29-31 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, Greenwich, London, SE3 0TJ
Most restaurants don’t serve fresh beer that comes directly from the brewing tanks, but then most restaurants aren’t Zerodegrees. A combination of a microbrewery, multiple award-winning pizza place and seafood restaurant, with a healthy dose of the bold and imaginative on the menu, Zerodegrees has been ploughing its own distinctive furrow since 2000. Set back from the road on the southern edge of lovely, leafy Blackheath, it doesn’t appear grand from the outside, but step inside and you’ll find that it opens up like the proverbial Aladdin’s cave to offer more than enough space for any sized group to enjoy themselves, while retaining a sense of intimacy missing from many larger venues. I did mention the microbrewery didn’t I? Taking pride of place in the centre of the restaurant, you can actually watch the beer being made while you dine, and trace the progress from tank to pump. This means it’s the freshest beer you’ll find and there’s no need to pasteurise or add preservatives – whether you choose a Pilsner, pale ale, wheat ale or other speciality brews, the beer is flavoursome and pure. Make sure you try the mango beer – there’s nothing like it anywhere else. These beers match perfectly with everything on the menu, from the kilo pots of mussels to the PAPA award-winning pizza and pasta dishes, making Zerodegrees a beer- and food-lover’s paradise.