Bath Pizza Co - Food Review
Posted on: 2016-11-21
Green Park Brasserie has been part of Green Park Station for 25 years, but their new sister company Bath Pizza Co opened in March this year and serves fresh, wood fired pizza using locally sourced ingredients. It has to compete with several pizza places in Bath, so we went to find out what makes it special. Read on for our review:
The authentic wood fired pizza oven is clearly visible as you enter the Green Park Brasserie to make your order, which is reassuring as it’s always nice to see that your food is being freshly made to order. The staff are wonderfully friendly and you have a choice of either sitting in the brasserie, or outside near to the pizza oven. If it’s chilly, like it was when we went there, it’s good that you’ve got the option to sit inside and feel comfortable.
The menu is appealing and there are many options to choose from, including vegetarian ones but if nothing takes your fancy (which is unlikely) you can get a bespoke pizza made for you with the toppings you like. We didn’t have to wait long before our pizzas arrived and they were a feast for the eyes before they became a feast for the stomach! They’re very generous on the toppings, so that you can barely see any of the pizza base. My vegetarian Truffle pizza had huge chunks of goats cheese and was covered in wild mushrooms. There was a little bit of parsley for an added edge and the truffle oil made a change from having a tomato base. It’s definitely different, and if you love the tomato taste of pizza then don’t opt for this particular one, but the locally sourced goats cheese was beautiful (you can probably tell I’m a big fan of goats cheese) and the rest of the pizza was a little salty because of the truffle oil – nothing overpowering though. Truffle oil is quite delicate but rich so it was an interesting taste on a pizza, but it worked. The pizza base is thin so you’re not left overly full when you’re finished, but it’s not burnt or crispy, it’s soft and delectable. If anything, it would have been great to have more goats cheese topping, just to make it that bit more spectacular.
My dining partner chose the Parma pizza, which as you might have guessed has parma ham on it as well as rocket, tomato and mozzarella. Once again they were generous on the parma ham and rocket toppings and the pizza was a real taste of Italy. Parma ham can sometimes be stringy but this one wasn’t and you can taste the freshness of the local ingredients used. With a rich tomato base and lots of flavours, it really was delightful and although my dining partner is normally one to leave the crusts of a pizza, he simply couldn’t leave any of this one because it was that tasty!
The price of the pizzas vary between £6.50 and £10 but there's an amazing deal that runs all day every day which is a pizza and a pint or prosecco for £10! For that price, you can't go wrong. Bath Pizza Co has definitely set itself apart from the other pizza places in the city and makes the perfect stop-off during a busy day of Christmas shopping.
Born in Bath, Safia has lived on the outskirts of the city her whole life. After studying journalism in Bristol she now spends a lot of her time searching for new things to see in Bath and soaking up the beautiful culture. You're most likely to find her sipping a soya latte in a lovely little independent cafe! Call Safia on 07468 516375 or email editor@365Bath.com.