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Site, Todmorden

It’s hard to believe, I know, but Todmorden is becoming so cool it’s hurting the ends of my fingers. I know! Tod! Hebden’s slightly scruffy, bad sister! Newest on the scene is Site, a pizza place/cafe/bar run by a couple of fab women and some interesting chefs. Interesting in that they have a tale to tell, none of them are trained chefs but all of them know how to throw dough.

Owners Natalie and Olly slaved for three years – and I mean proper hard, dirty graft – pulling an old tailor’s shop apart, re-building and renovating from the ground up using every found/up-cycled/vintage/skip dived item they could get their calloused hands on. Result? One of the most stylish (but comfortable) spaces we’ve seen in a while. A bit of Ercol here, some bashed up steel sheeting there, rustic tables made out of scaffolding, mid-century modern stools scored on Ebay, all brought together with no small amount of brio.

Genuinely good pizzas appear out of a state-of-the-art wood fired oven; the chorizo, ham and chilli is a belter. Quarter them, fold them and eat with your fingers washed down with a fruity Puglian Primitivo. Like us, you’ll have to keep checking you’re on Rochdale Road and not on some street corner in Naples.


43 Rochdale Road, Todmorden, West Yorkshire OL14 6LD

43 Rochdale Road, Todmorden, West Yorkshire OL14 6LD

01706 815606


Price guide

2 out of 5 price guide

Area: West Yorkshire

Reviewed by Mandy on 01 Feb 2015

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