Taking pizza to a new level with their exciting flavour combinations
Homeslice Pizza, Covent Garden Review
Wood fired pizza from the streets – Homeslice began with a hand-built wood fire oven, serving up pizzas in the courtyard of an East London brewery.
Homeslice now have their first permanent home in Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials where they continue to focus on serving the best seasonal produce on their signature dough, which we have refined and perfected over the last 3 years.
We’d tried to go to Homeslice before but were put off my the queue but as Antonia works round the corner, she tried again a couple of weeks later and came back raving about the really interesting toppings on the menu, like Bone Marrow with pickled onion & brussel sprouts and Butternut Squash, blue cheese, watercress & crispy onion.
Whole pizzas are £20 and measure an impressive 20 inches with 3 out of the 10 flavour combos available by the slice. Half and half is encouraged so take full advantage and try 2 of the delicious options. £20 may sound like a lot but a 20 inch pizza goes a long way, which actually makes this place great value for money.
It’s no reservations so don’t expect to be seated straight away but we got lucky, turning up just after 18:00 to find a full, bustling room with a laid back atmosphere and a 3 minute wait for a table. Result.
There’s a mix of communal tables and more private 2 seaters around the edge. Only slightly more private though as they crammed in to close to each other that the couple next to us had to move their table about a foot for me to get through the gap! The vibe is cool here though and it reminded me a lot of some of the pizza joints in New York, with the pizza taking up most of the table, no cutlery and paper plates.
Our good friend Kirsty was with us this evening so we ordered a few a Camden Hells Lager each and got down to choosing our toppings. Every option sounded awesome but we settled on half Goat Shoulder with red kale & sumac yoghurt and half Mushroom, ricotta, pumpkin seeds & chilli flakes.
Both were gorgeous. Crispy, slightly chewy and tasty dough with generous helpings of each topping. The combinations work brilliantly on their own or in this 50/50 style, especially the tender goat with cool yoghurt.
Antonia said the mushroom pizza wasn’t as good as the Butternut Squash, blue cheese, watercress & crispy onion one she had the week before so I had a bash at making it, which was tricky having never seen or tasted it.
Luckily, Homeslice approved of my efforts!
@scoffreviews It gets our seal of approval – now you just need to bring us a slice for a comparative taste test!
— homeslicepizza (@homesliceLDN) February 23, 2015
Apart from the cramped dining the other slight contention is that they’ve taken the whole ‘let’s only serve one thing’ trend to a new level by literally only serving pizza. No starters. No dessert. So what do you do when you’re still a bit hungry and there’s no dessert? Order more pizza!
We finished with a Margherita slice, which was as big as Antonia’s head. Very tasty but a bit lacking on the cheese front.
We really enjoyed Homeslice, it’s definitely one of the best pizza places in London. It can be a wait to get in but they take your number so you’re free to go off and grab a drink in the meantime. I’m very keen to go back and their interesting, exciting toppings certainly help them stand apart from the competition.
13 Neal’s Yard,
London WC2H 9DP