Pizza Geeks and Cask Smugglers join forces at Waverley Mall

The new location will feature a brand-new menu, allowing customers to pair pizza and cocktail together alongside a view of Edinburgh Castle

Independent pizzeria, Pizza Geeks are collaborating with Cask Smugglers cocktail & whisky bar on Waverley Mall’s rooftop, extending their kitchen residency as a permanent location in the centre of Edinburgh as they welcome people back to the city.

Pizza Geeks are renowned for their handmade Neapolitan inspired pizzas and their ‘Pizza for the People’ initiative, where they work closely with the local community to give back to them.

Following the success of Pizza Geeks latest opening at the shore in Leith which has so far been their biggest project to date, the team at Pizza Geeks are joining forces once more to collaborate with Cask Smugglers where they will have their very own permanent kitchen residency and pair their pizzas with delectable cocktails.

With unrivalled views over the capital, it doesn’t get much better than Edinburgh Castle as the backdrop - you can enjoy alfresco pizza with paired cocktails into the evening. They are launching a brand-new menu designed especially for the kitchen takeover, which will be their most extensive yet. The rooftop menu will feature a range of loaded fries, sides, pizzas such as ‘The Braveheart’ with Stornoway black pudding, haggis and salami Napoli, their famous dragon ballz and a dessert menu. They plan to eventually have a late-night menu element and a larger summer outdoor area, as restrictions ease further.

Pizza Geeks are renowned for their incredible ‘Pizza for the People’ initiative. They have so far given over 13,000 pizzas to people in need through the program which launched in 2018. They also work very closely with local charities and organisations to ensure their pizzas get to where they are most needed. However, donating pizzas is just the start, in the long term the vision is to give training and skills within the community to give people a real chance to get back on their feet.

Pizza Geeks, was founded on a quest to find the one pizza that rules them all. Originally Pizza Geeks served in some of Edinburgh’s best street food markets where they ventured far and wide, going on to cater for events of all sizes, launching their handmade Neapolitan inspired pizzas to the world. Pizza Geeks are open at Waverley Mall’s rooftop 7 days a week from 12-10pm, with seating indoors and outdoors for their pizza fans throughout the city.

Simon Hossack, Squadron Leader for Pizza Geeks at Cask Smugglers comments on the collaboration: "We are so thankful to be reunited once again with Cask Smugglers on our voyage to deliver mouth-watering pizzas to the realm alongside their amazing cocktails. We are huge fans of theirs and our maesters have created special menu items to pair seamlessly with choice libations. The location is a sight to behold with views of the city that would rival those of Old Valyria. Geeky references aside, the most important thing to ourselves is that a new permanent venue allows us to go further with our Pizza for the People initiative which we are all so passionate about as it is at the core of everything we do at Pizza Geeks."

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