Our reporters have long been fans of José Pizarro’s “daringly simple” tapas, dished up in the trendy environs of Bermondsey at his two eponymous restaurants – José and Pizarro. Now City types (and tourists) will be able to benefit from a much more central venue as the Spanish chef launches his third outpost in EC2’s brand new Broadgate Circle development on 13 May.
Early birds can take advantage of a soft opening period with 50% off food on 8-12 May. Bookings will be available from 1 May via www.josepizarro.com or 020 7256 5333.
José Pizarro Broadgate, located in the British Land and GIC’s new Broadgate Circle development – just behind Liverpool Street station – will be a 65-cover, all-day affair, serving up Spanish classics with a modern twist. ”
Dishes will be divided into ‘Small Plates’, ‘Large Plates’ and ‘Pica Pica’. On the menu: Home-cured cod with Seville oranges, black olive & fennel salad; pan fried duck livers with garlic, shallots & PX vinegar; Ibérico pork meatballs in tomato & orange sauce; turbot a la plancha with pan con tomate & green salad and rack of Yorkshire lamb, globe artichokes & Romesco sauce.
There are also plans afoot to create a regularly changing menu of sharing joints and whole fish, too. Of course there will be an array of charcuterie, desserts, Spanish wines and beer.