Brooklyn Pizza Bar
Brooklyn Pizza Bar in Northampton opened in June 2017, setting out to serve pizza and beer, New York style. Based on this writer’s trip to the Big Apple, they have succeeded. The pizzas are made with fresh dough and simple ingredients: we wolfed down our ‘Chilli Chicken’ and the ‘Fungi’, and we can’t wait to go back to try the others.
The restaurant does exactly what it says on the tin, and does it well. You won’t be surprised to hear it has a relaxed atmosphere and that the TVs show American sport. This won’t appeal to all, of course (neither will New York-style pizza for that matter), but for those who relish it, this is heavenly.
On our visit, the staff were wonderfully friendly from the moment we walked in. Recognising a clear case of pizza overdose, they heroically stepped in to box up our cheesecake! And we would recommend leaving room for a slice. Made by a local cheesecake maker, the options change regularly. We had the pleasure of choosing between tiramisu, cookies and cream, and chocolate truffle cheesecake.
Brooklyn Pizza Bar serves a wide range of drinks, including an outstanding selection of beers from Brooklyn Brewery. And we mean outstanding. In fact, this restaurant claims to have the best selection of Brooklyn Brewery beers in the UK, and judging by the list, this is no exaggeration.
By Lisa Hayter, south Northamptonshire editor