Zero Degrees is a fabulous bar and restaurant! It's a microbrewery and they only serve their own (tasty) beer plus various wines/spirits. They also do food along the lines of pizza, pasta, risotto etc. which is similarly good quality and decent value.
The atmosphere is great with a buzz of conversation around the room. The service is really friendly and you can see even the staff seem happy to be there.
Zero Degrees is very popular so I suggest booking a table if you're going for dinner in a group.
I'd call this joint more of a micro-brewery that serves grub, but that's just me.
I'm all about the beer; the current brewer is a young dude with solid experience from apprenticing for however many years they do back in his home country of Germany. His Hefeweizen tastes of the Fatherland. -love it. I've also had the black lager, and that, too, is a treat. The hubs and I have occasionally schlepped a mini-keg (four or five pints' worth?) of beer over the hill to keep in the fridge which has been met with varying degrees of success because once the keg is 'tapped', then the brew goes flat fairly quickly, so drink up!
This is tasty, locally-brewed beer, folks!
This was my second or third outing to Zero Degrees in Blackheath. As a devout microbrew fan, there is nothing I love more than a finely crafter beer...other than a tasty pizza to go with it!
Well, look no further, this little gem just south of the heath has great beers and tasty pizzas. While our service was really slow and lacking, the manager at least took notice and comped our pizza. The best deal going is that if you spend £30 or more, you get a mini-keg of there beer. This is about 10.5 pints of beer...for free! Sadly, it took us only about two days to plow through our free keg, but man, was it worth it. This deal alone will consistently bring me back.
I also here that they show the football matches on the weekend with a big screen projector.
I was visiting a friend in Lewisham, and was asked what my preference for dinner was. As soon as I said I fancied seafood, she got this look of delight on her face and said Zerodegrees was her absolute favorite local spot for mussels. I too, love mussels! We had an overall really enjoyable dinner. The breakdown:
Beer: 5 stars. Had a really, really great IPA. I wish I weren't a lightweight so I could have had a second. I get the feeling this place is well loved for their microbrews.
Food: 4 stars. Got the kilo of mussels and chips - really tasty and flavorful, but a third of my mussels weren't open :(
Ambiance: 3 stars. Specifically asked for a quieter table when we booked (they gave us the option) - were put in probably one of the loudest parts of the restaurant.
Service: 3 stars. Really friendly waiter, bizarrely and incredibly slow to bring the check. Had to ask 3 times.
I would go back, if given the chance. I found Blackheath to be quite cute, and this place to be a very decent local spot.
I straight up, LOVE this place.
Ok. I'm a little biased. It's one of the first bars that I started going to when I first moved to London. But in my opinion, if you find yourself in Blackheath one evening, there's no better place to start.
The mood in there is pretty good - there's a few pretentious sorts floating around Blackheath, and I guess one or two of them could wind up in here, but not enough of them to sour the mood - a good cross-section of people, certainly no scumbags in here though.
The restaurant, which is located in a sunken area to your left as your walk in is excellent. A great mix of food, cooked up by an open kitchen which is viewable from most of the restaurant and bar. Great mussels hear... I promise!
The bar serves up the usual mix of wines and spirits but the highlight is the beer selection which comes straight from Zero Degrees' very own microbrewery. Tubes travel from massive tanks in the front of the building, up to the high ceiling and down into the bar, delivering some of the nicest beer I've ever tasted. Ales, Lagers, Bitters, Stouts - all catered for here and VERY reasonably priced. (£2.50 last time I was there).
There's a comfortable seating area tucked around the back section of the premises which has a TV for those wishing to catch a bit of sport and extra seating upstairs as overspill for the restaurant (which looks down onto the main area),
Give this place a go... if I still lived in Blackheath I'd still be going there now - but I still get the urge to return now and then and it still doesn't disappoint.
Overpriced and almost 100% charm free. And worse when there is sport on. Decided to take our drinks to the dangerously sloping tables out front to avoid the rugger buggers.
