07/06/16 - Updated with soft launch info.
We've been in the Islington area for a long time now and we've really noticed that the past few years or so have seen a real improvement in Holloway Road's food scene. So we look with interest to the opening of a new pizzeria, Zia Lucia, which is different enough to get our attention...
The pizza bases are 48-hour slow fermented doughs. And
Updated 12/5/16 with opening details and launch offer
The food scene in Finsbury Park is hotting up further with the news that Clapton pizzeria Yard Sale Pizza is opening there soon. The venture, which started out in one of the three founder's back garden, was voted Hackney’s best restaurant in Time Out's 2015 Love London Awards.
The Finsbury Park branch will be on Blackstock Road, just down the road from Salvation in Noodles. Seating around 30,
Updated 4/4/16 with soft launch details
One of London's most highly rated pizzerias has just announced its plans to open a new restaurant. Santa Maria has been wowing pizza lovers in Ealing since they first opened four years ago. "Genuinely excellent pizza," said critic Andy Hayler of his meal there.
Owners are Pasquale Chionchio and Angelo Ambrosio also opened Sacre Cuore over in Kensal Rise in 2012, but their new restaurant in Chelsea will be
Back at the very beginning of Forza Win, it was the team up between Forza and Pizza Pilgrims which kicked everything off on a Shoreditch rooftop. Now they're teaming up again (as Forza Win get ready to open another restaurant) with a two month residency in Peckham. On the menu
There’s a new pizza place heading to Clapham, setting up shop on a reclaimed London Victorian lavatory space, just as WC did a year or so ago.
This pizza joint is all about pizza by the slice, coming from 20” pizzas (which you can also have whole, if you’re REALLY hungry). They’re planning regularly changing
The next Grand Union will actually be called Trade Union, and is coming to Wapping, is broadening what it does a little, specifically in the coffee and barbershop direction. It's a huge space (over 6000 square feet) which means they have plenty of room for everything. And they'll be pushing it all as a hub for daily working with plenty of charging spots throughout too.
First up is the coffee, for which
If you're into pizza, and we mean REALLY into pizza, then the pop-up hitting Harrods this month is going to have you drooling over your deep pan. Two Italian chefs pushing the boundaries of pizzas back in Italy are taking over The Pizzeria in store for five days. Pizza Gourmet will feature six pizzas by Veronese chef Simone Padoan and Neaopolitan chef Franco Pepe as part of a special promotion by Identità Golose.
Pepe, whose restaurant Pepe in Grani is just outside
There's more change on the way to Exmouth Market as one of the top pizza purveyors of Soho are on the way there with their latest pizzeria.
Expect lots of pizza. In case you're not aware of them already, they're known for their - very good indeed - Neapolitan pizza coming in Margherita, Marinara, Carbonara and spicy Nduja flavours (they were one of the earliest to use nduja in
Looks like there's a pizza war hotting up on Charing Cross Road. At one end of the road you have newly-opened NY Fold from American pizza champion Bruno DiFabio, and now there's Fornetto setting out its stall for Italian pizza.
This latest London pizzeria opened just a week ago and is a pizza al tranchio kinda place - which is to say it serves up pizza by the slice. It's a labour of love by Alessio Chong Zheng Dong who took an apprenticeship with Roman pizza
There's a new pizza place coming to King's Cross, and this one's inside the big King's Place building, as part of the Green and Fortune Café (so it's very handy for Guardian workers). They're launching the new Project Pizza.
They'll be serving 12" pizzas from £6.50 - £7.50 (or by the slice from £3). Pizzas will include Spicy ground beef, caramelised red onion and rocket, and Roast piquillo pepper, spinach
Wood-fired, Roman-style pizzas cooked in minutes - we went to see if Pizza Union was as good as it sounded
The roving pizza popup set up by Giorgio Locatelli with his wife Plaxy, which was in Marylebone for a three week stint last September, is once more on the move.
This time the Michelin-starred chef is going to be throwing pizzas in Islington (well at least his staff will). Pizza Locadeli will take over the old Post Office space on Upper Street for three months. The space around it is currently being redeveloped as Islington Square - part of a multimillion pound new
They're already big in Covent Garden and now Homeslice are on the way to Fitzrovia with their second restaurant.
This time they're going a bit bigger as the new place will seat 120 and they'll have a dedicated takeaway space - which will be handy if you're working in the area. Otherwise expect a cocktail bar, counter seating and a big wood fired oven in the middle of the restaurant.
As for food, there will be a seasonal list of 20” pizzas, available
The progression of central London trends out to the burbs continues with news that Crystal Palace is about to get a sourdough pizza and craft beer restaurant. Four Hundred Rabbits will serve up sourdough pizzas featuring Fior de Latte Mozzarella, San Marzano Tomatoes and topped with all manner of UK artisanal produce. Think British charcuterie or slow smoked rare breed brisket.
The name comes from an Aztec legend that the resulting brood of a romp
Fresh from getting a Francesco Mazzei seal of approval, Pizza Pilgrims are about to head into the City for a week long pop-up with Vivek Singh's Cinnamon Kitchen.
They'll be setting up shop (or more accurately, van) on Cinnamon Kitchen's terrace from noon
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