Mayfair Pizza Co., Mayfair

_DSC7543blendAs a general rule, we’re a little suspicious of restaurants professing to offer “gourmet pizzas”. The South Bank’s Gourmet Pizza Co. for example, is notorious for serving up anything but, while attempts to pimp the humble Margherita with luxe ingredients like lobster or salmon have a tendency to arrive as Fire & Stone-esque monstrosities. Continue reading


Pizza Pilgrims, Kingly Court

The pilgrimage continues with another blockbuster from the Elliot Bros.

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So we should probably start this post with something of a disclaimer: we bloody love the Pizza Pilgrims. If you are looking for a review that is going to take down the toast of pizzatown, you will be disappointed. Sure, our affection is tinged with a healthy dose of envy when it comes to the story of two brothers who decided to pack it all in and travel around Italy eating pizza for a bit, before casually returning to London to set up a successful street food business, open a pizzeria in Soho, launch a cookery book and open a second restaurant off Carnaby Street. All in just over two years. Continue reading

Bravi Ragazzi, Streatham

A top local pizzeria for south Londoners, worth a trip for anyone else


Rome, Naples, New York…Streatham?! Ok, maybe the south London suburb isn’t quite ready to join the ranks of the world’s great homes of pizza just yet, but the arrival of Bravi Ragazzi has certainly helped put it on the map. Like all good local gems, Bravi Ragazzi is easy to miss. Tucked away just off the High Road, this little pizzeria might not at first glance look like much, but if you can negotiate a spot at one of its handful of tables you are in for a treat. Continue reading

Earlham Street Clubhouse, Covent Garden

Frat-boy fun masks some underwhelming pizza at this ode to Americana

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Having been something of a pizza wilderness in years gone by, Covent Garden has become increasingly well-served in that department of late, with nearby Sartori recently joined by the first permanent outpost of by-the-slice specialists, Homeslice. Earlham Street Clubhouse is the latest name to add to the list, having opened at the back end of last year amid much fanfare. Continue reading

Homeslice, Covent Garden

Big pizzas and big flavours are the hallmarks of this not-to-be-missed hidden gem


The team behind Homeslice would be well within their rights to consider themselves pizza pioneers. Their van was one of the early innovators on London’s now well established and increasingly diverse street food pizza scene, and they were also one of the first to transition to a bricks-and-mortar site, tucked away in Neal’s Yard, off Covent Garden. This pioneering spirit also extends to their enormous pizzas which boast a frequently-changing array of unusual seasonal ingredients from butternut squash to black pudding. Continue reading

Cucina Asellina, Strand

Smart Italian with a twist in central London


Regular readers of the LPB will know that we enjoy few things more than setting out to track down pokey, unpretentious and out-of-the-way pizzerias, as this is often where some of London’s best slices are to be found. So it was with a slight sense of entering unfamiliar territory that we stepped into the elegant, modern interior of Cucina Asellina to investigate what was billed as authentic Italian dishes “executed with New York flair”. Continue reading

Princi, Soho

Classy pizza and a buzzing atmosphere in this sprawling Soho bakery

PrinciThe prospective diner taking a glance through some online reviews of Princi could be forgiven for feeling baffled as to what exactly the Soho venue is offering, pizza-wise. While half the write-ups we perused before our visit waxed lyrical about wood-fired Neapolitan delights, at least as many again displayed pictures of an unappetising range of doughy, door-stop pizza-breads. Continue reading

Man v Pizza at PING

Gourmet gladiators, stuff your faces at PING tonight

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If the name Adam Richman means nothing, this post is most likely not for you. But if you’ve ever watched this not-nearly-as-fat-as-he-should-be man in action, and wondered what it would be like to have people chant your name as you stoically munch your way through awe-inspiring mountains of food, you may want to make your way down to PING tonight. Continue reading