Errol’s, North Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

It was a weird summer Saturday afternoon in Melbourne. It was very quiet due to the burgeoning number of omicron cases sweeping through except for the “Freedom” super spreader demonstration that came through the city just after lunch.

Anyway, once the Darwin Award nominees had finished their march past a mate and I decided to head out for a beer in North Melbourne at Benchwarmer. When we arrived it was eeriely quiet but while beer was available the kitchen was closed.

As we had our first beer we decided to head out for dinner afterwards to the close by Three Crowns Hotel but we found that they were closed due to staff shortages. Mulling over the options we chose to see if Errol’s on Errol Street was open for pizza.

As we walked down the quietest Errol Street I have ever seen with only a smattering of places open we spied that Errol’s was open and we could sit outside.

Errol’s wasn’t as busy as it should have been with only a couple of people inside and just 2 of us outside but it did mean that there was no waiting,

We ordered a couple of pizzas, an Hawaiian and an Errol’s Special, along with a bottle of the house red which was a shiraz.

The wine came out first and it was very decent.

The pizzas followed without much delay and while I normally give people grief for having pineapple on pizza I do have to admit that it tasted pretty good. The Errol’s Special was also excellent.

After we’d finished our pizzas we decided to head back to Benchwarmer for one more beer and as we both were a bit peckish we ordered a take away Meatlovers pizza.

All in all Errol’s had great pizzas and in non-COVID times I can see why they were so busy. But in the currect times we need to support them, and all small business, who are opening up when case numbers are climbing and governments are changing the rules on a whim.

Please support local places like Errol’s, Benchwarmer and Three Crowns Hotel so they come out the other side of the pandemic.