Monday, 12 October 2015

Mamma Dough, Honor Oak Park

Lorena pizza at Mamma Dough 
Free from the shackles of the Berlin Marathon, it is time to start eating out again! Last weekend it was a return visit to Masala Wala and this Sunday we headed down to Honor Oak Park to check out Mamma Dough for dinner.

They were busy and we were put on a share table - which wasn't really a share table, just a table for six - with a family group of four. Luckily it all worked out, and to be fair to the waiter, he did warn us that was the only table they had available.
Sardinian meat plate 
They have a compact menu with just four starters and six pizzas, plus a couple of daily specials.

To begin we decided to share the Sardinian meat plate (£6). There were three types of cured meats, an excellent pickle and some of the homemade sourdough. The salami at the top of the board was a fiery number with a real chilli kick. The homemade sourdough didn't have any smoke from the oven and the crumb was pretty dense. If it was one of my loaves, honestly, I'd be a little disappointed. However, I thought it was excellent value at £6. The pickle might have been worth the money alone.
Jon Bon Chovy
I found the prospect of anchovies on my pizza appealing, so went for the Jon Bon Chovy (£10) with anchovies, chillies, capers and olives.

The pizza was a generous size and and I liked it, but didn't love it. Most of the toppings (anchovies, chilli and capers) were concentrated in the middle of the pizza and not that well distributed. Despite what you might expect from the photo, the base wasn't that crispy either.

Becks wasn't keen on the idea of anchovies so I didn't get the opportunity to exchange a slice of my pizza for some of the lorena (£8).
Tiramisu and chocolate brownie
What I did love, without doubt, was the tiramisu (£4). It was luscious, rich and beautifully balanced. I definitely want to eat another one sometime soon. The chocolate brownie (£3.50) was good too and I particularly liked the vanilla ice cream. However, no dessert was going to eclipse the tiramisu.

The service was quick and friendly. There were a couple of minor blips when our table and menu were dirty and we had to ask for them to be wiped down. They also forgot our carafe of wine. However, once it arrived I really liked the red we chose and it was welcome to be able to buy wines by the carafe on a school night.

At £23 each, including service, we thought it was good value too.

Mamma Dough
76-78 Honor Oak Park,
SE23 1DY

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