Rating: 8 / 10
Nearest Tube: Surrey Quays (DLR) / Canada Water (Jubilee Line)
Service Time: 30 minutes
Address: 126 Lower Road, Surrey Quays, London, SE16 2UE
We were recently invited out by (non-vegetarian) friends to have dinner at a place that they had been raving about for some time. They promised that we, as vegetarians, would be well catered for and that was certainly the case. The Yellow House is an independent Italian restaurant with a modern feel. Everything is homemade by the owner who is also the head chef. The food is unfussy and well-priced, the staff are friendly and accommodating.
Whilst it is famous for its wood fired oven artisan pizzas, they also offer pastas and traditional meat dishes. Having heard so much about their pizzas, we opted for a Margarita (adulterated at a small cost with garlic, chilli and mushrooms) and a Wild Mushroom & Truffle Oil pizza. Both were generously sized, thin and crispy, flavoursome and made with quality ingredients.
Even though we had very little room after rambunctiously devouring our enormous pizzas, we forced ourselves to have dessert. Given that we were in company, it would’ve have been rude to have refused! We shared the Petit Fours (homemade fudge, shortbread, biscotti and a chocolate truffle) and the Creme Brûlée (served with shortbread). Once again we weren’t disappointed, but we must confess that it was difficult to fully absorb the flavours after having eaten so much pizza, the real showstopper. It was nice to have the choice of different sizes of dessert depending on how much one thinks they can manage.
Overall, it’s very difficult to fault this restaurant. Lots of thoughtful and delicious vegetarian options providing reasonable value for money. They even do a loyalty card for regulars!
Bill for 2 people:
1 x Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia = £3.95
2 x Pizza = £25.00
1 x Petit Fours = £3.95
1 x Creme Brûlée = £5.50
2 x Organic Apple & Ginger Juice = £5.90
1 x Fresh Mint Tea = £2.00
1 x Decaf Coffee = £3.00
TOTAL BILL (excl. service) = £49.30