Ape & Bird put Neapolitan style pizzas on the menu


This rather fine looking pizza is just one of a new range going on the menu at Ape & Bird. It follows the installation of a hand-built, wood-fired, Forno Bravo pizza oven from Naples at the gastropub on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Head Chef Alex Windebank has been working on a menu of Neopolitan style pizzas using the best seasonal ingredients from Italy and England.

Expect to see:

  • Buffalo mozzarella, tomato & basil
  • Pork shoulder & pickled pepper
  • Spinach, Parmesan & soft egg
  • Lamb meatball & anchovy

with pizzas starting at the £8 mark.

But it's not all about the pizzas. The arrival of the new oven means a whole range of new dishes can now being cooked in it, including roast pork belly, lentils & apple and oven-roasted fish of the day to share.

‘I am completely powerless when it comes to good pizza; I find it impossible to resist. And Alex’s classic Neapolitan pizzas at Ape & Bird are absolutely on the money." says co-owner Russell Norman.

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