London’s most expensive pizza costs £ 55 and is covered in seafood
If there is something that will always make Londoners speak out with outrage, it is the restaurants with insanely high prices.
But forget the Â£ 630 steak from Salt Bae and the Â£ 80 burger from Gordon Ramsay, there’s a place in the capital with a Â£ 55 pizza.
At opening price, London’s most expensive pizza can be found at the luxury hotel The Wellesley in Knightsbridge.
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Sure, it’s not quite your typical restaurant for dinner, but Â£ 55 is a pretty steep price to pay for a few Italian slices.
It’s also not your typical choice of toppings, as it’s loaded with seafood.
It is possible that this pizza elicits more outrage with its toppings rather than the price itself.
At Â£ 55, diners are served lobster, shrimp, chili in cherry tomato sauce and parsley.
Expensive pizza is served in the hotel’s oval restaurant, where a formal dress code is required.
Surprisingly, it’s also only available on the a la carte lunch menu.
Better to have a big appetite (and a big bank account) during the day to be able to taste a few slices.
If you don’t really like seafood on your pizza, there are five other options on the menu, all at lower prices.
The cheapest pizza on offer at The Wellesley restaurant is a vegetarian option with a consistently steep price of Â£ 18.
The Vegetariana is topped with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, grilled vegetables and Parmesan. Most types of Parmesan are not actually vegetarian so you can check this with the staff if you give it a try.
The second most expensive pizza on the menu is yet another fish offering.
Topped with sour cream, salmon, arugula and sundried tomatoes, the smoked salmon costs Â£ 30.
Other pizzas on the menu include Bufala (Â£ 21), Wellesley (Â£ 27) and Tartufo Nero (Â£ 30).
The Oval also serves a range of other Italian fare, including linguine for Â£ 34, fish for Â£ 44, and Wagyu beef tenderloin for Â£ 120.
It’s no surprise to hear that Wellesley’s pizza is well above the national average for takeout pizza, that’s a given with the hotel’s zip code.
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According to NetVoucherCodes.co.uk, the average cost of a 12 pepperoni takeout pizza in the UK is Â£ 9.15. With the London average at Â£ 13.83.
The Wellesley’s Oval Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars on Google. Critics say it is “amazing”, “excellent” and “first class”.
However, there aren’t many mentions of this Â£ 55 pizza to judge.
Would you like to splash around for a few slices of fish?
You can find The Wellesley at 11 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LY.
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