Giant pizza slices. Need I say more? The Greenwich Brew Pub has just opened in Southsea, Portsmouth and has brought something seriously refreshing to the Portsmouth food scene – Nice Slice. Giant 20 inch pizzas – inspired by trips to New York, beautifully crispy fried chicken, loaded fries and plenty of vegan options, Nice Slice at The Greenwich is offering up something truly special, and it’s clear that it is going to be an extremely popular spot.
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Located on the bustling Osborne Road, close to Palmerston Road and a short walk from Southsea Common and the seafront, The Greenwich is ideally located to attract shoppers, locals, tourists and students alike – there’s something for everyone, whether you’re coming with friends or family, and whatever your diet. Just make sure to come hungry!
Locals will recognise the spot that The Greenwich has taken on Osborne Road as where The Belle Isle originally was – and The Greenwich has brought a breath of fresh air to a city largely dominated by Ken’s fast food shops (Anyone that has been a student in Portsmouth will know the late night horror of Ken’s!).
The Greenwich is sister pub to The Merchant House, over on Highland Road, Southsea – another well established, independent Portsmouth institution, and home to the test kitchen of Need Street Food (also serving up excellent food – think burgers, loaded fries and french dip rolls).
Let’s step inside, shall we?
The decor inside The Greenwich screams New York City loft – and I love it. Exposed brickwork, big light signs, old school seating and a relaxed atmosphere.
Just grab a seat, browse a menu and order at the bar! If you’re visiting for the bar, Make Make Brewing Company are also positioned at The Greenwich, brewing small batch beers. There’s also an excellent gin selection available, including local Fort Gin from the Portsmouth Distillery and Mermaid Gin from the Isle of Wight Distillery.
If you’re popping in for a light(er) bite, you can also order a slice rather than a giant pizza – perfect for a working lunch, or for a children’s meal.
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to pizza, with classics like Margherita and Pepperoni, or new inventions like The Greenwich and The Big Handsome. If you can’t decide – go for a half and half! Coupled up with some fried chicken and loaded fries, you’re set to have a feast.
For vegan diets, there are vegan pizzas (which look delicious), vegan chicken and vegan friendly fries available – all of which promises to be equally as delicious as the meaty offerings. If you’re gluten-free, GF bases for the pizzas are also available – just ask at the bar.
Are you ready for the main event? A whole 20 inches of crispy, doughy, cheesey goodness? Here it is…
A real showstopper, served up New York-style on a giant metal tray with a stand – I loved the novelty of this, and might have to eat all of my pizza from a stand from now on!
We opted for a half and half, as it was so hard to choose. This half is The Big Handsome – four giant slices topped with wagyu beef, candied bacon, smoked chicken, red onion, rocket and BBQ drizzle.
Just LOOK at it. Delicious, and perfect for BBQ sauce and meat feat lovers! The fresh rocket added a lighter flavour to the pizza, which complimented the rich beef, bacon and chicken and sweet BBQ drizzle so well. The dough was perfectly cooked – sturdy enough to allow you to hold a slice without it crumpling, and thin enough to still be crispy.
For the other half we chose The Ramone. Topped with smoked chicken, candied bacon, black olives, chipotle mayo and green pesto, this was a fantastic combination of flavours and our favourite.
I really loved the pesto and mayo drizzled across the top, and the chicken was incredibly tender. What’s not to love?
Because a giant 20 inch pizza simply isn’t enough for two (obviously), we ordered a couple of sides as well. First up is the Bronx Fries – topped with melted cheese, candied bacon and Worcester sauce – these were completely different to any other loaded fries I’ve ever tried, which I’m putting down to the Worcester sauce. Such an unusual and interesting flavour combination, and incredibly moreish.
We also ordered a portion of fried chicken wings, and anyone that knows me knows how much I LOVE fried chicken – so this was a no brainer. Crispy fried chicken, beautifully seasoned and served with a dip of our choice – we chose garlic & herb. These were excellent, and I’ll definitely be heading back to try more from the fried chicken menu.
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Here’s me with the pizza, for scale! HUGE.
We had a very good meal at The Greenwich, and Nice Slice is definitely set to cause waves in Portsmouth with their giant pizza offerings – I haven’t seen anywhere else in the city offering similar.
If you’d like to head over for a slice, you can find The Greenwich on Osborne Road – the kitchen is open all week, serving pizza until 9pm. If you’re driving, there’s a good car park (where you can pay by card) a 2 minute walk away at Ashby Place. Check out the Nice Slice Facebook page here, and let me know what you try if you visit!
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