Strada Brunswick Centre

15-17 Brunswick Centre , London, WC1N 1AF

SquareMeal Review of Strada Brunswick Centre

Strada’s pizza bases pass the thin & crispy test. The toppings are fresh, the flavours authentic & the price is right – such things matter to the foodies who will eat here, but won’t consider other high-street chains. However, superior wood-fired pizzas aren’t all Strada has going for it: readers also praise ‘accommodating’ service that achieves a fine balance between ‘unhurried & speedy’, plus clean, contemporary surrounds that are appealing enough for business or pleasure. There are clearly some serious Italophiles making the decisions at Strada, & this filters through to menus that embrace less-predictable options of stuffed & breaded olive ascolana, Sardinian fregola & clam soup, black tagliolini with crab, & nougat semifreddo ‘affogato’. Italian wines, with lots around a fiver a glass, are a bonus.

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7.0

Food & Drink: 7.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

HP gold reviewer 28 June 2009

If you want to eat out on the cheap, it's pretty hard to avoid the constant deluge of 2-4-1 offers from the pizza/pasta chain gang. Strada might not be fine dining but considering it cost us well under a tenner each for lunch today, it's a great bargain. If you want to eat outdoors in London without being crammed onto one side of a pavement or sitting in the fog of traffic fumes, the Brunswick Centre is a great place to go. The Strada there is on a quiet corner and has a huge number of tables both in the sun and shade. While there's very little to distinguish each of the ‘Italian’ chains from one another, the menu does have a greater variety of carne/pesci dishes if you fancy a change from the usual pizza/pasta fare. Service was swift and friendly and the food met our expectations, being hot, tasty and well portioned. A great spot for a summer's day.

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