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messagePizza Pickup closed down
Posted by Wayne24 October 06, 05:40PM

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 October 06, 06:25PM

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 October 06, 08:57PM

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 October 07, 08:53AM

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

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

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 October 07, 01:22PM

Wayne24 Wrote:
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> Anyone know what happened??

Voodoo Ray's opened.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by Angelina October 07, 02:00PM

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 October 07, 02:32PM

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 October 07, 04:57PM

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 October 07, 05:00PM

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 October 07, 10:50PM

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 October 08, 07:55PM

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

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

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 October 09, 09:58AM

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 October 09, 11:18AM

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 October 10, 06:39AM

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 October 10, 07:36AM

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 October 10, 07:51PM

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 October 11, 11:22AM

imasnookercue Wrote:
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> I'd of thought


Are you channelling DulwichFox? big grin

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

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 October 15, 02:17PM

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 October 15, 08:12PM

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 october 15, 08:13pm by dbboy.

messageRe: Pizza Pickup closed down
Posted by Wimpole Yesterday, 04:51AM

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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