A Saturday Lunch at Pizza Pilgrims

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Last Saturday, I spent the morning wandering around London searching for art charity sculptures of Shaun the Sheep, from the popular Aardman Animations children's television show. The sheep started to appear in London last week for their launch on Saturday, and I managed to see half of them and complete two of the four trails and see the random ones. I'll be posting another entry soon with the sheep. They will be on display in London until the end of May, and a different flock will be in Bristol in the summer. 


I'd managed to complete both of the trails in the west end of London by 11:20, and this brought me to the Oxford Circus and Carnaby Street vicinity. I was interested in trying the restaurant Pizza Pilgrims as they were a street food pop up when I went to the crazy golf (Swingers) on Valentine's Day, and I loved the pizza I had.


Pizza Pilgrims currently have two locations in London. One is located on Dean Street in Soho. The other, the one I went to, is located in Kingly Court. Kingly Court is a small covered courtyard filled with restaurants off of Carnaby Street. The restaurant opened at 11:30 on the Saturday, so we went inside a little after that time.


The upstairs is decorated with pizza boxes located on shelves around the room. Some of the pizza boxes came from Italy.


Downstairs is decorated with vintage film posters, and one of the walls has been covered with 1980s video game scenery from 'Super Mario Brothers', which I spent countless hours playing when I was younger.


I loved the neon signs above the stairs. As we arrived so early, we were told we would have to wait to place our food order, so we had an iced Sohocello. This is similar to Limoncello, but it's made in Soho. These were in slushie machines and are alcoholic and a little strong but not as strong as traditional Limoncello. 


Our pizza orders were taken straight away, so we actually did not have to wait to place our orders. The company pride themselves on creating genuine pizzas that are actually made with ingredients from Naples, the birthplace of the pizza. The dough is made similar to the traditional sourdough from Naples.


I had the margherita pizza, which is simply a cheese pizza. This is the traditional Naples-style pizza. The bloke opted for the pizza with salami, and he's not a fan of tomato so asked for less sauce.


To follow, we ordered gelato (Italian ice cream) for the dessert. I love gelato, and this brand (Gelupo Gelato) was excellent. I had pistachio and chocolate, so sorry for the blurry photograph. The bloke had honeycomb and vanilla. Gelupo Gelato have an ice cream shop at Piccadilly Circus, and the ingredients are sourced from England and Italy. I really liked the flavours.

What is my verdict? I would return to Pizza Pilgrims as it is among the best pizza that I have had. (This post was not paid for, and these opinions are my own and based on my experience.)

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