With heavy hearts it was time for us to bid farewell to Katie & Mike, who are moving all the way up to Cambridge. Not so very far you may say, but gives us a great excuse to gorge on Katie’s one true love, pizza. What better place to have a uni reunion than at Homeslice on Old Street.
For those who haven’t had the pleasure of sampling Homeslice, let me explain the simple concept, the menu is small but you are then presented with massive, and I mean massive, pizzas to share among the table. The eating is even more simple, paper plates, no cutlery, but when the pizza is this good that should be the main event, just get stuck in. You have the option of pizza by the slice or 20″ whole pizzas which you can do halves of different toppings.
Funnily enough some of you may have read my last outing to Homeslice which again turned into a uni reunion – there’s a pattern here…
With a big group it means you not only get the pleasure of being able to pre-book a table but also means you can pretty much try all the pizzas on the menu. We started with the traditional Margherita, sometimes you just can’t beat it.
Our meaty options were salami, rocket & parmesan on one half then corn, chorizo & coriander, which might have just gone ahead as my favourite one of the evening but really hard to choose.
A favourite among the group was the mushroom, ricotta, pumpkin seed & chilli. Then another veggy option which was surprisingly good given it’s ingredients was the aubergine, cauliflower cheese, spinach & harissa.
Homeslice has opened up in a variety of locations across London, it’s another successful story of a relatively young company which started out of a mobile wood fired oven back in 2011. Having done the circuit around the various festivals such as Kerb, Street Feast they then managed to start their own restaurant in Covent Garden back in 2013 and it’s been a roaring success.
Ah man, why do I always end up writing these when I’m incredibly hungry, get me to Homeslice now! Safe to say it won’t be long until we make our way back to Homeslice again soon.