Some of the best pizza you'll ever taste.... if it's pizza you want, you won't be going anywhere else. Perhaps, ever!
Mr & Mrs Hockerton.com embarked upon a pre-opening evening at The Rustic Crust last Thursday and, having heard about the wonderful pizzas coming from Ross & Camille's mobile wood-fired "Poppy The Landrover" we were hopeful of a decent pizza and taste of Italy at their new restaurant in Farnsfield.
Having managed, suprisingly, to park on Main Street (although I believe you can park at the Co-Op) we strolled along Main Street and became intrigued as we approached The Rustic Crust because the windows were covered to hide the interior (it wasn't opening until Tuesday March 10th). Feeling like we perhaps shouldn't be there, we entered the restaurant and were greeted warmly, asked if we'd got a reservation (we had) and informed that tonight's menu was limited as it was staff training week and everyone was getting used to how things worked. We were shown round to the bar while a table was found for us. Here's where we began to be impressed....
A proper pre-dinner bar area with proper cocktails, decent wines and good beers
.... Not only were the staff engaging, the bar is a decent size with good seating in case you've got a wait for your table.
Although obviously finding their way around the bar, the bar servers were keen to introduce their cocktails and reeled off a lengthy selection. One peach daiquiri and a pint of Moretti later we were sitting at our bar table looking over the proper menu that will be in operation from March 10th. Here's where things might get tricky for some...
if it's pizza you want, you won't be going anywhere else. Perhaps, ever!
...There's a decent range of starters and the selection of 11 pizzas are also available gluten free and all available 'white' on a paremsan cream base without tomato. You can of course choose to build your own too from the array of meat, cheese and vegetable options so there is absolutely a pizza for everyone. But if you came looking for an Italian restaurant, then you might be a little disappointed beause there's no pasta dishes on the menu (not yet, but we understand there may be in the future). However, it's The Rustic Crust, it's made its name by serving fabulous Neopolitan pizzas, and if it's pizza you want, you won't be going anywhere else. Perhaps, ever!
If you're a fan of pizza then you simply have to go. If you like pizza, The Rustic Crust may turn you into a fan. And if you're slightly intrigued as to how the old Co-Op looks now it's a pizza restaurant then go down, get yourself a drink and enjoy the atmosphere and aromas from the wood-fired oven.
You can book online via https://www.therusticcrust.co.uk/pizzeria and view the menus too.
[Hint: The Nduja pot is a cracking way to start your evening by sharing a pot of spicy melted salami with crusty bread to dip. A glass of Gavi di Gavi accompanies it almost too well!]