Price Range: £££
LFM Score: 5/5
Bebe Friendly Score: 2/3
Victoria London; Never really been a destination area for amazing restaurant choices. Having worked in the area for 5 years (BB; Before Bebe), always felt Victoria was a bit of a black hole for reasonably priced foodie venues. However, things have changed (with recent openings of Iberica, A Wong) and now on our hit list, TOZI.
Tozi has not been on the LFM radar, not sure why, just less of a buzz and/or press overage compared to similar venues (on par with the likes of the exponentially growing Polpo chain or Trullo in Islington or Zucca in Bermondsey). The Italian tapas style concept is gathering pace and Tozi is fantastic. Stand out dishes were the soft shell crab and deep fried zucchini shoe string fries (LFM diet starts next week). Disappointed by the Pizzetta (rather bland) especially with the enticing wood fired oven on display as a centre piece. Leave room for dessert – Merningata, yoghurt & amarene was to die for!
The venue is spacious and light n airy – lots of buggy space and high chairs available. Baby changing facilities present but a little trek into the basement of the adjacent hotel (super clean – we like A LOT). We haven’t awarded top Bebe Friendly Scores as Tozi is kinda chic and too ‘smart’ for a screaming baby, especially in the evening. Weekend daytime acceptable but you can just imagine a lot of business lunches (or ‘Ladies Who Lunch) here and feeling out of place.