Is this the largest pizza you can buy in Buckingham?

Chef Tom stands proudly behind the mammoth pizzas
Chef Tom stands proudly behind the mammoth pizzas

Pizza lovers in Buckingham are soon to find a slice of heaven, following the reopening and rebranding of one of the town’s well-known restaurants.

Nelson Street Restaurant left their reputation for traditional dining in 2017, reopening on January 12 with a fresh look and menu which includes 22” pizzas, ‘superfood’ salads, craft beer and coffee.

Tom Humphries, chef; Louis Myhill, chef and owner; and Mike Norris, manager are proud of the restaurant's new look

Tom Humphries, chef; Louis Myhill, chef and owner; and Mike Norris, manager are proud of the restaurant's new look

Louis Myhill, chef and owner, joked: “The pizzas we’re doing are ‘New York’ style, which isn’t too common here in the UK. We sell pizza by the slice, and we’ve done a lot of research into getting it right, I think we’ve all put on a bit of weight.”

The result of that research is Louis’ - the latest offering from the restaurateurs behind Binn Smokehouse and Nelson Street.

Louis, alongside business partners Tom Humphries and Mike Norris, opened Nelson Street in 2012, and pivoted to a fine-dining menu last year.

Mike said: “I think we wanted to make it a much more casual place, something locals could use regularly. Nelson Street only the wealthy could afford open to everyone that people could use

The restaurant's makeover includes a laptop bar and a refurbished bath serves as a sofa

The restaurant's makeover includes a laptop bar and a refurbished bath serves as a sofa

“We’re hoping to have quite a casual vibe at lunchtimes, where people can grab a coffee and be in an out within 45 minutes, but in the evenings, there’s opportunity for more of a meal.”

Louis added: “There’s still a big emphasis on the quality of food - the dough is made in advance, we use San Marzano tomatoes, so it’s all good produce. Affordable, but we’re still providing the quality.”

Toom: “the ‘superfood’ bowls are just as important part of the change as the pizza. They’re not just salads, but include lots of super grains too. They’re big wholesome bowls, a lot of effort have gone into them.”

Fans of the restaurant’s previous incarnation have not been ignored, however, as the trio plan to hold a variety of ‘pop-up’ events, in which they’ll return to their classic style.

The new menu includes by-the-slice pizza and craft beer, as well as lunchtime favourites such as coffee and salads

The new menu includes by-the-slice pizza and craft beer, as well as lunchtime favourites such as coffee and salads

The team are also hiring and would encourage anyone to get in touch on 01280 815556 regardless of experience.