The High Dive, once a pub, is now an uber cool pizza and bar which reminds me very much of the sort of place you’d encounter in New York. It’s the same guys who run Civerinos so you can be sure the pizza is going to be good quality, and they reckon, world class.
Inside the decor is vibrant, hip and very trendy. This area is chock full of students and this place certainly caters to that market.
The menu couldn’t get simpler – a series of pizzas – all nine inch, perfect for one. Some sides, and two desserts. The ‘do a few things and do them well’ rule certainly applies here. Pizzas are all £6-£8 so if you do have a bigger appetite it’s affordable to order two.
We had a 99 and a 26. The 99 is a Civerinos staple – Italian sausage with burrata. The 26 was topped with pork sausage, bacon, rocket, bbq sauce, and the big discovery of the day, sweet pickles – why have I never had sweet pickles on a pizza before? Game changer.
I was intrigued by 06 – ricotta and…..grapes? I need to go back and give it a go!
We also had a portion of fries and a salad – both sides were huge so definitely order to share.
The cocktails are well worth a look too – they’re all named after the flumes at the Commie – if you’re over 30 it will give you a lovely sense of nostalgia. I chose to have two of the alcoholic slushies, a cola one and a lemonade – both were boozy and went well with the pizza. Good vibes.
As previously mentioned, there are just two desserts – Nutella Calzone and Hot Zeppole Doughnuts. As we were quite full we went for the doughnuts, and again, portion was huge and plenty enough to share between 2 or a small group if you just want a couple.
We loved The High Dive, it’s fast paced, affordable, and the food is spot on!
Find out more about The High Dive here.