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messagePizza Pickup closed down
Posted by Wayne24 06 October, 2019 17:40

Noticed that Pizza Pickup on Peckham Rye Lane has shut down.
Anyone know what happened??
I considered it one of the best pizza places in the whole Dulwich/Peckham/Nunhead area.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by mrwb 06 October, 2019 18:25

Guessing pizza market saturation, along with very high rates and rent etc. Plus the economic cycle.

Sad times, I liked it to.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by fishbiscuits 06 October, 2019 20:57

I liked it too. But it was never busy... the fit-out wasn't great, and the prices were reasonably high (IMO).

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by bobbsy 07 October, 2019 08:53

I thought the pizzas were great, but was always very empty when I went.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by imasnookercue 07 October, 2019 10:50

Good, if you look at the Tripadvisor reviews, almost all of them are coincidentally from a user who has only ever reviewed once, and rated Pizza Pickup very favourably, giving it 5 stars. We all know that this means it is the owners/employees deliberately writing these and misleading people into thinking the takeaway is the mutts nutts.

This is dishonest and sneaky, so im pleased if they have gone out of business.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by stepdown 07 October, 2019 13:22

Wayne24 Wrote:
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> Anyone know what happened??

Voodoo Ray's opened.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by Angelina 07 October, 2019 14:00

VoodooRay is expensive and rarely busy

nice pizza though (better if they can stop calling them "pies")

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by imasnookercue 07 October, 2019 14:32

Isnt Voodoo Ray's £4 for a SLICE of pizza? Ludicrous! (dont care how big they are btw)

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by pk 07 October, 2019 16:57

imasnookercue Wrote:
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> Isnt Voodoo Ray's £4 for a SLICE of pizza?
> Ludicrous! (dont care how big they are btw)

How is size not relevant to price?

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by JohnL 07 October, 2019 17:00

imasnookercue Wrote:
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> Isnt Voodoo Ray's £4 for a SLICE of pizza?
> Ludicrous! (dont care how big they are btw)


Yes - but I still go in there every now and then as it's next door and a sneaky last pint and a big bar to sit at.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by fishbiscuits 07 October, 2019 22:50

To me, VDR is almost pizza hut/domino's standard of pizza... however, the ankle-biter seems to love the food, and I like the beer, so we seem to end up there quite a bit. It sometimes seems to get busy in the evening, mainly with drinkers, with the food as alcohol-absorbing stodge for those who want it.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by Bob Buzzard 08 October, 2019 19:55

Aren't they part of the debt-ridden Pizza Express?

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by doogleflip 09 October, 2019 09:27

I never tried pizza pickup but saw they had a sandwich board outside saying they were voted best pizza in London on trip adviser or something along those lines... Was meaning to try it at some point.

I like Voodoo Rays. It's quick, good variety of pizzas, easy and tasty!

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by imasnookercue 09 October, 2019 09:58

doogleflip Wrote:
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> I never tried pizza pickup but saw they had a
> sandwich board outside saying they were voted best
> pizza in London on trip adviser or something along
> those lines... Was meaning to try it at some
> point.
>
> I like Voodoo Rays. It's quick, good variety of
> pizzas, easy and tasty!

dishonestly manipulated the voting themselves, they failed to add. Isn't it peculiar how 'the best pizza shop in London' suddenly closed down? I'd of thought they would be fighting to contain the insatiable demand from breaking down the doors!

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by Lemming 09 October, 2019 11:18

Went there once a while back; felt a bit sorry for the owner guy in there who chatted to us. The writing was on the wall (read: going to fail) even back then.

Think they'd had fairly 'meh' reviews from a couple of publications after opening which obviously didn't get them off to a good start, but underlying this, the interior/ambience was all a bit wrong and the pizza, while fine, was unremarkable. They needed at least one (or preferably) both of these to be better have succeeded.

Voodoo Rays looks more inviting in terms of ambience. That said, we've never been in there because the pizzas - sorry, pizza pies - on show look ghastly.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by mrwb 10 October, 2019 06:39

Pizza wars are intensifying:

Franco Manca now offering loyalty card via phone app with 7th free I think.

Voodoo Rays do deals early week I think (Monday?),

Have to think pizza places at saturation point in the area.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by Loutwo 10 October, 2019 07:36

And whilst all this is going on, the debt ridden Pizza Express finds itself in big trouble. Is pizza saturation point causing its demise?

Louisa.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by Bob Buzzard 10 October, 2019 19:51

Loutwo Wrote:
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> And whilst all this is going on, the debt ridden
> Pizza Express finds itself in big trouble. Is
> pizza saturation point causing its demise?
>
> Louisa.


Wasn't that my point about the debt ridden Pizza Express?

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by Sue 11 October, 2019 11:22

imasnookercue Wrote:
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> I'd of thought


Are you channelling DulwichFox? big grin

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by TheCat 12 October, 2019 11:45

Loutwo Wrote:
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> And whilst all this is going on, the debt ridden
> Pizza Express finds itself in big trouble. Is
> pizza saturation point causing its demise?
>
> Louisa.

No one wants a saturated pizza. Base goes all soggy.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by DuncanW 15 October, 2019 14:17

Shame, but they were outgunned by Voodoo Ray which opened opposite shortly after they did.

There never used be many places to get decent pizza round here, but now there are quite a few so competition is tough. I went in there a couple of times, and it was absolutely fine, but didnít really have a USP

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by dbboy 15 October, 2019 20:12

Could soggy bottoms be causing pizza saturation in SE22? I do prefer mine to be nice and crisp.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:10:15:20:13:07 by dbboy.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by Wimpole 17 October, 2019 04:51

fishbiscuits Wrote:
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> To me, VDR is almost pizza hut/domino's standard
> of pizza... however, the ankle-biter seems to love
> the food, and I like the beer, so we seem to end
> up there quite a bit. It sometimes seems to get
> busy in the evening, mainly with drinkers, with
> the food as alcohol-absorbing stodge for those who
> want it.

Yep. VDR is actually a great place to take toddlers. Plenty of space, booth seating, good toilets and decent tunes. Pizza menu is limited and its probably mlre a bar tbh but it wins for other reasons. That said its never that busy - another reason I like it.


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