Pizza Pilgrims reopens Victoria restaurant for delivery

By James McAllister

- Last updated on GMT

Pizza Pilgrims reopens Victoria restaurant for delivery after closing due to Coronavirus crisis

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Pizza Pilgrims has reopened its flagship restaurant on Victoria’s Buckingham Palace Road in London, having had to close it last month as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.

In an Instagram post​, co-founder James Elliot describes the reopening as a “glorious day”.

“It’s a very exciting day. We have been closed for a month now, and today marks the glorious day that we are reopening our Victoria pizzeria. 

“It’s a great day to be making dough, to have the oven on, and to actually see people again.”

The restaurant will be open for Deliveroo orders, and will also be used to prepare its Frying Pan Meal Kits, which it originally trialled last month prior to closing its restaurants.

While the kits were only available directly from Pizza Pilgrims restaurants before, customers nationwide will now be able to order them.​ 

“We’ve been working on our systems to make sure everyone is social distancing,” says Elliot regarding the reopening, adding that PPE and hand sanitiser will be supplied.

Those who are working have also been given a budget to get taxis to and from work, so they can avoid using pubic transport; and a contactless system has also be set-up for Deliveroo drivers collecting orders from the restaurant. 

Founded by James and his brother Thom in 2012, Pizza Pilgrims currently owns 12 sites across London, with one further location in Oxford.

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