Local knowledge is an amazing thing – at our Big lunch street party back in June we were privileged with a local secret – take-away pizza shop is ‘good for grills’. On Sunday, tired out after a long drive back from Norfolk involving hours stuck in the weekend traffic outside Cambridge we just had to grab a takeaway. You know the feeling when you just can’t face cooking and all you want is a decent plate of food? We decided to venture in. After skillfully avoiding her snobbery and getting the ‘pickiest foodie ever’ through the door we managed to order.
A quick perusal of the fridge and the decision was made to go for the grilled meat rather than a pizza. The cheery chap at the counter made a bit of a gaff by asking the now ‘easily irritated’ foodie how she knew about merguez sausages! I was amazed that we didn’t suddenly bolt to the door but I think the fresh liver kebab was calling so we stayed and ordered. Options were negotiated – salad or chips, baguette or homemade bread – ‘irritated foodie ‘was so impressed that she declared this could be the start of a very beautiful friendship!
For £9 we had two large fresh pitta breads – made in front of your eye, one stuffed with three skewers of liver and one with a massive slice of kofta (seasoned minced lamb) cooked fresh on the grill, plus a portions of chips, a tomato, cucumber and feta salad, and two cans of diet coke! We were impressed – they tasted fab and were freshly made. The hot homemade pitta bread was a winner!
You can eat in or take-away, there’s even a garden area at the back. They also do delivery and special offers on their pizzas. Next time ‘irritated’ foodie said she fancies trying the unusual ‘Algeriana’ – tomato, mozzarella, mincemeat & merguez sausage pizza!
Pizza Quattro Stagioni – 402 Forest Road, E17 5JF (near William Morris museum) open midday until midnight.