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What's not to love: Pizza Union in Dalston

In a world where some some dough and tomato sauce can cost you upwards of £15, Pizza Union is a fresh reminder that good, tasty food doesn’t have to be pricey.

With the January blues settling in hard I couldn’t think of a better mid week pick me up than a frozen margarita and a pizza with friends. After the success of their first three sites in Spitalfields, King’s Cross and Aldgate, they’ve opened a new place in Dalston.

The restaurant itself is canteen style, order at the counter and take your seat, no pressure to order in a hurry or constantly trying to grab a waiter, you just go at your own pace. With a selection of Italian drinks on offer, and prices which don’t make you wince, you feel a little less guilty about skipping that bootcamp class and indulging in a thin crust authentic Italian pizza.

Photo Credit: CharlieMcKay

Photo Credit: CharlieMcKay

Frozen margaritas are a steal at just £3.50 and taste amazing, on the small side but for the price I’m not surprised, so I had 2, of course, they really were delicious and I would definitely recommend trying one! Alternatively there were a selection of bottled soft drinks and a bottle of prosecco was priced at a very reasonable £16.

We opted for a side salad which was the perfect accompaniment to the Regina pizza. Simple and delectable with ham, mozzarella and black olives. The pizza and side salad were delicious and really were wonderful value. A word of warning though, don’t forget to buy your sauces when you go up to the counter, or you may be left having to queue again meaning your pizza could get cold (and no one would want that)!

Photo Credit: CharlieMcKay

I think the real hero of this dish and I mean, ‘OH MY GOSH, how have I never tried anything so delicious in my entire life’ type of hero, was the dessert – the ‘dolce’. I mean no wonder there is only one dessert on the menu at this place. That is because you don’t need anything else when a warm donut ring filled with Nutella and marscapone is on offer. We had one to share and it was a perfect if not slightly overindulgent way to end our meal. But you know what, I didn’t feel one bit guilty afterwards!

Photo Credit: CharlieMcKay

Photo Credit: CharlieMcKay

 

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