Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

Pizza East

Pizza East

Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 4
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on September 26, 2010
"Their food is like the popcorn at a cinema showing only the customers to each other." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Kang Leung London Eater Estimated score
Reviewed on May 20, 2010
"...I don’t think Pizza East is an intense pizza shrine, it’s good, but somehow I can already picture it becoming the new Belgo ten years from today, once it has lost the chic factor." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Zoe Strimpel City AM Estimated score
Reviewed on January 19, 2010
"The pizza, supposedly the main event, was good but not unparalleled. I am pretty certain you could find equally rewarding pizza at numerous restaurants around town." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on January 15, 2010
"I genuinely think it reinvigorates the genre, and I wasn’t even anti the pizza genre in the first place. " READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Hermano Primero Pizza East Estimated score
Reviewed on November 28, 2009
"Try and think of it then, as a place for people who believe they’ve outgrown Pizza Express and need to go to somewhere more gourmet." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on November 25, 2009
"But the pizzas... oh, mama. Plump, airy and pleasingly chewy, thicker – in the LA way – than the Neapolitan thin crust, with the tang of sourdough and the crunch of semolina, they are my second favourite pizzas in town, after Franco Manca." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on October 31, 2009
"This will probably be seen to have been the most successful and influential restaurant opening of 2009." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Richard Vines Bloomberg
Reviewed by October 29, 2009
"This is one of those restaurants where the experience is better than some of the food" READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Michelle Court View London
Reviewed on October 22, 2009
"The food is impressive and you’ll want to come back to try more of the interesting, inventive menu, but also because you just can’t help but feel at home." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on October 22, 2009
"...the food’s good and the welcome friendly, so get on down..." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on October 22, 2009
"Of course, giving pleasure is the underlying ethos of the Soho House group and there is little not to like about the low-lit, rugged, uncompromising conversion of what was originally a tea warehouse." READ REVIEW


Restaurant details

Address: Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ

Telephone number: 020 7729 1888

Contact restaurant

Nearest station: Old Street

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 12pm - Midnight, Sunday 12pm - 11pm

  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area
  • Takeaway available


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