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.