Welcome to our new collab pizza series: South London Sessions. It's a love song to the local places we're lucky to have on our doorstep. Places we reckon you should go. Places that are trying to go that little bit further with what they offer, and that little bit further with the love they put into their menus and practices. Places that are our kind of places.
SESSION 1: 14.02.2022
Coal Rooms, Peckham
Coal Rooms is right at the front of Peckham Rye station. Cafe at the front, seriously impressive small plates restaurant at the back. We were lucky enough to get a private tasting menu from head chef Ben, as we figured out what a pizza from them would taste and feel like. It ended up tasting and feeling pretty marvellous. Seriously, go check them out for yourselves.
SESSION 2: 01.04.2022
SMOKE & SALT, TOOTING
Was great to follow the Coal Rooms collab with another modern, neighbourhood restaurant at the top of their game for seasonality and simplicity - Smoke & Salt in Tooting Broadway. When we approached them with the collab Remi knew exactly what pizza he wanted to make - a riff on one of their best selling dishes: Cripsy potatoes, Ox heart, Chimichirri & Gorgonzola. How could we say no to that? We did swap the ox heart for pastrami though, with Remi's blessing obviously. We also had great fun riffing on another hugely popular dish from their cookbook. Seriously, get the cookbook.
SESSION 3: 01.12.2022
Mons cheesemonger, East Dulwich
Based in East Dulwich, Lordship Lane, Mons Cheesemonger has a huge selection of cheeses and is the perfect collaborator for our Christmas special. We decided to use the delicious Vacherin cheese to make the perfect sharing starter, 'Vacherin Pizza bread'. If you haven't been to Mons, take a trip down and let their shop speak for itself.
SESSION 4: 10.03.2023
Lamiri HArissa, South london
Lamiri Harissa is a family owned business based in South London. They've been making and selling their delcious home made harissa since 2021, which is now sold in various shops around South London Including: Ashby's in Brixton, Penge General Store, Monox in East Dulwich and Peckham General Store. After tasting this Harissa it hit the taste buds in all the right places and we knew it would be perfect for a pizza special and that inspired us to create a great pizza full of tasty flavours and textures.
SESSION 4: 07.04.2023
Eaten Alive, South london
Eaten Alive are a London based business known for their vegetable ferments and kimchi. Similarly to us, the fermentation process is a massive part of what they do, neither of us pasteurise our products making them fresh and delicious. This time round we're bring back an old special with a new twist. By collaborating with Eaten Alive using their kimchi it's better than ever.