TOZI Grand Cafe

Battersea Power Station has just had an enormous refurb, from its head to its TOZIs.

And so has its surroundings, with arty luxury hotel art’otel joining the power station’s entourage. Of course, no arty luxury hotel would be complete without a couple of arty restaurants, and here you’ll find JOIA up on the 15th storey, and TOZI Grand Café down on the ground floor.

Named after the Venetian slang for ‘a group of friends’, the Italian restaurant has another well-received sibling in Victoria but the Battersea version is a far loftier, more palatial, all-day affair. TOZI takes 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.


Speaking of, the food is pretty grand too. There are 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 the idea is for the menu to 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 is 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 also 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.

You’ll be happy Tozi it…

NOTE: TOZI Grand Cafe is open now. You can find out more, and book, HERE.

TOZI Grand Cafe | 3a Electric Boulevard, SW11 8BJ

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TOZI Grand Cafe

3a Electric Boulevard, Battersea, SW11 8BJ

7.2 | Good