A couple of weeks ago the lovely Notts Foodie and I went on a ‘date’. We have known of each other for months and correspond on Twitter a fair bit but until a recent event we hadn’t actually met. So in an effort to make a new friend who loves food as much as I do, we arranged a date to grab a bite to eat and have a chin wag. I’m super glad we did as NF is lovely!
I’ve driven past Corner Stone many times, situated on Winchester Street by the junction with Mansfield Road, it’s a little glass box with about 12 covers inside. It’s a bit of strange set up and I hadn’t visited the building before, even though it has housed a couple of pop up restaurants prior to Corner Stone taking it over. The building is pretty cool and cozy, with only around 10 seats in it.
The menu is small, focussed on pizza (obviously) with a few sides and desserts.
We sat down and ordered a couple of drinks. There wasn’t much choice, no alcohol and only one mango drink or one ginger beer. We ordered the last two drinks. I’ve actually just been told it’s a BYO and I wish I had known as I’d have grabbed a bottle of wine to accompany it.
Then on to pizza. We both ordered a half and half. I went for the ham hock, fennel and chilli and the salami, olive and artichoke. Notts Foodie went for olives, buffalo mozzarella and basil for one half and the pepper, onion, chilli and feta for the other.
This is where it got a little annoying… we were told the pizzas would be ready in around 10 minutes. 40 minutes later we were still waiting. It’s then that I went and asked the staff how long it would be. I was informed that it’s never 10 minutes, more like 30. It was a little annoying as why would you say it was 10 minutes when it clearly wouldn’t be? They then cooked my pizza with cheese, despite informing them 3 times that I don’t eat it. They then had to re-cook it. This obviously added more waiting time.
Eventually the pizzas came out and looked amazing. Lots of toppings and really tasty, they went down very easily. The ham hock was actually my favourite, the addition of the fennel was surprisingly tasty.
We decided to attempt dessert as the menu looked so good! I went for the peanut butter and chocolate brownie and NF went for the Bakewell flapjack.
To be honest both were dry and my brownie was badly burnt. We couldn’t finish them.
If you’re looking for decent pizza, definitely head here, but take your own drink as they run out quickly and I wouldn’t recommend dessert!