REVIEW: Mayfair Pizza Co.
Think you can’t afford dinner in Mayfair? Think again. More specifically, think about booking a table at Mayfair Pizza Co, the thoroughly pleasant pizzeria hiding in stylish, traffic-free mews just along from Old Bond Street. Seriously high ceilings, Frank Sinatra on the soundsystem, a varied menu of pizza and pasta (plus salads you actually want to order)… all the hallmarks of a sophisticated after-work dinner, without the pretension, pomp and PR campaigns that see an extra ‘0’ added to your bill.
Unsurprisingly focused on pizza, the menu centres around the use of the rustic pizza oven at the back – our favourite options included pulled pork shoulder and crispy onions, truffle and porcini mushrooms and two excellent Calzones. For starters we tried loaded potato skins (just £4) but a delicate crab risotto with tiger prawns completely stole the show (£8), which is also available for mains (£14).
There’s plenty for those avoiding carbs too – particularly the rare tuna superfood salad, chosen upon recommendation from the manager. Butternut squash, avocado, beetroot, spinach, watercress, linseed and cauliflower combine to make a colourful, filling salad we already want to go back for (£15).
The only thing we’d change about this place is the menus themselves – not what’s on them, but the design. Childish fonts and an odd selection of photographs take away from the simple, effective design of the space itself. They almost remind you that you may be in Mayfair, but the prices in here are low – a budget-looking menu in what feels like a top-end restaurant. We think they’d be better off with a plain brown or grey menu, letting the food do the talking.
If you’ve room for dessert, the restaurant is particularly proud of its dessert pizza (think Nutella calzone and strawberry and white chocolate – a dieter’s nightmare). Following a pizza for main, delicious though they are, we don’t know how anyone could face a second. Instead, we recommend a salted caramel chocolate pot complete with popping candy (£6) – equally indulgent, but perfect for sharing – and the price makes up for the calories.
Amy @ FashionBite xx
Address:4 Lancashire Court, New Bond Street, London, W1S 1EY