Pizza @ The Regent, Islington

For the first time in a very long time, both Sam, flatmate C and I found ourselves at home on a sunny Tuesday evening starving and all without dinner plans. Already 8pm, we wanted food and we wanted it fast.

I think we are really lucky in Islington to have some amazing and cheap places to eat in our locale and places like The Regent fit the bill just fine.

A local pub that is more gastro-than-pub, it separates itself from the other gastropubs in the area by doing one thing and doing it well. It’s pretty hard to walk past The Regent without smelling the scent of the wood-fire pizza oven.

The Pizza menu ranges from £7-10 and a single pizza is more than a generous portion for one. I generally always opt for the potato pizza – though I am not really sure why as potato + pizza dough = double loading on the carbs. Combined with a medium rich mozzarella mixed with gorgonzola and a few sprigs of rosemary, the pizza is absolutely delicious.

Sam ordered a spicy salami pizza with basil, aubergine and mozzarella. The sausage wasn’t too spicy and the aubergine was lovely and soft. I still prefered my potato though.

Is it the best pizza in London? Probably not, but you wouldn’t do bad hunting this place out if you were ever in the area.

The Regent
201 Liverpool Road
London, N1 1LX
Regent Pub on Urbanspoon

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3 Responses to Pizza @ The Regent, Islington

  1. Dave says:

    I still haven’t found a place that can match the regent for pizzas…

  2. I used to live on Liverpool Road, pretty much across the street from the Regent, and I agree that it’s one of the better options in Islington (which, much as I love this nbhd, I think is filled with pretty mediocre restaurants, actually). I, too, loved the potato pizza, as well as the spinach with egg, and the veg.

    The owners of the Regent have opened another pizza pub closer to the Canal in Islington, the Hanbury Arms, though sadly it lacks the warmth and atmosphere of the Regent.

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