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PizzaExpress

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30 Coptic Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1NS, England
+44 20 7636 3232
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am a big fan of Pizza Express, I've visited many over the years, it was arguably part of my staple diet as a teenager! I even worked at one for a bit one summer so I know the drill re customer service etc and I have a very good idea of what to expect from their food. We popped... More 

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Thank ljc1205
Darmstadt, Germany
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155 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the first of the now popular chain to open to the public, it occupies what was once a centre for milk distribution to the city of London. Milk would arrive from the countryside on trains, then be transported to this location by carriages and then redistributed for home delivery. The original tiles were maintained as well as some... More 

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Thank sjpo
London
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the Pizza Express's in London, this one is somewhat hidden away even thought it's round the corner from the British Museum. I've eaten here on a Saturday afternoon with my friend Jane, who is a weekly regular, for about a year now - the staff are always so friendly and good fun without being over bearing. The food... More 

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Thank Sybil B
Cambridge
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat and found this Pizza Express. We had the three course set menu. The food was served promptly and it was all good. There was a nice atmosphere and the staff were helpful. I thought over £5 was a lot for two bottles of coke, but London prices I suppose. We would visit again... More 

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Thank Stephen M
Beckenham
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

As an architect I love the atmosphere of this former dairy which has preserved many of its former features. It's also a very convenient place to eat after a an enjoyable visit to the (almost adjacent) Cartoon Museum or British Museum (with my grandchildren). You will probably still be smiling from the cartoons as you enter for a pasta or... More 

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Thank John P
Chester, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Use this chain when away on business as I have the app to claim offer codes. Had to ask for table water twice and a side dish was not received until the mains were finished. We weren't charged for this but would've liked with the main. Risotto was nice. Don't think I would visit this branch again. Tables are very... More 

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Thank Ash W
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We had our evening meal here twice on our recent trip to London. First visit we were seated fast and drink orders taken not long after. Food order taken quite quickly. Had the gluten free dough balls which were amazing. The pizza was nice, the gluten free one a little cold but wasn't a problem. Desert options were great. Gluten... More 

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Thank Kimberley D
Goa, India
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Had calamari as our starter. Really good, worth a try. As our main we ordered risotto. It had salmon . Lots of color and great looking dish. It was wonderful. Had orange juice. We ordered tiramisu as a desert.

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London
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554 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Pizza Express Coptic Street (Bloomsbury) is a great branch with excellent staff and in a wonderful building.

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Trefriw, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is a review for the old dairy branch only This is my favourite PE in central london. The service is great and they're not too busy late or early on the week evenings. Can't speak for lunchtimes as it's near the BM.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 30 Coptic Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7636 3232
Description
Situated two minutes from the British Museum in Coptic Street the restaurant is a popular place for both families and tourists. Close to the heart of theatre land in the West End of Central London, the restaurant was established in 1967 and was the second PizzaExpress to open. The tiles on the walls are the original to the dairy and many of its features date back to 1967, which gives this restaurant a unique identity.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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