New Continental Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LD

Tel: 01752 276798

Benefits For Guests…

Money OFF!

There are two things we like at the New Continental Hotel. One is History & Herritage and Two is Money Off! Combine them and what do you have:

The History of PIZZA & £5 OFF!

Did You Know..?

Pizza is one of the world’s most popular dishes. It is enjoyed by people of all ages and on all occasions. Talking to a member of staff at the New Continental Hotel, they even told us that at a friends wedding, for the wedding breakfast, they had Pizza!

So, it goes as no surprise that with this popular dish, comes much speculation as to what makes THE best pizza and the most popular topping!

Our Pizza’s

In 2017 we had a pizza oven fitted in Steve’s Brasserie’s kitchen. A very welcomed new addition by all our guests, staff and dinners. We then created, after popular demand, a separate Pizza Menu. This can now be ordered as part of our  Room Service offer, as a Bar Meal or in Steve’s Brasserie of an evening.

The £5.00 Off is when you dine at Steve’s Brasserie and is for every guests staying here at the hotel or at our sister company Strathmore House Apartments. There is no limit to the amount of pizzas you order and the £5.00 applied to EVERY pizza on the menu!

The History Of The Pizza…

In 1889, King Umberto I and Queen Margherita first visited a newly unified Italy and came through Naples. Legend has it that they grew bored of a constant diet of French  cuisine and the queen asked to try some varieties of pizza.

A baker named Raffaele Esposito of Da Pietro Pizzeria (now known as Pizzeria Brandi) invented a pizza with red tomato sauce, white mozzarella, and green basil, to reflect the colours of Italy’s flag.  Queen Margherita approved of this pizza and it soon became known as pizza Margherita!

Though given the royal blessing, pizza did not become well known outside of Naples until the late 1800s, when Italians began migrating  and carrying their tastes and recipes with them.
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By the 1930s, the pizza business boomed. Italians opened up pizzerias across the globe; and in 1943, Ike Sewell opened Uno’s in Chicago, bringing forth Chicago-style pizza.
In 1945, Ira Nevin, a returning soldier to America invented the Baker’s Pride gas-fired pizza oven. This allowed retailers to inexpensively and easily bake pizzas without the fuss of charcoal or wood. Restaurants around the world started selling more and more pizza to their customers – and they became more and more popular.
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The real success of pizzas occurred when pizza made it to the high street! The advent of ‘The Pizza Chain’!
  • Pizza Hut opened in 1958
  • Little Caesar’s opened in 1959
  • Domino’s opened in 1960
  • Papa John’s opened in 1989.
Then, the BIG pizza push was in 1957 when they made it to our freezers!  Celentano’s began marketing frozen pizzas and pizzas soon became the most popular of all frozen meals!
Q) How many of us have a pizza in our freezer now?? 
So with this amazing history, we thought it was only right that we gave our guests staying with us at the New Continental Hotel and Strathmore House Apartments not only some fun facts; but also some money off!
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