Restaurants, bars and pubs are coming back - but what about the festivals? Looks like they're going to be mainly virtual for the foreseeable, which is forcing a lot of folk to be particularly inventive about how they do just that.
The 2020 London Pizza Festival is one such bash. Run by Daniel Young of Young & Foodish, it's spent the last five years bringing in the crowds at Borough Market. Now that that's not possible the new event will be
Before lockdown, the Pembury Tavern in Hackney had built up quite the reputation for its pizzas. Now, they're back and post-lockdown are launching as their own delivery pizza brand, Ace Pizza. It'll still be based in the pub, but the menu has been given something of an overhaul while the team have been away.
All the pizzas will be from 48hr cold-fermented dough and the menu includes:
If you've ever been stuck wondering whether you fancied a pizza or a kebab more - then the answer is simple. You need Yard Sale's latest collaboration which allows you to have both at the same time!
The pizza group have teamed up with Dalston institution Mangal II for The Mangoal II. As the name suggests, the collaboration was going to be to celebrate Euro 2020 - but now it's celebrating the return of the Premier League instead.
Big Mamma has had two huge hits with Gloria and Circolo Popolare. But how will their very extra approach translate to delivery? We find out.
Updated 11/6/20 with more menu details
They've just reopened Flor in Borough and now the team behind that restaurant, as well as the Michelin-starred Lyle's, are getting into the pizza business (running from the same kitchen as Flor).
They're launching ASAP Pizza, which will be all about sourdough pizzas made with heritage British wheats. In charge of things is Pam
In today's "I'm sorry - what?" news we have intel on a brand new Santa Maria outlet - which has opened in a car showroom. Yes, they've set up their Brentford Pizzeria right in the heart of Duke of London which sells classic and luxury cars. Don't fancy a Jaguar E-Type? Can we interest you in a margherita instead?
At the moment, it's for delivery only, but there will be seating for up to 30 inside once regulations relax.
During lockdown, the Maybourne Hotel group - The Berkeley, The Connaught and Claridge's - have been busy supporting London's key workers with drive-through coffee stations and accommodation. But their bars and restaurants have been closed off to the rest of us.
Now, things are changing. Over at The Connaught, they've just launched one of their restaurants on the premium delivery service, Supper. Jean-Georges at The
There's been a serious revolution in the London pizza world over the past few years. It's now possible to get some world-beating pizzas here and we're on a mission to tell you where to find them.
13/5/19 - updated with Shoreditch details.
The next restaurant to return from lockdown is Homeslice pizza - starting with Marylebone and following up with Shoreditch. They're open for both delivery and collection, setting up shop on Supper and Deliveroo.
It's a limited menu as they've adapted for social distancing rules - so here's what you can expect:
If you don't have a pizza oven but you really want piping hot great pizza at home, this DIY frying pan pizza kit from Pizza Pilgrims is definitely worth a go.
Trained up under Massimo Bottura, Neapolitan born restaurateur Ivan Simeoli's pizzeria is all about the correct ingredients.
We've already written about Adrian Martin's Wildflower, which is opening in the new Buck Street Market development in Camden, but that's not the only big opening that's coming to the new market. Joining him will be
They've already teamed up with Loyle Carner and next up for Yard sale is a special pizza with Brit Award and Mercury Prize-nominated artist Jessie Ware. It's coming out just as her new cookbook hits shops, which is itself inspired by the hugely successful podcast (which she does with her mum) Table Manners, which has boasted Ed Sheeran and Nigella Lawson as guests.
The pizza's based on
The next Pizza Pilgrims is something of a departure. Yes, there will be the usual top-notch Neapolitan pizzas, but this Camden opening will also be home to a fully-fledged Pizza Academy.
All of which means that alongside the traditional pizzeria will be a space that's designed to help people get into a hospitality career. It's aimed at the young, ex-homeless, ex-offenders or
Pizzeria L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele is opening their second London restaurant in Soho - and you can expect the same huge (and hugely popular) Neapolitan pizzas from the original. Plus fried pizzas if carbs just aren't enough...
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