Have you ever trekked far enough up Gloucester Road for it to turn into the lesser known Filton Road? Thought not... Well, dear Wriggler, it's time for you to put on your walking boots and make the long pilgrimage, because tucked away up this mysterious hill lies Zanky's, and Zanky's, my friend, is somewhere that you need to visit.
To those in the know (or perhaps those with a car...), Zanky's is THE place in Bristol to enjoy delicious mediterranean-inspired food. Their decadent pasta dishes with perfect, paper-thin homemade pasta and luxurious sauces crafted from indulgent ingredients such as duck, octopus and squid are the stuff of legend, whilst their traditional pizzas will transport you straight to the Sardinian sun in one mouthful.
The flavours, ingredients and techniques of Sardinian are vitally important to Zanky's; head chef Fabio was taught to cook by his Sardinian grandfather, and the beautiful Italian island still exerts a clear influence on Fabio's cookery today. Traditional Italian and Sardinian ingredients are sourced from specialist delis and suppliers, and the dishes in the restaurant hinge upon traditional cooking methods, with unctuous, slow-braised meaty sauces often assuming the leading role.
As a space to eat, relax, and catch up with friends, Zanky's is perfect; expect exposed brick walls, comfortable seating and soothing low lighting. The star of the show, though, is unmistakably the food – go hungry and with high expectations, and you won't be disappointed.
Food and wine (even though ‘just’ the house red) was really delicious! Our table was a bit out the way of the main restaurant, so atmosphere not quite as good. Service was very friendly.
Simply perfection! From the service, atmosphere, drinks and most importantly the food! Best meal/dining experience we’ve had in a very long time. Can’t wait to go back!
I am so so so impressed with Zanky's. I think this is the best wriggle i have had! (Thats a big comment for me to make) The pasta was outstanding, the service was spot on and the atmosphere was beautiful. I am extremely happy with everything about my experience, the lady i booked with over the phone was very attentive to our needs and so friendly. I have never tasted pasta like this, every bite i just didn't want it to be over. I don't think i'll stop talking about this for a long time! Thank you Zanky's, i cannot wait to come back.
Pizza was divine. Highly recommend.
Really authentic Italian pizza, it tasted like I was in Italy again!
Zankys is a lovely restaurant. It's small and cosy and the food is delicious. The portions are just the right size. The staff are all very friendly and attentive. A lovely evening.