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The safest of safe bets, I've genuinely never had a bad meal there.
egg was hard. egg was hard! I asked for a new one and they said if I wanted it runny then I shouldve asked for a runny egg.
WHO WANTS A GRISLY HARD EGG ON THEIR PIZZA?
I hope to god that there wasn't chicken on it too, you monster.
my friend you habe much to learn. Runny egg and meat based pizzas are a very sensual combination. But the destitute ovum presented to me on that foul evening was naught but a slap to the face
I had a coronation chicken pizza on Saturday (not at Pizza Express). It had curried chicken, sultanas, mango chutney, almond flakes and spring onions. I know it sounds gross, but it was amazing.
practically a war crime
with egg and spinach can be either pretty good or disgusting depending on where you get it.
(Not specifically a Pizza Express one, just Fiorentina in general)
It's just fairly nice identikit pizza
but you really can't go wrong there.
The pizza base was basically a pancake.
They have a great mushroom brushetta starter and they've got better at their non-pizza mains. I love their avocado and mushroom salad too.
It's never going to be the most exciting option, but I've never had a bad meal there either.
New meatball bolognese pizza promised much and delivered most of it.
I'm struggling to have a stronger opinion on the place than that.
Think I might be allergic/intolerant to something they put in their pizza. Why do I keep eating there? :(
and then they had a Pizza Express at Minehead Butlins
You could eat so much more than you can at Pizza Hut because there isn't the think base to fill you up.
let's reconvene at 4 for an idea shower.
Ideal to go with friends/colleagues etc rather than a date - cheap & cheerful.
Rule 1 of 1 at Pizza Express - Never pay full price. Vouchers always available.
Take THAT capitalism
who on earth would want to eat supermarket pizza in a trendy restaurant?
(well, most of us are, but...)
They barely put ANY cheese on the pizza though, which is annoying. I also once had a plaster on my pizza. So it is possible to have a bad meal there.
I nearly ate it too as it was cleverly concealed beneath some pepperoni. They gave me the meal for free though; but by that point I wasn't very hungry. Anyhow, this story probably belongs in the 'feeling repulsed' thread- or at least THE SCARY DOOR.
Terrible value, terrible idea, terribly disappointing
When you can get an own-brand supermarket pizza that is probably just as good for about half the price.
because the own brand pizzas are better... as are the likes of Godfellas, DR Orkert and Chicago Town
Pizza Express are way down on the pecking order
They're usually always bogof or half price. They're nice if you cook them well (unlike my mum who puts them on a baking tray and turns them black)
I reckon if you tried to pay a bill without pulling out your tastecard or a printed off voucher on a bit of crumpled A4 paper, they'd still lob the 50% off because their till would probably explode if they didn't.
But, yes, Pizza Express is a convenient way of eating a decent pizza at a decent price. Nothing more, nothing less. I'll have a 4 seasons please, and bring the chilli oil.
asked if we could sign up on our phones and show them the barcode there and they said yes. result
But that has tuna on so not much good for you. You could ask for one of the veg pizzas without cheese, I suppose, but it might be a bit bland.
Although they claim otherwise. Fuckers.
but that was my fault for not getting pizza, having said that my friends pizza had a hole in it that they tried to hide with salad (and not one of those healthy ones were that is on purpose).
italian tangent, how come home made lasagne is pretty much the best thing ever yet every time ive had it in a restaurant it has just tasted like a high end microwave meal
But when there's a 2 for 1 offer on you really, really can't complain for what you get.
from Tesco. I went out with a girl about ten years ago who deemed the Pizza Express at Charlotte Street as "our restaurant". We broke up. I haven't been to a Pizza Express since. Are their restaurant pizzas as good, per pound spent, as my £2 Sloppy Giuseppe from Tesco?
other than that all I have to say is that they're like pizza hut but for adults.
I think Pizza Express always provides an unremarkable night, the biggest sin of nights out is to be unremarkable
pizza hut > dominos > pizza express > real pizza from grown ups restaurants > authentic Italian pizza
there, I said it.
Can't beat it for value on Orange Wednesdays. I had a Diavolo on Romana base, with extra parmesan and chilli oil on top. The lady went for a goat's cheese and red onion affair and left a slice - it was so damn sweet that it acted as a pudding for me.
I don't consider it a night out or anything, just very reliable and tasty pizza.
