huge treat and highly recommended
  17. SG

    SusieG

    London

    124 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I haven't been to Pizarro since shortly after it opened a while ago - when I really enjoyed it. So happily booked again, but this time found it disappointing. We shared nibbles as starters, which were fine, but as just ingredients layed out, nothing to go wrong. The main course was the main disappointment - it was the special and was described well, so we both had it, but it was bland, and uninteresting - one big prawn and a piece of not very tasty squid, on a pile of under-seasoned, and slightly odd tasting pasta. They bought some lemon and additional sauce on request, but my colleague had pretty much finished by the time it arrived. it's also quite noisy as the accoustics are not great. Service was friendly, but I felt it had lost its edge. Maybe an unlucky night - but I will go back to the Garrison up the road next time I am in the area.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great and real Spanish food. The only thing I will suggest is that the dessert menu is updated to include Spanish traditional desserts (for example, I missed some Spanish traditional rice pudding or custards).
  19. B

    Bendangus

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fairly easy to find after a boat trip down the river. Busy, good atmosphere. Waiting staff knew the food well. We really enjoyed the food - especially the crab gratin and the quail. Had to attract staff attention a couple of times but it was very busy.
  20. S

    Simonw25

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beatifully authentic food, but modern with a great casual ambience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2016

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Apart for the waiting time for a table even though I booked, the food overall was okay.
  22. CB

    CBEC1

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2016

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The food is great and service too. But £383 for a meal for 4, with two bottles of wine and two G&T is excessive for the area and the place.
  23. DO

    DOUGLASJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my partner's birthday. All was spectacular: food, service, atmosphere. Food especially was outstanding with amazing flavours. Really good atmosphere and remarkable service: waitress was helpful in translating the menu and also made suggestions for wine. Nothing but praise for the whole experience.
  24. MS

    MartinS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal in a warm homely environment with lovely staff. Thanks!
  25. HL

    HeatherL

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my fourth visit to Pizarro, the food here is amazing!! We will be back! (Highly recommend the iberico pork!)
  26. EL

    ElizabethL

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for lunch on a busy Friday in December - felt unrushed and uncramped. An excellent experience with great food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was good but the main course portions are extremely small! Vegetables/sides are extra and you need them. Staff could be snappier on getting drinks - we had to ask every time we needed more. Heating is up WAY too high.
  28. MM

    MajaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had the braised Iberico pork as it was recommended by the waiter and it was quite spectacular. But all my party was very happy with their food
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2016

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It used to be one of my favourite but I am afraid it is not as good as before -- the presa was lukewarm, and the octopus dish replaces the amazing, delicate sauce with some cheap potatos. Food is still good but I am missing the passion it used to show.
  30. D

    Diana

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent meal with good service. There was a good choice on the menu and the food was delicious.
  31. a

    amw7963

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Absolutely top-notch cooking in a lovely ambience. Only criticism is that the wine list is excessively expensive, with the vast majority of wines over £50/bottle, and very little choice below that price point.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jose is great Pizarro is better! He has the best ingredients, it's so authentic and the staff are super friendly. It's pretty much my favourite place in London!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, relaxed but very efficient service and a brilliant wine list.
  34. W

    Willial

    Manchester

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have visited Pizarro five times and Jose is always there. Ready with a warm welcome and ready smile. Great food and service a wonderful restaurant. We invited our daughter and her Spanish boyfriend who are visiting from their home in Spain they both loved it. Jose found the time to sign his latest book and write a personal message in advance of our visit a nice touch and so typical of Jose. Really worth a visit.
  35. FL

    FoodLover

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it, love it, love it! Always have a great time and the food is truly outstanding.
  36. R

    Robert

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Justifies the recommendation in the Good Food Guide.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, wine and service. A lovely birthday lunch
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2016

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely evening at Pizarro. Faultless service - intelligent and helpful but never intrusive. Great food - would have liked more seafood/fish options but food great nonetheless. What happened to that nice barrel you used to have in the lobby?
  39. p

    pilsbury

    London

    96 reviews

    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Been meaning to get to one of the Pizarro joints for ages, and I was no left disappointed! We had a window seat (only booked v last min though!) and the service was really good. The house Priorat was v lovely (a cheaper alternative to rioja) and we eschewed the main courses and instead had lots of small bites, starters etc. The special-on-the-day salami, the octopus and the tomato bread were amazing. The chorizo was a little disappointing as so greasy and we thought the cauliflower could do with a bit more seasoning. I am nit picking though, as this is exactly the kinda food I love, and I will deffo be back to try another of Jose's restaurants soon!
  40. CK

    ChrisK

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect perfect food from Jose Pizarro. I go here again and again and it never disappoints.

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Pizarro is rated 4.2 stars by 416 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Bermondsey

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday to Saturday : 12.00pm - 22.30pm Sunday: 12.00pm - 21.30pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    <br>Street parking is usually available nearby.

  • Public Transit

    Pizarro is 5 minutes’ walk from London Bridge station, which is on the Jubilee and Northern lines, as well as being a mainline train station serving the south-east. The station is served by many bus routes. The c10 bus stops 30m from the restaurant, the 188 one block away. The 381, 47, 343 and RV1 bus stops are within 5 minutes’ walk.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jose Pizarro

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7378 9455

  • Private party facilities

    The private dining room is a beautiful, cozy room with its main features being a stain glass window and a glass wine cellar. It holds a large round table that seats 8-10 people. The large wooden doors can open out onto the main restaurant or be kept closed for a more private event. The private room also has its own music channel and lighting, which can be adjusted to a suit diners needs.

  • Private party contact

    Pizarro Reservations: 020 7378 9455

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