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Pizza Express Edinburgh - George IV Bridge

#432 of 1,825 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Old Town
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Eh1 1rn 59 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 2JL, Scotland
+44 131 225 9669
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for a late lunch with my family. The food was delicious but what made the visit extra great was our server Maggie! She was lovely, funny and nothing was too much bother for her. Thank you so much for a great meal!!

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Thank sharonrobs
Belfast, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my partner came here for dinner twice whilst we were in Edinburgh. Absolutely loved it both times. For a starter we shared the dough balls. You get green pesto, red pesto and butter with them. Gorgeous. Then for a pizza i got pepperoni and added on onions. Forget what pizza my partner got but he loved his Italian... More 

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Thank Little_Ursa_Minor
Dublin
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with the kids and my husband. We were met by a cranky Waiter who decided setting tables in an empty restaurant was his priority. Eventually we were seated and handed five Menus- there was a kids menu that we eventually Asked for. It turns out that they Colm their pasta al forno- the problem with this is... More 

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Thank rozabell
Iowa City, Iowa
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I know it is a chain, but it has been a favorite of mine since I first began visiting the UK almost 20 years ago. The pizza is delicious (I order the Hot (spicy) American). The garlic dough balls are also delicious -- and the chocolate cake is worth the calorie splurge.

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Thank Sue S
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in the evening with friends for Pizza .. Perfect Location , Great Food and friendly staff ... Definitely recommended ...

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Thank Dean S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visted twice while in Edinburgh during our 3 day visit. Dough balls to share is a great stater with the 3 dips they really are nice. I got the same pizza both times can't remember the name but god it tasted amazing absolutely demolished it both times. Would definitely go back in a heartbeat. . Yummm

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Thank eco1989
Stockport, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious!!! Such a lovely, little place with great staff and fast service. Amazed to see so many different vegans and vegetarian options, was very hard to choose!!!! Would definitely visits again.

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Thank aliceedean7
Katoomba, Australia
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I so wish we had Pizza Express in Australia. The food was great, generous but not over the top, very clean and friendly. We loved the quirky options like dough balls and pizza with the salad in the middle

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Thank ravensoak
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A great place to grab a pizza when near the Royal Mile. Generally good service. Nice choice of pizza's well made and taste delicious.

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Thank RomanyAustralia
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We love pizza express as the children can't get enough of the dough balls and they are always kept busy which the activity packs! I love the mini puddings with your coffee which are just perfect for a little sweet taste!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eh1 1rn 59 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 2JL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 9669

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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