Having been set up by the parents on a date, I decided on Covent Garden for a mutual meet-up which included a few drinks and dinner at Fire and Stone restaurant.
Having previously been here and pre-booked due to the popularity with theatre goers we were in luck to get a table for two, and were seated straightaway.
Fire and stone is very spacious, with comfy red booth style seating, a very casual dining experience. The interior is modern, with a huge world map at the back of the restaurant, a bar and they also have a huge wood-fired pizza oven.
We started off by ordering a mojitos each before reading through the main menu. The difference between Fire and Stone and your regular pizza place is that the menu has a theme, 5 continents as the, America, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe as the theme. Within each continent there are around five pizzas to choose from.
I opted for the ‘San Sebastian’ pizza minus the chorizo (£9.95) consisted of mozzarella, roasted red peppers, roast garlic and rosemary potatoes, dressed with garlic mayonnaise. My date selected the ‘Marrakech’ with spiced minced lamb, slow roasted red peppers, mozzarella, red onions, tzatziki and fresh mint.
On arrival both pizzas were presented well, but they didn’t tickle our taste buds. Either way they were edible, just slightly disappointing as their motto is ‘Deliciously different pizzas’. We took a look at the dessert menu, where my date decided on the vanilla and lemon cheesecake topped with strawberry slices (£4.95), he wasn’t too impressed.
Fire and Stone is a good place for pizza if you’re up for something a bit different from the usual pizza joints, prices are reasonable and the service is with a smile. Although we were not too impressed with the food, the restaurant is great for a pre or post theatre meal or a casual catch up with friends. And in regards to my date, like the food it lacked substance, a nice guy but not for me.