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Pizza Express

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Covent Garden
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9-12 Bow Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 7AH, England
+44 20 7240 3443
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Tue 11:30 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked Covent Garden Pizza Express for dinner after a super day sight-seeing. The staff were very welcoming and we were seated immediately even though we arrived before our booking time. Pizza Express never disappoints. The pizza are always tasty. We weren't rushed even though the restaurant was busy with pre-show diners. A very enjoyable visit.

Thank samiantrav
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This was a pre theatre choice. The Pizza Express chain is realiable in offering the same fare whichever location you visit. It was average. The service was great, staff really friendly and it was really busy, with queues after 5.45pm.

Thank Gail D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We were just passing and decided to pop in for a snack. Me and my partner were seated and our order was cooked and with us quickly. The pizza we shared was the best we have had in ages very fresh and tasty. Staff were very nice and friendly.

Thank franbo3
Lymington, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We often visit Pizza Express in various locations but this was so disappointing. We booked a table for 12.30 and our food was served at 1.40 which meant that we had to bolt our food to get to the performance at the Opera House in time. .

Thank frenchtraveller43
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best Pizza Express restaurants that we have been to, based on excellent service; in particular the head waiter/manager. He went out of his way to ensure that we did not miss out on offer to get free desserts and was genuine with his desire to give great service. Food was great too-delicious pizza and desserts. Perfect for... More 

Thank McSpoono
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213 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We went as a family for a late lunch. The restaurant is small and quite busy. We ordered a 3 course meal- all food came quickly. Our waitress was excellent, really really friendly and lovely! The pizzas are ok, kind of average. It is fine for a quick lunch but there are many restaurants in the area that do pizzas...!

Thank KB1234Uk
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We booked our table online and glad we did so. Our visit was to dine before visiting the New London Theatre which is 3 mins walk away. Our table for four was downstairs and we had plenty of room. The staff were very polite and attentive. We always enjoy eating at Pizza Express so our choice of food is personal... More 

Thank PaulJacqueline
Orpington, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Had booked a table, as visiting before a theatre visit, but massive queue outside, and even when going past this, had to wait over 5 minutes for someone to talk to us, so we could say we had booked a table and arrived etc. Restaurant is big, but seems to have crammed in as many tables as possible so staff... More 

Thank Locksbottom
Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Whenever we're near Covent Garden we always seek this restaurant out as it's got a great buzz and the service never disappoints. Today was no exception. Arriving at 5.30pm the 'busy family slot' there was a fair queue at the door. Greeted by the friendly smiling manager our name was taken and we were assured we would be seated soon.... More 

Thank vjcharl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Pizza Express branches are all much of a muchness but I had to review Bow Street as we've just had some of the best service I've experienced anywhere and in a very long time. If this branch is always as good as this then it's one to be very highly recommended. An absolute joy to have such a friendly, efficient... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-12 Bow Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 7AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 3443
Bright and modern, Pizza Express Bow Street offers an exciting reinvention of Italian classics. A vibrant menu includes wholesome Romana-style pizzas with adventurous topping combinations, as well as fresh salads, an impressive range behind the bar and aromatic coffee blends. Family-friendly Pizza Express gives kids the chance to design their own pizzas.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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