The newest addition to the Pizza East family may have gone vintage with its design and choice of materials, but its retro-industrial looks serve only to lend the restaurant an extra freshness. Among the pre-used features are the white wall tiles (reminiscent of a 1960s grammar school, but that might just be me) and their sandy ceiling counterparts, and reassuringly hefty-looking leather-bound bar stools – after all regular customers will soon be boxing in the heavyweight division if they don’t get to the gym on a regular basis.
Alongside all the robust functionality is a gentler, more natural side to Pizza East, owned by the swanktastic Soho House. Ham hocks and various other tasty-looking animal appendages hang tantalizingly from the ceiling structures, and a wall of logs alludes to the wood-fired oven which makes the culinary magic happen. My fellow diners raved about their veal meatball and cream pizza, and while I’m not even close to a vegetarian, that was a baby cow they were chowing down on, which must be wrong. Still, whatever your choice of topping, Pizza East KT is a flat out winner.