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30 Coptic Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1A 1NS, England
+44 20 7636 3232
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank John P
Chester, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Ash W
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Kimberley D
Goa, India
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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.

Thank xavierfernandes2014
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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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3 reviews
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.

Thank YouBolshy
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This restuarant is amazing I first started going in 1989. And still return. It's an old dairy The pizza is twirled and kneeded in front of you it's always really busy and delicious. It's really near to Russell Square to the British Museum (my favourite and central London although it is off the main drag in Coptic Street. Lovely food,... More 

Thank Kate D
Jerusalem, Israel
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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

Thank mlazer2016
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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 

Thank Mike H
Kingston, Ontario
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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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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$6 - US$19
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Bloomsbury

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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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