Restaurant Review: Sodo Pizza. If you love sourdough pizza, then you really must check out this place. Paired with natural wine or craft beer, you’ll be thoroughly satisfied with a full tummy. If you’re on the hunt for pizza restaurants in Bethnal Green or places for weekend lunch in E2 head for Sodo Pizza.
“They’ve got the super tasty sourdough base, inventive toppings and a stack of organic wines and craft beers at Sodo Pizza in Bethnal Green … what are you waiting for? Get yourself down there for your weekend treat!” Homegirl London
Sodo Pizza Menu
If you’re a fan of sourdough pizza, then you’re in for a treat. The dough has a longer fermentation of 48 hours and is baked at a very high 450 degrees. What you end up with is a rather rustic looking crust which has a great chew to crunch ratio thanks to those random burnt bits. Sourdough is said to be easier to digest which is helpful when you want to wash it down with some organic wine or craft beer!
Vegan Sourdough Pizza
A few places serve sourdough now, so the topping choices are important. Here you get a list of seven which is plenty. We sampled a super tasty vegan pizza called the Isle of Lucy. This was topped with, confit aubergine, courgette and pepper, pickled tomatoes, chive pesto and pine nuts. You could add cheese but give it a go without because it doesn’t need any.
Vegetarian Sourdough Pizza
For those who like to keep things simple and traditional, you’ll want to order the classic Margherita. Another veggie option is the Lorena comprising of tomato, mozzarella, butternut squash, pine nuts and rosemary. Or you might be tempted by the Sunny Goat which is tomato, mozzarella, goat’s cheese, sun dried tomatoes and rocket. We tried this one, but the rocket was substituted with other Growing Community Leaves.
Feeling a bit fishy? Try the Jon Bon Chovy with tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, olives, capers, chilli and fresh parsley. If you’re hankering for meat, try The Wicker Man with tomato, mozzarella, nduja, pepperoni, mascarpone and scotch bonnet honey which is a bit fiery. Push the boat out with Captain Beefheart featuring Ginger Pig roast beef and chimichurri alongside mozzarella, roast courgette, abuergine, pepper and heritage tomatoes.
Heritage Tomato Salad Side
You can also order a few sides to share. We went for the Tomato Salad which is a juicy burst of colourful heritage tomatoes with cow’s curd served with rustic toasted bread. We also tucked into Burrotta with roast aubergines, courgette and red pepper. Other sides were Leaf Salad, Smoked Anti Pasti and Nocellara Olives. The desserts included Tiramisu and Drunken Affogato. Pizzas are priced £7-12, sides are £4-8 and desserts are £3-7.
Sodo Pizza Restaurant Bethnal Green Interiors
You’ll find this eatery tucked down a back street of railway arches with little through traffic. Inside you get to enjoy the white metal clad arched ceiling which makes the place feel very spacious. Fittings are industrial with timber made tables and chairs paired with scaffolding. Walls are painted breeze blocks and oriented strand board. There’s an abundance of green plants which cheers the place up. It’s causal and laid back which makes it the perfect place to meet a bunch of friends at the weekend.
Sodo Pizza Restaurant Bethnal Green Information
There are four Sodo locations – Clapton, Hoxton, Walthamstow and Bethnal Green which you can read about on the Sodo Website. This review features the Bethnal Green outlet at 266 Poyser Street, London E2 9RF. The nearest transport is Bethnal Green (Central Line Tube) and Cambridge Heath (Overground). Current opening hours are Thursday / Friday 5pm until 10pm and Saturday / Sunday 12pm until 10pm.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me and Grif for inviting us. Disclosure: This meal was free.