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“Upped its game since last time.” 4 of 5 stars
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Pizza Express
Unit 3 The White House | 9c Belvedere Road, London SE1 8YP, England
+44 (0)20 7928 4091
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Ranked #8,364 of 16,874 restaurants in London
Price range: $11 - $58
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Bright and modern, Pizza Express Royal Festival Hall offers an exciting reinvention of Italian classics. A vibrant menu includes wholesome Romana-style pizzas with adventurous topping combinations, as well as fresh salads, an impressive range behind the bar and aromatic coffee blends. Family-friendly Pizza Express gives kids the chance to design their own pizzas.
newcastle upon tyne
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104 reviews 104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Upped its game since last time.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Last ate here a couple of years ago during a short break and was unimpressed with service, cleanliness and food! Decided to give it another try this February due to proximity to our hotel and we were really impressed with the improvement. The place was packed but the service was efficient and friendly and the food was good - just what you would expect from the chain. Pizzas were generously topped and hot and the desserts were delicious. Worth booking if you want to eat early - ie pre-theatre - as it is very popular. We will go back and are glad that the standard has improved since our previous disappointing visit.

Visited February 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Disgusting, unhygenic restaurant.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

It was lunch time on 8th February, when we stopped at this restaurant. We came across a group of workmen outside clearing away tools and rubble .On entering, there was one other person seated in the waiting area, we were informed by staff that they would be open in fifteen minutes( 12 noon) as they had just had a new counter fitted. I asked if I could use the ladies toilet while waiting. On walking through the restaurant, I saw a workman still clearing away debris ,sweeping up directly below the counter with uncovered bowls of pizza toppings on it. A female member of staff was using her apron as a handkerchief, and there was a thick layer of builders dust on the tables, which were laid for lunch. Needless to say we left .

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Good Pizza as you would expect - poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

As all pizza Express's the food was ok - you know what your getting but this place is soo busy and they are ramming so many people in the service really was not great !! Just a good place for prior to going out rather than anything else!!!

Visited January 2013
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london
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“Friendly and nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Enjoyed a meal with friends here. The food was good and well served and we could see the pizzas being made.
Good ambience which we liked.
Would recommend although could get busy I guess.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Usual good quality you'd expext from Pizza Express”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Pizza Express is an oddity, on paper, it's the same as Pizza Hut or Pizza Land, but in reality it's so much better. The pizzas seem to be tastier, less stodgy, and less bicarbonate of soda-tasting. The waiters and waitresses serve as though they were at a $100 a meal restaurant and you can get wine or beer with your meal. At our visit the staff were delightful to my young son, who can sometimes be a fussy eater, and gave him exactly what he ordered. My pizza was very crisp and tasty and my cousin enjoyed a couple of glasses of decent wine. Reasonably priced, and boasting a view of the river and wi-fi accessability, we enjoyed our meal there :)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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