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Pizza Express

$$ - $$$
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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450 Strand | Charing Cross, London WC2R 0RG, England
+44 20 7930 8205
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Tue 11:30 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Pizza Express while looking at the tourist attractions in this area. Both myself and the wife were really surprised by everything. Yes I know this is a pizza chain here in the UK. Pizza - Excellent. Service - Great (waiter even congratulated myself and the wife on her being pregnant, noticed the bump) We found this an excellent... More 

Thank Mark D
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm usually a big fan of Pizza Express and will seek it out as their locations are excellent, I love their salad Nicoise and the food is dependable and the service is usually quick and courteous. Unfortunately non of that applies to this particular branch of Pizza Express. I expect it's the unwitting tourist who keeps this particular franchise in... More 

Thank Polly502
Chatham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, Cheap food beautiful environment. Really enjoyed it with my partner. I love Pizza and this tops it all off!

Thank Zoe S
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A routine trip to town and we needed supper. Popped in here with , honestly low expectations.Turned out that we had really nice , and different salads, with good service. We speak as we find.

Thank Happychap103
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked in at not a wholly unreasonable time (around 2100) after an event nearby. As a party of 2 at a nearly empty restaurant we were completely ignored by 2 waiters standing by the door chatting and looking at a post/text on one of their phones. Tried to make eye contact with the Manager and another waitress a few feet... More 

Thank Joel B
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a meal there before going to the theatre and the waiter that served us at the start of our meal was extremely rude. Struggled with my wife who was trying to explain that we had a discount voucher. Was sharp with us when taking our order and extremely stroppy when having waited for two additional wine glasses I went... More 

Thank Colin R
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tried the Lasagna (they served in 5 mins) and was really awesome, creamy, soft textures and nice flavors. The service wasn't that good, the waiter does not socialize and cannot recommend a dish! According to her everything in the restaurant is normal! Hahahaha. (So innocent) Anyway, the Chianti and Limoncello are super good, please try it instead of beer... More 

Thank Oporh
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 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 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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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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