The Earlham Street Clubhouse is a laid back venue in the heart of Covent Garden, a newly opened concept restaurant for Londoners to grab a pizza or cocktail, or just drink beer at the bar with friends.

We arrived at 9pm on a Friday night, it’s a small venue and wasn’t too busy but there was a nice buzz with most of the tables booked.  We did have to wait quite a while to be seated, eventually, I’m guessing it was the bar manager who took pity on me and came over to seat me.  When we did finally get the waitresses attention she was so friendly it was hard to stay mad at her.

There is a fantastic cocktail list and at very reasonable Central London prices most at £7.50.  You won’t find any of your usuals here Rolling With The Homies and Stiflers Mom are all part of the throw back American theme that give this unasuming basement its charm.

If you don’t like pizzas you’re stuffed because that’s all they serve foodwise, saying that you still might just like these pizzas as they are  GOOD, we had the Ross and Rachelled (a half and half), one side a Ferris Buller (which included spicy chicken and scotch bonnet chillies) and Marty Mc Fly (wild mushroom and ricotta) (£18).

It’s a shame that there isn’t a little more to this venue, a few deserts would have been nice and a little more finish to the kitchen which is open plan but not at all glamorous enough and gave me the feel of waiting in my local pizza restaurant for a takeaway.  If you can book a cosy booth, they looked a lot nicer than the standard tables.

Earlham Street Clubhouse, 35 Earlham St, WC2H 9LD.  Nearest Station: Covent Garden