Next door restaurant and bar – coming straight outta Sicily
Close to Wynyard station is a restaurant called ‘Next door’, a bar that has been set up next to, and works in collaboration with ‘Made in Italy Pizzeria’. Both are set up in York Lane, ‘Next door’ has a street hip hop feel, featuring a large mural of Ice cube and Smokey from the movie Friday. They were also playing cool throwback tracks.
We were met by the charismatic Fabrizio who showed us to the table and provided great service during our visit. We ordered a couple of great cocktails from the drinks list, the passionfruit caprioska and The Southside of Sicily, both very nice. They also had a range of beer, cider and wines to choose from. They also have a great happy hour running from 5pm-6pm perect for grabbing a bite to eat and for afterwork drinks.
From there we moved on to the food, excited for the carb loading ahead. We feasted on a couple of tasty thin base pizzas to start ‘the Gamberi’, topped with delicious prawns and the Capicciosa with ham mushrooms, Italian sausage, oregano and chilli.
Next the pastas; you choose the pasta and then the sauce, all served with parmesan and fresh parsley. We went with some classics the fettucini polpette (meatballs) and the Lasagna. Italian Homestyle cooking with large portions. Some chunky meatballs, fettucini (al dente) with a rich tomato sauce. My favourite of the visit being the big hearty serve of lasagna.
Visit for a beverage, grab some food and enjoy the tunes. #invited Thankyou to Next Door for having us.