30 June 2010

Eagle Boys Pizza: There's a new pizza in town, Randwick (29 June 2010)

202 Alison Road, Randwick NSW 2031
Phone 1300 324 532

Pink is for Pizza

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

Box packaging


Kristy Sayer said...

Wowww that's alot of pizza places!
And missing masterchef?! Eeep!

Sara @ Belly Rumbles said...

Oh no!! was hoping we would be spared from Eagle Boys Pizza, sigh. Have had it in other States (though will admit over 10 years ago)and sadly avoid it, that's the impact it had on me.

Let's hope this franchise shines in randwick.

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi kristy, randwick seems to be the home of pizza hehe

hi sara, first time i've come across one in Sydney but looks like there's a few around now. i hope the one in randwick is a good one too although i'm still a big fan of the Base Pizza Super Supreme.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sara, just like you I have had Eagleboys in another State (QLD) and I was hoping Sydney would be spared... however I decided to give it a try in Randwick, with the vouchers it is so cheap you just can't say no. Well I had it twice and although it was not as bad as my previous experience both times I felt stomach pains afterwards. Asked around some friends and I am not the only one that has experienced that… I don’t trust these chains anyway, I rather stick to my local pizza store.

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi anonymous, home made pizzas are the best in any case if you have time to make them yourself :-)

Jenny said...

I finally tried an Eagle Boys Pizza....my friends and colleagues have been raving about how great they are....and what a bargain:)))). It was an excellent Pizza, we have now been back 3 times in 2 weeks, the normal traditional Pizza are great but teh Premium range are very very delicious. Cant wait to go back....AND the young crew are very friendly and always courteous. Well done Eagle Boys just what the area needed GREAT PIZZA AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE....Look forward to trying another dessert Pizza next week. WELL DONE ALL!!!!

Anonymous said...

I introduced Jenny to EAGLE BOYS Pizza. I am an ex-QLDer and was sooooooo excited to see them in Randwick. Truly the best Pizza (not only in Randwick but the whole of Sydney). The staff at Randwick are phenomenal...You guys ROCK!!!!!!

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi jenny and anonymous, glad you enjoyed the pizzas although not sure if they can be claimed as the best pizzas in Sydney ;-) but certainly on a tuesday it's one of the cheapest.

Joseph Carr said...

I have to say that their box packaging is great! Packaged in such a unique way, it will be easy for people to distinguish their products from the others. Once they see it, they’ll absolutely remember Eagle Boys Pizza!

Clint Shaff said...

@Joseph: Other than the product or service you offer, your business will be more appealing to the public if you come up with something unique that people will notice. You may want to focus on the interior design of your establishment or the way you deliver your goodies. Make sure to approach in such a way that your customers will want to visit you again.

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