Pizza Express was very much appreciated. As I have mentioned before, I detest going to restaurants where Vegetarians have a total of two or three dishes to choose from on the menu, so many menu choices which are suitable for Vegetarians makes a welcome change.
Pizza Express have obviously put a lot of thought into their menu and considered people with all food tastes. They have also clearly considered Vegetarians, as there are so many Vegetarian dishes available on their menu, and others which offer a Vegetarian option.
Some of their Vegetarian dishes include:
Salads: Leggera Superfood Salad, Warm Vegetable and Goats Cheese Salad, Bosco Salad
Pasta: Lasagne Verde, Melanzane Parmigiana
Pizza: Calzone Verdure, Margherita, Pomodoro Pesto, Padana, Caprina Rossa, Giardiniera, Fiorentina
Many pizza's offer a classic choice, as well as a "Romana" thin and crispy, and "Leggera" 500 cal pizza option. Pizza Express have also introduced four new meat-free recipes in support of Meat-Free Monday
Pizza Express is a great place to dine as they appeal to people of all ages. Pizza Express also cater really well for kids.We visited with the girls a couple of weeks ago. The girls were given a hat and colouring things when they sat down, which they were very excited about, and this kept them occupied throughout the meal. The restaurant was quite busy when we arrived, although we were shown to a table quick;y, the service was a little slow and it took a while for us to order and receive our drinks.
After starters, our mains arrived, although not altogether which is something which leaves me a little annoyed, as does having adult meals delivered before the kids.
As someone with simple needs, eldest opted for the traditional Margarita pizza for a main course, whilst my little carnivorous youngest added some ham on her pizza. They both really enjoyed their pizzas.
After finishing our meals, it took at least twenty minutes for our mains to be cleared, which was quite unacceptable - I got the feeling that the waitress was ignoring me after I complained. By this time, youngest was starting to get a little antsy, and so I eventually had to go and ask for our mains to be cleared.
As dessert is the kids favourite part of a meal, we rounded off the meal with something sweet. The girls went for a piccolo sundae. They also loved the fact that their dinner came with a babyccino - it made them feel very grown up! We chose the Chocolate Fudge Cake and the Banoffee Pie which were both really good. Our bill arrived and the waitress came and stood over us and asked for our "vouchers" whilst I was still eating my dessert - which I found a little rude as I don't like to be hurried along with my food.
Despite my disappointing pizza, and the slow service, I would definitely visit Pizza Express again, as they do have a really great Vegetarian menu and they also offer brilliant family dining. Everyone else's food was hot and they were all happy with their menu choices. The kids loved their individual pizzas and the portions were reasonable. I would probably simply steer clear of the particular outlet we attended, and visit others nearby instead as the chain as a whole holds a welcome place in the UK restaurant market.
Disclosure: We received a complimentary meal. All opinions are my own