“Shall we just polish the rest off?” Slurred my dining companion across the table, nodding at the half drunk magnum of red wine between us.“We may as well, we’ve gone this far…”
My friend and I arrived at the new Homeslice in Fitzrovia on a Wednesday evening, bright eyed and bushy-tailed, completely unaware of what lay ahead.
Homeslice is all about simplicity: there are no starters here, only pizza, served either by slice (a steal at £4 each) or a full 20 inch, depending on your gluttony. My friend and I, we are gluttonous indeed.
We decided to get two different pizza toppings – mainly so that when we got around to eating our millionth slice (they are properly big) we wouldn’t be bored of eating the same flavour. My friend, in all of his manly glory, wanted something that resembled a meat feast, so he chose the salami, rocket and parmesan topping, while my refined palette secured something less Pizza Hut: mushroom, ricotta, pumpkin seed and chilli. Two glasses of prosecco down, and well into the magnum – which is how they serve wine here by the way (it’s a dangerous game) – out came the pizza. We consumed it in record time (somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes) and with it made our way through the rest of the magnum. Deliriously happy/smashed, we left Homeslice knowing we’d be back again soon – not mid-week this time, and maybe we’d even try to practice some self control. Maybe.
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