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fair to say that most people don’t even think about heading to Victoria for dinner. However, this is about to change rapidly. Just moments away from Victoria station, nestled on the beautiful Gillingham Street you’ll find Tozi.

Tozi is an Italian restaurant that transports you into the heart of Italy, but without all the decor clichés. It is seriously slick. When you first arrive you’ll find yourself in the relaxed vintage bar, which serves barrel aged Negronis and Prosecco on tap. After a drink, or three, you can head into the main restaurant which is huge. We sampled the 15 course tasting menu in the private dining suite, which also has a vintage Fiat 500 in the corner. The space is prefect for a long overindulgent evening with friends.

The authentic Venetian menu is completely faultless in our eyes, or is that mouths? We’ll save you the pain of describing each course but our favourites were the buffalo ricotta ravioli with black truffle, such a treat it was almost like having dessert. Then came the gnocchi with duck ragu and ewe parmesan – we could eat this every week – the ‘Sgroppino’ an Italian palette cleanser, made from prosecco, vodka and lemoncello and the melt in mouth ox cheeks. Finally of the 3 desserts it had to be the chocolate hazelnut delice with coconut sorbet.

Head chef, Maurilio Molteni, previously at Shoreditch House has managed to capture the spirit of Italy and maybe our stomachs, we are definitely going back for more – even if it is in Victoria.

8 Gillingham Street, London, SW1V 1HJ