Pizza Pilgrims, Oxford
Londoners' favourite hipster pizza chain opens its first regional outpost in Oxford's Westgate Centre. The dough is delicious and it has a great roof terrace. Result!
Pizza Pilgrims has several branches around the capital and this is their first restaurant outside of London, in Westgate Centre in Oxford. Co-founders, brothers Thom and James Elliot, have local roots – they grew up at their parents’ pub, The Fox at Oddington, near Chipping Norton. They then got in early on the street food revolution in the Smoke, initially serving up their wares from a retro Piaggio Ape van kitted out with an oven.
Their Neapolitan-style pizzas are totally delicious – crispy, light dough with generous, authentic toppings (no pineapple chunks here, love), the interiors are bright and breezy and the Oxford branch is the only restaurant in the Westgate to have its own al fresco terrace, with great views of the city. It’s one of those rare places that manages to combine being cool and family-friendly. So while it’s ideal for a pitstop with the kids during a shopping trip, you could also happily spend an evening here catching up with pals over a Peroni or three.
Pizza Pilgrims, Westgate Oxford, Castle St, Oxford OX1 1NZ
Monday: 11.30am - 10pm
Tuesday: 11.30am - 10pm
Wednesday: 11.30am - 10pm
Thursday: 11.30am - 10pm
Friday: 11.30am - 10.30pm
Saturday: 11.30am - 10.30pm
Sunday: 11.30am - 10pm
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