I love a weekday bargain, and you can’t go far wrong with the pizza night deal at The Distillery.
Every Monday the canal-side pub offers 241 pizzas, meaning two of you can eat for about £10. Bargain. I’ve actually had the pizza here a few times but until now hadn’t blogged about it, but we had a great meal recently so I thought I’d share it. Sharing is caring (unless it’s chlamydia) and all that.
There’s seven pizzas to choose from including meaty and veggie options – we opted for one of each. The Funghi (usually £9.50) came generously topped with chunky pieces of wild mushrooms, fior di latte cheese, roasted nuggets of garlic and parmesan. It was, dare I say for fear of upsetting my carnivorous other half, better than our meat-topped counterpart. Lots of earthy flavour, a well-baked base and the perfect amount of cheese. I munched away believing my own bullshit that I’d save a slice for breakfast – I didn’t.
Ian’s Diavola (usually £10) didn’t look that special but had plenty of spicy Nduja and Napoli salami, tomato, mozzarella and chillies. Again, the base was good, although less crispy than my mushroom dreamboat. My top tip is to request the homemade chilli oil to wipe your crusts in – it’s really rather delicious. We washed the pizzas down with a pint each bringing the bill (inc service.. more on that below) to just over £20.
Being that this place is 5 minutes walk from my flat it’s somewhere I’ve spent a fair amount of time over the past 6 months. It’s got a massive beer garden and a big screen (ideal for the footy) making it pretty popular. The only downside to dining at this place really is that they shove a 12.5% service charge on the bill, which seems a bit of a piss take being that it’s not table service.
The 241 pizza deal is available all day every Monday. You can read more about the other food available (including their famous lamb shawarma) via this previous post.
The Distillery, 4 Sheepcote Street,
Birmingham, B16 8AE
Disclosure: I paid in full for food and drink. Words and photos are mine.