Small Print is a shortened version of “small eco-footprint”, and though owners Phil Gijsbers, Neil Mills (both of Hard Pressed Coffee) and Adam Chapman admit they’re a while off a completely waste-free operation, they’re determined to try.

Small Print is a glass-free zone, which means all its drinks are served from a tap, not bottles, so there’s no beverage waste. And all its pizza boxes come with paper that protects the box from cheese and sauce smears (dirty pizza boxes can’t be recycled).

The menu is also largely vegetarian. Where there is meat it’s locally and sustainably sourced and made up mostly of secondary cuts, such as the kangaroo meatballs, which are made using bits of the animal that would typically be thrown out.

But despite these internal measures, the owners aren’t trying to jam their ethos down anyone’s throat, and they haven’t compromised on anything to maintain it. The sourdough pizzas are excellent, ranging from a classic Margherita to one with beef brisket, apple, radicchio, mozzarella, chives and house-smoked yoghurt. There are dessert pizzas, too, and plenty of great booze and house-made soft drinks.

Small Print will deliver your order to neighbouring Victoria Gardens. You’ll get a helium balloon with your number on it so you can go and sit in the park with your dog, then the team will find you and bring you your pizza when it’s ready.

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Updated: October 11th, 2023

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