Proving that looks can be deceiving is this daytime-only pizzeria and casual bistro next to the reopened Pack & Carriage pub.
It doesn’t appear to be much from the street, but stroll inside and you’ll find a large airy rear dining room with atrium skylight, bare brick walls and padded wooden banquettes scattered with comfy cushions.
On the menu there’s a short, well-priced list of pizzas (a steal at around £6) as well as sandwiches from £3.50, plus a hot counter that varies day-to-day.
On our visit it was the selection of salads that caught our eye. From over half a dozen attractively laid out, the friendly member of staff offered to compile a mix of all of them on a plate.
The result was a zingy jumble of kale, spinach, red cabbage, roasted squash, celery and lentils. But that wasn’t all: tomatoes, slices of boiled egg and generous charred chunks of chicken were nestling in there too. And it was adorned with flat leaf parsley, fresh mint, jewel-red pomegranates, slivers of radish and even peach.
A civilised little find indeed; there’s even opera blasting out as you eat. At only £5 a pop, a return visit is inevitable.