After the poor pizza show from Vapiano, I was keen to quickly erase the memory with something rather better. With new delivery services to explore in my new (temporary) Bruntsfield residence, I hit upon NKD Pizza and thought they might be up to the task.
NKD has been trading for a wee while from a base in Mornngside with plans afoot for other branches across the city, including in Corstorphine.
My requirements were simple, so I opted for their take on the Hawaiian, called the Aloha (£11.50). The inevitable discount voucher made the service and delivery charges only 20p more.
The pizza was with me in double-quick time, a good fifteen minutes ahead of schedule. It looked pretty smart. It was accompanied by decent pesto mayo for crust dipping.
The topping proved of pleasing quality, but the floury, 10-grain base was a little strange. I paused for a moment to think what it reminded me of, eventually settling on it bearing a close resemblance to a kebab pitta. It was an oddly leathery texture for a pizza base.
Still, the topping was good enough to carry the day and make for fairly satisfying eating.
So overall, NKD Pizza served me a decent eat but there’s work to do to improve their pizza bases. If this can be achieved I can see them building an appreciative audience, particularly if they keep up the speedy pace of delivery.