Food Review: The Peacock
The Peacock is great. Not only is it partly responsible for the RopeWalks area winning a prestigious Georgian Architectural award for restoration, but it serves good beer, holds great free food events every Friday such as hog roasts, BBQs, 40 Chicken rotisseries, and Paella feasts, but they also do the best pizzas you can imagine, and they're only £5!
Out of the nine available at the time, I chose the Pollito Pizza, which like all of the others are freshly prepared right there and cooked by the chef in a stone-based oven. The Pizza itself consisted of a seriously thin base which was perfectly cooked; in that it was still soft but slightly crispy, and not at all burnt or too floury, a tangy, rich tomato base, marinated Chicken breast pieces, sweet Peppers, red Onion & fresh Rosemary. The Rosemary was a lovely addition and brought out the flavours of the other ingredients.
Overall the standard was exceptionally high for something they're only charging £5 for. Elsewhere this would be at least £8. The chef at the Peacock states that you can get additional toppings at £1 each extra, but he discourages it as the other ingredients won't be cooked as perfectly if they are applied. He seems to care about his trade, and we respect that!
Whilst at the venue they played Led Led Zeppelin's Stairway to heaven & Bob Marley's 'Is this love' amongst a few other great choices. It really is about getting everything right, and they sure are getting it spot on for a freezing Saturday afternoon at some god awful minus number outside.
Hats off then to the Peacock, good show!
The other pizzas available can be seen in our picture to the right of this text.