EAT // Story, Shoreditch

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Last weekend, I went out for a late lunch with a couple of lovely girls I know who recently styled a beautiful shoot with my graduate collection. (The photos for that haven't been published yet, but I'll be sure to blog about it when they are!) We decided to check out Story Deli, a little pizzeria tucked away on a side street along the Bethnal Green Road. My friend had been raving about this little family run place, claiming it was the best pizza in Shoreditch. Based on this, I was totally expecting it to be the real-life version of the Italian restaurant from Lady & The Tramp, but the place we actually walked into couldn't have been more different...

The silence of the restaurant hit me immediately, there was no music and no customers in at that time either. I thought it would be all red gingham tablecloths and wine bottles filled with dripping candles, but instead the decor was minimal, white and rustic looking. It was bright and airy, and definitely a calming place to dine too. We could actually hear each other talk which was lovely (Not sure why that feels like such a luxury these days, really).

We ordered two pizzas between us: The Simone (garlic roasted courgettes, tomato passata, smashed tomatoes, mascarpone, olives, oregano, basil pesto & fresh buffalo mozzarella) and the ham, spinach and gorgonzola. Both were absolutely delicious, and I think they may have just lived up to that "Best pizza in Shoreditch" accolade too. Very fresh and light, which I guess is in keeping with the decor of the place. At £18 a pop, you might be better off splitting them like we did (therefore splitting the bill!). This isn't exactly a cheap eat in terms of portion size and value for money, but it's definitely a treat.


  1. Looks so delicious! Like breakfast in the Pinterest and Tumblr! <3

  2. Looks delicious, though I'm a little bias because I think I'd eat almost any meal that includes fresh buffalo mozzarella- so good!

  3. Honestly, I love pizza restaurants and cafes in general like you described - rustic, simple, quiet but comes with delicious home made food!! <3
    xox Nadia