Bunga Bunga that’s pizza amore

If your heading into London and looking for a pizza restaurant which is like no other then I highly recommend Bunga Bunga in Covent Garden. Why? As this venue is a very unique dining experience as their pizzas are a metre long, yes you heard me a metre long!, plus they put on cabaret performances throughout your dining experience. Every day has a different theme from a pizza making party to Bunga karaoke. Whichever experience you enjoy within Bunga Bunga you will certainly fall in love with this venue.

For those who might be unfamiliar with pizza it is usually round, flattened base made from wheat-based dough, topped with tomatoes, cheese, and other various topping such as mushrooms, olives, anchovies, chicken, prawns, etc. which is then baked at a high temperature, traditionally in a wood-fired oven.

Did you know? though that the term pizza was firstly recorded back in the 10th century in a Latin manuscript from Southern Italy town of Gaeta in Lazio. Modern pizza was invented in Naples, and the dish and its variants have since become popular in many countries. In fact pizza is one of the most popular foods in the world and is a common fast food item which can be enjoyed within restaurants and pizzerias. Also ready made pizzas can be bought within many supermarkets / shops from fresh to frozen ready to cook at home.

Me and some community members of Love Pop Ups London were kindly invited along to enjoy pizza like never before courtesy of Bunga Bunga Inception Group.

At Bunga Bunga we all enjoyed live entertainment by Mamma Bunga, made pizza dough, tossed dough in the air, tucked into a metre long pizza and then we partied the night away.

Bunga Bunga

Bunga Bunga is run by Inception Group who are a fun, creative and dynamic company which was founded back in 2009 by entrepreneurs Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling. The company operates a group of unique bars, restaurants and club concepts all over London.

Late 2011 Bunga Bunga popped up within London’s Covent Garden. An Englishman’s Italian where you can eat, drink and be entertained all under one roof from the early evening until the early morning.

In 2016 Bunga Bunga expanded and on their first floor they opened up a mini area called BungaTINI which is inspired by a neighbourhood back-street Italian bar and pizzeria. It serves up a range of home-made pastries, pizzas and classically simple regional dishes available to eat in or take away.

Five years later in 2017 Bunga Bunga opened up with a second location within Battersea. Which is a bigger and bolder version offering a fully immersive dining experience.

Which ever Bunga Bunga you visit though it provides a pizzeria like no other full of pizza and cabaret.

Bunga Bunga is a one stop shop for an evening of drinks, dinner and dancing, there is nowhere better for a group celebration. It serves traditional antipasti and romana thin crust pizza, perfect for sharing as well as classic Italian aperitivo, cocktails, wines and spirits.

That’s pizza amore

Outside the doors of Bunga Bunga in Covent Garden immediately I could tell straight away that I was going to be in for a night to remember. Once I had hooked up with my other fellow members of Love Pop Ups London it was time for us to head on down to the basement of Bunga Bunga.

Entering through the doors it felt like we were heading into a theatre with its red carpet and curtains. Heading on downstairs immediately I felt like I had been transported to Italy, the room was decorated with a tondo’s (naked sculptures) and tables covered with the classic red/white tablecloths which you normally see in Italian restaurants.

Greeted by very welcoming waiters/waitresses and a few interesting characters who would all suddenly pop up every now and again we were taken to our seat for the night. We were led to our table which was near the stage, which was situated on a balcony with a throne.

The table can easily seat up to 10 people. There was eight of us and we felt like we had ample of space. I sat within the throne as I am the Queen of Love Pop Ups London after all.

Pizza Making Party time

Once we all got comfy we donned on our very naughty aprons as we was here for a Pizza Making Party. The aprons were a little naughty. My apron for the night featured the body of a naked Kore (female naked statue) whilst some of the ladies within my party had a tondo’s body. Certainly not for those who might be prudish to see.

Before the night got started we were given a few Aperol Spritzes to get us in the party spirit. Aperol Spritze is a very Italian drink for those who might not know.

After a few minutes of sipping on our Aperol Spritzes Mamma Bunga came and gave us a belting performance. She was absolutely fabulous!

Once she had performed her number we tucked into some tasty chicken. It was hot, crisp and succulent.

It was then onto getting dirty and making pizza dough, which we could all take home at the end of the night along with some tomato sauce and mozzarella. Mine did not make it home though as I forgot it unfortunately.

After getting down and dirty we were entertained a little more from Mamma Bung and her very cheeky young man.

It was then onto a competition of dough tossing. Given some premade dough we all got tossing to show off our skills. The one with the largest pizza by the end of tossing is crowned Bunga Bunga’s Biggest Tosser. Mine unfortunately ended up like a moth had attacked it with full of holes, I think I ended up being Bunga Bunga’s Biggest Looser.

Now it was time for that mighty metre long pizza, yes you heard me right a METRE LONG. Try getting all that in your mouth. The pizza was crispy, stringy, and ever so tasty. I particularly loved the Parma ham on top of the pizza as it was salty and hammy. The beauty though about having a metre long pizza across the entire table makes it ever so easy for us all to grab a slice or two or three.

The night then rolled into the night with more vocals by Mamma Bunga.

Just don’t forget to take your pizza dough kit home with you! so you can recreate a pizza at home, be it a mini version of a metre long pizza, a round classic version or perhaps a heart to show how amore you are with Bunga Bunga. Plus if you like add a few extras to your pizza maybe meat, seafood or fruit.

What do you like adding to your pizza?

The Pizza Making Party is held every Wednesday evening at 7pm.

Costs £35pp and includes Aperol Spritz on arrival, dough making, dough tossing, food, entertainment and a take home pizza dough kit

Also during the night which is not included in the Pizza Making Party package we enjoyed some of their unique cocktails which comes served within character mugs based on Italy’s finest hero’s and most despicable villains. Plus for that something a little more naughtier order the sculpture of David is Goliath and check out his chiselled body. Hey David, you can leave your tap on!

Sorry, not sorry!

Watch our mishaps and naughtiness


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bunga Bunga was a very entertaining and slightly naughty providing fab entertainment, served by fab waiting staff and we tucked into a metre long pizza which was WOW.

Simply Bunga Bunga is a very immersive venue which brings food and cabaret together from entertainers, dancers and so much more. No matter which night you go you will continually be entertained and surprised.

Bunga Bunga is a very adult venue and great for celebrations or a social gathering. One thing is for sure it is not a venue to head for an intimate or romantic meal.

Bunga Bunga book now

Bunga Bunga
167 Drury Lane
Covent Garden

Telephone: 020 7590 3602
Email: coventgarden@bungabunga-london.com

Openening times:
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Thursday 7.00pm – 12.00am
Friday 7.00pm – 2.00am
Saturday 11.30am – 2.00am
Sunday Closed

Discover more about Bunga Bunga in Covent Garden click here

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Thank you to Bunga Bunga Inception Group for an absolutely awesome night of food, fun and naughtiness we all loved it. Click below to be redirected to read all our write ups. All our views are of our own honest opinions.

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