Eat and be merry with Pasta Pazzo Wednesdays at Bunga Bunga
Bunga Bunga Pasta Pazzo Wednesdays are here! Live music, dancing, singing and tasty fresh pasta from the Pazzo community bring together all the good things in life, every Wednesday at Bunga Bunga in Battersea. Along with great food and drinks there will be live music weekly from exciting acts such as Colombolocco, Barbarella, Karin and Matt Watts, and Pete Saunders.
Deriving its name from Italy’s most titillating joke, Bunga Bunga is Battersea’s tongue-in-cheek bar and pizzeria, serving authentic cocktails and cuisine in a vibrant space dedicated to Italian icons. It also houses an entire floor in homage to the world’s most kitsch competition: The Eurovision Song Contest. Dynamic duo Duncan Stirling and Charlie Gilkes are at the helm of this project.
Duncan and Charlie’s recent projects include cult speakeasy Barts, 80s themed nightspot Maggie’s and this summer’s new opening, Mr Fogg’s in Mayfair. Bunga Bunga is a celebration of all that is amusing and melodramatic in Italian culture. Inspired by many trips to the country as well as by New York’s Little Italy district, Duncan and Charlie have created an unforgettable pastiche of Europe’s most unpredictable state.
Bunga Bunga is proud to welcome the Pasta Pazzo community with Pasta Wednesdays, to be hosted weekly. In true Italian family style, groups of four or more will be able to cosy up and enjoy four different, freshly made pasta dishes, placed in the centre of the table to be shared. In addition, Bunga Bunga will even throw in a complimentary bottle of wine, all at just £15 per head. The selection of dishes available will include Vermicelli with Fresh Basil Pesto, Topped with Toasted Pine Nuts, Calamari all’Arrabbiata, Spaghetti allo Scoglio, Smoked Salmon Ravioli with a Warm Caper Butter Sauce, Lasagne al Forno and many more. The music acts will vary each week and range from pop to jazz to even hippy gypsy and Italian classics.
Just as Italy did in the 15th century, Battersea is currently undergoing a Renaissance of its own with the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station and The Royal College of Art relocating to the area, following in celebrated designer Vivienne Westwood’s footsteps. Bunga Bunga’s arrival this summer cements the neighbourhood’s reputation as one of the capital’s epicentres of cool. It’s definitely the place to have some fun while enjoying honest Italian food. So if you love lasagne and you rave about ravioli, head down to Bunga Bunga for your pick of the pastas!
For further information about Wednesdays at Bunga Bunga, 37 Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11 3BA, visit the restaurant’s website here.