The unlimited-topping and San Franciscan sourdough pizza brand, Pizza Punks has confirmed it will open its fifth UK restaurant in Leicester this March. Opening in the heart of the city at Highcross, Pizza Punks Leicester will join the brand’s other restaurant locations across the UK, including Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle and the latest opening Leeds.
At the helm of the restaurant is the brand’s handcrafted San Franciscan pizza dough; a unique dough that’s proofed for 48-hours and finished with San Marzano Tomato, Basil & Garlic Sauce and mozzarella before the house-toppings are added. Its then cooked in wood-fired ovens for the ultimate thin and crisp base with a deliciously chewy thick crust.
Advocates of freedom and expression, Pizza Punks offers a distinctive pizza experience – create your own – with 35 unlimited toppings to choose from, all made from scratch in the kitchens, to create your own personalised punked up pizza. All for one flat fee, there are no extra costs, just awesome, handmade in-house pizza. Pizza Punks Leicester also offers Halal, vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options.
New to the menu and available at the new Leicester site, customers can try fresh pasta, hand-made in the restaurant each day. As with the brand’s bespoke approach to pizza, guests will be given the option to punk up their pasta with a choice of sauces and the finest Italian ingredients. Guests can choose from toppings such as Nduja, Tuscan Sausage and Salt & Chilli Chicken.
Pizza Punks Leicester will offer craft beers and rebellious in-house cocktails, choose from a selection of punked-up classics for the true experience, including Drumstick Caiprisma, featuring vanilla infused rum, raspberry rum, fresh lime juice, served with retro drumstick; Smoked Popcorn Daiquiri with charred sweetcorn infused rum, sweetcorn syrup, fresh lime juice and vanilla smoke; By Monks for Punks with spiced run, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, almond syrup, buckfast, served with salted popcorn and more!
The new 120-cover restaurant will feature neon lights, cool artwork, monochrome brick tiles and a stripped back aesthetic; it’s the ultimate cool pizza experience.
Pizza Punks founder, Brad Stevens said: “Pizza Punks Leicester will be our fifth site in the UK, and we can’t wait to share the Pizza Punks experience with the city.
At Pizza Punks we do things differently, our customers have the freedom to make the experience their own – they can punk up their pizza or pasta with unlimited toppings for no extra charge.
We want families and friends to visit and have the best time. For us, it is about providing excellent quality ingredients, unrivalled levels of customer service and most importantly, having fun; we want our guests to enjoy some great food, drinks and music with us.”
Pizza Punks was awarded the UK’s ‘Best Italian’ takeaway eatery last year, in the Deliveroo restaurant awards, voted for by the Deliveroo customers. And its city centre restaurants are all ranked number one on Trip Advisor, in Glasgow, Belfast and Newcastle.