Search

Restaurant review: Voodoo Ray’s, E8

17:26 04 February 2013

Pizza is the star of the show at Voodoo Ray's

Pizza is the star of the show at Voodoo Ray's

Archant

Night owls and pizza lovers can now get a slice of the Big Apple with the launch of new late night haunt Voodoo Ray’s in Dalston.

Restaurant info:

Voodoo Ray’s, 95 Kingsland High Street, E2 2PB. Station: Dalston Kingsland. Tel: 0207 249 7865. Web: www.voodoo

Mains: Pizza from £3.30 a slice

Frozen margarita: £5.50

Children Welcome: before 8pm

Disabled access: Yes

But this quirky new eaterie – launched by the team behind the nearby Dalston Superstore – comes with a big difference.

Not only does it ooze New York style and have the kind of doughy, enormous, bigger-than-your head pizzas you’d find across the pond – it also has frozen Margaritas on tap and a surprise ‘‘dance tunnel’’ downstairs.

Sicilian dough consultant Giovanni Pillitteri shared his wisdom with the team and trained them all to create the ‘‘perfect’’ pizza bases, with toppings including the Cabbage Patch Kid (savoy cabbage, bacon, tomato and mozzarella) and my personal favourite, the Porky’s (Cumberland sausage, stilton, red onion and parsley).

And the macaroni cheese was the best I’ve tasted.

Meanwhile, the Margaritas mixed at the authentic Brooklyn venue come in flavours ranging from toffee apple and spiced Clementine – and go down all too easily.

The pizza slices, which start at £3.90, were delicious – but with its range of cocktails, American beer selection and nightclub downstairs, I suspect this new unique haunt will become just as renowned for being a trendy place to head after the pubs have called time among revellers looking for a place to carry on partying.

Aimée Brannen

0 comments

Latest Islington Entertainment Stories

12:00

Zoe Paskett tries out a new exercise class that combines swing dance and aerobics, finding that the exhaustion is outweighed by enjoyment and great music

08:00

Running Wild returns, bigger and better than before. Zoe Paskett hears the story behind it from author Michael Morpurgo and the creative team

Yesterday, 17:00

With an energetic cast and brilliant choreography, this production is a well crafted piece of theatre, but it falls short of asking the right questions

Yesterday, 08:00

The company, which employs disabled and non-disabled dancers, brings their new show to Sadler’s Wells. David Toole talks dancing, Gene Kelly and the Paralympics

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read entertainment

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now