SquareMeal Review of
Pizza Pilgrims West India Quay
The two brothers behind these fun Neapolitan-style pizzerias have swiftly colonised London since setting up their first bricks-and-mortar venture in Soho off the back of their celebrated street-food van. Everywhere this Pilgrim ventures, it’s a hit, thanks to a simple concept and excellent ingredients – all sourced from Italy during the brothers’ initial recce, where they learnt the secrets behind the country’s best pizza. The result of this research is perfectly squidgy bases with beautifully charred edges topped with not-your-average combinations – think smoked anchovies, olives and capers, or fennel-studded sausage and wild broccoli. If you can commit to more than one pizza in a sitting, then the dessert dough ring stuffed with Nutella and salted ricotta rewards gluttony; otherwise, try a digestif in the form of a Frangelico-laced espresso martini. This large site is the first to offer bookings and includes a 70-cover terrace, a basement bar and a bookable ‘pizza playground’, designed to be a cosy corner for up to 12 to play foosball and video games.