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Homeslice, Shoreditch

Restaurants, Pizza Old Street
5 out of 5 stars
(25user reviews)

Time Out says

Neapolitan-style pizza might still reign supreme in London – think pillowy sourdough bases and spare scatterings of quality ingredients – but the good people of Homeslice (first launched near Covent Garden back in 2013) are making a serious claim to the crown with their gargantuan New York style pies.

The 20-inch pizzas at this Shoreditch branch are made for sharing (or gorging), while toppings are genuinely well-considered: think kimchi, porcini cream and basil or spiced lamb with savoy cabbage and sumac yoghurt alongside standard margherita and salami numbers. You can get 'em by the slice too. Oh yeah, and it’s run by Terry Wogan’s sons, if you need any more convincing.

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Address: 374-378 Old Street
Shoreditch
London
EC1V 9LT
Transport: Tube: Old St/Shoreditch High St Overground
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5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 4 star:8
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
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tastemaker

Homeslice is dimly lit and pretty hipster, but then again, this is Shoreditch. The service is a little slow, but friendly; there’s good beer on tap and the pizza is spot on. Perfect for the pizza night affair.


What I had: half and half pizza with toppings of aubergine, cauliflower cheese, spinach and harissa; and on the other side, mushroom, ricotta, pumpkin seed and chilli. The base is thin and crispy and the pizza sizes are New York style, which means sharing 1 pizza between 3 girls is a bargain and leaves room for cocktails and dessert. The star of the show was definitely the mushroom and ricotta side and a must try even for non vegetarians - it’s cheesy, the mushrooms fragrant and truffle like, and there’s even a sweetness to this that cuts through the saltiness. Big thumbs up and definitely will be back to try the non-vegetarian pizzas.


Tip: Get the mushroom, ricotta, pumpkin seed and chilli pizza - as if I didn’t make that plain enough already. They have rotating steins of beers on tap - perfect to go with the pizza.


Good For: catchups with friends, casual lunch/dinners, pizza cravings

tastemaker

Really tasty pizza in the heart of Shoreditch. Homeslice has a great atmosphere and their signature 20' pizzas are perfect for parties/ large gatherings. Staff are friendly and accommodating for dietary requirements. Worth a visit.

tastemaker

Came here as a pit stop on a bar crawl around Shoreditch and it was quite frankly some of the nicest pizza I've ever had, and that's saying something because pizza is essentially the main element of my diet. I've been told by friends to try it out for ages so I'm glad I eventually did. Its great if you want a slice on the go or if you want to sit down and make an event of it. This will definitely be the first visit of many!

tastemaker

Having relegated Homeslice to the stuff of legends and places I wouldn't be able to get a table at, I was pleasantly surprised to find a (miraculously short) 10 minute waiting list at the Shoreditch branch! You get to wait in the bar area and watch the pizzaiolos doing their thing. 


I went with three friends and we were given a booth at the back of the restaurant, which was great, and in sight of the menu board. The pizzas are massive – 20 inches, and they can be halved to accommodate two different fillings – YES. With two vegetarians in the group, we opted to try all four of their vegetarian options (two more than the average pizza restaurant!) Toppings were interesting too – my favourite was the goats cheese and butternut squash! Two pizzas between the four of us was definitely enough, and that plus a wine/cocktail each came to just under £20 each. 

Will definitely be returning! 

Tastemaker

What do you get when it's too late to get to any restaurant and you're drunk and in great need of food? PIZZA! At such a time though, there wasn't much choice anymore: pepperonni, or shrooms. Now, that was a difficult one for me. If only a combination of the two had existed. Sadly, it didn't, so, I had to choose, and went for the shrooms. I believe it would have been amazing IF it hadn't been covered in balsamic vinegar post-heating, which just quite rough. But I still found it fairly tasty and the service was great so cannot complain too much.

Tastemaker

A super trendy, super friendly and modern pizzeria right in the heart and feels of Shoreditch. These monsters are a seriously affordable and delectable way of satisfying that pizza-shaped hole in your tum and 50/50 topping options makes it super easy to share. Our table by the wide open window in the first of the Summer sun made for optimum people-watching with an Aperol spritz in hand - I will for sure be back.

My only gripe would be that given their awkwardly huge size you aren't provided with much to help you get through it - our pizza slice was grievously blunt and there's no such thing as cutlery hanging about. Essentially you'e in for a messy ride, make sure you've been seeing your date for a bloody long time.

