Ping or the Nutella Pizza and Beer-pong Love
Ping – Earl’s Court
Last Wednesday, with a bunch of friends we finally went to Earl’s court to try a bar that opened in July, the Ping. We have been talking about this place for ages and never managed to find a date. So now it is done and it was a wonderful surprise! We didn’t really know what to expect as I just read a post in a blog and found it quite appealing.
You will have to book in advance. Then you arrive in front of a huge black door and a desk where a beautiful girl will call one of the waiters to take you to the table.
After some stairs you find yourself in the middle of old-school arcade games, ping-pong tables and cosy armchairs! What a strange mix! But it works perfectly!
We were nicely surprised about the prices of the food and cocktails. Kind of really cheap for a place like that!
Pizzas are delicious! With interesting fillings such as truffle oil and brie or stilton, pear and honey (yes, I do love cheese).
Chorizo Pizza at Ping
Chicken Pizza at Ping
Cocktails at Ping
And the cocktails, ô cocktails! I tried one with amaretto and cinnamon and then an other one called Berry Blast and both of them were spectacular. The only problem is that they are too easy to drink and the glasses emptied it-selves too quickly! To end the dinner I highly recommend their Espresso Martini, better than having a simple coffee, don’t you think?
And what about the desserts? We choose to share a Ping Porn (which is a Nutella pizza (yes such things exists)). I think it is pointless to say that it is an incredible invention and that it deserves its name. But for the milkshake lover that I am the best dessert was My Milkshake Brings All The Boys To The Yard. I am craving for one right now. The ingredients may look simple but everyone agreed on the taste.
But Ping is not only about food and a lot of drinks. It is mostly about the entertainment. In the middle of all this you will find ping pong tables. Perfect to play a nice and quite game you said? Impossible! But perfect for beer-pong (or even Champagne-Pong). As we were five girls and five guys you can figure out what were the teams. It felt nice to play this college drinking game in such an atmosphere, far away from a student residence hallway, and of course it brought back a lot of memories!
has quickly become one of my favourite places in London. We had so much fun that I think we will be going back really soon.
Try it with a bunch of friends and be prepared to laugh a lot! And don’t forget to put your name on the ping-pong list as soon as you arrive!
Mess at Ping