I’m sure many of you read the title and will no doubt dispute this outlandish claim, but boy was it good. Let’s rollback a bit, so the lovely Dave from Uni was gracing London with his presence on the weekend. He suggested we go check out his mate’s pizza place in Covent Garden where he manages, as soon as Dave mentioned the name ‘Homeslice‘ I jumped at the opportunity as it’s been on my list for ages.
I recommend you head down early though as this place doesn’t do bookings and gets absolutely packed – can be queuing for at least an hour for a table of two. Seeing as we were heading out later for Alice’s birthday this suited us perfectly and we met at 5.30pm which meant we could go straight in for our food (may have helped knowing the manager).
Homeslice is a simple concept, just one whiteboard with a list of pizzas that can be ordered as a 20 inch pizza or the first couple of options can also be ordered by the slice. They aren’t your ordinary Pizza Express toppings these are wonderful combinations such as bone marrow, pickled onion and brussel sprout.
We ventured for half mushroom, ricotta, pumpkin seed and chilli and half corn, chorizo and coriander. While you wait in excitement for the beast to arrive we sampled the beer selection on tap, good local brews which are all the rage in London these days. If you do go for wine don’t be alarmed when they plonk down a litre bottle of either red or white. Once you’ve finished your meal they then come over with a ruler and measure how much you have drunk, so no need to finish it off!!
After a short wait the pizza arrives, barely fitting on the table with your paper plates but it’s a joy to behold, just look at how big!!
The crust is perfect and the flavours are incredible coming through, I would actually have to say the mushroom half was my favourite but both were equally delicious.
Having filled ourselves up and thanked the lovely staff it was off down south to Bar 384 in Brixton. Nestled among newsagents you will find a facade that looks rather run down from the outside and even more so when you go in.
This only adds to the decor though of that run down manhattan loft style building.
Their cocktail menu was wonderful and very reasonably priced, as things were filling up since the space is rather small we made our way to our final resting spot for the evening – Electric Social.
It was a wonderful day and evening with the beauties I can luckily call my friends from three delightful years back at Sheffield, which seems so long ago now but the friendship hasn’t faded in the slightest!