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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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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

1 Thank Alexa888
Lancashire UK
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131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Stephen G
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank Sylvain G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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155 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Sybil B
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat and found this Pizza Express. We had the three course set menu. The food was served promptly and it was all good. There was a nice atmosphere and the staff were helpful. I thought over £5 was a lot for two bottles of coke, but London prices I suppose. We would visit again... More 

Thank Stephen M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

As an architect I love the atmosphere of this former dairy which has preserved many of its former features. It's also a very convenient place to eat after a an enjoyable visit to the (almost adjacent) Cartoon Museum or British Museum (with my grandchildren). You will probably still be smiling from the cartoons as you enter for a pasta or... More 

Thank John P
Chester, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Use this chain when away on business as I have the app to claim offer codes. Had to ask for table water twice and a side dish was not received until the mains were finished. We weren't charged for this but would've liked with the main. Risotto was nice. Don't think I would visit this branch again. Tables are very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 19
Italian, Pizza, 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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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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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