I'd like to try the new Valentine Warner fennel and salami job, but I think £13.50 a touch ott for a pizza, so I'm just going to steal his recipe and make it at home :)
but i did go three times and have a fabulous meal- once with a mate in London and we were already drunk and got more drunk there. great day. another time was with the same friend and our respective partners. good times.
though the best was in perth at christmas 2010 and it was very snowy outside and me and the lady had been drinking all afternoon. we had a pizza, then a salad, and then some profiteroles. they don't do them anymore.
1. Pizzas are thin and burnt and cheese-less
2. They recycle bits of leftovers into 'starters' - doughballs?! that is a just a foetal stage of my pizza
3. They sell ludicrously expensive supermarket pizzas in OVERSIZE AND MISLEADING boxes
4. They sometimes have live 'jazz'
5. They are full of children, eating with other children, and being very loud, it is the McDonalds of the middle classes, but shitter.
Only plus point is that 'healthy' pizza, with the huge hole cut out, great trolling on that front.
and 'your kind'
its a great restaurant to take children to, because it does not have leering clowns or childrens toys.....the decor does make it very noisy though
parentless, to spend their pocket money there together... who gives a child enough money to do that.
must have vouchers, the swines.
always service rather than food related.
i put them in the over then ate them before eating other stuff. pretty good.
I thought it would have been a safe bet, and if she decided she didn't want to go on another date (as if) I wouldn't lose too much money. But I couldn't do it in the end. I don't mind Pizza Express, it's fine, but that's it. I thought it was a bit *too* safe.
Went to Pizza East in Shoreditch instead. More expensive, but over a year on she's still my girlfriend. Take note gentlemen. You might think Pizza Express is a sensible first date option, but it's not.
I mean, you made the right choice in the end obviously. But ??!!
AND YOU SHOULD THE A VOUCHER.
You old romantic, you.
And we mutually agreed to go to Pizza Hut on our 2nd date (first *proper* dinner date). Make of that what you will
I love pizza express, even their cook at home pizzas (YEP), but pizza east is so much better. I would like to go there again. Thanks for reminding me of it. Get your wallet out.
I love it when you make these sort of jokes.
You are one of my favourate dis couples, (not you on your own you understand, you....are an awful tory)
He asked me out on a Friday but made the date for the following Friday...I thought 'thats cute! We have time to look forward to it and we'll have some nice texts before hand - good arranging'
I later found out that he was just waiting for pay day
the girl i have started seeing i told her that before we started dating i looked down her top when we were playing snooker. but it was an accident obvs
Haha. aw. its cute.
We played pool on our second date. It was fun but I was about half an hour late and he told me he was really pissed off (but didn't show it on the date, obvs) and he groped my bum when I was taking a shot. It was fun. I wanna play pool with him again now.
Both places I wouldn't choose myself but go to only with colleagues/large groups, both very beige.
This has made me like Pizza Express less.
where as soon as you step outside afterwards you don't even mention the food and by the end of the night you've actually forgotten where you ate.
You'll have to be an IDIOT to do that. Get a voucher.
The padana pizza is by far the best.
Asparagus, parma ham, egg in the middle. YES. For a good deal of time you could ask for it even when it no longer appeared on the menu and the waiter would look at you with a gleam in their eye - "i'll see what i can do sir ;)"
In terms of dates as mentioned above, it's too sterile. The closer you can get to a home-cooking family Italian restaurant the better your date will go, fact. PE sold out man. Or something. But yes, too sterile.
He once wasn't paying attention to the (stingy) cheese grating, and rubbed half his nail into the salad next to him. After much frantic searching he couldn't find it, and so just left it in there.
Also he told me another chef there got done for GBH because his new girlfriend said she liked it "rough". He proceeded to headbutt her and tie her up against her wishes. I don't want people like this cooking for me.
I'm going to be hunted down by pizza express now aren't I?
I meant another chain pizzeria, please believe me!
Come on Georgia, spill the beans (then pick them up and put them in a sandwich)
pizza is a bit shit no matter where you get it from.
that expensive spicy sausage one (designed by someone important?) is awesome. I've got half a nasty just thinking about it.
nothing spectacular but not too expensive (esp with vouchers) and quite nice food. Seeing as I know the most about food on DiS this should be considered a credible recommendation.
I especially like the thinner Romana bases. Don’t really like the dough balls. Actually, most of the starters aren’t great.
Think I’ve only had 2 bad experiences there. One was when they put this horrible Caesar dressing all over my pizza, which wasn’t advertised on the menu. The second was when the burglar alarm kept going off. I emailed customer services about that though and got £25 off my next visit (but I never claimed it).
If I was ranking high street pizza restaurant chains I’d go Pizza Express = Strada > Prezzo >>>>> Pizza Hut - (I’ve not been to Zizzi or Ask)