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Pizza Express

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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450 Strand | Charing Cross, London WC2R 0RG, England
+44 20 7930 8205
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Tue 11:30 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friend and I visited here as we needed something to eat before heading to the theatre. We didn't book but got a table downstairs then were asked to move as the one we were seated at was reserved for someone one. The staff was good and the food was alright. £5 for a lump of bread with garlic and... More 

Thank tjb38
Del Mar, California
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was very pleased with both the meal and service from Pizza Express. Started with the house champagne which was very good ans shared a pizza before our theater show. It was very quick and the pizza was delicious! Good spot for a quick informal bite to eat.

Thank Kylie H
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited this branch on several occasions. Food always good but service varies. Visited today (28 Dec) at 4:30 pm and we were seated within 10 mins which was good as they were busy. However after that we had to wait quite a while for the waiter to take our order and again there was a long wait between each... More 

Thank CDaly72
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the unfortunate occasion to join bunch of colleagues before leaving for Xmas Hols. As I never been in Pizza Express in my entire life I thought would have been fair give it a try. In fact the worse mistake in my hospitality experienced was eating what i believe is the most terrible "cooked dough" (sorry i can't call... More 

3 Thank Valerio A
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Haven't been to a Pizza Express for years. I remember why now. Overpriced, poor quality pizza (how can a place specialising in pizza produce such stuff?) and expensive. Hard to understand how places like this are so successful. On the plus side, rapid and pleasant service, food served quickly for pre theatre, wine fine. Won't return to any Pizza Express... More 

Thank Zanine
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108 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We had pizza and lasagne it came out very quickly nice and hot good quality food would recommend alough very busy did not wait long for the food

Thank gg666
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Food was to be expected of a busy (not so cheap) eatery (I had thin crust pizza) but sympathy goes out to overworked and rushed waiting staff with too few on duty.

Thank discerning24
Warfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Went before the theatre and the place was busy which may have contributed to our poor food, came out late and cold and my pizza was more like a cracker ! Waitress very friendly so we just paid the excessive prices and left .. won't be going back for sure !

Thank JJzzzz
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Waited 20 minutes to be seen. Booked a meal and a show. Was told we could only chose garlic bread and a margarita pizza and a coke. Manager would not even see us. We then walked out. Terrible place never again.

Thank Mark & Nikki L
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

On our way to see Kinky Boots at The Adelphi Theatre, Pizza Express was definitely a good pit-stop before the show. Food is always good. Although very busy, we were seated quickly. There was a very good buzz feeling downstairs. The atmosphere was lively and chatty. Drinks orders were taken and served quickly by our very friendly waitress. I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Strand | Charing Cross, London WC2R 0RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7930 8205
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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