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It’s not how big it is: it’s what you do with it. Take this new joint in Neal’s Yard’s, which is serving pizzas that wouldn’t be out of place on ‘Man v. Food’.

Served fresh from the wood-fired oven, most of these thin crusts are available by the slice (£4). Or, you can order a whole 20-incher (£20), which is enough to feed you and two of your pals. They’ll even let you have more than one choice of the topping selections if you ask nicely.

A well-put-together margherita can be a little slice of heaven, as can other classic pizzas. But if it’s done right (no chicken, no sweet chilli sauce, no pineapple etc), a bit of innovation doesn’t go amiss. And here they have a couple of ingredient combos that wouldn’t get the green light in Naples, but taste pretty good.

On one, slivers of bone marrow are melted over the tomato base, imparting a meaty savouriness. Scattered with watercress and roasted whole spring onions, the pizza was oozy and delicious with a chewy cornicione (crust). A white anchovy, chard and Doddington cheese pizza also had a good balance; finished with a twist of orange zest it was filled with sweet, bitter and salty notes.

Service was impeccably attentive and chummy, and there are craft beers and even prosecco on draught. The pizzas here are certainly good quality, but it’s hard to achieve a crisp, puffy base when you’re turning out cartwheels. Maybe they should just stop worrying about size…


By Celia Plender

Venue name: Homeslice
Address: 13 Neal's Yard
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square
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Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:13
  • 4 star:14
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:2
  • 1 star:1
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From the streets to a rustic restaurant on Neal's Yard…if you want a gigantic wood-fired pizza with semi-unusual, but insanely good topping combos like goat shoulder, savoy cabbage & sumac yoghurt, then get straight to Homeslice! The 20" pizzas for £20, can feed 2 people to the brim and you can go half and half on the toppings. The pizza dough is thin and slightly crispy with a good ratio of toppings, so you won't leave with the usual bloated feeling pizza can bring. I would definitely recommend this over the likes of Franco Manca and Pizza Pilgrims, who I have found to have either rather chewy or soggy dough bases- not ideal!

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Homeslice is by the far the greatest pizza in London. The dough is so refreshingly light that sharing a 20" is in no way as much of an accomplishment as you initially anticipate. What's even better is that, if your fellow diner has strange taste in pizza toppings, you're allowed to opt for two topping combinations for both halves - and because you're still sharing the same plate, you're still 100% allowed to eat their abandoned crusts. Whilst you're there don't forget to order some of the pay what you drink wine, where you are served an entire magnum of wine, and where the damage is gauged at the end with a wooden ruler!

Rosie T
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Staff Writer

Best pizza I have ever had, hands down. If you haven't had a pizza here yet, you must. I can't believe that Time Out have only given this a 3*, although that was written in 2013 so perhaps they should pay Homeslice another visit. When it comes to pizza I am very fussy, I don't have pizza very often so when I do I want it to be great! Homeslice never disappoints. The service is great and the food is delirious. I have tried a few of the different toppings and have liked all of them. Even the margherita is so tasty, no extra toppings needed. 

Pay this place a visit, it's worth it :) 

Puking Pastille
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First had this the morning after the Christmas party (much-needed) and absolutely loved it. Would definitely be my first choice for pizza in the area, especially considering the value for money!

Claire F

Absolutely one of the best pizza places in London. I won't repeat all of the wonderful things other reviewers said, but I will add that when you arrive you can put your name on the list and they will call you when your table is ready. Sometimes the wait can be almost 2 hours on a busy night, but there are tons of pubs/bars nearby that you can have a drink at while you wait. Definitely worth it!


After having a love affair with Franco Manca for the past 2 years I think Homeslice may have just ended that affair.  While 2 of us struggled our way through the 20" pizza (for the great price of £20) we could not stop eating it.  Definitely go half and half to try as much of the amazing toppings as possible.  

WARNING - they deliver a magnum of wine that they measure at the end to price how much you drank.  Do not make the same mistake myself and a friend did and think you need to drink this all, which we were not proud of the next day.  The evening ended with a lot of red wine mouth and 2 very full bellies. 

Bonnie W

You can't beat the location! Neal's Yard is such a colourful and relaxing retreat from the busy streets of Soho. The pizzas here are enormous (20 inches) and great for 2 or 3 to share or you can buy pieces by the slice as well. Homeslice comes up with interesting new flavours that I'm sure you've never tried before.  


Any place with Prosecco on tap is a winner for me! The pizza is just an added bonus, but man is the pizza good. Around 10 flavours to chose from, some traditional and some a little more unique. A whole pizza costs £20 and is MASSIVE!, definitely enough for three people. It is also available by the slice.

Ioanna La

One of my favourite pizza places in London! Friendly atmosphere, loud, ideal for a delicious night out! Try the pizza with the butternut squash, simply amazing. And don't forget the wine, you can get a huge bottle and they'll measure it at the end to charge you accordingly. I'd say it's a bit pricey place.

