Zilli Green - new gournet vegetarian restaurant
Posted on 02 / 28 / 2010
Had a wonderful meal at Zilli Green. Inside it holds about 25 upstairs and a private dining room for 25 downstairs. Pale green walls complement rustic tables.
The restaurant is one of a number owned by celebrity chef Aldo Zilli - this is his first venture into vegetarian restaurants. Enzo, the chef at Zilli Green, is vegan and was previously the chef at a number of other high class vegetarian restaurants including Manna and The Gate.
They have a seasonal menu. Vegan items (of which there are many) are clearly labelled. The food was wonderful. If you're feeling hungry the Brodetto di Legumi (a barley, spelt, lentil &yellow split bean stew - more like a thick soup) is a filling starter. For something lighter go for the Quinoa and Wild Mushroom sushi.
Starters priced £4.50 - £6.50
For main course we had the Black Bean chilli, Aldo's Favourite curry (a version of Thai green curry) and Tagliatelle with Porcini Mushrooms.
The Black Bean chilli was good (they initially brought this with creme freche by mistake which we asked them to substitute).
The curry comes with quinoa - I would have preferred rice but that's personal choice. It was very nice though.
The tagliatelle dish was made with fresh (egg free) pasta and was excellent. So tasty. My favourite of the main courses. Mains are priced between £8 - £9
For desserts one can have a dessert platter (Chef's selection of 3 desserts) for £9. The cheesecake was nice but very rich. The vegan Tiramisu cake was very light and Moorish and my partner tells me the chocolate chip brownie was delicious.
I was pleased to see that they offered vegan & vegetarian wines on the menu, although we didn't try any this time.
We'll be back soon!
Excellent food, good selection for vegans, Friendly staff
tables very close to each other, closed most Sundays