Brixton’s best pizza (and probably London’s best pizza, let’s be honest) is serving from a rather handsome unit in the shiny shopping empire that is Westfield Stratford City. This is a bit sad, in a way, because you’ve no hope of enjoying good food properly when it comes on a plastic tray. But at least, conversely, shoppers faced with lunch from a plastic tray don’t have to dread a box of sweaty, microwaved sweet chilli noodles or a Happy Meal. Franco Manca’s crisp, fresh bases and flavoursome toppings are only marginally less glorious in this outlet than at the original, and I do wonder whether they were just dulled by the glare of the glass front of mammoth Primark et al. rather than actually less tasty. Either way, they are still top notch, reasonably priced and a godsend for when shopping hunger needs must.
Franco Manca, Westfield
Unit 2003, The Balcony, Westfield Stratford City, E20 1ES, 0208 5226669