“ Address: Threeways House / 26-28 George Street / Oxford / OX1 2BJ / Tel: 0844 371 2552 „
Over the past few months my friends and I are fast becoming regulars! Fire and Stone is primarily a Pizza restaurant, although like pizza express and pizza hut, they also do pasta dishes. The food rivals that of Pizza Express and i my opinion is better. The menu has a wide variety of different toppings, all named after places around the world e.g. Newyork, Melbourne, London. For my friends and I the biggest selling point of Fire and Stone is their weekly thursday offer...Any Pizza £5! The food is usually priced, reasonably, at about £10-£12 per dish, and so £5 for a such quality pizzas are a bargain! A Pizza, and a few drinks for £10 cannot be argued with, although desserts are a little bit pricey about £7
Fire and Stone is becoming increasingly popular, and so if you want to get a table on a Thursday night you'll have to book in advance (you can do this online) to secure a table. There are two floors of the restaurant with the majority of seating being downstairs, this is the preferable place to sit as it has more atmosphere, although you don't get to choose your table.
As with most restaurants the level of service really depends on your which waiter you get. At Fire and Stone I can happily say that I have only ever recieved average and excellent service. The high quality of food is consistant and waiting time for food is never excessive. Also despite it being busy, we have never felt pressured by staff to leave.
Overall this is a great place to eat with friends or family, there is a friendly atmosphere withy kind staff and great food. On regular nights the food is reasonable, on Thursdays its a steal!
Fire and Stone Oxford is a restaurant which is becoming increasingly popular within our little family. Myself and my husband first visited last December when we merrily stumbled in as it was the restaurant with the shortest waiting time along the George street restaurant mile. We were plesantly surprised by the decor, comfort and ambience of the establishment and this was before we even opened the menu.
The menu itself takes you around the world with a choice of 27 inventive pizzas from different cities such as the London which offers you a sausage, egg and bacon on a pizza. My husband chose the cape town which comprises of Mozzarella, tomato sauce, spicy pepperoni, ground spicy beef topped with fresh green chilli,
basil and oregano and I chose the Acapulco which was made up of Mozzarella, tomato sauce, slow cooked groundchilli beef, jalapenos, sliced red onions, topped with sour cream and guacamole. We ordered our drinks which were delivered quickly and the food was delivered within a time expected of freshly prepared good food in a well run establishment. When our food arrived, wow! We were amazed by the taste sensation that we were experiencing. I can honestly say that it was the best pizza that I had ever eaten and my husband was also very impressed with his choice. We knew right then that we would be back.
Price wise, I would classify the restaurant as middle of the road. £9.50 for a pizza around Oxford in a decent establishment is around the norm. The drinks menu and dessert menu offered a good selection although I did find both to be a little pricey. There are offers available in the restaurant for lunch times but the best offer available is Thursday's any pizza any time for only £4.
To summarise, the best pizza place in town. Highly recommended, especially on a Thursday!