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Pizza Express

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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450 Strand | Charing Cross, London WC2R 0RG, England
+44 20 7930 8205
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Tue 11:30 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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183 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what you need after the theatre - quick service and good food. We often visit Pizza Express and not all all branches are the same - but this was ok. My odd allergies were catered for without any problems. One problem though here - guess it is a London thing - is that it is very tight to move... More 

Thank BonnieSwede
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent lunch there today plus I saw a man fall over outside. A member of the public brought him in asked for water for him and left. Staff called for an ambulance who eventually came an took him to hospital. Well done folks.

Thank MaggieRose1949
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was part of a large group (40+) in a pizza making/eating hen party event. We were given our own large area downstairs and the full attention of Sandro, Laura and Vlis (sorry if I have spelt names wrongly). Sandro showed us with great humour and patience how to create our own custom pizzas from just a simple lump of... More 

Thank Cathy K
Stamford, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy Pizza Express as you know what you are getting - sadly this was not the case at this branch. We had booked ahead, but were given a table at the back of the restaurant next to the toilets, despite there being plenty of tables towards the front and in the windows. After refusing to take this table, we... More 

Thank sjmmarsh
Leeds, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to the theatre and thought we had plenty of time, but sadly not. They were busy but squeezed us in at very short notice and served us quickly. We. didn't hang around and the table occupation turned over quickly, but the fact that the front of house Lady helped us and the food was excellent prompts a... More 

Thank Mike W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited around 7.30 on Saturday night with 2 friends. We were sat downstairs and given menus, and then had to wait a good 10 minutes before even having our drinks order taken. When our waiter did come over he was very pleasant and brought our drinks over promptly. The food also arrived quickly and was up to standard. However, when... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always love a good pizza and I heard about this place from friends. Worth the wait! Pizza was fresh and tasty and dough balls were just awesome. Will definitely come back

Thank Rosetravelstheworld
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120 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location for meeting friends as it's just across the road from Charring Cross. You don't usually have to wait too long if at all for a table. I prefer sitting downstairs though. Always good for a voucher and a free bottle of birthday bubbles is always a winner!

Thank MissBarbet
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food great service good price what more can you ask for!!!! Also had live music on which was an added bonus

Thank erika j
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On entering the restaurant a waiter explained that the establihment was nearly full as it was just before Christmas. He was about to show us down to the basement when a senior member of staff, noticing that I had a walking-stick, intervened and showed us to a table by the window, The service was brilliant. Our order was quickly taken... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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: 450 Strand | Charing Cross, London WC2R 0RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7930 8205
Bright and modern, Pizza Express 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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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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