Review of 'Street Pizza'

Many will be familiar with Gordon Ramsey's “Bread Street” restaurants (see my review of the London location here) but may not be familiar with the new concept “Street Pizza” which offers reasonably priced food and all-you-can-eat pizza. No doubt the “all you can eat” element will pull people through the door (it did for us) but is it any good?

In Liverpool for a show, we stumbled across the newest “Street Pizza” location above the local branch of Ramsey's “Bread Street” fine dining chain. What was immediately attractive were the decorations around the door but having a look at the digital menu outside we were intrigued by the bottomless pizza at £16 each. It was a Sunday and the “warehouse chic” ground floor was quite busy but we were taken to the first floor where “Street Pizza” is based. Here there were only a few tables in use which is not terribly surprising as we were informed it had only opened a few days earlier.

Inside

The menu is wonderfully simple with, of course, pizza being the main draw and works by the staff simply bringing assorted pizza slices to the table for you to chose from. The pizza offerings are “Classic Margherita” (Mozzarella, tomato, basil), “Ham & Pineapple” (Mozzarella, smoked ham hock, pineapple and pecorino cheese), “Charred Aubergine” (charred aubergine/eggplant, toasted pine nuts, garlic pesto and tomato), “Pepperoni” (pepperoni, mozzarella, tomato and chilli flakes), “Corn & Chorizo” (sweetcorn purée, chorizo, pulled chicken, mozzarella, spring onions, and coriander) and a “Daily Special” (which was olives and anchovies). The rest of the single-sheet menu consists of “Hotter than Hell” (wings), “Sides & Sharers”, “Desserts” (including bottomless soft-serve ice cream for £4), and “Drinks”.

In addition to the pizza for both of us, we were also convinced by the difficult to understand waiter to also have the “J.F.C.” and “Chocolate BBQ” chicken wings (5 for £8.50, 10 for £16.50, 15 for £24.50 and 20 for £31.50). These were brought to our table first and were quite tasty, particularly the “Chocolate BBQ” which was NOT sweet but delicious and rich. The wings were a good size and very juicy.

Wings!

The pizza was delivered to the table by various servers every so often. The choice of pizza would vary each time and we were encouraged to have as many slices as we wanted. The pizza itself was thin with only a small amount of toppings with an amazing crust - Perfectly charred and very delicious.

Pepperoni and Margherita

Charred Aubergine

Ham & Pineapple and Corn & Chorizo

The “Corn & Chorizo” was the oddest choice but worked quite well though did occasionally get a bit soggy from the wet corn. Interestingly it was also not very sweet with the chorizo adding a nice kick. The “Pepperoni” was our favourite, packed with loads of meat and plenty of flavour. The “Charred Aubergine” we sampled only as we were invited to late in our visit having stuffed ourselves by then and was quite good but, again, a bit soggy from the wet vegetable.

We did NOT have any desert but with only three options it did not seem terribly special anyway. The servers were wonderful, chatty and very friendly. The bill for the two of us came to £64.56 which I initially felt was a bit high but it did include a 12.5% tip and a £1 charity donation as well as our soft drinks so perhaps it was not so bad.

Delicious quality pizza at a reasonable price in a fun, modern environment. Well worth a visit.

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Review Date: 2022-12-04


Cuisine: Pizza

Address: Level 2 Bread Street Kitchen, 45 Paradise St, Liverpool, L1 3EU, England

Location: Liverpool (England) - Ropewalks

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Telephone: +44 (0) 2075921215

URL: https://www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com/en/uk/street-pizza/locations/liverpool