Danny H

I have to agree with the more recent reviews below. This place is awesome! It's tucked away in the most amazing location in Neal's Yard near Seven Dials, and the atmosphere inside is great. Think New York pizzeria in the heart of Little Italy. Huge open pizza ovens and even bigger pizzas to share (or have to yourself if you are feeling particularly glutenous!). The pizzas are genuinely of a great standard, and that is hard to come by in London (Pizza East and Franco Manca excepted, of course). There are a variety of toppings, and enough choice to satisfy everyone, even the fussiest of eaters. Give this place a try and I guarantee you'll be trying to organise a group of your friends to go back!

Staff Writer

Hands down my new favourite pizza place, cant believe I waited so long to try them out.

Some of the flavours are a little on the adventurous side for me but the salami one is perfectly pitched, sloppy red sauce, chilly oil drips off from the meat to dip your crusts in... perfection.

Single slice is £4 for a walk-by treat, full pizza (8 slices) is a bargain at £20, get a few pals together and walk out (or eat in) with a massive pizza. I'm totally won over. Make the journey wherever you're based!


Don’t be put off by the queue! Come and try this place. Now.

For only £20, you get a 20”pizza. Whaaat?

Come with friends, mix and match the flavours and get stuck in. You cut the pizza yourself, so it’s messy but very fun. A great dinner spot when going out with friends. Crust is thin but holds a lot of toppings.

And the restaurant’s in the middle of Neil’s Yard, so what are you waiting for?

PS: Try the goat’s shoulder with savoy cabbage and sumac yogurt – sounds weird, tastes fantastic!

Joss B

By far the BEST pizza place in London. Some of the flavor combinations, such as oxtail with horseradish mozzarella and tomato sauce, seem utterly bonkers but trust them, some how the madder the combination the better the pizza is. The base is salty and thin but not too crispy, while the ingredients a fresh and of high quality. If you haven't got time or cant manage a whole pizza have slice to go, you wont be disappointed.

The decor is simple and you can see the wood fired oven and the offering is just as simple, pizza, water, soft drinks, beer and wine served in 2ltr bottles and sold according to how much you drink as measured by a stick. 

Not only is it great for food, its also one of the best price places in Covent Garden and near by thanks to the fact that 1 pizza can be shared by 2-3 people and all cost £20, even with a few pints I've never paid more than £17.50 per person.

Eleanor F
Staff Writer

Great pizza in a corner of Neal's Yard. Really unusual toppings, fabulous dough and built to be shared. It is a pretty busy, bustling, noisy kind of place, and the fact you can't book adds to the air of chaos - but if that's the kind of night you are after, great food, lots of people, in a lovely atmosphere, this is the place.

Lady of Leisure

LOVE THIS PLACE. It does what it says on the tin. Simple concept, delicious pizza, good menu, great atmosphere. The only criticism I have is that the venue is a little too small for the demand they've now created - they're too popular for the number of tables they have (although take-away is also a really good option...especially if you work just down the road). If they do expand they'd need to sort out a couple of things. 

One - they currently won't seat you unless your whole party is there (they understandably don't take bookings). This is probably because they're so popular, but it's annoying when you're hungry and want to order for you and whoever you're waiting for. Two - they don't do cutlery, but the napkins are rubbish and you end up in a bit of a mess. Actually, they should fix that anyway, regardless of any expansion plans (there aren't any as far as I know btw). If you're not going to invest in knives and forks, at least give us something other than tracing paper to remove the tasty mess! 

But other than that, the pizza toppings are really good and the vegetarian options aren't bad at all - i'm not a veggie, but have ordered vegetarian several times because it's super-tasty. Oh, and the pizza either comes in slices or on a 20 inch base - so good for sharing (maybe a bit much for 2, unless you're really hungry, but perfect for 3 people).

Relaxed, sociable environment and simple, tasty food :)


You'd have to be really jaded not to get a kick out of Homeslice. First off, there's the name. If there's no one handing out awards for the most impressively/amusingly/cringe-ily named eateries in London, there should be. I can only assume that if such an organization does exist, Homeslice took home a bunch of trophies at some point.

Then of course, there's the venue. I never had the chance to check out Homeslice when it was a pop-up, so the bricks and mortar are all I know, but I've eaten in and had take-out, and it was an enjoyable experience both ways. I'd definitely recommend grabbing a table if you have the opportunity - it's a cool space inside, and the fact that it's tucked away in Neal's Yard (one of Covent Garden's great little nooks that has you feeling like you should be wand-shopping) makes it feel even more special.

Finally, there's the pizza itself, which is great. Homeslice is one of those places where you walk in and wish you could eat the smell in the air you're greeted with. I'm partial to deep pan myself (which I'm well aware is sacrilegious to pizza aficionados), but the pizza here is almost, ALMOST enough to convert me. They're massive, too.

