After work, on another hunt for a local restaurant in London, I went searching for a few highly rated places to have dinner. Unfortunately the first one was so crowded there was a line out the door and down the block – damn they must have really good food there! It was time to revert to plan B which was a pizzeria that was down the road another block.
When I found the restaurant, I was surprised to see it was in a former fire engine house. The decor was top notch and interesting, but instead of sitting inside I opted to sit at the outdoor seats and enjoy the warm night air and watch life go by in London.
Service was quick and efficient, the menu selection very good, and the food tasted excellent!
I had their Rocket & Prosciutto pizza which had black olives, mozzarella and tomato sauce, topped with prosciutto, fresh peppery rocket (arugula) and shaved Grana Padano.
This pizza paired nicely with a local brew called Camden Hells.
Having very much enjoyed the quality fresh pizza I had to also try their desserts and picked out their Vanilla Pannacotta that came with a mixed berry fruit compote.
I was really amazed how great a pizza could taste – this place wowed me on all levels.
Yard Pizza can be found at 140 Tabernacle St,Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4F
From their website:
The Yard, Shoreditch is set in a converted fire station and retains many of its original features. Inside; The Yard has a unique warehouse feel – whilst outside you will find a great seating area, but we’re not just famous for our location and atmosphere – we are renowned for serving up a diverse selection of pizza toppings and our unbelievable ‘Yard of Pizza’ which is perfect for sharing.
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Another good food spot, and i was really surprised by the beer selection as well. The scenery is ok, mostly streets and their inhabitants. If you like to people watch this is a great spot