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.
133 Whitechapel Rd
|Opening hours:||Open Noon-1am Mon-Thur, Sun; noon-3am Fri, Sat. Food served: noon-3pm, 6-9pm daily|
|Transport:||Tube: Aldgate East/Whitechapel|
|Price:||Pizza: around £6.00|
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Average User Rating
4.4 / 5
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Not the cleanest, but the first bar that has a relaxed European feel to it. A lovely change!! Love it.
Don't be fooled by the exterior, these guys cook a mean pizza! The mushroom/funghi pizza was my personal fave, though the pepperoni is a close second. I wouldn't recommend sitting in as it's not particularly spacious or welcoming but it's a great takeaway if you live/work in the area.
Love this pub! It has such amazing characters and the staff are all super friendly. They play an amazing selection of punk, soul, reggae! It gets very jammed most weekends.
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.