Restaurant Review: Gourmet Pizza Company Southbank
The Gourmet Pizza Company is a restaurant on Gabriel’s Wharf, on the South Bank of the Thames. It has become a family favourite of mine whenever we are visiting Central London. This is because the food they serve is simply delicious!
The restaurant specialises in freshly prepared pizzas, however if you do not fancy ordering a pizza there is plenty to choose from in terms of salad, fish, chicken, pasta dishes and vegetarian alternatives. The prices are good, especially for the portion sizes which are really generous, and I have never left the restaurant feeling hungry.
There is also a great selection of starters and desserts on the menu. The drinks choice is also vast, with a wide range of white and red wines and other alcoholic beverages, as well as several types of tea and coffee.
We often joke that outside looks like the perfect set for the legendary 1975 thriller film Jaws. The beach-hut designed buildings in Gabriel’s Wharf is a great location for visitors who want to view the galleries, eat and drink, or for those who want to explore the extraordinary shops with their handmade products.
Although there is no set children’s menu the staff will do their very best to provide your youngsters with any special requirements, including high chairs. I asked for a pasta dish that was not on the menu for my child and they provided him with it straight away, and he cleared his plate! So if you are visiting with young children and want any special requirements, I would recommend that you ask a member of staff and they will more than likely help you. The only down side to taking young children to The Gourmet Pizza Company is that there are no proper changing facilities for them, so you may want to consider this.
I must admit that I have never had a problem getting a table whenever I have visited, nonetheless I have heard that it can get extremely busy, and you may have to wait to be seated during its busiest periods.
A Gourmet Pizza Company pizza
It was raining extremely hard during my latest visit so we chose to eat inside the restaurant. The restaurant’s interior and the open kitchen provide a nice homely environment, and the staff are always extremely friendly and really nice to talk to. They will go out of their way to help you with any requests. Conversely when the weather is warm during the summer months, there is something magical about choosing to sit outside in the seated area to eat whilst you face the river and watch the world pass you by.
I would highly recommend the Gourmet Pizza Company restaurant whether it is for lunch or dinner, with family or on a date.
Gourmet Pizza Company, Gabriel’s Wharf, 56 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PP
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