Errol's Hot Pizza

Errol's Hot Pizza
379 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 8RZ
  • Opening times Wed–Sun 5–10pm. Closed Mon/Tue.
  • Food served Wed-Sun 5–10pm. Closed Mon/Tue.
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New York pizza in Govanhill served in a classic dive bar setting, with BYOB currently on offer.

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It’s hard to believe Errol’s only arrived in early 2019, so quickly has it established itself in Govanhill. Opened up by a group of friends – all local residents – its old-school dive-bar aesthetic and classic New York pizza distinguish it. First up – the small plates. The chefs are formerly of Finnieston’s Alchemilla, and there’s something reminiscent of that establishment’s excellent Mediterranean cooking – the refreshingly tangy artichoke, lemon and almonds, or purple-sprouting broccoli with chilli and garlic. That’s the opening act to the pizza’s swaggering headliner. The thin base is gorgeous – robust but flexible, so you can fold it over as you would in Brooklyn. The punchy puttanesca’s combination of anchovies, capers, and sun-dried tomato is an early hit, while the white base of gorgonzola, fior di latte and parmesan is rich and creamy but not an over-indulgence. Vegans might struggle – but pizzas can be made with meat-free parmesan-style cheese. Awaiting an alcohol licence it’s BYOB for now, with no charge. Complete with nods to everything from Serie A and Don McLean to the Sopranos, Errol’s has bags of personality and stands out from the crowd.

The List's rating
9.2

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Craig Angus visited Errol's Hot Pizza on 22 March 2019
  • High point: The best New York style pizza for miles
  • Low point: Expect to wait - but grab a pint in one of the neighbourhood's bars
  • Notable dish: Puttanesca
  • Average price: £16 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Meat Loaf, Hot Chocolate, J. Geils Band – all good
  • Capacity: 20
  • Largest group: 6
  • Open since: 2019
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 0
  • House wine: 0 per bottle
  • BYOB: No charge corkage (Awaiting alcohol licence; may not keep the BYOB.)