The past weekend was spent doing a lot of ‘last catch ups’ before a few of my friends headed away for Christmas and New Years. I caught up with one of my friend’s at The Moor’s Head in Thornbury – a Turkish/Lebanese restaurant that specialises in inauthentic pizza (their own words). I had read a bit about the newish restaurant (see the Broadsheet article here) and I was eager for an excuse to try it out.
The interior was a beautiful mix of concrete and wood, with splashes of fantastic middle eastern pop art on the walls (wish I had asked where they had sourced them from). The menu was fairly simple, but still offered a lot of choice. It was split between the Turkish and the Lebanese pizza’s – both offering differing combinations of toppings. We both ended up going for the Turkish pide’s – but spying on the other tables, the Lebanese pizzas looked just as tasty.
I went for the Istanbuli – which was topped with Pumpkin, tahini, dukkah and parsley. The pumpkin was flavoured which a myriad of spices, which was perfectly complimented with the fresh yoghurt. The pizza was way too large for one sitting – but the wait staff kindly packaged up my leftovers for my lunch today.
Coming out at only $25 p/person (we both had an alcoholic drink as well as a main) I was pretty pleased with the evening. There were a few other pizza combinations I would like to try – so I may be back soon!