Battersea Power Station has just had an enormous refurb, from its head to its TOZIs.
See, TOZI Grand Cafe is the latest restaurant to join the development’s ambitious, sprawling line-up. It’s named after the Venetian slang for ‘a group of friends’, and you’ll find it in the power station’s arty luxury hotel, art’otel.
The Italian restaurant has another well-received sibling in Victoria but this version of it will be a far loftier, more palatial, all-day affair and will take its design cues from Europe’s grand cafés, made all the grander with a dramatic double-height height & floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the iconic building, plus rich tapestries, and a terrace for those breezy alfresco afternoons. Oh, and Nudge Members are getting in before anyone else. With 50% off the food bill. And a welcome cocktail, on the house.
Speaking of, the food sounds like it’s going to be pretty grand too. Initially, there’ll be two chefs sharing control of the kitchen, Executive Chef Lee Streeton (ex 45 Jermyn St and Daphne’s) and Maurillio Molteni (who’s in charge at TOZI’s Victoria spot), and their idea for the menu is for it naturally progress from am to pm. You’ll begin with Italian breakfast dishes like baked eggs, spianata piccante (a spicy cured pork salami), puttanesca and potatoes, and then as the day draws on, the larger dishes come out to play, with the likes of veal Milanese and lobster linguine, as well as the decidedly less Italian range of steaks from Peter Hannon’s butcher in Northern Ireland. Keeping everything ticking along smoothly in between will be a selection of cicchetti (Venetian-stye small plates) that cover crowd favourites like beef carpaccio, Sicilian prawns and veal & pork meatballs.
To really hone in the on the fact that TOZI Grand Cafe is indeed a true-blue Italian restaurant they’ll have three choices of negroni, including one that’s been barrel-aged and another that’s been infused for seven days in olive oil, plus spritzes, a few twists on classics (like an aperol sour) and a wine list that’s also solely Italian.
We can’t wait, ahem, Tozi it…
NOTE: Nudge Members are getting in for an exclusive preview of TOZI Grand Cafe on 9th December, with 50% off food + welcome cocktail. Unfortunately, this preview has now sold out, however you can make a regular booking via their website.
OTHER NOTE: TOZI Grand Cafe is opening on 12th December 2022. We’ll be back with the lowdown when it does, but to tide you over for now you can check out their website or Instagram.
TOZI Grand Cafe | 3a Electric Boulevard, SW11 8BJ
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