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PizzaExpress - Coptic Street

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30 Coptic Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1NS, England
+44 20 7636 3232
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute venue, friendly staff.... Only had starters and drinks but left extremely happy :) i work in a naples style pizza bar and now im homesick :P homesworkinighnightsnightsweek

Thank Leigh S
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164 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here after the theatre for some food and although it was quiet and beginning to think about closing the staff made us very welcome. They ensured that although we were the last customers of the night we had delicious food and good service. Thank you to all. This is a good restaurant in an old dairy.

Thank CalChris
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a huge fan of Pizza Express and without doubt The Coptic Street restaurant is the jewel in the crown. My parents came here in the 60s when I think it was only the second branch in the country, and we have been coming ever since. My son and I needed a carb and beer fix to calm our... More 

Thank AliiiO
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We asked about a two course lunch deal and were given menus displaying the deal, from which we ordered a starter and a main each. No code was mentioned by the waitress or on the menu. We ate in noisy surroundings as the chef and waitresses stressed at one another. We got up and searched for our own chilli oil,... More 

2 Thank Alexa888
Lancashire UK
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132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I am a considerable fan of PizzaExpress as a rule with its reliable food and generally good service and have had many pleasant dinners at this branch which was one of the first to be established in London and is in a former dairy. This makes it all the more disappointing that I can only give it two stars on... More 

2 Thank Stephen G
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We arrive there early evening, not really busy but short of staff it seemed, good things were the pizzas and the fact that they moved us by the window when a table was available. Down points : we had to get the staff attention for drinks and a short while later again for food order. Then the bill manage to... More 

2 Thank Sylvain G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Typical pizza express food but located in a nice historic building. We had tesco vouchers and had booked in advance which is recommended as it was very busy on a Saturday night. Tables are packed in but its nice atmosphere. Staff and service very good. We tried the calamari starter which was excellent and pizzas, served quickly and hot. No... More 

Thank KlaireMD
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I am a big fan of Pizza Express, I've visited many over the years, it was arguably part of my staple diet as a teenager! I even worked at one for a bit one summer so I know the drill re customer service etc and I have a very good idea of what to expect from their food. We popped... More 

1 Thank ljc1205
Darmstadt, Germany
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171 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

One of the first of the now popular chain to open to the public, it occupies what was once a centre for milk distribution to the city of London. Milk would arrive from the countryside on trains, then be transported to this location by carriages and then redistributed for home delivery. The original tiles were maintained as well as some... More 

Thank sjpo
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Of all the Pizza Express's in London, this one is somewhat hidden away even thought it's round the corner from the British Museum. I've eaten here on a Saturday afternoon with my friend Jane, who is a weekly regular, for about a year now - the staff are always so friendly and good fun without being over bearing. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 19
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Coptic Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7636 3232
Situated two minutes from the British Museum in Coptic Street the restaurant is a popular place for both families and tourists. Close to the heart of theatre land in the West End of Central London, the restaurant was established in 1967 and was the second PizzaExpress to open. The tiles on the walls are the original to the dairy and many of its features date back to 1967, which gives this restaurant a unique identity.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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