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“Nice local branch”
Review of Pizza Express

Pizza Express
Ranked #11,073 of 22,842 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice local branch”
Reviewed 7 June 2013

I go here every couple of months, if not more. It's a lovely building and it's good to sit outside in the summer. There's also a conservatory to sit in. The only downside to the building is that it can get a bit loud and echoes, particularly when there's kids around. I'd advise trying midweek or earlier/later.

The food is always brilliant here. The staff are good and the manager's always around and is fantastic. As it's usually quiet, staff are quite often overheard talking and on more than one occasion, I've heard arguments between staff (always involving the same waitress, interestingly!) which has been a bit offputting. They do work hard though and there's quite a few regular customers who are there every week.

They also do takeaway, which I wouldn't really recommend. No delivery so pizzas were cold by the time we got them home.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Two thumbs up”
Reviewed 12 April 2013

With Pizza Express, you know what you're getting. The food here is decent and I've only ever found the staff to be courteous and attentive. If the first visit is anything to go by it's also not bad for spotting the odd celebrity, with Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher discreetly tucked away at a corner table!

  • Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Avoid this branch, terrible service”
Reviewed 26 January 2012

Pizza Express is a bit like McDonalds...whichever branch you go to, you know the food will be consistent.
Whereas many Pizza Express are good, this one is truly awful. Don't be deceived by the pretty (ex-pub) exterior.
We've now eaten there 1 time too many... have eaten there 6 times, and every time it's bad...we swear not to go back, and then get seduced by some 50% deal.
Service has never risen above disinterested, and on the last visit it took them 1 hour to get the pizzas to our table, only to find they'd made them wrong!
On one visit we had a disabled child with us, who they asked could we move her upstairs as she was being nosiy... this was at 4pm in the afternoon, when it was virtually empty. Not very PC!

Save your money, and go to one of the many other restaurants nearby

  • Visited November 2011
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Taste Card”
Reviewed 4 October 2011

Gives you 50% or BOGOF deals during the week.
The atmosphere is too bright but the food is good and affordable.
The Bruschetta Con Funghi is delicious.

Visited October 2011
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Thank Renevatio
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Fairfax, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“The food is great - but hard to hear your tablemate!”
Reviewed 2 October 2009

I love Pizza Express, I have to admit. When I able to get to the Pizza Express before a big rush of people, it an enjoyable meal. But their is no noise absorption in the building and I often have a hard time hearing the person sitting across from me. I figure the other diners are having the same problem since their voice get louder and louder.

Service is good, but takes forever to flag them down for the bill each time.

Don't sit near the outside patio if you unless you want to inhale second hand smoke.

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