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popped along to the new Fire & Stone restaurant in Spitalfields last week. Having read a fair whack of bad press we were looking forward to trying one of the weird creations.

Whist debating over which corner of the world our chosen pizza might come from (each pizza is named after a different place) we ordered some Crispy Wonton King Prawns.

The prawns were crispy on the outside and raw on the inside, yep they were actually raw. They are cooked at the ends my dining partner said. Oh that’s ok then, if they are cooked at the ends they will be fine, or maybe not. We didn’t have the heart to complain they were trying so hard but we did notice another plate being sent back so it wasn’t just us who got the raw deal.

Prawns safely hidden under the napkin our pizzas arrived. B played it save with the Maui, cheese and pineapple so he couldn’t really go wrong. I was a little more adventurous and went for the Athena, mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, spinach, feta, pine nuts and pesto. The pizza bases were good, freshly made and stone baked but I made a mistake with my choice. There was just too many tomatoes on it, literally ever bit of pizza was covered in tomatoes. This combined with the spinach and mozzarella meant the middle of the pizza had quite a lot of liquid in it resulting in a soggy patch. I think it would have worked better if they had used sun dried tomatoes. It didn’t actually taste bad although I did give the soggy middle a miss!

The Maui was a lot better and B cleared his plate. For desert we opted for the chocolate mouse with chocolate brownie bits which was nice, extremely chocolaty. Would we go back? We are not sure we would, we did like the décor and would like to try the London pizza just to see what black pudding on a pizza is like, but it wouldn’t be a first choice for pizza, not even a second or third one really! Maybe with a 2 4 1 voucher we could be persuaded….

Fire & Stone 4 Horner Square, Old Spitalfields Market, London