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Pizza Express

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City of London
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1 Byward Street, London EC3R 5AS, England
+44 20 7626 5025
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit, as a family of four, went as we would expect from Pizza Express. However, the service was very good, delivered to us by a 'large bellied' chap who was just brilliant. Food was served hot which in the past has not always been the case and we think this was due to the attentive nature of the staff.... More 

Thank Richiwills
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We visited here after a visit to the Tower of London. I found the service to be quite good. I ordered a pasta meal and the server suggested one of their specials instead that was similar, but quite a bit cheaper, which I appreciated. I had the Cannelloni and my husband had a cheese pizza. The cheese for both of... More 

Thank Christie S
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Standard Pizza Express place and I love their Fiorentina pizzas, but I honestly cannot recommend this restaurant after visiting the bathroom, which was truly disgusting. Put me right off eating, so I left. I told the waitress and she seemed completely disinterested and she just got my bill and walked off. I would go elsewhere, if I were you (see... More 

Thank Bigsnakey
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Never disappointed by food at pizza express, they do a fantastic pizza for 600 calories so great if you are on a diet. The superfood salad for an extra £1.99 was lush. They are experts in their field of cuisine.

Thank Marie S
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visited twice in one week as I was staying here on business, should have learnt from the first time but I really like Pizza Express food and this place was convenient for where I was staying... First visit I was shown to a table but the guy just dumped the menu on one and walked off without any eye contact,... More 

1 Thank H_Cheshire_UK
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, gluten free menu and quick service. Same old same old from the chain restaurant but so glad they off gluten free food

Thank Graham E
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Went in, after five minutes no staff even greeted us. Grabbed the menu to have a look, then a staff made fun of us by throwing us his fist in the air. Had no idea what's going on here. We felt I welcomed and left without ordering anything

1 Thank Lydia C
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Nice sitting place with excellent variety and plenty of options of food. Service is quick though price is bit on the higher side.

Thank kirtisan
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The service was quite good, but the pastas were unfortunately a bit dried out from sitting under either a broiler to melt the cheese or a heat lamp. Stick to teh pizza for a better meal.

Thank Bob N
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The food wasn't great, but after a long visit to the Tower of London with kids, maybe you are looking for decent food in a place the kids won't argue about what to eat. Plenty of gluten-free options, including pizza, dough balls, salads and desserts. I would recommend this place for convenience over anything else. And clean restrooms are a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Byward Street, London EC3R 5AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7626 5025
Bright and modern, PizzaExpress Byward St 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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