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“Should be better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pizza Express

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Pizza Express
39 High Street, Banbury OX16 5ET, England
01295 278 578
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Ranked #89 of 154 Restaurants in Banbury
Price range: $1 - $43
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: Bright and modern, PizzaExpress Banbury 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.
banbury
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Should be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I don't know why I go back because the experience is always rather disappointing. The kids pasta Bolognese is always dry, often even rock hard, and the sauce is way below par compared to what you would make at home. The staff are friendly but there never seems to be someone in charge. Last time we went there were three members of staff, two of which didn't seem to be doing anything, and there must have been nearly 10 tables with dirty plates on which was rather unpleasant. Perhaps other Pizza Expresses are better than the one in Banbury....

Visited September 2013
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Family get together”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Have eaten here many times in the past and it never fails to please us . The food is of good quality and the general approach from the staff is very welcoming . The waiting staff are very pleasant and the chefs skills do not go un noticed especially at busy times when under pressure . The restaurant is roomy and has a happy feel . We will happily returned again and again . Well done guys ! :-)

Visited August 2013
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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“Very Upset”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Booked table (8pm) for 10 of us weeks ago for son's 21st. Waited 25 minutes for waitress to arrive. Then 15 before drinks came. Not one member of staff spoke to my son or welcomed him despite me arranging big " 21st" balloons on table so obviously his 21st.Had to help ourselves to balsamic vinegar, ask for pepper etc. Ages before second drink came. Waitress sweet but v.harrassed so no interaction. Manager v.pleased with himself! when I paid he boasted how well they had coped with being shortstaffed!!!! I didn't want to make a scene for my son's sake but cried when I got home. I'm on minimum wage, this was meant to be special. Wish I had just given my son the money.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We came here on a Sunday evening and it was quite quiet. We had a voucher which the waitress did not recognise but she was really good in finding out how they could accept it from ringing various other stores! Pizza was really delicious and so were the puddings! Will definitely return!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“They try hard but the food doesn't live up to expectation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Pizza stop post cinema on a Sunday night... Menu changes since our last visit a few months ago. Great to see that they now offer a gluten free pizza base option, though slightly worrying that the waitress asked if this was because of allergy or preference when ordered, as it shouldn't matter. Did wonder if they then wouldn't have bothered if I hadn't said allergy. However, we had three different waitresses during the evening and they were all pleasant and service was swift. The pizzas were average - filled a hole! The mini pudding with coffee afterwards was much nicer.

Visited August 2013
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