There’s something about pizza, it just makes me happy, so when I discovered Luben Pizza in Folkestone one lunch time with Sylvia, I knew I had to share, as seriously this is one of the cutest pizzerias I’ve ever been too, it is very Instagrammable, I just love the rustic tables and industrial fittings, really gives the place a warm inviting feel, oh and did I mention the wood fired pizzas are incredible.
Luben’s is much more than just a restaurant with a trendy decor, the menu is amazing, they offer both Neopolitan, a light crust with a thin base, and my favourite the Romana, which are generally larger, thinner with a crispy finish, and there are 16 different options to choose from, such as the simple Fiore de latte mozzarella with basil and tomato to the exquisite chicken, pancetta, roast peppers, and red onion pizza that I demolished.
Not after pizza, I’m not judging, sometimes you want something different, Luben also have a great selection of deli salads, as well as cannelloni and mac and cheese, which is certainly on my hit list next time I go as I love mac and cheese, and they have one with spinach and spring onion that sounds to die for. They also do great starters, I was a little jealous by someone else in the restaurant that went for the garlic dough balls and bruschetta, but when you come at lunchtime it did seem a little excessive as my pizza was quite big.
I love that Luben has an open kitchen, you can see the chefs preparing your pizza, as literally everything is cooked fresh, and because it is wood fired it is also super quick, which I love, as once I smell pizza I need pizza!!! They also source most of their toppings locally, which I think should also be celebrated, with the meat used coming from Moonsgreen farm in Kent, while its flour and other vegetables are from local suppliers, plus if you are vegan, you can still have pizza as they can substitute its normal cheese for vegan cheese so you don’t have to miss out.
I can’t recommend this place enough, location is excellent right in the centre of Folkestone, staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, ask if you need suggestions or want to change something on one of the pizzas, and the food was delicious, I’m not even sorry to say I ate every last bit of my pizza! Luben really would make a great choice for casual dinners with friends, late lunches as well as romantic date night, and I can’t wait to go back.
The only problem you will have at Luben is deciding which pizza to go for.
Luben, 24 Rendezvous Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1EZ