Monday, 29 October 2012

Pizza with friends

After seeing many tweets about the new gluten free pizza bases on offer at Pizza Hut, we finally got to try them out for ourselves last week.  Sous Chef J was having a busy time attending a block placement at Megan Baker House in Herefordshire and was shattered at the end of each day's session.  We decided to reward his hard work by meeting some pals, who now live in the area, at Pizza Hut in Hereford.

Having read a few posts on twitter about the availability of bases, we did pop into the restaurant at lunch time to ask if they had stock and were advised to book a table.  This was a good move.  When we returned for our 4.30pm booking, the place was heaving.

Our friends had not been to Pizza Hut "for years since a bad experience" at their previous town's 'Hut.  They were delighted to see there was a midweek 3-5pm £6 deal (clearly the reason for the busy-ness) and proceeded to make the most of it.  Despite witnessing some rather antisocial behaviour by one of the other diners in the restaurant at the salad bar, we're assured they will return to Hereford Pizza Hut.

Sous Chef J spotted the gluten free base listed on the menu and went for a safe tomato and cheese.  Also chosen was a simple pepperoni topped pizza.  Our pizzas arrived on black square platters, each with their own pizza cutter.  Sous Chef J managed a few slices of his pizza saying "it's nice" but could not be persuaded to visit the salad bar... it was a step too far for his first time there!
We shared the two 9" square gluten free pizzas between the three of us.  It would be too much for Sous Chef J to eat a whole pizza but the two shared ones worked well for our first visit.  Next time we will be trying different toppings and may even get J to the salad bar.  We paid alot more than the £6 a head our pals did (and they had vastly more food too) but it was a good place to meet friends and catch up over a meal.

As well as the aforementioned salad bar unpleasantness we witnessed, I noticed there were croutons in the iceberg lettuce and the chance of cross contamination problems at the salad bar does seem high.  If you have strict dietary needs then remember to raise them with your server to ensure they are met... don't rely on other diners being as careful as you are with hygiene and food!

1 comment:

  1. Things like salad bars are an absolute nightmare for the cross contamination thing. Glad you enjoyed your outing.