Franco Manca opening in Kentish Town


The budget pizza joint arrives in the neighbourhood on July 15th



The new Kentish Town branch is about to open. Photo: Twitter
The new Kentish Town branch is about to open. Photo: Twitter
One of the hottest budget pizza joints in the capital is here. The new 60-seater branch takes over the site of fast food outlet Sam’s Chicken right opposite Kentish Town station.

Never been to Franco? Then you could head forthwith to the nearish Haverstock Hill outlet, only a mile or so away and a good example of their schtick: no bookings, no-brand beer, well-priced house wine and a swiftly moving queue (there really are long queues at peak hours).

Feeling hungry? You'll have to wait until later in the year. Photo: PR
Feeling hungry? Photo: PR
Oh, and best of all? Good-value Neapolitan pizzas from about a fiver upwards baked in a wood-burning brick oven at 500 degrees centigrade – for just 55 seconds. Our favourite ever is the marguerita with wild garlic pesto and Gloucester Old Spot ham. Delish.

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The new Franco Manca will be at 337 Kentish Town Rd NW52TJ, from July 15th. Open Sun–Thurs 11.30 am till 11.00 pm, Fri & Sat until 11.30 pm. Read our review of the Belsize Park restaurant here.

This article was updated on 12th July 2016


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