Pizarro – now taking bookings for weekday lunch and opening for Sunday brunch!

Queridos amigos – In response to overwhelming demand, we are now taking bookings in Pizarro on weekdays for lunch and are opening earlier on Sundays for brunch.

If you have not made it to see us yet, here’s some info about our new restaurant.

The new restaurant is called Pizarro.  Not after me, but after my grandfather.  He had a bar called Pizarro in Talaván.

The full-sized restaurant on the site of the former Bermondsey Kitchen is within shouting distance of my sherry and tapas bar, José, on Bermondsey Street.

At the front there is a bar, offering a great selection of sherries and Spanish wines, with a spotlight on cava.  Here, at the window seats overlooking the lovely church of St Mary Magdalen or at the long communal table or at the bar itself, you can have a drink and graze on snacks, cheese and cold cuts all day long.

At the rear is more formal restaurant seating – banquettes for 4 (or 6 close friends), a large round communal table, a few tables for 2 and a private dining room for 8 people.  This area is open for lunch and dinner in the evening on weekdays and all day on the weekend.  When the restaurant area is open, the restaurant food menu is available in both the restaurant and the bar.

We offer a selection of small and more substantial dishes that can be served as starters and mains or as tapas for sharing.  As usual, I want to bring you delicious food with bright new flavours – the season’s best on a plate.  A sample menu is here.

We generally have a no reservations policy for dinner and all day on the weekends, however we do take bookings for weekday lunchtimes, as we recognise our customers’ lunchtime can be very brief.  Our private room can be booked for anytime.

Pizarro website



194 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ

Opening Times

Restaurant:  Mon-Fri 12 – 3 for lunch, then 6 – 11 for dinner. Sat 12-11. Sun 10-10.

Bar open all day.

For press queries, please contact Hannah at Nourish PR.

To book the private room or weekday lunch, please email Reservations or call 020 7378 9455.

For other enquiries contact Hervé.

A few early reviews:

Time Out


London Eater

A Rather Unusual Chinaman

Kavey Eats

Going with my gut


THANKS again to Agata Frydrych for her lovely sketches and to Rich Hyde for our restaurant websites.

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