Things I didn't know before checking out the Time Out User Reviews:

- It's owned by Terry Wogan's son.

- It was once a popular pop-up.

- The menu changes frequently. Guess this is a good reason to revisit.

Katie D
Staff Writer

"It's a highly renowned pizzeria owned by Terry Wogan's son" is how this informal restaurant was sold to me by my dad. Oh dad, you had me at "Terry Wogan's son". It's a non-booker which meant we put our names down and went for a drink at the french wine bar around the corner - which is arguably a much more pleasant place to actually sit down and eat. Homeslice is one rowdy restaurant - it's sooo loud - even if you're not with a half deaf pensioner on the table beneath the speakers. I asked the waitress if we could possibly turn down the music and she shrugged and said 'I know it's too loud but the managers like it this way'. The idea is noisy, informal, fun dining – you'd be insane to order your own pizza, even if you're the size of Wogan Snr,  as they are HUGE. You're supposed to go half and half on a couple adventurous toppings, and then tear strips off your mighty offering between you. The pizza is fab - stretchy and slim and well topped. It's convivial and riotous. The menu is limited to one thing - pizza - no salads, sides, or desserts. But you seriously won't need one after a metre of anchovy and artichoke topped pizza.  

Daniele T
Staff Writer

Very good pizza to share in a corner of Neal Yard. A bit on the fat side in terms of taste which makes it less of a regular for me than it would otherwise be.

Staff Writer

Popped in for a quick bite over lunch. Ordered a couple of slices of pizza, we mentioned we were in a hurry and the slices were on the table in around 5 minutes. Friendly service, great pizza and buzzing atmosphere. No knives and forks so prepare to be messy!

Christian Crowther

After being told we’d have to wait around 45 minutes to be seated (luckily Seven Dials isn’t short of watering holes to pass the time), we arrived back at a bustling Home Slice with whistles wetted and suitably peckish.

From the outside this joint looks unremarkable, even dingy in the twilight. But on closer inspection, the confined candle-lit interior is the perfect backdrop in which to devour authentic wood-fired pizza, cooked just metres away in a large dome oven.

Given its humble pop-up beginnings however – Homeslice started life with two guys building their own mobile oven before pitching it in the courtyard of an east-London brewery – the new fixed surroundings sporting basic, canteen-like wooden tables are positively regal.

The pizza is illuminating too and a sociable size to say the least.All served at a whopping 20”, though a few staples such as margherita are available by the slice.

Three diners are adequately catered for by a single crusty wheel – though a couple of ravenous blokes would be about spot on.  

A 50/50 option is also offered on toppings to mix things up. Although the menu is not expansive it contains some innovative, very-much Anglicised combinations the average pizza punter would not be expecting, as well as a smattering of Italian classics.  

Toppings include; cauliflower cheese, aubergine, spinach and harrisa for veggies and shoulder of pork, radish, mint and walnut pesto for the carnivorous diner.

We played the half-and-half card and were not disappointed. Soft chunks of pork and crunchy radish made for a tongue bristling combo in a textural paradise of a pizza.

The other half – a more familiar caprese – was admittedly a little less dazzling.

As there are no bookings though, a criticism which can be fairly levelled on a busy evening is the feeling that your seat is very much hot property, so getting comfortable with a glass of prosecco isn’t on the agenda.

The emphasis at Homeslice is unmistakably on quality over quantity so creating a relaxed atmosphere should be something the owners work on to make this work-in-progress a real gem.

Bottom Line: Tidy pizza, but

Cristina C

"Delicious – amazing food and great service"

Have you been to this place before? If not, you haven’t lived!

We went to Homeslice last Friday on a work related team bonding session. Even though it was very busy, the service was quick and we didn’t have to wait long for our food to arrive. The Pizzas were delicious and very good value for money. We are all self-proclaimed pizza snobs and always spend the first ten minutes of our first bite commenting and criticising food. We immediately concurred that the Homeslice pizza was the best we’ve ever had – hands down!

The staff were all very friendly and welcoming, ingredients were fresh and the restaurant was quaint, cosy and full of life. Homeslice will definitely be our regular haunt before we embark on our Friday night shenanigans in the West End.

Not usually one for writing reviews but I cannot recommend this place enough – it would be unjust of me not to share this with you all.

The trade mark team!


I much preferred Homeslice when they were at the Filling Station in Kings Cross but the pizza is by far the best I have had in the UK. The margarita is amazing and all the pizza's I have tried perfectly seasoned which seems to be hard to achieve based on the vast number of overpriced very average pizza's I have had in the past. My only hope would be that they don't expand too much as loose the quality and care put into the pizza's. Homeslice, if you read this, please bring back the amazing pizza you did with the Jersaleum artichoke and fig!!


