It’s almost the end of the semester, and almost that time I fly back home for the next 3 weeks. A few of my friends and I decided to go out for dinner to Zizzi, before we all go back home for Christmas and to celebrate the end of our assessments this semester. Our local Zizzi’s is situated in Gunwharf Quays on The Boardwalk with views of the harbour, but it was 7.30pm when we went down for dinner, so it was pretty dark out – but still pretty. We were greeted by one of the many staff on that dinner, it seemed to be busy with Christmas meals as there were many people in the restaurant at the time. We were surprised that we didn’t have to wait to long for a seat, about 5 minutes and we were guided to our table and handed menus, I of course asked for the vegan menu.
I told myself I wasn’t going to have a drink, but that soon changed when I saw the drinks menu, haha. I opted for a cocktail – which I believe is called Passion Fruitini. It is made up of Vodka & passion fruit pureé, topped with Prosecco, fresh raspberries, fresh lime & rosemary. And might I add, it was delicious! Unfortunately I forgot to ask for no straw (and of course I get two, haha I know it is not very eco-friendly, but I am far from perfect, I do slip up at times. It’s all a learning curve.) Despite the plastic straw issue, the drink was delicious. As you can see in the image above, my friends decided on going for a glass of wine, I am not a lover of wine (but will drink rose wine if I am planning on getting drunk, haha.) And we added a jug of water, because some of us like to have water with our dinner.
I was in the mood for pasta, so I therefore ordered the vegan lentil Ragu, which was labelled as Rich Italian lentil ragu with linguine & fresh oregano on the menu. It sounded really nice, and was £7.95 – the service we received was great, after our drinks arrived, the food didn’t take that much longer. My meal was the last to arrive, I think that’s just me my food always arrives after everyone else’s, haha. But I wasn’t disappointed when it arrived, it was presented like the image they shown on the website. Looking absolutely delightful and of course I did enjoy the Ragu, it was very scrumptious. But I always find eating linguine in public is a risk for me, I am known for getting tomato around my face from eating it haha, but this time went well. No tomato issues appeared, which I was happy with. For the price, I believe it was worth it, truly delicious and worth checking out if you haven’t already.
My friends decided to have pizza, I think next time I visit I will try the vegan pizza but without olives because olives are not my favourite thing to put on a pizza, I would probably just stick to vegan cheese haha, boring pizza eater – maybe some pineapple? Is that even acceptable in Italian cuisine? Probably not.
Have you been to Zizzi’s? What did you try in the restaurant?