The beer is alright though (it should be nice after taking your poor wallet quite so roughly!). Dark Lager was indeed tasty. And I am a sucker for a good beerso scrapes a 3.
Zerodegrees is one of those places where you know what you want. This is not a place you can just walk into and expect to be able to order anything you would like. The menu is narrowed down to pizzas, mussles, various kinds of beer and a few simple desserts. Yes, it may sound cheap, but trust me when I say that this is some good quality food. It is fresh, home made and absolutely delicious. The service is wonderful and made me want to kiss the manager!
Nice, clean cut and simple interior. I love this place!
Pro's: Wonderful food, service and decor
Con's: No cons
I think this restaurant is great, not only do you get some really nice freshly cooked food but as a bonus they brew their own beer on site.
I have been to Zero Degrees quite a few times in the past but Christmas is always my favourite, as they put on their special menu, and last time I went at Christmas they had real calamari, and I don't mean the breaded variety, plain squid with tentacles and all, and it was amazingly tasty.
I usually go for their dark beer which is really nice, I even brought a small keg of it which works out really cheap to have some at home!
Zerodegrees is one of my prefered places in Blackheath, with good pizzas (think a gourmet style of the Pizza Express offering) and fresh, cold microbrwery lagers.
As other reviewers have said, the staff are helpful and offer prompt service.
The only downside is the lack of seating available for drinkers, with the entire upstairs area reserved for the restaurant, a couple of big groups can quickly take up all available tables.
Went last night and started the evening by picking a fresh beer off their menu of pale ale, wheat ale, stout, lager and special (a viennese lager). Prices are reasonable (£2.70/pint) for what turned out to be really fresh, tasty beers, it's good to be reminded how much impact pasteurisation and old age have on beers at most places. They also had wines and cocktails but I can't comment.
Then we moved on to the page of pizza options at the restaurant, I can recommend the mango and tandoori chicken. There were also pastas and the usual meat-based mains. They were nice big pizzas with lots of topping and super-friendly staff, good to know that if you do add the tip on the credit card bill it gets shared between the serving staff.
Worth mentioning that I'd love to split the rating between a five for the beers and place as a bar (you can also takeaway kegs!) while the restaurant is a four.
Started off with a crostini platter, continued with a parma ham pizza.
Loved the crostini as they came in 4 different versions/flavours
The pizza was very well done and finally someone who knows that parma ham must be put after you cook the pizza!!
Surely going back for more
great food in Blackheath. Nice loungie vibe. they were having a special in which if you spend so much cash in the tab you get a free keg to take home. needles to say. we took a keg home that night. pasta was amazing... great beer selection.
This is definitely a place to keep in mind if you are in Blackheath with friends. The decour is a cool kind of industrial theme with exposed piping and the place is big enough to usually be able to find a table. I've only ever had the duck pizza (yes, duck pizza!) when I've been here, but that's because it's so good that I keep ordering it every time instead of trying something new!
I would definately recommend this place- the food is great, and the beer always fresh, although i don't think too much of the sports being played all the time!. the staff are very good and polite. i would recommend you try the speciality beer, which changes from time to time. Give the cocktails a go as well- fresh ingredients mean that even though it'll cost you, you will be wanting more!
Without a doubt, when it comes to pizza this is one of the best places to go to in London. Forget pizza express, if you want a proper Italian pizza, this is the place and their prices are very reasonable!!!
Came in for one and decided typo stay for two! Then pizza.. What a pizza it was. 10 out of tend and fivrd stars to you guys and the lovely ladys behind the bar.
I like the atmosphere, but the interior is not exactly my cup of tea. The variety of drinks is good. The prices are reasonable. Don't forget to try the tasty meals, especially the creative salads.
Excellent micro brewery in Blackheath. Good pizza, good beer, good atmosphere, good service. What more do you want!
Service has improved (it was shocking in the restaurant). Pizza's and mussels are nice. Salad is smothered in dressing, so recommend you ask for it on the side if you still want to be able to taste everything else.
Great selection of drinks. Love the vanilla vodka.
