Franco Manca @ Tottenham Court Road

I am very sorry for not updating my blog at all recently. My Mac went haywire and it disrupted my routine greatly. Anyway, it’s started to behave again and therefore I am back in the blogosphere!

‘Yes, they are gone!’ Now I remember. Gahhhhhhh!
One Saturday afternoon, I slapped my forehead as I stood on the pavement opposite to where once Jossep the camera shop used to be but now replaced by Morrison the supermarket.
I was after a certain bland of memory card for Hubbie’s Leica however, the task proved to be trickier than I anticipated. I trekked to three different locations but none of the shops stocked what I wanted. Specialist camera shops in Central London are a dying breed, aren’t they? They seem to have gone virtual or folded all together. And all the spaces they used to be are now occupied by fast food chains! There are too many of them! How many Starbucks and Pret alike do we need?

When I eventually knocked on the door of Hubbie’s office, I felt defeated, miserable and hungry.
‘I’m starving!’
So we headed to Franco Manca on Tottenham Court Road. Ever since opening their first West End branch in last November, there has been a sizeable queue in front of the restaurant all the time.
Even though the sight intrigued me but I was not a huge pizza fan and therefore I did not taste their offering until then…


It was around 5ish in the afternoon so there was no queue.
The first table we were ushered to was too draughty due to being too close to the entrance. So we moved to the seating further down the dining room…


I had a pizza with ham.
So this is the real McCoy…


I wish if I could rave how great the pizza was. However, I was rather underwhelmed. Don’t get me wrong though. The pizza was decent and proper. But would I queue up for it? No, I don’t think so. My pizza just didn’t blow me away.  Oh well, never mind. At least I know what it is like.

Normally, the outside of the restaurant looks like this…


Maybe I should have tried their Margherita instead…

Kaori by Kaori Okumura

10 thoughts on “Franco Manca @ Tottenham Court Road

  1. Glad to see you are back and blogging. My sister’s laptop return key just died and the Apple people said her hard drive was faulty – total wipe and no back-up. Never rains, but it pours.

    • Oh thank you Agnes. I am sorry about your sister’s laptop. So no way to recover any data from the hard drive? I hate to lose my data, especially photos of Binnie, in my Mac…

  2. Too bad about your Mac but at least it’s working now. Never had sourdough pizza before but it must have been a non-factor since it didn’t blow you away. Or maybe waiting in line for it will make it better. Hehehe. 🙂

    • Yes, my Mac is resurrected after changing a battery unit & inbreasing the memory. However, it does not have enough harddisc space to install the latest OS. Oh well, never mind 😦
      The sourdough was tasty but it was not something I would queue up on any day. I guess most of the people are curious about what is the fuss is all about… 😉

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