I’ve lived on the South coast for around 6 years, so I don’t consider myself to be a local and I’m still discovering great places to eat nearby – Supermarine in Woolston, Southampton being one of them! I was invited to try the new menu at Supermarine with a lovely bunch of fellow bloggers – organised and hosted by Alice Spake of Sotonbloggers. Being my first blogger event, it’s safe to say I was a little nervous – but it was lovely to spend the evening with a fantastic bunch of interesting, like-minded ladies. Anyway, enough about that – on to the food!
Supermarine serves up delicious Italian grub – simple and full of flavour, and all very reasonably priced with pizzas ranging from £8 to £13. First up were some caprese skewers – parma ham wrapped around breadsticks. So tasty that I ate mine before managing to snap a photo! A range of crostini were brought out as starters, with the sausage & mozzarella being a stand out favourite. It was delicious. There were also pesto & fresh basil and avocado & balsamic crostini, both of which were also very tasty.
Next up were my favourite nocellare del belice olives – simply the best – and a mozzarella & tomato salad. I can’t remember the last time I had mozzarella like this – so creamy and fresh. A classic dish, done very well.
Sharing pizza boards were brought out for us to dig in to – all of which were delicious! The goat cheese & parma ham pizza was particularly nice, as was the vegan-friendly avocado & cherry tomato pizza. The pizza dough was really, really good – kind of like ciabatta crossed with focaccia and sour dough. I’d highly recommend!
Served with the pizza was a pecorino, pear and rocket salad with balsamic – which was very tasty, and a combination I wouldn’t normally choose.
For dessert we had a choice of chocolate pizza or a salted caramel tart – I opted for a slice of chocolate pizza, topped with nutella (a classic I have experienced in Italy before!) which was nice, but I tend to prefer savoury offerings.
If you’re based near Southampton and fancy trying somewhere new for dinner, I’d recommend a visit to Supermarine. The staff are all friendly and welcoming, the decor is beautiful and the food is great!
It was a lovely evening, with delicious food, and I can’t wait for the next event! Thank you so much to Alice and Southampton Bloggers for organising a great dinner – what’s better than pizza and wine?
*I was kindly invited along to taste the new menu at Supermarine, but was not asked to write a review. All views are my own!