Review: Rossopomodoro at John Lewis, Oxford Street

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During half-term we were invited to a children’s pizza making class at the new Neapolitan restaurant Rossopomodoro at John Lewis, Oxford Street.

Keeping the kids entertained during school holidays is always a task so we jumped at the chance.

It’s easy to think that once you’ve seen one pizza restaurant, you’ve seen them all.  However, I have to say that although Rossopomodoro was indeed a restaurant that serves pizza, it did it particularly well.  The setting is stunning and stylish situated in an accessible corner of John Lewis on the third floor.

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The staff were amazing, fun and friendly and seemed to genuinely ‘like’ children. We were offered a welcome drink and then the children were invited to take part in the pizza making workshop.  I thought they would simply be adding their choice of toppings to a pizza base but instead they were treated to a potted history of the pizza, complete with visual aids and were then shown how to make the actual pizza dough.  The children loved getting stuck in and getting their hands dirty.

 

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We were given the dough in a takeaway box as it needed to ‘rest’ for 12 hours.  Then the children could choose their own toppings and watch the trained chef make their lunch before their eyes as he cooked them in the stone fire pizza oven in front of us.

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There was even coffee and donuts for the parents followed by pizza after the little ones had eaten.

All in all it was a great afternoon activity and a really enjoyable, family-friendly dining experience.  I will definitely dine again at Rossopomodorro and would highly recommend it.

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