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“Conversation impossible” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pizza Express

Pizza Express
91 High Street, Tonbridge, England
+44 (0)1732 368787
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Ranked #48 of 69 Restaurants in Tonbridge
Price range: $1 - $43
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Takeout
Description: Bright and modern, Pizza Express 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.
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Conversation impossible”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Service and food were absolutely fine although our waitress seemed new and unaccustomed to stacking and carrying plates.

The biggest issue (as noted in some previous reviews) is the noise level. The tiled floor and very high ceilings, coupled with metal leg chairs meant you couldn't hear anyone speak across the table, let alone give your order in a legible manner.

I dread to think of the noise should anyone drop a plate or glass!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Groombridge Kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Don't bother, because they'd dont!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Shocking!
When seated the supposed manager practically threw the menu's at us.
We called him back but ignored us.
The people on the table in front of us, had been waiting 30 mins and had still not ordered.
Then a chef/pizza man calls out to the stressed young waitress keep the group of 6 waiting to be seated 20 mins before taking any drink ordered or menu's.
We bit the bullet got up and left, on the way out the group at the door decided to leave as well.
They don't deserve the business.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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surrey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Terrible pizza and service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Normally with pizza express you know what you're getting, but had a terrible pizza from the tonbridge pizza express. Complained and was told that's how it comes.. Burnt with a distinct lack of cheese?! Won't be going back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Charming staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The staff were lovely and the riverside setting was very pleasant. I would definitely recommend this as an above average Pizza Express!

Visited August 2013
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Nice pizza but the noisiest restaurant ever!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I have to point out that I am deaf on one side so am particularly sensitive to excess noise but this was the noisiest restaurant I have ever been in and this over-shadowed everything else. It is quite a nice building by the river but all the surfaces inside are "hard" and sounds just bounces around.

Service was good (when he could hear what we were ordering!) and the food was good, as I have always found at Pizza Express.

I would not hurry back to this particular Pizza Express purely because of the noise.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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