PizzaBuzz, a relatively newish pizza joint is quietly creating its own buzz, due to the gluten –free pizza bases, the non –dairy ice creams, freshly squeezed juices, bottomless fizz (Glera Frizzante sparkling wine) and soft drinks. The tech or more precisely the FlyPay app is also worth a mention; once downloaded the app can be used to order and pay for additional drinks and desserts, delivered straight to your table.
I paid a visit on a quiet Monday evening, admittedly not an ideal time if a buzzing atmosphere is part of your requirements. During the early part of the evening the restaurant was dominated by more staff than customers although more punters came through later. The loudness came via the very bright interior; primary colours juxtaposed with built-in wooden furniture, leather banquettes and a green terrazzo bar.
As the sole customer I benefited from the staff’s generous attention led by the very accommodating manager David who insisted on providing me with a guided tour and talking me through the self –service concept. Put simply, you go straight to the expansive counter and build your own pizza by firstly selecting your base; choose from either gluten –free or PizzaBuzz’s specially created blend of white and spelt flour – ideal for digestion. Once the base is selected your imagination is put to the test with the extensive choice of toppings; I opted for the Rossa base, choosing to go gluten –free in order to banish any uncomfortable feelings of bloating. The Rossa comprises of: no cheese, crushed tomatoes, oregano, garlic and olive oil – I pimped up my pizza by adding, roasted aubergine, caramelised onions, Portobello mushrooms, rosemary and pine nuts. My attractive, tardy (she got lost), friend, Deanne played it safe with the gluten -free Margherita base; and also went into pimp mode when choosing the additional toppings: courgettes, salmon, green beans, rosemary and premium cheese –burrata.
We were impressed with our pizzas; although Deanne struggled to finish her Margherita and put this down to the three lots of rich cheeses which ended up somewhat dominating proceedings. I loved my pizza and still harbour fond thoughts a few weeks on! The base was crispy thin and surprisingly light – going gluten –free was definitely a good choice. While the topping was delicious and complimented the base perfectly.
PizzaBuzz also boasts a salad bar with a choice of, Green Leaf and Herb Salad, Babygem Caesar Salad, Nicocise Salad and Greek Salad. We opted for the Green Leaf and Herb bursting full of fresh flavours, containing: Lamb’s lettuce, rocket, mint, pickled dill, parsley, basil, flaked almonds, chilli flakes, pumpkin seeds, walnut dressing.
My PizzaBuzz visit set a very impressive precedent – no post –pizza bloat! This was a cause for celebration and since I had room, I ordered the yummy, non –dairy Mamoo Almond Milk and Orange ice cream.
PizzaBuzz is definitely worth a visit, whether you decide to eat in or take out, or if you feel inspired to create your own PizzaBuzz style pizza, you can purchase a 1.5kg bag of PizzaBuzz’s exclusive flour, along with a bottle of Spanish chilli –spiced olive oil.
PizzaBuzz has seamlessly changed the pizza game courtesy of its tasty menu, simple self -service and FlyPay app, with future plans afoot for franchises, I look forward to seeing a proliferation of PizzaBuzz’s nationwide.
Price – A reasonable £32.14, which included a freshly squeezed juice and bottomless fizz.
Service – The staff were friendly and helpful.
Ambience –Relaxed and chilled atmosphere.
Bathroom – 3/5 clean and basic.
For further information please visit: www.pizzabuzz.co.uk