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PizzaBuzz

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PizzaBuzz

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Take the make-it-yourself concept behind chains like Chopp’d and Tossed and apply it to pizza. That’s PizzaBuzz. The idea is to build your own, though the less decisive can order pre-designed pies. 

Prices start low: margherita base from £4.95, tomato from £4.25. But toppings are hard to resist – and they quickly add up. Tomato base with mozzarella, aubergine, courgette and mushrooms came to £10.25. Another including chicken and prosciutto ended up at £13.20. But the pizzas are both sizeable (I couldn’t finish mine) and delicious. 

There are also salads, wine on tap (£4.25), craft beers (£3.50-£5), and a soda machine with free refills. Dessert is ice cream, including almond and goat’s milk varieties. 

Playing on the Shoreditch vibe, PizzaBuzz is a slightly trendier version of eat-in café chains, with speedy, helpful counter service and a seat-yourself policy in the restaurant. The dining space has a relaxed cafeteria vibe with bright lighting and decorative graffiti. 

But it doesn’t have quite enough character to create a distinct atmosphere: it feels more like a funky self-service café than a restaurant. With all the choice on offer in Shoreditch, PizzaBuzz seems better suited for a lunchtime bite, family meal or takeaway night than a restaurant experience to linger over.

By: Lisi Arrarte

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Address: 2 Worship Street

London
EC2A 2AH
Transport: Tube: Old Street
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4 out of 5 stars

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tastemaker

We visited Pizza Buzz on Saturday to try their Pizza and bottomless drink deal at £29.95. Upon arrival we had reserved a table however no one greeted us or informed us where our table had been reserved. Once we’d walked in a circular motion around the small seating area we found where we were meant to sit and waited for someone to greet us. This did not happen. The restaurant operates a seat yourself, serve yourself policy, however for a large group it would have been good for the menu to have been explained to us. The pizza was good, the sparkling wine not so good, staff were nice but service was disappointing. All in all I think the offer was good however when going out to a restaurant I think service is really important and this is not the place for that. 

tastemaker

Coming from a girl who has to sometimes pick off mushrooms and onions from pizza, this concept is right down my street – BUILD YOUR OWN PIZZA.


Pizza Buzz is situated on Worship Street in Shoreditch and the concept is that you start with a margherita base for £4.95 and then add your toppings as you go along, split into cheeses, meats, vegetables and more. If you can’t decide, Pizza Buzz makes your life a little easier with some of its own choices.

The restaurant also offers salads, alcohol and a soda machine which has varieties of each drink such as spirte zero cherry, fanta zero vanilla and so so many more! Makes a change from your basic choices.


The pizza cooks in under five minutes so there aren’t any long waits in a short lunch period. I had the spicy sausage pizza and a drink for £10. The pizza was lovely and thin – my only criticism would be to make the sausage spicier as it lacked a bit of flavour. 

Tastemaker

There are a few really good pizza spots around east London and the recently opened Pizza Buzz is definitely one of them.

But what makes it stand out is the element of fun as you can create your own pizza from scratch. And I don’t mean just adding bit and bobs, there’s plenty to choose from! The number of ingredients is a bit overwhelming but the lovely staff members will guide you and suggest what could be the master combination. You just move form section to section of the production line.

You start with the base (options include gluten and sugar free and focaccia) and finish with the smallest details like herbs.

I went for the pine nuts pesto, mozzarella and parmesan, topped with fontal, one of the 12 cheeses on the list, artichokes, and portobello mushrooms.


The pizza arrives within a few minutes and is in the mid thickness range, fluffy and crunchy with generous amount of ingredients.

If you’re carb conscious, there are a few basic salad options, like Greek, Caesar, Nicoise.
And if you fancy a pizza for breakfast, look no further.


While for dessert you can order ice cream made from cow’s, goat’s or almond milk.

If you feel lost among all the ingredients you can still go for one of the six ready-made options, including one with salmon and capers, or veal meatballs.

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