Great pizza - really enjoyed the size, flavour, ambience, and staff - deserves 4 stars


The menu changes frequently and although might seem obscure initially, every pizza I've tried has been phenomenol! I would highliy recommend this place, it has a relaxed chilled out vibe and great service. Prosseco on top helps too :)


I ate here for the first time this week and it was AMAZING! Best pizza ever!!

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I ate here last night, the main hostess was awfully rude several times and the other two waiters who spoke with us were confused about positively everything. We ended up deciding to get take away - lucky the pizza was nice! I would say the service was by far the worst I have seen in a long time.

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Went here excited on a thursday night after some rave reviews but sadly, we left disappointed. The pizza toppings were fine (mushrooom was particularly good, but the salami pizza felt a bit light on salami). At £20 for a giant pizza the meal was good value, cant argue with that. Unfortunately the base of our pizza was completely burnt leaving every mouthful tasting like charcoal. When the waiter asked how everything was I said it was OK aside from being burnt and showed him the base of the pizza and all he said was a quick, "oh, sorry about that mate" and spun on his heel to not pay us further attention for the remainder of the evening! There is also a continuous sense of being rushed out the door. They were taking the plates away while I was still eating my last slice then a few minutes later we were deep in a conversation, with one of the 3 of us getting right into telling a story, this was obvious and we were then interrupted mid sentence with a "I'm so sorry to interrupt, but I was wondering if you were OK for drinks or if you needed anything else?", translation = "you've eaten, gather your things and leave". All in all, got the sense this place is complacent and living off the hype. I won't go back of my own accord when there are so many other good pizza shops in London...

addyson pope
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It’s becoming an ever-familiar story; set up a stall, gain a cult following, open a restaurant. Yes, you’ve guessed it – another pop-up’s gone permanent. This time it’s street-pizza heroes Home Slice who have found themselves a bricks and mortar residence in central London. The concept: affordable (and bloody humongous) pizzas and Prosecco. Chef Ry Jessup and his business partner Mark Wogan (that’s son of Terry) have transformed a little unit in Neal’s Yard to a small but perfectly formed pizza den. The place itself is intimate and the décor is simple. Long wooden benches ensure cosy but not uncomfortable conditions (us Londoners have become accustomed to elbow rubbing) and an open kitchen with a wood-fired oven fills the room with a garlicy, toasty aroma. Chalkboard menus hang from the walls and dictate the daily changing 5 choices of pizza, the only constant being Margarita for the boring souls. A whopping 20’’ is only £20 or if you’re watching the waistline, a slice is only £4. Drinks prices are equally straightforward, wine and beer are priced at a reasonable £4 and a glass of Prosecco is £6 – can’t argue with that. Wine is served by the magnum and a ‘pay for what you drink’ system is in place – a dangerous feat for a thirsty wino but a clever trick from them. My glass of Prosecco and a friend’s beer arrive flat, flat as pancakes, flatter than flat things. Now, as hard as it might be to believe I don’t actually like to voice my complaints in restaurants however this couldn’t go unmentioned. An apologetic and frankly rather embarrassed waiter brought us replacements no less than three times, each none the fizzier. They clearly had an issue with the pumps as both were served from taps, so with no spirits on offer and experiencing a slight aversion to wine, I had little other option but to sip the unpleasantly bubbleless liquid. Yum… Pizzas were thankfully better than the drinks, but only slightly. All of the pork-belly had gone by the time we ordered which; to be honest, was by far the most exciting option on offer. So between four we shared a bone marrow, spring onion and watercress, and a white anchovy, Doddington chesse and chard. The hand-kneaded bases were deliciously thin and the crusts hefty and doughy but sparse toppings let them down. The kitchen particularly scrimped on the bone marrow with only a few meagre dollops of the sweet, buttery substance on each slice – thus after a while it became rather bland. I don’t know about you, but I like my pizzas to collapse in the middle with the weight of toppings and be folded over like a floppy envelope ready to be gobbled up – Home Slice’s weren’t so malleable. The anchovy was significantly more flavoursome but an overpowering taste of lemon became a little too sweet for my taste buds after a slice or two – a full one I can image would be rather sickly. Although sparing with the toppings, they’re certainly generous with sizes and for twenty quid you have to pick your battles. Home Slice has all the right ingredients to be a success; the prices are low, the place is cool and location is spot on – but a flat beer and a frugal pizza isn’t going to keep the punters coming through the door. Londoners have never been so food-savvy and competition for their custom has never been higher. Therefore, with establishments such as Pizza East serving (in my personal opinion) hands-down better versions of the Italian classic and fellow street-vendors Pizza Pilgrims cooking up a storm in the food markets it seems Home Slice are going to have to seriously up their game, and until then, I won’t be rushing back.