Busy, multi-level microbrewery and restaurant. Brews a wide variety of its own beer and will also sell you a cask of it to take home with you. Very good food in large portions. I especially enjoyed the pizzas. Trendy, polished aluminium decor and low lighting give it a very modern feel.
I love this place. It is a really roomy, modern, yet still inviting space. The food is great, love the mussels and pizzas best. The beer is wonderful, crisp and fresh. Great place to take children too. You can see how they make the beer as all the pipes and gubbings are on display, which adds to the atmosphere. I love it when they do a special fruit beer sometimes, it goes down really well. You are also able to buy kegs to take home which would be great for a party. My favourite drink is the wheat beer, lovely and cool served in a nice clean glass. There is plenty of room for dining as they have a sort of a mezzamine level, great for people watching.
Very decent microbrewery beer and the pizza is fine too so long as you don't make the mistake of expecting or hoping for anything remotely authentically Italian.
This is a fantastic micro brewery located right in the heart of the village. Limited on street parking outside and just a few minutes from the railway station. It has quite an interesting entrance as you can see the micro brewery. The interior is quite industrial and less comfortable - but I come here for the beer which is excellent. The customer service is especially good and the bar staff will be more than happy to provide you with a try before you buy. Th summer beers over recent years have been great - think mango beer, banana beer etc. Even better, they do take away casks which you can buy from the bar and take back home - ideal when they ahev their seasonal beers. Try the wheat beer too - but make sure you get a train or taxi home! Very recommended. I found the food offerings fairly average.
Been going there lots over the years and the mussels and pizza are great - mussels in champers and salmon sauce is to die for, however what is getting worse is the service. They are really starting to extend the period between ordering and the food arriving. Took 5 mins to get the waitress to come to our table, then drinks came and another 10 mins for the starters and then another 10 mins for the main course. Last time this happened there were 5 tables only of diners. Think they doing it to get you to drink more as very quick to ask if you need another drink while waiting for the food
Its worth a look the beer is good, food ok and staff friendly
Zero Degrees is great at what it does namely pizza and beer. Other items on the menu are best ignored to avoid disappointment.
A word of warning on a recent visit the pizza's we chose had far too much salt, due in part to excess anchovies. Not a problem i normally experience there. I think the menu has changed recently with a few too many experimental pizza toppings for my liking. They need to stick to doing the basics well or risk upsetting the winning formula here.
The beer, brewed on the premises is outstanding.
I was persuaded to Zero another chance the other day. After all it's headline is microbrewery which is actually quite fun. So I went in muttering, "Peking duck pizza- huh?" just quietly enough that the staff wouldn't spit in my food. Zero does in fact have very friendly staff, they who attentively found a spot away from the children who were there early evening and managed to stop me wandering into a beer VAT on the way to the toilet.
Zero Degrees is a great bar and restaurant. They make their own beer on site of which there are normally 3 or 4 different varieties and they have a restaurant section where you can get everything from fabulous pizzas, mussels and fries various pasta dishes and good tasty salads. It tends to be a bit noisy at the weekends so it's not a great romantic dinner place but great for a night out with friends especially as you can wait in the bar for your table then eat then go back to the bar without leaving the building! It is very big so it is normally only a short wait for a table even at peak time and the food is always very fresh and tasty. It's certainly a Blackheath hot spot!
I really like this place the self made beer is nice and fresh always. The food never disappointing, pizza is my favourite. this place is also child friendly and having two kids it works nicely for me. They love pizza too!!!
I discovered this brew pub a few years ago and instantly fell in love with their beers, service, staff. I have arranged many microbrewery pub crawls and have been given a free tour which was excellent. I loved the Mango beer from 3 summers ago and the one last year was delicious too. But not very impressed with the new brewer I bought 50l of kegs for my Birthday and first 3 kegs we opened were all bad (ie diasatol). I took the remaining 7 back and they were happy to refund my money. Love this place but hoping for the new brewer to get his act together.
they should do a proper stout
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