Perfection at Pizza Pilgrims
One of my favourite places to enjoy lunch in London these days has to be Pizza Pilgrims. There are two lovely little restaurants nestled around Soho; one in the majestic Kingly Court, just off Carnaby Street and the other on the corner of Dean Street. Both restaurants have fantastic reputations for serving some of London's finest pizzas.
From what started as a pizza tour of Italy, the talented Elliot brothers soon turned their passion into an inspiring business, selling their delicious pizzas at street markets all over the country in their beautiful little van. And it wasn't too long before they needed a permanent home to delight those of us living back in Blighty with their exciting new recipes.
Now, I am no stranger at the Pizza Pilgrim green chequered table and with a menu to die for, I have already established a firm favourite: the Nduja.
One of the best pizzas I've ever tasted, the Nduja at £8.50 has a mouthwatering Margherita, thin base with spicy Calabrian pork sausage - but I like to make it my own by adding mushrooms, which for only an extra £1 is a steal.
The decor is warm, welcoming and a very chirpy shade of green, with staff having never failed to be anything shy of courteous and helpful.
So, the next time you find yourself wandering around Soho or Carnaby Street, be sure to pop in and sample the Italian delights Pizza Pilgrims have to offer - including their ever changing Guest Pizzas - and I don't doubt this tiny chain will become a much-loved favourite of yours too.
Overall rating: 9/10
Total cost: £9.50