After spotting the launch of Brooklyn Bite on the Kings Road earlier this year, I was desperate to try one of their massive 18” pizzas, some cheesecake and generally indulge in a bit of Italian American style cusine.
The two prior attempts to visit found it shut. However, third time lucky and it was open. The small space was bustling but we were seated straight away after walking in – which was a shame as I was quite looking forward to checking out the bar first, which has been positively reviewed by other bloggers.
We ended up popping down to the bar after dinner. I imagine if we hadn’t been the only ones down there than it would have been okay, the cocktail menu looked like something I’d like to sample sometime in the future but an empty bar is never cool.
Back to dinner, drinks arrived in small glasses, cutlery was dispensed from a steel tin and dinner was served on metallic plates; adding a dash of NYC flavouring to create a Shoreditch-esque vibe. Sadly the glossy walls and well…. glossy everything detracted a bit from that.
We were absolutely famished and so to start with we ordered a portion of Garlic Knots, which came accompanied by a bowl of delicious tomato sauce which was the highlight of my meal. These can only be described as little balls of cheesy garlic goodness.
The portions were small, so if you were to order a starter than make sure that you order one per person.
For mains there weren’t a huge number of vegetarian options but they did kindly offer to replace the meat from the pizza with another topping of my choice.. I decided to go for one of the vegetarian options listed on the menu; the veggie calzone, with spinach, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, cheese and more of that divine tomato sauce.
Pizza’s come in either 12” or 18”, with funny New York styled names like, ‘Benny Blanco from the Bronx’. The latter were humongous and definitely designed for sharing. We found that the 12-inch pizzas were large enough, I even struggled to power through that but they were well worth it.
If pizzas don’t tempt you than there are a few other options on the menu such as subs, salads. But if you do decide to pay a visit than it’s the pizzas you go for.
For desert – despite being quite intrigued by the chocolate calzone – it had to be the Oreo Cheesecake.
The cheesecake was coated with crushed Oreos and came on a solid chocolaty Oreo biscuit base. It was top notch and definitely worth trying out.
I’m not sure whether it was because I’d built it up so much in my head or that I was expecting an Italian style pizza but while it was nice, it wasn’t amazing. Yes, if you’re in the area it’s definitely worth popping in but not worth travelling across London for…. Although, if you do live in the area, it’s worth pointing out that take-away is available.
However, it did spark a really interesting question between us. Where is the best pizza in London? Let me know where you satisfy your pizza cravings thoughts…