A new pizza restaurant from pub firm the Meredith Group is to open in London's Old Street-Moorgate district in May.
The 3,500 sq ft PizzaBuzz will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and will sit within the new Alphabeta development on Worship Street near Shoreditch. It will have 85 covers, with a menu focusing on customised, wood-fired pizzas and salads, with the option to eat in, takeaway, or order delivery to offices and homes.
Topping options are expected to include applewood-smoked bacon, rock shrimp, white figs, spinach and asparagus, plus cheeses including taleggio, buffalo mozzarella and fontina. The salads will also be customisable, and there will be a "burrata bar" and juice bar, plus sodas, coffee, wine, and a choice of ice cream made from almond, goat, or cow milk.
Customers will be able to use a smartphone app to order and pay for secondary items at their table, while deliveries and takeaways will be available to order online.
The décor will aim to provide a modern, warm interior focused on "raw" materials such as concrete floors, built-in wooden furniture and leather banquettes. There will also be a 15m-long, green "terrazzo" bar.
Barnaby Meredith, owner of the Meredith Group, (which also runs the Portman pub in Marylebone and the Only Running Footman pub in Mayfair) said: "The Alphabeta building is rapidly becoming internationally recognised as the centre for creative and commercial innovation in London and we are excited to be part of this process."
The construction of the 100,000 sq ft Alphabeta building is expected to be finished by Spring, and will comprise meeting rooms, an eighth-floor terrace, and an atrium, plus a host of retail and restaurant units.