In the continuing changing and expanding area of Kings Cross, there is the pizza bar Pizza Union. Big wooden tables make up the main restaurant area but if you head towards the back section, there are lower tables and chairs. These tables are decorated with colourful tiles. Cutlery is in a tin can on the table together with the bottle of oil and chilli flakes.
Pizza Union had fairly loud music and when the restaurant got busy, the noise level increased a bit too much. It felt a bit like a canteen. As Pizza Union classifies itself as a “Pizza Bar”, it does not have table service. Orders are taken at the counter and then a buzzer is given to notify you when the pizza is ready to collect.
The Giardino pizza was thin and crispy and the taste of the base was average. It was ordered with less cheese but it seemed to have the normal amount. The 12″ pizza was topped with mixed peppers, tomato sauce, mushrooms, wild broccoli and onions. The wild broccoli was more like spinach. The cheese overwhelmed the pizza and so the taste of the tomato sauce didn’t really come through.
The Calabria was a spicy pizza and had plenty of rocket topping it. It also had mascarpone, tomato sauce, n’duja spicy sausage and mozzarella.
Pizza Union seem to have focussed more on the “superfast pizza” aspect of their brand, and less on the quality. By the time we left, the queues were out of the door and all of the tables were occupied. It wouldn’t have been fun to queue and then to look for seating in the dining area.
Pizza Union, 246-250 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JYRating: