After I had a meal at Bank, I was given a loyalty card. I signed up and was then given a voucher for £10 for a meal at Bank or this place called Piccolino which is just a short walk away. I had to try it as I do not want to waste that tenner!
The surroundings were lighter than Bank given there were larger windows and it being small. Impressively, they had a cloakroom (all too missing in many restaurants these days!) After I sat down I was given a bowl of bread for me to chew on plus the tap water.
I would have probably prefered the oil to not be drizzled on the bread as that tends to create greasy fingers which I don’t like. The bread was chewy like I said. The oil and vinegar dip was nice.
I then decided to order and so had the Trofiette con pollo: chargrilled chicken, seasonal vegetables, parmesan cream & pine nuts.
For wine: Nero D’avola, Il Meridone. Italy, Sicily 2009.
The pasta was amazingly tasty. The chargrilled chicken complimented the plain yet seasoned pasta. The cheese sauce brought it and the vegetables all together. It was a joy to eat.
After that, I decided to have desert given that I had a bit more money to spend on. I went for the Tortino al cioccolato: warm chocolate fondant with minted mascarpone or vanilla ice cream.
Never had this before so had to try. It was simply gorgeous. The chocolate was rather bitter but the ice cream cancelled that out and turned it into something very pleasant.
Certainly, if there was no ice cream it wouldn’t have been nice.
The staff were pleasant and kind. Service good.
Total cost was £21.50 (with the voucher, I paid only £11.50 plus tip).
I would recommend this place indeed.