Jose Pizarro, Broadgate

Updated Feb 2019

I’m still in bed trying to shake off the few tequila shots I had at a birthday party last night. It was only supposed to be one drink, but you know how these things happen. Talk about pickled livers. Last weekend was far healthier and tastier. I spent it at Jose pizarro  broadgate restaurant , a stones throw from Liverpool street station. Now some of you readers might know that I have an affinity for Spanish food or better still Jose’s dishes. I loved it so much I blogged about two of his other restaurants based in Bermondsey, Jose Tapas bar and Jose Restaurant. So without further ado, lets see how Jose Pizarros Broadgate restaurant fare up to the others.

Afternoon was kicked off with some nice truffle mash and poached egg, decently priced at £6. I noticed this dish is now off the menu.

Tasty croquettes ‘caseras’ for £6.50. Crispy on the outside with a soft centre filled with bechamel and Chorizo. ( stomachs still rumbling.. I really need to eat something before I pass out while writing this stuff)

Jose Pizarro Broadgate Croquettes

Delicious Iberico pork cheeks with sweet potato purée (9.50). The rich red wine juices and creamy sweet potato purée combination was delightful. Add those tender pork cheeks to the mix and you have a winning dish that brings a smile to ones face. This dish is no longer on their menu, however I noticed a similar dish on their festive set menu (iberico pork cheeks with and pumpkin) that might just be as good.

Iberico pork cheeks with sweet potato purée

Succulent king prawns with chilli and garlic (£12). I had this dish during my visit to Jose’s tapas bar and I said at the time that ” these fresh prawns immersed in a garlic and chilli oil was soo plate lickingly delicious, it had to be some of the best prawns have ever had”. Well, I still feel almost as good as I did then. I think the prawns I had previously, just about trumps this one though. Maybe that’s nostalgia talking.

Jose Pizarro Broadgate king prawns with chilli and garlic

I saw this squid dish on the board and just had to order it (£11). Another accomplished dish indeed. The generous sprinkles of paprika and salt flakes elevates this dish. Simplicity at its finest

Tasty Pulpo

Look at this beauty 🙂

Octopus and pimenton de la vera

All this was followed up by two desserts, one of which I had at Jose’s tapas bar a few years ago. A chocolate ganache pot with drizzles of olive oil and salt flakes. They served this in a cup previously and I remember loving it.  An even bigger portion’s definitely a good idea. Highly moorish indeed.

Jose Pizarro Broadgate Chocolate pot with olive oil and salt

The caramelised pears with hazelnut ice cream wasn’t too bad either. The hazelnut ice cream being the star. Both desserts went for £4 – 4.50

There goes my time at this lovely restaurant. Good tasting food, washed down with some Amontillado. It seems like Michelin guide review of Jose Pizarro’s broadgate also echoed the fact this was simply good meal.If you’re ever around Liverpool Street station, make sure you try and visit Jose Pizarro Broadgate.

Jose Pizarro Broadgate entrance

 

Bye for now and see you soon.

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