Pizza Pilgrims

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Pizza Pilgrims
Guy Dimond

This second branch of the fast-expanding Soho pizzeria chain may have a tiny covered dining area, but it also has the advantage of being an outdoor dining area in Kingly Court, albeit one that's hemmed in by the tables of adjoining restaurants. 

On our visit the bases were doughy and soft yet appealing. The toppings were well-chosen, with flavoursome ingredients, imaginatively combined. The ’nduja (spicy pork sausage) had chilli punch, while friarelli – a Italian broccoli-like green – forms the topping with fennel sausage on another. 

There’s room for improvement in some details. A ‘guest pizza’ described as having a topping of US-Italian spicy ‘meatballs’  contained a meagre amount of meat and  chunks of near-raw garlic. Perhaps not the best pizzas in London then – but this little pizzeria is still an attractive place to eat outdoors at a fair price, making it worth the pilgrimage.


By: Guy Dimond


Venue name: Pizza Pilgrims
Address: 11 Kingly Court
Opening hours: noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus
Price: Main courses £7-£11
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Literally one of the best pizzas I've ever had in my life- and I've had pizza in Naples, the home of pizza. I've had quite a few of their pizzas and they're all perfection. They come piping hot out of the oven after only a few minutes. They are really generous with the toppings and the dough is spongey, chewy and delicious. 


As a pizza lover having eaten at most of the pizza chains around I can hands down say this is my absolute favourite in London! It's simple but oh so tasty! Try it for yourself and enter pizza heaven! Can't recommend this place enough! Go to Pizza Pilgrims and eat your heart out!


Always a winner with me - fantastic sourdough pizzas (i can highly recommend the nduja), attentive staff, great crust dips and more importantly easy to get a table for a no reservations place! Thumbs up from me!


One of the best pizza joints in London! I always go for a controversial non-tomato based pizza, my favourite being the portobello mushroom and truffle, which is delicious. The pizzas are tasty and you get generous portions. The drinks aren't the cheapest, but the litre of prosecco on the menu always suits me and my friends! If you're going for a treat, if also recommend the Nutella and ricotta ring for desert - it's a delicious doughy dream for those who think they can squeeze it in!


Lovely checkered table cloths and great service. It might be the little things but they kept the cold tap water coming! Had a margarita/ mozzarella and a mushroom/truffle oil. Lovely crust! I can not fault it!


By far my fab pizza place!! All the ingredients are so fresh and together as a pizza, they taste phenomenal! Highly recommend!!


Pizza Pilgrims is now almost a household name in London, yet I'd still never tried one of their fabled pizzas.

The location of the Kingly Court branch suggests it may be more corporate and patchy than its pizza pilgrims brethren, but the results were anything but.

I went for the simple margarita, and - at £6.50 - was surprised at its generous size. The pizza was deliciously doughy (avoid if you're a thin crust fan!) - so much so that I potentially enjoyed the crusts more than the centre - it had that delicious smoky taste without being over-burnt. The toppings themselves were delicious.

The beer was good value at 3.50 for a Peroni, and I left relaxed, satisfied and with my belly full just £10 poorer.

There's little to add: it's pizza, it's good. I wouldn't trek across London for it, but I would return.


Sourdough Pizzas here are generally tasty but sometimes they come to table very soggy. 


Without a doubt the best place to eat in Kingly Court.  Food and service is always impeccable.  Great for a quick bite before the theatre or if you only have an hour for lunch, especially on a sunny day when you can make the most of the outdoor seating!  Avoid the rest of the Kingly Court tourist traps and just head here....


Always good for a quick and tasty freshly cooked pizza. I mostly use this branch for take out. Lovely base (doughy, not too thin or dry) and really fresh ingredients. Always happy to pop by here for a fast bite before the theatre. There are some seats and tables outside in Kingly Court so you can eat there and dash off, having already paid. Am a repeat customer and will continue to be!



We popped in here for an early quick dinner and were very happy with the food! Freshly baked pizza on a great base, with a variety of different toppings available. I went for the salsicca one (white base) which was great, and also ordered a side of the mac cheese fried balls. Both fab, and pretty good value for money. 

Pizza Pilgrims has a brilliant setting in Kingly Court for the summer months, and it was nice to just sit back and enjoy the lively atmosphere in the area. There are loads of great bars in the Court and surrounding area too to keep going as well! All in all, great dinner and would gladly come back again!

My first taste of the food scene in London was a slice of the nduja Pizza Pilgrim's pizza at the We Feast event in 2013. I was blown away (quite literally, that stuff is HOT!) and immediately went back for seconds. Since then I've been so happy to see the guys go from strength to strength, from a simple pizza van to setting up two places in Soho. These guys deserve your time, your money and your tastebuds. You won't regret it.

Having tried Pizza Pilgrims at a stall at Summer Tales a couple of weekends ago, I knew I had to try the proper thing

Now, I'm no pizza connoisseur but the whole white pizza (which means no tomato for fellow philistines) a bit odd so I added tomato to my portobello and truffle 'white pizza' and I wasn't disappointed, the pizza was good, although a little damp in the middle from the truffle oil but definitely a solid 8 out of 10.

The wine wasn't bad either if you don't mind drinking out of a tumbler which is quite frankly an upgrade from my usual out the bottle swigs

The atmosphere was good, you can listen to the tones of Beyonce to Bloc Party whilst you chow down and the service wasn't shabby either

Thanks Pizza Pilgrims, I'll be back!

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I cannot get enough of Kingly Court at the moment! And, every time I inevitably find myself standing in the middle of this open-air mecca for restaurants, bars and cute little cafes, I always make a beeline for Pizza Pilgrims.

Inside, there’s not much to shout about, but if you’re lucky enough to land a seat outside, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a tumbler of prosecco (a strange concept I’m still getting to grips with) and one of their delicious oven-baked pizzas. 

My staple is the aubergine parmigiana - dripping with gooey cheese and lashings of soft aubergine. The service is pretty good but the pizza is definitely the star of the show!