We decided we needed pizza, and remembered that we hadn’t tried Homeslice in Fitzrovia yet, so off we went.
I used to come to this site a lot in the past, when it was Soho Japan – a comfortable, neighbourhood place, reliable and soothing. Now the plaster is all stripped off, and it is much more hipster chic – the bare bricks make it quite noisy. Plus the people eating there have changed; where before there were locals avoiding cooking for the night, now there are the young and (somewhat) fashionable (I suspect local workers and a scattering of students).
Despite feeling a bit out of place, we opted to share a £20 pizza with a mixture of mushroom, ricotta and pumpkin seeds as one half, and anchovies, onion and olives for the other.
The toppings were good, the base thin and tasty – my only minor complaint was that I would have liked it to have been cooked a touch longer to make the crust, well, crusty. It’s certainly not traditional but it does the job.