A fresh addition to the eateries down London’s Bermondsey Street, Ticino Kitchen is the area’s answer to long-weathered lack when it comes to artisan European restaurants. Ticino’s pizzas (and the dough-based delights that feature on their delicious antipasti boards) are properly artisanal – real deal Neapolitan sourdough pizza, made in a wood-fired oven certified by the Neapolitan Pizza Federation, and expertly prepared by trained pizzaioli. It would be remiss to forget, however, that Ticino’s culinary mandate extends beyond pizza to delicious Italian and European dishes and cocktails, all made to order with fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Bermondsey Street is hardly lacking for places to eat, but locals have always felt that a solid restaurant offering artisan European fare would slot in perfectly in this corner of London. Now, on the corner of Bermondsey Street and Newham’s Row, wish-fulfilment has occurred in the friendly form of Ticino Kitchen. The proprietors are long-time local artisan bakers, whose ovens are housed right across the road. Naturally, the bakery supplies Ticino with fresh bread and pastry, and the seriously good dough for their seriously proper pizzas, made according to time-honoured tradition the Neapolitan way. Many will dine here simply for the classic pizza, emerging from the oven with the charred, puffy crust that is the mark of the real Neapolitan pie. However, Ticino is more distinctly a continental European-influenced eatery with a wide ranging quality offering chalked up on the menu.
Whether you’re indulging in Ticino’s already-renowned lunchtime specials or a full-on dinner, you should at least begin a meal at this Bermondsey Street European restaurant with some rustic antipasti. Perfect for casual group lunches, these platters are already a favourite in southeast London, served on wooden boards and offering a teaser for the artisan pan-European cuisine on offer. With menus that change regularly, according to the seasons and the whim of the skilled cheffing team, Ticino Kitchen is family and celebration friendly, buggy and wheelchair accessible, and also houses a party room that can be booked out for up to 70 people. Ticino - we raise our perfectly mixed Negroni to you.
Fantastic food, with a concise and delicious menu, very reasonably priced. Good service. A real local gem, we will be back on a regular basis!
First time here and after some initial confusion as they have recently changed the name of the restaurant we found ourselves in a charming little place. It was packed so well worth booking. After a mix-up with the tables which meant we had to move, the manager insisted our starters were on the house. We enjoyed a fabulous meal- the chicken supreme was divine, as was the bruschetta. Service was slow at times but it was a Saturday night and it was busy so not a complaint but do bear this in mind if you're hungry. Would definitely return. The atmosphere and food were top notch and very reasonable.
Fabulous atmosphere and really attentive service. The food was terrific from starter to finish.. We will certainly be back again when we are next in Bermondsey. Highly recommended!