Posted on Wednesday, 11th November 2015
PIZZA UNION KINGS CROSS
Pizza Union is a pizzeria that serves a variety of fire-baked Roman style thin and crispy 12″ pizzas, salad, Dolce, gelato, and a selection of drinks. The restaurant itself is contemporary looking with a casual counter style service. Pizza Union has an easy-going atmosphere, and the staff were all friendly and helpful. Most importantly, it has free wifi! Pizza Union is known for their “Superfast” service, which is true because I could see that their turnover rate was really high.
Pizza Union has two branches, one in Spitalfields and one in Kings Cross. The latter is close to the station, and can be found on Pentonville Road. It opens everyday from 11am to midnight and no bookings are required. What’s more they offer takeaway too. If you’re craving their pizza from afar, you can order through their website and pick it up at the branch.
We arrived at around 8pm on a weekday, when the restaurant was bustling. There weren’t too many people lining up to order, which meant it was a good time to arrive. The system works likes this – after you order and pay over the counter, you are given a buzzer that notifies you know as to when your food is ready to pick up.
We tried the Pollo pizza (£5.95), Carne (£6.50) with a bottle of Prosecco (£16) to share. The Pollo (£5.95) consists of chicken, tomato sauce, mixed peppers, a generous serving of mozzarella and thyme. It was nice and cheesy, with the flavour of the chicken and the soft, crispy base provided the right kind of happiness anyone needs after a long day. It was lighter type of pizza, whereas the Carne (£6.50) was much ‘heavier’ as the mixture of beef, chicken, and pepperoni added a more intense flavour.
For those who are vegetarian, Pizza Union in Kings Cross offers salads (£2.95-£3.95), vegetarian pizzas like Margherita (£3.95), Funghi (£4.95), Fiorentina (£5.50), Formaggi (£5.50), and Fiardino (£5.50). If you’re allergic to gluten, add £1 for Gluten free dough.
I would’ve tried the desserts if I wasn’t so full, and it didn’t help that their fridge of Gelatos (£2.50) looked so tempting. Their Dolce (a sweet filled warm dough ring from £2.95 – £3.95) seemed appealling too, especially if you’re interested in a warm dessert.
Overall, Pizza Union in Kings Cross was a hit. Price wise, it was an amazing deal. I’d say it has more of an edge over Franco Manca’s not only for the price, but also for the restaurant space, ordering system, and their wide selection of pizzas. This easy-going restaurant accepts both card and cash, and is definitely a place for good times. With good times comes good food, and good food goes down quickly.
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1) Size and good quality of pizza
2) Wide selection of pizzas
3) Free Wifi
4) Cheap price
5) The layout of the restaurant
6) The ordering system
7) The location
Food rating: 4.5/5
Service rating: 3.5/5
Pizzas : £3.95 – £6.50
Dolce: £2.95 – £3.95
Salad: £2.95 – £3.95
Drinks: £1.30 – £16