The first rule of fight club Slice Club is you do not talk about Slice Club. But, frankly, it’s an underappreciated jewel in Hackney Wick’s foodie cap and we’re done not telling everyone about it…
Slice Club arrived on the scene back during the pandemic and has been serving up delicious (and enormous) slices of pizza since July of 2021. It all happens in a charmingly laid out bar-meets-pizzeria where you can grab a slice and a pint and just kick back. They’re not about to rush you out the door when you’re done.
The folks at Slice Club are passionate fans of two things: incredible ‘za and football. You’ll find just as many announcements on their page as to which matches they’re showing on their screen as you will new flavours and lunchtime deals. And it makes sense. What more do you need, after all, than some cold pints and humongous slices of pizza to accompany a match? Slice Club is like watching the match at home with your mates and some tins and a takeaway pizza – but taken to the ultimate level in quality and flavour.
The pizza at Slice Club
Obviously, as the name suggests, Slice Club is all about the slices. And boy do they know what they’re doing…
The crusts are crisp-chewy, with a passing resemblance to thin-crust pizza but none of the dry crackeriness that has come to define the style. Slices come with a requisite slick of grease on top, and they’re never stingy with the toppings.
The Pepperoni slice is HOT with jalapenos and pep slices a’plenty and a rounding herbal character from what I suspect to be a marjoram-heavy seasoning blend. And I’m also fairly sure they added hot sauce before topping the slice and baking it. Either that or they just pick really good pepperoni!
And the Margherita hits just the way it should. It’s simple: the sauce is delicious, you can actually taste the cheese, and it will burn the roof of your mouth off. Check, check, check.
All of that comes at a very affordable price too. Two slices will sort you for lunch for the price of a London pint (or even cheaper!).
If you’re hanging out with a group you can order an 18″er to share (or even to pick up and take home to devour in peace). They’re constantly experimenting, with specials that range from BBQ Chicken to the nduja-and-pancetta-topped Slaughterhouse and even sometimes Dallas-style pies.
As we alluded to earlier, Slice Club is more than just a bog-standard pizzeria. In the evenings you might find yourself confronted by DJ sets, karaoke sessions, pub quizzes, and even live jazz jam sessions.
Slice Club is a pizza spot for pizza fans and their exasperated friends alike. They serve up slices worth travelling across London for, delicious craft beers and cocktails, and accompany them with impeccable vibes and a great time.