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Unit 2 Carnival Close Festival Leisure Park | Crane Farm Road, Basildon SS14 3WE, England
+44 1268 526622
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I met two friends outside the Pizza Express today 14th February at 11.30 after one of my friends got her two children out of the car and into a pushchair we entered the restaurant. The manager came over and said that they do not open until 12.00. My friend asked as it was cold if we could wait in the... More 

Thank Essexbird15
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at 630pm on Saturday night and were seated in a raised seating area which was fairly empty. We were not assigned a waitress and that's where it all went wrong. We wanted to see the set price menu but had to wait to til the front of house manager seated other people to get her attention. She bought the... More 

Thank robertgoddin
Basildon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This Pizza Express certainly lives up to the brand expectations and carries the strong company reputation into this restaurant. Recently visited for lunch with a friend and had goats cheese and caramelised onion pizza for myself, with my friend having a chicken type pizza. In addition we had a sharer dough balls to start which came out shortly after our... More 

Thank Millie D
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I never liked Pizza Express in the past but recently we tried again and it's got so much nicer! We always come on a Monday or Tuesday because I have an NUS card and the savings are amazing. I love the Leggara pizzas and the Superboost salad is always a winner. Bruschetta for starters or for a cheeky side works... More 

Thank KJO001
Wickford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my partner and four other people on 27th December. Our food order was taken swiftly at 6.30pm. By 6.45pm our starters arrived. By 7.20pm we started asking the staff where our pizza's were as we had booked to go to the cinema for a 7.45pm showing. We were told our food was being served up.... More 

Thank kelwyb
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Pizza Express was always a reliable choice - slightly better pizzas, slightly more care in preparation and ingredients, and a relaxing place to have a meal. So i tried the Basildon branch in the Festival Park. What a mistake I'd booked a table for 8pm, but after waiting at the door for five minutes was totally ignored by the staff... More 

Thank Troy1099
London, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely visit here, Garlic bread and Garlic tomatoes to start, Pinata pizza with rocket, tomatoes, pine nuts, mushrooms and NO CHEESE. Followed by raspberry sorbet and a dark chocolate straw dairyfree. Bit pricey but worth it.

Thank mickett
Witham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Not a lover of pizza restaurants as I believe there are many other places more deserving of my money for a decent dinner. However Pizza express does produce a reasonable rendition of a simple pizza and does have some flavour compared to others, would like them to add some mixed herbs t the top just to round off the flaour

Thank Unforgiven67
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Walked in, waited a while to be acknowledged. We were sat in the corner by the window and soon realised there were no reasons to take our coat off. When our waitress finally came over to offer a drink we asked to change tables to somewhere warmer, she agreed and went to, I assume, search for somewhere else to seat... More 

Thank Vickii C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Met up with a friend for a chat over lunch. We had a bottle of wine to share and they offered us a large jug of water too We both had leggara Padana pizza with the salad in the middle which was delicious we were offered oils too which was nice not having to ask We finished with a coffee... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 2 Carnival Close Festival Leisure Park | Crane Farm Road, Basildon SS14 3WE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Basildon
  • Phone Number: +44 1268 526622
Bright and modern, PizzaExpress Basildon (Festival Leisure Park) 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?