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“Probably better in the evenings”

Pizza Express Jazz Club
Ranked #35 of 1,290 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: PizzaExpress Jazz Club is an award-winning London music venue in the heart of Soho. Since 1976, the club has presented thousands of world class musicians in its intimate, basement setting. In both 2015 & 2016, the PizzaExpress Jazz Club was named 'Venue of the Year' in the London Lifestyle Awards. It has previously won Time Out and Parliamentary Jazz Awards, and was named by Downbeat magazine as one of the world's great jazz clubs. The venue has hosted performers ranging from Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse and Gregory Porter to Benny Carter, Rick Wakeman and Brad Mehldau.
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I was in the area and craving a Pollo Salad from pizza express so decided to pop in.

Throughout my lunch I was the only person in the restaurant (Saturday lunch time) which was a little strange. The music was so loud it was really unpleasant. I can imagine that it would be fine if the restaurant was busy but not with one customer. Hence my comment about it perhaps being better in the evenings.
The location and decor are really cool so my guess is that my timing was off.

The salad itself was good except for the fact that the chef piled on heaps of pepper. It ruined it so I only had half a salad.

The service was good! Friendly guy who made me feel comfortable.




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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had a table for two in an alcove by the stage, with a decent view of the musicians (despite booking on the day).
The music was really enjoyable. The pizzas were good and the wine was v reasonably priced.
I was concerned that we might get forgotten in the alcove, but this was not the case. The waiting team were very good and very pleasant.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We visited the Pizza Express to see Georgia Mansio singing songs from Brazil, Bossa Nova music mainly. The music was excellent, the atmosphere great. The food was very good and the service, was excellent.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Nearest tube - Tottenham Court Road, 8mins walk. Upstairs restaurant is spacious and comfortable. Downstairs is the jazz venue where you can also eat/drink but If you have discount vouchers or want to use any meal deal, you have to eat upstairs then go downstairs for the gig...rather pointless but that's their rules. Standard pizza/pasta fare, not a large choice of beers or wine but adequate. A handful of pubs nearby but usually standing room only at weekends. Music sets lasted about 2 hours with a 20min interval so really good value for central London.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Visited for the Janette Mason D'ranged concert with Mary Pearce and Lily Dior on vocals and was not disappointed.

Intimate venue in the basement under a regular Pizza Express restaurant means you get up close to the music. Menu is the standard Pizza Express fare but nicely cooked and staff were very attentive.

Well worth a visit if you like jazz. Use the internet to find out what is on and bear in mind there is an entry charge as well as meal cost.

1  Thank Jeremy L
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