SESSIONS RECOMMENDS IS OUR WEEKLY SERIES WHERE WE SIT DOWN WITH A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM FOR A 5 MINUTE CHAT ABOUT THEIR CURRENT FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS.
Susannah is one of our Account Executives and manages the onboarding process of all of our partners. Previously, she worked as a private chef in Scotland alongside university which makes everyone jealous when she brings in her lunches!
WHERE ARE YOU EATING AT THE MOMENT?
“I found out about Crisp Pizza through Instagram which I actually use a lot now to find out about new and interesting places. On my most recent visit, we had:
Nduja Pie (£11) - San Marzano, Mozzarella, Buffalo Mozzarella, Parm, Calabrian Nduja
Pepperoni Pie (£11) - San Marzano, Mozzarella, Flor di Latte, Parm, Artisan Pepperoni
I think that my fav one was the Nduja Pie because of the buffalo mozzarella. It was just so thin and crunchy and the consistency held itself so well it could well be thought of as gravity-defying. It was, well, crisp. We also had an obligatory pint, of course.
Crisp Pizza is inside The Chancellors Pub in Hammersmith. It is quite literally an old man’s pub which I love. It has got a lot of buzz surrounding it as people didn't realise that you have to pre book your pizza! A novel idea for sure that another colleague didn't appreciate after cycling from New Cross. We had to sit outside and on the floor as there wasn't enough space but it did feel quite European and wholesome just sitting there.
I like the familial aspect of it as there are a lot of pub residencies popping up, but this particular one struck a chord with me.
Imagine the style of pub that your Dad used to visit in his heyday of watching Fulham FC on TV, then chuck in a few hundred more pints of Guinness and framed football t-shirts and you will get to The Chancellors. Crisp Pizza also derives its name from not only the incredibly crispy yet light and airy pizza but because its home sits on Crisp Street. Original.
Carl McCluskey, born in the pub, bought the institute off his grandma back in 2020. The pandemic days. He has a level of care towards his pizzas that can only be comparable to a mother and her baby - only entrusting the other chefs in the kitchen with arranging the toppings and popping it into the oven. The dough itself, he makes and only as much as he can, hence often selling out at 7pm.
The Chancellors, 25 Crisp Road, W6 9RL
OUR FAVOURITE PUB RESIDENCIES IN LONDON
TIELLA - THE COMPTON ARMS
After a very successful residency by Belly, Tiella now takes over the scene at this delightful pub. Tiella is the concept of former chef at Sager & Wilde, Dara Klein. Dara's main focus will include traditional small-medium rustic Italian food, hand rolled pastas and luscious braised meats.
DISH TO TRY: The menu changes week to week, so you’ll have to go and try for yourself!
4 Compton Ave, London, N1 2XD
MONDO SANDO - GROVE HOUSE TAVERN
If top-tier subs are your thing, you must make a visit down to Camberwell to visit Mondo Sando. You can expect a whole new menu of impeccable sarnies, alongside dishes using the pub's charcoal grill. On Sunday’s they knock out their famous Sunday Roast but with a twist of course…
DISH TO TRY: The Chicken tikka masala sarnie
26 Camberwell Grove, London, SE5 8RE
LING LINGS - THE GUN
Serving up Modern Chinese and Vietnamese inspired dishes comes Ling Ling’s. Enjoy tangy, crunchy and all round mouthwatering flavours at this East London boozer.DISH TO TRY: Thai basil wontons (as recommended by Nadia herself)
235 Well St, Homerton, London, E9 6RG
FILTHY BUNS - THE THREE COMPASSES
Who doesn’t love a dirty burger with a good old pint? With half the menu being meat-free too, no one has an excuse not to come here to sample these delectable burgers.Dish to try: The Smokin Bun (Beef Patty, Double Cheese (Red & Swiss), Bacon, Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Smokey Gravy Mayo & Crispy Onions)
99 Dalston Lane, London, E8 1NH