This Saturday we had an Aria free day with Darren working in town, and we where meeting for a late lunch. Next came the decision of where to go, we wanted near Liverpool street-Shoreditch and somewhere that we haven’t been to before? Places were suggested and one of them was pizza east, that’s exactly what I wanted thin crispy wood burned pizza!
So off we headed in the direction of the old tea building three minutes walk from Liverpool Street. We were greeted by a large loft type space, bare brick Walls, large glass chandeliers, over to the left were those wood burning ovens, they have a bat where you can sit in front to watch the action, we decided to sit at the bar in the middle, with its salami hanging and the gorgeous Italian cheese in a big cheese glass box. Even though it was late there were still lots of people enjoying the afternoon, the crowd was variety, and good to see some little people, at least we know we can take aria next time, as she loves pizza!
So to the food, the all day menu had a good variety from brunch dishes, scrambled eggs on bruschetta to lamb meatballs, and of course pizza. We shared the calamari to start, which wad lovely, great batter and thickness and the caper aloi was just perfect with it! I went for the spicy sausage, mozzarella, sprouting broccoli pizza and Darren had the salami,tomato,mozzarella,red onion,chilli we matched this with a couple of beers! Both pizzas were wonderfully crispy and not too much crust, not that this would be a problem as they give you a bottle of chilli oil to dip them in! My pizza didn’t have a tomato base instead a creamy garlic sauce to go with the sprouting broccoli which was the right side of garlicly. Darren had chosen a classic pizza and it didn’t disappoint, the salami wasn’t over powering and the tomato base was gorgeous!
The service was very attentive and friendly, we were going to past on dessert; however our waitress said that the salted chocolate Carmel tart was well worth a try well, so we went for it. I’m glad we shared it as it was quite rich, but delicious.
All in all pizza east was a great lunch destination, the pizza didn’t disappoint and I loved the interior and the atmosphere. If you are in the area you should give it a try.