NY Fold has closed permanently
Tired of always ordering Domino’s since becoming Londoners, New Yorkers Michael and Annabel Wheeler opened this ode to Big Apple-style by-the-slice pizzerias. Teaming up with Bruno DiFabio (13-time Pizza World Championships medallist), the Wheelers have gone for broke in this prime tourist spot on the Charing Cross Road. A case filled with hefty takeaway slices greets you at the door and beyond choose between bench-style, booth or table seating, packaged in grey and yellow utilitarian décor. The brick oven produces dense but crisp crusts, with a myriad of varieties. We recommend The Fabio with spicy salami, olives and mozzarella, with a burst of juicy tomatoes giving a much-needed touch of moisture; we found many of the pizzas here hearty and filling but also too dry. Luckily, sloppy and delicious relief comes from the aubergine focaccia ‘Hero’ (a large stuffed sandwich), which was our highlight. Elsewhere there’s pasta dishes and salads that, along with Prosecco, wines and US beers, proves NY Fold isn’t all about the pizza.