Pizza Pop is an interesting place. The decor is edgy Bohemian pop art meets Laurence Llewellyn Bowen. And on our visit the music sounded rather like the Italian version of Abba. On the whole, then… entertaining.
A gang of us – four adults and four young kids – ventured into Pizza Pop one Wednesday lunchtime. Initially we were worried that the plush decor and wine glasses (they pride themselves on their draft prosecco) would not mix well with pre-school kids. Not a bit of it. Front of house were accommodating and welcoming and swiftly sorted a high chair. We were also informed that kids eat for free – if they like margarita pizza!
The menu is simple and tasty, focusing on Neapolitan pizza. We went for the special focaccia to start, which came with an excellent tomato and Parma ham topping. Our pizzas were fired in the pizza oven and came with crispy, thin bases.
The kids were keen for dessert. We were sadly too full and all Pizza Pop had on at the time was tiramisu. Not keen to liven our kids up with caffeine, we decided to leave on our pizza high.
The food was great, the staff accommodating, and we were impressed by the unique atmosphere. This restaurant is a breath of fresh air – both as a pizza venue and because of its surprising location off London Road. We will be back.
By Sally Bunkham, Brighton & Hove correspondent
Photos: Pizza Pop website