franco manca

06 May 2014

One typical London day, it was beautifully sunny one minute and pouring down with rain the next. We had only just arrived in Trafalgar Square where they had set up stalls and shops for St. George's Day, but with no umbrellas (big fail) we needed a Plan B fast.

Then I remembered a pizzeria that I had been meaning to try out for a while, and that there was one just a couple of tube stops away near Tottenham Court Road.

A healthy alternative is nice and everything, but sometimes you just need the real thing, right?

I didn't have to say the word pizza twice, E was on board and off we went to Franco Manca.

I apologise in advance for the slightly weird looking photos - there was a very bright spotlight above the table and it made everything look quite dramatic on camera!

To make you understand just how much I loved the wonder that is their sourdough base, you have to know that a) I am a thin crust girl all the way, and b) I typically leave a lot of the crust of a pizza.

But the chewy, tasty base of the Franco Manca pizzas were irresistible - I ate the whole entire thing no problem. It was so good!

E made his own pizza with a selection of toppings, and I chose one of their specials - a white pizza (my favourite) with Italian sausage and a vegetable I can't remember (broccoli perhaps?). They were polished off in record time, and we were thoroughly impressed.

I also need to point out that they are incredibly reasonably priced - my one was under 8 pounds which is quite rare in London. And for such fresh and excellent quality, it's a winner all round.

They have 7 locations in the city, so you have no excuse. Get yourself there ASAP.


  1. Don't get me started on the weather, I'm obsessed and can talk about it for ages! I'm finding it impossible to pick out clothes at the moment. On Saturday the forecast was pretty cold and cloudy so I headed to the cinema bundled up in a long sleeved shirt, jumper and my Winter coat. By the time the film had finished and we headed back outside the sun was out and it was so warm. We had to do a 20 minute walk in the boiling hot heat with way too many clothes on ... grumble grumble grumble :p

    Wow these pizzas look so good .. now I want a pizza .. for breakfast :s

    Grrrrrrrrrr, isn't bad lighting in restaurants annoying? Don't they realise we want to photograph our food!

    Chloe x

  2. Mm pizza... such a good choice in toppings too!

    B xx

  3. I'm a thin crust lover too! Arggh, I wish I still worked in Soho, this looks a treat!

  4. I love Franco Manca pizzas, was so glad when they opened their branch in Chiswick :)

    Rosie xx

  5. UGgh---- you are killing my health kick! Now all I want is amazing pizza… BUT, fortunately I have yet to find an amazing pizzeria here in Singapore…. probably a good thing ;)

  6. Oh gosh! These pizzas look delectable!

  7. Oh my, these pizzas look ridiculously amazing. Why oh why don't I live in London!? (Probably because if I did, I'd be the size of a house.)

    Alice xx | The Cup and Saucer

  8. Wow, they look sooo damn good! I love the cripsy looking crust and the one with tomatos looks soo perfect! I would've polished them off really quick too!

  9. YOU ARE SO PRETTY ALLSJGHLSHGS also I'm actually in need of those earrings can I just have them? The pizza looks too good to be trueeee! Sourdough crust!? Yes please. The cheese on your pizza looks like a dream haha. Your posts actually kill me because I'm so sadly far away from all the amazing restaurants you feature. But trust me if I'm ever in London...!

  10. The weather is SO annoying but at least you got to try a new place so I guess all is not lost. I would have gone for the same pizza than you. I love when they have sausages on them (totally feeling like a fatty for saying that)! xx


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