202 Alison Road, Randwick NSW 2031
Phone 1300 324 532http://www.eagleboys.com.au
Yet another franchise pizza place opens up last week in Randwick and this time it's Eagle Boys Pizza shining like a pink beacon. There's plenty of competition already in Randwick like Base Pizza Bar, Doughboy, Pizza Man, Old Castille Randwick, Moseley's La Bussola Pizzeria Restaurant (which I think now may have sadly closed) and towards The Spot there's Arthur's Pizza and Pizza Hut down on Botany Street. A little bit further is Sven's Viking Pizza on Carrington Road, Dominoes on Coogee Bay Road, Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar on Clovelly Road and Cellini's Pizzeria on Frenchman's Road. In an already saturated local market Eagle Boys must be pretty confident that they have something different to offer or perhaps they just think Randwick is the centre of pizza lovers.
It's the first time I've had a chance to try this place and tonight I spot a Cheap Tuesday deal of $5.50 (pick up) for their traditional pizzas — bargain I say which makes it half price although I guess this does tend to match those shop-a-docket deals from Pizza Hut and Dominoes if they still exist. I always go for a Super Supreme ($5.50 usually $11) as a tester and the Eagle Boy's version is quite tasty with the thin crust. The base could be a bit crispier to hold the slice against gravity for my liking but it's not too bad. The base wasn't quite cut through all the way so had to use a knife at home. It should have taken 10 minutes from ordering as per the docket but they were running a bit slow tonight and took an extra 15 minutes. The staff are young and still finding their feet in the new store but they do seem to be taking extra care of making sure it's prepared properly and are friendly. There were a few people waiting for their orders and to pass the time it would have been good if they had a plasma tv to distract the wait time — I was missing MasterChef :-(
PROS: Plenty of topping choices and styles of crust, Friendly service, Quite tasty and seems a bit less processed than the standard Dominoes and Pizza Hut varieties.
CONS: Still finding their feet so service a little slow it seems, Take away only
MUST TRY: I have my eye on trying their Loaded Potato Skins — Gee they look good yet so bad for you loaded with cheese and bacon.
Super Supreme: Pepperoni, Beef, Mushroom, Red Onion, Capsicum, Pineapple, Kalamata Olives, Cheese $5.50 (Cheap Tuesday Price)
Cheap Tuesday Large Traditional Pizza $5.50