Tastemaker

Now, if you're looking for truly authentic Italian pizza this is not the place. However, the HUGE pizzas are definitely worth the queuing time. Perfectly crunchy and greasy, Homeslice makes what I imagine the perfect New York pizza to be like. 


They have some old school classic flavours, but they know how to make everything taste good. They even managed to get me to eat artichokes! I (usually) hate artichoke! 


Their bottomless prosecco Sundays are to die for, who doesn't want to hide out on a rainy Sunday washing down the massive pizza with cheap amazing bubbles. 

tastemaker

Pizza seams to be the in thing at the moment with these pizza places opening everywhere.

But these place is obscene with such big portions and different toppings you have to go. Yum

Service is ok the pizza is better

tastemaker

Named as one of the best chains for pizza in London, it would almost be rude not to try it out for myself. Just walking through the door the large pizza ovens and the smell of parmesan cheese send you off into a pizza heaven. Unfortunately when I went we didn’t get a seat and were too hungry to wait so opted to takeaway. For £20 you can get a 20 inch pizza – more than enough to feed three. I’d definitely recommend splitting the toppings 50/50; we had the mushroom, ricotta, pumpkin seed and Chilli (watch out for the garlic) and the salami, rocket and parmesan. The base is thin and salty, it’s delicious!! 

tastemaker

I'd been to the Covent Garden branch of Homeslice only the week before and my expectations were still high.

If you don't want to dine in, the takeaway section is next door.

I prefer the layout of this one: more seating and definitely more spacious.

Initially the service was good- we were offered drinks not long after being seated at a quiet little table by the entrance.

What to have. The decision to choose 2 pizza options (one for each half of a 10 inch pizza base) was tough with so many tempting and interesting combinations.

We were seated next to the pizza oven; the guys making the pizzas clearly doing it with enthusiasm and passion.

Our massive pizza arrived 10 minutes later and it looked amazing. The taste didn't disappoint either but we could've done with more of the meatier ingredients- more chunks of chorizo on the one half and more oxtail on the other.

Unfortunately service lacked a bit at the end; the waitresses hanging around the counter chatting didn't notice us trying to get their attention to get the bill.

3 stars for service; 5 stars for the food.

tastemaker

It was about time Homeslice opened another branch in central London. The branch in Shoreditch is the younger sibling of the beloved Homeslice restaurant in Covent Garden: warm, lively, with great atmosphere and the best pizza in London. It is also a lot bigger than the one in Covent which makes it a lot easier to get a table. The pizza is big enough to fill two people (and some might be left for take away). They typically offer 8-9 different pizzas with very interesting toppings. Don't miss their house red wine. It's strong and full of flavour.

 

tastemaker

Went there on a Saturday night at 8pm and we were able to get a table (no bookings), ordered one pizza with 2 other friends and different toppings on the half the pizza. Great service, friendly staff, delicious and light so didn't feel too full to go out afterwards. I did find the pizza a little soggy and you have to roll it up to eat it. Not sure I would rate this as the top pizza place in London but it definitely hit the spot.

Tastemaker

I chanced upon this place because I wanted to get a meal at the nearby Blues Kitchen but it was full on a Saturday night (as expected). Boy was I happy that I found this place. I have always heard of homeslice as one of the top pizza places, and have been dying to try. First of all, the option to have a takeaway in shoreditch makes SO much sense, because you want to enjoy the weather outside on a lovely day and to people watch! At 4 pounds a slice, some might think it is not the cheapest, but boy is the slice more than enough. It really is the size of an overly eager mom dishing out a huge slice to her kids. The ingredients are all fresh and they make the pizzas on the spot for you, fresh from their giant oven. Staff are mechanical and not the friendliest but it is shoreditch so who cares! Prepare to get your hands dirty and to dig right in to the pizza. The thin base and the chewy crust really just add to the whole experience.

Tastemaker

Homeslice is one of the best pizza places in London serving 20 inch authentic Italian thin-crusted pizza! 


At the Shoreditch branch, moments from old street, concept remains the same as the other two branches: 20 inch diametre pizza for £20 , nice interior more similar to Fitzrovia branch, large space, friendly atmosphere, good service, same great quality of food, ideal for a delicious night out! Great selection of pizza flavours, some classic but mostly different than the usual! 


The menu is fairly simple and you can see it on the blackboard as usual. You can still get a huge bottle of wine and they'll measure it at the end to charge you accordingly. You can ask politely to have half and half flavours on one pizza and you can get your leftovers home, if there are any! 


So if you're plans are around Shoreditch, why don't you start your night there? (or just spend it there!)


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