Pizza Express Southampton Row

114-117 Southampton Row , London, WC1B 5AA

SquareMeal Review of Pizza Express Southampton Row

Times have changed since a fiorentina & a glass of Frascati was all you needed to impress a dinner date, but Pizza Express has changed with them. Formerly known for its intransigence – only serving a certain size of pizza (small!) & rarely varying the toppings – it now updates its menus regularly & gives its many loyal customers something to get excited about once again. Recent additions such as Marcona almonds tossed in sea salt, rosemary pizza bread & a larger ‘romana’ pizza with Calabrese sausage, fennel seeds, parsley & Grano Padano would bring cheer to even the snootiest of foodies. The ‘leggera’ pizza (with a missing centre, replaced by salad) & mini-desserts to accompany coffee are other inspired ideas. Service & interiors are always polished.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Russell Square Tube Station 354m

Holborn Tube Station 375m

Address

Address: 114-117 Southampton Row , London WC1B 5AA

Area: Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Opening times

Mon-Sun 11.30am-11pm (Fri-Sat -11.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Bloomsbury Square Gardens 168m

The Cochrane Theatre 222m

Details

Telephone: 020 7430 1011

Website:

Cuisine: Italian Pizza

2.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

Saint U. 16 July 2009

This review is for the location near russle sq. I have been twice the experiene on both ocaasions was horrible! WHY? The service was the worst part. The food was ok. We had to wait 15 minutes before a waiter came to get our order even though the resurant was 70% empty! The staff seems to spend more time chatting with each other than looking after customers. First time we went there to lunch it took over an hour before we got our pizza! Second time, we waited for almost 15 minutes , again, with no waiter coming to take order, despita ethe fact they mostly empty. This time we just walk off. Okay pizza, CRAPPY service.