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“Very nice Pizza Express”

Pizza Express Midsummer Arcade
Ranked #197 of 538 Restaurants in Milton Keynes
Price range: $0 - $43
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Liverpool
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Very nice Pizza Express”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Early evening meal, restaurant was quiet but well staffed. Our waiter was efficient, friendly and helpful.
We had a voucher code for 3 courses at £12.95 - food was very good.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Jiddyb
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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1,331 reviews
762 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 651 helpful votes
“Sliding into high street chain mediocrity”
Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

As a chain I used to rate Pizza Express over its competition, pizza hut, carluccios and the likes

But weve just had a really average meal

Food was OK but the attention to detail in terms of service was woeful

Drinks sent back as glasses dirty, dog eared menus, having to ask for a wine bucket, having to ask for more napkins and cutlery are all basic things

My mushroom bruchetta was soggy, my sons childs menu pizza was woefully small and my other boys bolognese sauce was more like neopolitan based upon the low quotient of meat in it

Disappointed

I would recommend Strada in the nearby Hub over this place for sure

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Thank MJH1
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Bishops Stortford
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

First time we had been to a pizza express, and we really enjoyed the visit. From the friendly service we received as soon as we walked through the door to a great meal. All in all we could not fault the service or the meal.
We will try and visit again soon.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Sally_Steve_W
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“VERY POOR SERVICE. FELT VERY UNWELCOME.”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I AM REFERRING TO THE PIZZA EXPRESS AT MIDSUMMER ARCADE, IN THE SHOPPING CENTRE. I couldn't find it on Trip Advisor.

Having had a great experience at Pizza Express Cardiff, i was looking forward to again returning to this great pizza restaurant chain but at a more local location to where i live.

On arrival, late lunch, we were first made to stand outside the door until we were gestured to enter the restaurant.

I must stress that the food was very good overall. The Pizza'a were superb but i found that the Polenta chips divided our table. My wife and daughter enjoyed them, myself and my son could quite happily live without them.

My problem with this visit lies not with the food but with the service.

Attentive i can live with. What annoys me is the insistance of a waiter coming to your table, mid-meal, to ask if all is OK not once, not twice but THREE TIMES. On each occasion, managing to attend when either myself or my wife had a mouth full of food. If there is a problem i will let you know, please for the love of god, leave me alone to try and enjoy my meal.

It got worse. We were literally still chewing our starters, STILL CHEWING, when our main courses were delivered to our table. Could you not at least let us swallow?!! We were given no choice, the food was ready and the staff were buggered if they were gonna wait. They had to get another waiter to simultaniously clear plates while another thrust our main courses in front of us. What the hell was the rush?? The restaurant clearly wasn't on fire and, as far as i could make out, no babies were being delivered.

It didn't stop there. TWICE, the waiter tried an attempt at clearing the plates for our mains while one or more of us were still eating. We had to politely ask, mouths still full, to please leave us to finish our meals.

Overall, the food was good but i won't be recommending this particular branch to anyone.

Please, calm down and slow down. I have never felt so rushed over a meal in my life.

Final nail in the coffin. I paid cash and, after returning home, discovered that the restaurant had given me a counterfeit pound coin in change.

THANKS A BUNCH.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank ipylon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bad!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Soggy pizza. Dirty tables. Smeary glasses. Poor service. False advertising. The list could go on and on and on.

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