The last time I set foot in here it resembled the Mary Celeste.
We stood waiting at the front counter... and stood some more.
The doors were bang open, it was a weekday afternoon, and I was ready to put a past bad experience of the place aside - at least for the first five minutes.
All that was missing was the sound of creaking timber.
We jumped ship and headed somewhere else instead.
I have eaten here with work colleagues before, and can say the waitress took our orders post-haste, with no eye contact or a please or thankyou in sight.
Anne Bonny would have been no match - in fact she would have been welcomed if she'd brought a tot of rum and a vessel out of the infernal place.
The food was standard high street Italian fare knocked out in a hurry and without an ounce of charm.
These barbs uttered, I must stress Zizzi Croydon was refurbished last month, complete with a shiny new pink facia, so maybe they have sorted their act out.
Every time I walk past the diners certainly look content enough and doubtless many will have been happily seated and served. .
But I won't be going back. Ever.
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