Brick Lane

This small pub is beloved of east London bohemians for its thrown-together decor (edgy artwork, memorabilia-crammed bar area) and late opening (until 3am at weekends), but it also does surprisingly good 12-inch pizzas.

A dozen toppings are offered, served whole or, for a few pounds less, as a half with salad – in defiance of economic logic, a much more substantial meal than having a whole one. The bases are key (crisp and bubbly cornicione, solid in the middle), but the unfussy toppings are good too.

We particularly enjoyed the napoletana, with anchovies that were juicy and not excessively salty.

The generous sprinkling of fresh basil leaves on the margherita looked appealing but didn’t really allow the basil/mozzarella/tomato flavours to integrate.

Not a winner, then, but much better than you might expect in the nighbourhood.

Venue name: Indo
Address: 133 Whitechapel Road
E1 1DT
Opening hours: Open Noon-1am Mon-Thur, Sun; noon-3am Fri, Sat. Food served: noon-3pm, 6-9pm daily
Transport: Tube: Aldgate East or Whitechapel tube
Price: Pizza: around £6.00

Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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Cyndy F

OK, I am a tough critic.  I'm from New Haven, with the best pizza on the planet, but Indo is a serious contender!  Wow!  This pub has deliberately left a great thing alone, and not fussed around to try to be trendy.  I love the straight forward vibe, the REAL Londoners I meet there, and the totally fantastic food!!  We will go back regularly, and bring our favorite people there.  Seriously great.  


Not the cleanest, but the first bar that has a relaxed European feel to it. A lovely change!! Love it.