Pizza Union King’s Cross Review

Cheap and delicious pizza, served super-fast. That’s pretty much how to sum up Pizza Union Kings Cross, and all that needs to be said, really. What, you want to know more? FINE.

pizza union kings cross review

pizza union kings cross review

As I’ve mentioned many times before, I know good pizza, I know bad pizza. I cut my teeth on the stuff, enjoying long summers in Sicily and having the best pizza in all the region on a daily basis.

All this Pizza Hut and Domnino’s stuff is a really poor imitation of a great Italian classic. Pizza isn’t doughy. Not authentic pizza anyway. There is no ‘stuffed crust’ or ‘double decadence’ no. The only base should be tomato, none of this sickly sweet BBQ rubbish.

Pizza dough should be thin, hand-stretched, and toppings copious enough to need to eat your pizza with a knife and fork, and never with your hands, unless there is no other alternative. A real Italian pizza should be floppy. Not stiff. Oo-er.

pizza union kings cross review

Pizza Union King’s Cross Review

Pizza Union, which is just opposite King’s Cross on Pentonville Road, works quite simply; go up to the bar, choose your pizza, choose any dips, drinks and sides, and pay. Once you’ve paid, you’ll be given a buzzer, you find a seat on their wooden communal tables, and when that beeps and vibrates, you head over to the pick up area and voila! You’re ready to eat.

David’s workmates all order from Pizza Union on a weekly basis because it’s so quick, and very tasty.

They have a really great choice of toppings, from a basic Margherita (£3.95), to Funghi (£4.95), to Tropicali – your standard ham and pineapple – (£5.50) to slightly more exotic numbers featuring chilli, artichoke, salsiccia, tuna and beef. Something for everyone.

Drinks include Peroni, prosecco and San Pellegrino, wine, coffee and tea. I lovely little selection.

pizza union kings cross review

pizza union kings cross review

pizza union kings cross review

I know immediately what I wanted, the benchmark of any pizza, and chose a classic Quattro Formaggi (£5.50), which was topped with mozzarella, gorgonzola, mascarpone and parmesan. The holy quad of cheeses. David went for something with a bit more meat, the Carne (£6.50), and after a short wait, beep beep buzz the buzzer went, and they were ready for pick up.

pizza union kings cross review

pizza union kings cross review

pizza union kings cross review

I mean, look how gorgeous they are. Look how perfectly cooked. And all for the grand sum of £12. We devoured them both almost as quickly as they’d arrived. The pizza are just as good as back in Sicily, I would be hard pressed to tell the difference.

pizza union kings cross review

pizza union kings cross review

pizza union kings cross review

pizza union kings cross review

pizza union kings cross review

We were invited to try the dolce, dough-based dessert, but after eating our fill of cheese and meat, we were stuffed. And I was impressed. Stimpressed, if you will.

It’s super cheap, super cheerful (if a little rushed) service and you’ll get your food within about five minutes. It was a great stop-off after work, and because it was so fast and delicious, we’ll be back. If only to try the £2 gelato – salted caramel? Yes please.

pizza union kings cross review

Pizza Union | 246–250 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JY | 020 7278 9425


I'm Laura. I write most of the stuff on six out of ten magazine, as well as other places all over the web and in printed words. I'm a fan of travel (clearly), good cocktails, and anything sweet.

  • While I do like a good authentic pizza, I’m also partial to a cheesy stuffed crust I must admit 🙂

  • Chastity Beene

    Oh man this place looks fantastic! One more reason for me to make a trip to London

  • Brionna G

    I love freshly oven baked pizza. There is a place similar to this restaurant where I live and the pizza is always delicious.

    • It’s definitely the oven, you’re right about that. Now to convince my landlord to install one…

  • Cynthia L

    I wish I would have known about this place a few years ago when we were in London. We are all lovers of pizza and try to find “authentic” pizza when we can. It can be hard in the suburbs! I was in Italy many, many years ago and I remember standing in front of a “window” and ordering the best pizza ever!

    • Its so difficult to find good pizza, I think most seem to base their recipe on high street places such as Pizza Hut etc. Ordering through a window sounds typically Italian! I love it!

  • Milena Milani Barrett

    This looks like a wonderful place. I wish I was in London now! I love the glasses with olives in them- looks so yummy.

  • Simply At Home Mom

    This place sounds fabulous! I love love good pizza! If I ever get to visit London, I will be sure to enjoy the wonderful food here.

    • Definitely do, though if you visit London I’d definitely recommend fish and chip, pie and mash, and jellied eels!

  • wow. I would love to visit this pizza place, the fact that there is a drink called pepperoni crack me up. Love it LOLzzz

  • That pizza looks absolutely amazing! If I ever get to London, I will be sure to check that place out. That brick oven is amazing!

  • SavvyMomNYC – Ker

    Wow! I would love to try this pizza. I am from NY and we have many places with great pizza but if I ever head to London I will have to check this out.

    • Ah, but NY has the most amazing food – pastrami sandwiches, bagels, and the pizza isn’t too shabby!

  • I love pizza union. Good value for money too. I’ll be posting my review shortly at http://www.CityFoodBlog.com – my guide on what to eat in London

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