The Fireball pizza restaurant is hidden in the back streets of Bromley Common in Chatterton Road, and I’d never heard of it until a friend said about meeting there for an impromptu Sunday late lunch. As usual, we were late, to her annoyance. Sorry Dors… But that’s because we drove past it three times thinking we were in the wrong place. Eventually, we clocked it and the reason we couldn’t find it is because we were looking for a restaurant called “Woodfire Pizza” – we knew it had the word fire in the name at least.
The restaurant, from the outside, looks like a small establishment but once you’re through the doors (and greeted warmly by the staff) it’s rather deceptive as it extends way back and can seat a surprising amount of people. And shit, that pizza smells gooooooood!
The thing I like about places like this is that it may be a rather small restaurant when looking at the likes of Pizza Express etc. however unlike those places, you aren’t sitting on top of each other with your earlobe resting on a strangers shoulder. It’s light and airy, there’s space, it’s not stuffy and cramped. I like it in here. It’s got a good vibe going on about it. In fact, I really like it here…
I love somewhere that gives you an idea behind the food. A bit of insight into who they are and what they’re about.
Like a restaurant similar to Wahaca, for instance, donates money to charity and gives a voice to the reason behind it.
Fireball Pizza shows on their menu exactly where they get their fresh produce from, and I love that they’re supporting small communities across Italy.
I always have to plan my pizza eating precariously because I love a Hawaiian (I know, my kids call it a dirty bird pizza – not available in Fireball) or a Farmhouse (I know, my kids call it a boring pizza, known as a Ruben in Fireball) but pizza just doesn’t like me.
I would go into detail, but a review on a restaurant just doesn’t need that kind of detail, however, what I will say is that this pizza did like me and I’d love to be educated as to why and how this came to be…?
The menu has a great selection of pizza’s that should appeal to everyone (unless you like Hawaiian) because you can chop and change and add more toppings on any of the pizzas so you seriously cannot go wrong.
Kids ‘n’ grown-ups love it so, the happy world of pizza dough!