Aldeburgh food festival

August 25, 2016

The food festival season continues in Suffolk on the 24th and 25th of September at the Aldeburgh Food Festival.  The festival takes place in the beautiful setting of Snape Maltings, and introduces its visitors to gorgeous food and wine from famous chefs in the relaxing East Anglian countryside. This year José Pizarro will be treating the punters to a true taste of the Basque Country with recipes from his new book.  For more info, visit

José’s cava and croquestas party

August 22, 2016

Stay tuned for news on the launch of our Cava & Croquetas Party at our Broadgate restaurant on 9 October – more details to come but in the meantime, save the date!

JP on Saturday Kitchen!

August 19, 2016

Catch José on Saturday Kitchen on the 20th August cooking an amazing lamb dish – watch it from 10am on BBC1 to ease yourself into the weekend!


Abergavenny food festival

August 16, 2016

On the 17th and 18th September, JP is heading west to the famous Abergavenny Food Festival.  Now 17 years old, this festival brings 30,000 hungry people to the Welsh town to try some amazing fare, including José’s very own enticing dishes! Find out more here

José Pizarro joins the Croquetas Challenge!

August 14, 2016


London is about to host the first ever Croquetas Challenge and José’s own balls of goodness will be competing alongside those from Salt Yard, Social Wine & Tapas, The Modern Pantry, Brindisa Kitchens, Oldroyd, Aqua Nueva, Duende, Copita, Barrica, Camino, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Riding House Café and Señor Ceviche. Come and try for yourselves to see whose is best!

The inaugural contest takes place this 6th September at Ember Yard, 60 Berwick Street, London W1F 8SU from 6pm. Tickets cost £15 each for a drink and to taste all the croquetas – to book call 020 7439 8057 or email

The Big Feastival

August 11, 2016

If you’ve never been to the Big Feastival then you have been missing out! Alex James hosts this ‘feel-good festival of food and music’ at his Cotswolds farm from the 26th – 28th August, and this year’s feastival is going to be even better because our own José will be there cooking up a treat alongside other big names such as Jamie Oliver, Raymond Blanc and Tom Kerridge.  To book your tickets visit


August 8, 2016

We are really excited to be taking part in Meatopia for the first time this year! This meat – fest was founded in the US by the late great Josh Ozersky and was brought to the UK in 2013 by chef Richard H Turner of Hawksmoor fame. It’s a weekend-long love affair of meat, drink, fire and music, and Meatopia UK has become a legendary event for food lovers.

For our first stint, we just had to bring some wonderful Cinco Jotas Ibérico pork. If you’ve ever tried it at our restaurants, you’ll know that this meat is melt in the mouth delicious; the quality is so good that we always serve the pork rare. We’ve created a totally exclusive dish for the event – our 5J Presa Ibérica with mint aioli & chorizo buñuelos will be presented for carnivores to enjoy alongside the offerings from other top chefs including Francis Mallmann, Tomos Parry, Ottolenghi & Niklas Ekstedt.

Meatopia takes place from 2 – 4 September at London’s Tobacco dock. We’ll be at the coals for the new Friday night session (accompanied by a DJ set from Professor Green and Andy Smith from Portishead). We will also be there all day on Saturday, where as well as us you will find more food by Yotam Ottolenghi, Neil Rankin and more; music by Jazzie B from Soul II Soul and the best in artisan ales, fine wines and delicious spirits to complement the food. See you there!

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New dishes on the menu at Pizarro

July 27, 2016

We’re happy to let you know that we have a number of exciting new dishes on our menu at Pizarro ready for you to try.

The Scottish razor clams with chorizo and mint oil are delicious and perfect to enjoy on a summer’s day. Another new addition, is butifarra de ceps, a type of sausage and one of the most important dishes of the Catalan cuisine… come and try it for yourself to find out why!

One of our favourite main courses is the Cornish hake a la plancha which is a beautiful dish packed full of fantastic flavours. If you haven’t tried our chocolate pot with Gin Mare biscuit yet, you’re in luck as due to popular demand it’s still on the menu.

We hope to see you soon!


Our new menu has landed at José Pizarro Broadgate

July 20, 2016

Our new menu landed at José Pizarro in Broadgate Circle this week and we’ve got lots of delicious new dishes for you to enjoy!

The Andalusian gazpacho with avocado is the perfect refreshing dish for this hot weather. Other new dishes include, calamares a la plancha with capers, garlic and parsley and Cornish hake with green beans, both of which go beautifully with a chilled glass of white wine. Not to be missed is the 35 day aged Irish strip loin served with Jersey royals and a romesco sauce.

If you have a sweet tooth, fear not, you won’t be disappointed! Tarta Isabel with chocolate mousse and apricots in cava with oloroso cream can now be found on the menu.

You can see the full menu here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Broadgate new menu


Acorn magic

July 15, 2016

Have you got your acorn yet? We’re giving away little silver acorns by way of invitation to our exclusive Bellota Club. Membership will bring you sneak previews to upcoming events, special offers and all sorts of Spanish surprises! Keep your eye out next time you dine with us and who knows, you may be joining The Bellota Club very soon! #followtheacorn