Zaza is a very lively restaurant with a great crowd in a very characterful cottage in the quiet town of Bushey (even at 9pm on a Friday night). Our waiter was great and talked us through the menu. It was difficult choosing what to order because everything looked so good. We ordered some wine and olives as we made our decisions.
I ordered the Capesante (£8.90), which is pan seared scallops with rocket, vine tomatoes and prosciutto. The scallops were cooked perfectly and the flavours of the salad with the sharpness if the rocket, the sweetness of the tomatoes and the smokiness of the prosciutto all complimented them very well.
For the main I had the Branzino (£15.90) – Pan fried fillet of sea bass in a lemon butter sauce on sautéed spinach, green beans & spring onions and a herb mash on the side. The fish was delicate and melted in my mouth and the vegetables were cooked perfected – the beans still with a bit of crunch to them.
We stayed until we were one of the last customers as we got lost in time chatting away. The waiters were very friendly and didn’t push us to leave but instead gave us a refreshing (but VERY strong) lemoncello to finish off our lovely evening.
I definitely recommend if you are in the area and looking for a good Italian.