Pizza places are a dime a dozen, that’s not arguable, but good pizza places are hard to find and Covent Garden’s newest gem is definitely worth checking out.
Tucked away in Neal’s Yard, a quirky and colourful location in its own right, Home Slice provides a well rounded neighbourhood hangout. In terms of central London establishments, be it bars or quirky eateries, it’s hard to find somewhere with that authentic neighbourhood feel. Somewhere that you can easily pop in anytime, be it for a few minutes and a quick bite or a few hours and a long hangout. Somewhere you feel welcome, all the time, rain or shine, regardless of the occasion.
Home Slice is right in the centre of one of London’s most densely populated tourist catchment areas but it is slightly off the beaten track so it feels like you’re discovering something secret, something special and it’s totally refreshing.
The place itself is crisp and fresh with clean lines and minimal clutter. There are quirky additions to the decor from a hanging chandelier to the simplistic wall art but nothing feels odd or out of place, it just works.
They offer magnum bottles of white, red or Prosecco, no vintage, no brand names, no extra needed fuss. It’s a refreshing lack of any pretentiousness, just pure and simple deliciousness. They mark off the magnum bottle by what you’ve had and charge you accordingly, again reinforcing the very ‘local hangout’ feel of the place.
In terms of the menu, it’s simple. There’s a changing blackboard with a handful of choices and that’s it. They do three pizzas by slice and the rest you can get as a whole or you can choose to order half ‘n’ half… let’s be honest though in a world riddled with choice simplicity isn’t a bad thing, it can be something quite positive.
We sampled a few of their pizzas, the crust is perfect, thin and crispy, playing a supportive role to the topping, not like some places where the pizza base is so thick it acts like a smothering blanket to any flavour and you end up with a mouth full of dough.
The toppings are all fresh, well seasoned, tasty… just yummy if I’m being honest.
I think there’s only so much any person can analyse a pizza. We’ve all had pizza, both good and bad, we all know the difference.
This is good pizza, nay, this is great pizza. The place is amazing, the food is great and the staff are beyond friendly, helpful and attentive.
Just go check it out. Take some friends, drink some wine, eat some pizza, go on your lunch break, whenever really. But do go.
It’s worth it.