95 Kingsland High Street E8 2PB
0207 249 7865
AKA: The one to get a post-party pizza slice at
The deal: Surely heaven is a quality pizza joint above a rave-basement? You've sweated off the tequila shots downstairs in the Dance Tunnel to some fine Berghain-esque techno, now, what's that delicious smell pulling you out of the sweat box? That'll be the sweet scent of pizza-by-the-slice, served up with some frozen margaritas in a bar that wouldn't look out of place in the Lower East Side. Queue up, pay up, get your ticket, wait for your number to be called out then go snout first into your hot, cheesy slice.
The food: Pizza, obvs. Owner Dan Beaumont (he of the also excellent Dalston Superstore) realised there was nowhere good in London that did decent, New York-style pizza slices well into the night. And if you're going to do something, do it well. Voodoo Ray's perfectly cooked, pillowlike-crust pizzas are set off by a crunchy sprinkling of polenta and the house music inspired toppings are, well, inspired. The Giorgio Moroder (£3.90) goes Italian with goats cheese, mozzarella, sunblush tomatoes and basil. Shrooms! (£3.90), while not quite as exciting as the magic kind, still pull a tasty punch with the veggie topping of wild mushrooms, roasted butternut squash and Taleggio. Got Beef? (£4.20) is practically a moussaka on a pizza. A minced beef topping covers roast aubergine and is finished with a swizzle of creamy bechamel sauce. More main meals on pizzas, please.
The signature dish: The hallowed Full Moon pizza: tomato, mozzarella, mayo and bacon dust (£3.90). Only available after midnight, though.
The chef: Felix Cheshire
When to dine: 1am, Saturday morning. Or a Monday night - keep an eye out on Twitter for their £2.50-a-slice nights
Damage to the pocket: Around £4 a slice, so call it £15 for two slices (n.b. you'll deffo want two slices) and a cocktail/craft beer
File under: Cheap chomps, mid-week munches, great with mates, hangover-buster, Chomping Ground favourite