Mumma's Pizza

Is this is the most fiendishly devised hyperlocal marketing campaign of all time, or a piece of local fast food lore in danger of slipping out of the oral record?

Brockley-based music journalist Tim got in touch to ask if we'd ever heard of "Mumma's Pizza", after he received a postcard from a band called the Fair Ohs, urging him "If you like pizza, order yourself a Mumma's Pizza. I missed that when I moved from Brockley."

Is it still possible to get a Mumma's Pizza in Brockley? Was it ever? Inquiring minds need to know. You can see the mysterious postcard (and listen to the Fair Ohs) here. If it turns out that BC's resident Top Chef cheerleader has found a new way to plug their honest fare, we will be very impressed.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

maybe his mumma used to make pizzas in Brockley - he left home and was without them

Anonymous said...

131 stanstead road?

Anonymous said...

It's a sort of rhyming slang

Mumma's
Momma's
Momma-nick's
Dominic's pizza.

Anonymous said...

http://hungryhouse.co.uk/mammas-se23

Honest fare.

Can you imagine trying to find a takeaway menu in Brockley Nick's house? Must be like looking for a needle in an organic haystack.

Anonymous said...

So, it's in Forest Hill then? I've lived in Brockley for all of my life and have never had a menu for them - cheap dig at Nick was therefore a bit uneccessary no?

Ross said...

Mummas pizza is in Forest Hill but was relatively famous/infamous. I was actually just given a number by someone in the year above who i played football with, who in turn had been given the number by someone else before him. it was only later did we find out it was actually mummas pizza. the real selling point was that they did 16 or 18" pizzas (can't remember which) but they were BIG and cheap so you could effectively feed the majority of your flat for about £7.

There also used to be a bit of a confusion as to whether they would delivery to Brockley but i always seemed to manage to convince them at the time. i would imagine this is the pizza place in question and i believe it's still going if you need to get a really big pizza..

Ymmit said...

Lovely stuff, thanks for solving this chaps.

I think I need some of Mumma's Pizza in my belly.

MooSnr said...

Is there a decent pizza place that delivers in Brockley? So far I've only had cold, very late, soggy and totally wrong order, or combinations of those.

Anonymous said...

Dominic's Pizza always comes highly recommended. Try the meal deals.

Anonymous said...

I quite like papa john's (the catford one delivers to Brockley) but i'm pretty sure there's nowhere that does delivery for proper Italian style in the area :( The New X house does take away though

Anonymous said...

Proper italian style just means making the dough look like an irregular shape rather than a circle and not having half the toppings people actually want on a pizza... it's fussy artisan fare and not necessary.

Anonymous said...

or... making the dough from scratch (preferable but not essential), THIN crust (not American style thick), wood fired oven (much hotter that even an industrial oven to ensure non-soggy base), toppings that are identifiable as food (mozzarella, mushrooms, tomato, basil, ham etc)
I like american pizza AND italian pizza, no pizza should ever be 'artisan' - even though I like the New X house pizzas, they are veering towards poncy so I usually pick my own toppings. (putting Lord of the Hundreds on as a topping without even explaining that it's cheese is ridic)

Lep Recorn said...

Pizzeria Castello at the Elephant used to be the best pizza place in London according to Time Out. When they closed one of the partners opened up in Bermondsey with same chef and menu.

But when I called in last year they seemed to have changed hands and were clearly struggling . . . but still good pizza. Doubt if they deliver to Brockley though.

max said...

Anonymous, in the good old times for saying a thing like that about Italian pizza you would have found a horse's head on the doormat.

Proper Italian style in the orthodox sense means a pizza cooked in a proper Italian style pizza oven, as the Guardian's Food Critic explains in this clip here .

Monkeyboy said...

The New Cross house pizzas are the closest thing you'll find in the area and I think they do a take out. The potato pizza is surprisingly delish.

Brockley Jon said...

Pizza Al Forno in Forest Hill have a wood fired oven I believe. Certainly, their pizza was the closest to Italian I'd had as a takeaway. Unfortunately I'm boycotting them though as they didn't inform me about their 2-4-1 deal when I ordered. Went to pick it up and found out I could have had double the fun. Bear that in mind.

max said...

I can mimic quite well a proper Italian style pizza at home (and not just because I'm Italian!).

As in the clip of the Guardian I make a soft sourdough base and I have an oven stone. I prepare the pizza over baking paper that I slide over the (very hot) oven stone, then I set fan over to the max so that the pizza cooks very quickly from above and below at the same time. It takes about 5 minutes in the oven and it gets really quite close to the real thing.

NAT said...

Ah Castello, a febrile little hub in the wastelands of eighties E n'C.

John Major rated it his worst dining experience.

Great thin crust, fabulous Insalate Di Mare.

It would have been far better for it to move to near Brockley station than to the lonesome Bermondsey backroad on which it's situate.

Fumbles for reading glasses to search for evidence of J.M. reference, spills glass of Frascati.

Arabin&Out said...

Dominic's pizza, whilst not especially authentic, is very tasty and we get food there every so often (and not just because it's 30 seconds walk from my front door).

I recommend the 'Mediterranean' pizza, which is olives, aubergine, mushrooms and garlic - very tasty, and a decent alternative to your standard veggie pizza (if you're that way inclined).

AND their prices are WAAAAY lower if you order for collection. Nom nom nom!

Anonymous said...

Decent and Pizza in the same sentence? Come on.

Anonymous said...

Classico Pizza, Old Kent Road, they deliver to Brockley, great pizzas from a wood fired oven.

Pizza said...

Old topic but can anyone recommend a pizza takeaway delivery?

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