Crate Brewery & Pizzeria, Hackney Wick

Craft beer and stone-baked pizzas on the waterfront

After a gold-tinted summer in which the Eastern corner of the capital has revelled in the spotlight of the Olympic and Paralympic games, attention is beginning to turn to the much-trumpeted “legacy” project that plans to continue the regeneration of this neglected part of London. While nearby Shoreditch has long been packed with heaving restaurants and bars, Hackney Wick is still in its relative infancy as a foodie destination. However, things already seem to be moving in the right direction. Continue reading


Forza Win, Bethnal Green

The Forza Win team seem right at home in their second rooftop pizza supperclub

“Don’t be alarmed,” we said to our friends as we turned off Hackney Road and into a grim industrial estate in search of Forza Win’s new rooftop venue. “It’s definitely around here somewhere.” We soon spotted a lonely and somewhat incongruous figure sporting a Forza Win t-shirt and clipboard who turned out to be the venture’s co-founder Bash. He directed us off the street, through an empty garage, up a fire escape, past some barbed wire and out onto the Forza Win roof terrace. Which is lovely. Continue reading

London Pizza Blog at the Forza Win launch

London’s newest supper club puts pizza in the spotlight

The upside of dinner at a supper club is the promise of an intimate setting with restaurant quality food. The downside is the occasionally cramped surroundings into which wannabe restauranteurs cram their “guests” like sardines. Happily, Forza Win provides all the allure of the former while dodging the pitfalls of the latter by staging their newly opened supper club on the spacious roof terrace of an East London office block. Continue reading