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, Neal's Yard||Contact:|
13 Neal's Yard
|Transport:||Tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square|
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Average User Rating
4.4 / 5
- 5 star:38
- 4 star:25
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:2
- 1 star:1
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!
Quick and friendly service... and the most delicious pizza bigger than I have ever seen... even my boyfriend struggled to finish!
Ridiculously good pizza. Massive portions, flavorsome toppings, great atmosphere and all reasonably priced. The whole pizzas are absolutely giant, and more than enough to feed you and and a few friends. Service is quick and you don't have to wait around long, but often there are queues out the door and it can take a while to be seated. So worth the wait though, best pizza in Central London
If there is a better pizza in London I will eat my 20 inch hat.... Great flavours cool atmosphere, we found Homeslice thanks to google and went on a whim, we will not be looking for any other pizza place in London....
I really love this place! ❤️ For the staff and specially the food... Those pizzas sure are amazing! Big Kiss for everyone there! x
Pizza bigger than your head and prosecco! A great place to go and share a slice or two with friends.
Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Did I say fabulous? GO NOW and have the aubergine, cauliflower cheese, spinach and harissa pizza. You guessed it, fabulous!
This is a gem within the gem of Neal's Yard, bookings are not possible so expect to wait a little while, it's worth it. Once inside, if you look around and judge the 20" to be too much for you and your pizza buddy, think again. Something in the base even makes you want to eat it right to the edge. The toppings are well curated with lovely fresh produce, and the drinks are simple (one choice of either white/red wine or beer) to keep the focus where it should be, on the delicious food. I only work around the corner and this is one of the best eateries I have ever found in Covent Garden.
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!
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!