Pizza and comedy

So the hubby and I enjoy eating and comedy so it was fairly appropriate that our Valentine’s Day included both.  The hubby had read about a  pizza restaurant in Brixton, fairly near to us, that apparently served the best pizza in London so we had to give it a try.  It is called Franco Manca and is known for using organic ingredients and hand made sourdough pizza dough.  It is located in the middle of the Brixton market which is a bit of an odd place for a sit down restaurant and is open 6 days a week from 12-5 which makes it hard for us workin’ folks to try it out.

Franco Manca

The restaurant, the queue and my finger over the lense...classy

When we got there, there was a pretty good sized queue but we figured it would be worth the  wait.  The menu is fairly small with 6 pizzas to choose from along with a special of the day and a few extras.  We waited about 20 minutes in the queue but got a seat, as we were seated he took our order which made quite a bit of sense as we had had long enough to decide while standing in line.  We ordered 2 pizzas and a bottle of their organic red wine for a whopping £6.50 which was surprisingly good.


Pizza’s came within 10 minutes and were fantastic, the crust was thin and bubbly (which I like) and the tomato sauce tasted like fresh crushed tomatoes picked that morning . The whole meal came to £18 which we thought was a great deal  (pleasing the hubby with the good value for money) – I have a feeling that is not the last time we will be there.

Dinner was followed by Russell Peters show at the O2 which was great.  He was entertaining as usual and put on an amazing array of accents and made fun of a plethora of cultural nuances that is typical of his routine.  This time however he left the alone Canadians and picked on just about every other nationality/culture in the world…I did sadly feel a bit left out as I love nothing better than a good old chuckle at my own expense.  It does make sense as when he did mention Canada, only 7 people cheered, we were clearly outnumbered so I give it to him for knowing his ‘target audience’ …god  I am such a marketing nerd.

Okay that’s all I’ve got….

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2 Responses to Pizza and comedy

  1. Simon says:

    So far we rate Pizza Express as the world’s best pizza (or thereabouts). We’ll definitely have to try this one out! Not sure how I could ever go back to Pizza Pizza / Pizza Nova / etc…

  2. Adrienne says:

    I do enjoy Pizza Express as well but I do have to say that Franco Manca’s crust is better…although Pizza Express has better toppings. Worth a try if you are ever in the area. As for delivery pizza I am with you, to me they now taste like the box they are delivered in….I have a much more educated palate now (hahah)

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