Gaudy neon signs.
Excellent at drawing late-night revellers into Soho’s seedy entertainment venues, it seems they’re also pretty good at tempting peckish Dalstonites in for a slice.
But with good reason.
For beyond the illuminated “Voodoo Ray’s” sign on the Kingsland Road lie the concrete walls, wooden benches, white tiles and exposed bulbs of Dalston’s late night, laid-back pizza joint (which is, coincidentally, called Voodoo Ray’s).
Doling out a selection of international beers, frozen margaritas and 22-inch pizzas from an open plan kitchen, Ray’s has brought a slice of New York to the ravenous revellers of East London. The pizzas – all thin crispy bases, lashings of gooey cheese and imaginative toppings – are the ultimate in comfort food.
So good, they’re bad…. and vice-versa.
You can get stuck into a classic Buffalo Margherita or instead go off-road with a Porky’s (Cumberland sausage, stiliton, red onion, flat leaf parsley), or a Green Velvet (artichoke hearts, green olives, sun-blush tomatoes, mozzarella, tomato sauce, and green sauce). Or if you arrive after midnight (which, let’s be honest, is likely) then you’ll be invited to try the Full Moon Slice, which combines tomato and mozzarella with mayo and ‘bacon dust’.
Hmmm, bacon dust….
NOTE: Voodoo Ray’s is open for dinner all week (plus lunch on weekends), staying open until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays. Find out more on their website HERE.
Voodoo Ray’s | 95 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB
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