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30 Coptic Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1NS, England
+44 20 7636 3232
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Today
11:30 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Goa, India
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank xavierfernandes2014
London
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547 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 875 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank YouBolshy
Jerusalem, Israel
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very good place ! We were there with kids , they enjoyed it very much. Fresh, food and very good service . Recommended

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Thank mlazer2016
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The pizza was nice, normal pizza express stuff, but most of the staff just couldn't care less. Ordered wine "would you like an ice bucket" "yes please" ... Never arrived! One pizza turned up half cooked and was sent back, kids pizza meal, the desert was forgotten, then we were charged full adult price for the pizza. Ok, it's a... More 

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Thank Mike H
Kingston, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Back in the late 70s while my husband was studying in London this was our go to "treat" every few weeks. We revisited recently and found that it is pretty much as we remember but in our early 60s our "treat" is a bit different. This is the original Pizza Exxpress and the building is stunning. Friendly service and ok... More 

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Thank lizzie03
Guildford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Had a good meal here between visiting the British Museum and going to a concert. Service was pretty good, and food was up to the usual standard of Pizza Express. It wasn't busy at 5.30pm on a Saturday, although we did have a reservation. It's not huge, and has quite a good atmosphere.

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Thank Ian L
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

had a pepperoni pizza with jalapeños it was amazing pizza the service was very good as well high recommend this place for you

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Thank mujamai
London, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I came here for an early dinner with my boyfriend in between The Cursed Child parts 1&2. It's perfectly located right near Palace Theatre and is much quieter than the one just down the road near Leicester Square station. I had booked a table for 4.30pm but had no issues getting seated when we arrived 20 minutes early. Initially, we... More 

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Thank Jess M
Granville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We ate on their outdoor cafe and found not only the service to be quick, efficient and friendly, but more importantly, their pizza was actually quite good. This is a chain in England, but does indeed put our American chains (Pizza Hut, etc.) to shame in terms of the quality of the pizza.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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 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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