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Review: Prezzo, Wandsworth
By now most people have already broken their New Year’s resolutions, with the temptations of calories, booze and cigarettes hard to resist.
But the healthy New Year menu at Italian chain Prezzo is making it easier to indulge while watching your weight.
The restaurant has recently opened in Wandsworth Southside Shopping Centre, in Garratt Lane, as part of a major refurbishment of the mall.
As I enter the restaurant I’m greeted by plush leather sofas, a large bar and open plan kitchen, which offer a more elegant option for dining in Wandsworth.
An attentive waitress brings us the menu immediately and is happy to give recommendations.
For starter I go for crab cakes (£5.65) which comes served with a salad. They have a delicious flaky texture and are just the perfect size to start the meal off with. My guest opts for grilled goats cheese and plum tomatoes, on top of ciabatta bread and balsamic vinegar (£5.10). We also share a bowl of marinated olives (£2.95) which we manage to polish off within minutes.
My main from the healthy New Year menu is served within minutes – a chicken Andria, priced at £9.95. The grilled chicken is topped with aubergine, courgette, peppers, baby spinach and black olives, covered in a tomato sauce. It is not over facing, while not grilled too much to taste like it’s been barbecued but retains a smoky taste. My guest goes for the salmon and avocado salad (£9.95) and was astonished at the large portion of leaves and fillet of salmon.
I’m craving a dessert and to my delight the restaurant is offering mini versions of its sweet treats for half the calories, served with a hot beverage of your choice. I select a chocolate profiterole and a hot chocolate, priced at £3.50, which looks quaint and dainty on the plate but has a chocolaty kick. My friend is feeling more indulgent and goes for the honey comb smash cheesecake (£5.15), a cheesecake covered in chocolate sauce and topped with honey comb pieces.
The restaurant is open till 11pm weeknights, 11.30pm Friday to Saturday and 10pm on Sundays.
Prezzo, Southside Shopping Centre, Garratt Lane, Wandsworth