Veg out restaurant review – Pizza Express, West Bridgford
Pizza Express review
I recently discovered that if you download the Pizza Express App and enter some personal information you’re rewarded with a free pizza. So that’s exactly what I did and one late Friday afternoon my friend and I rather excitedly walked in to the West Bridgford restaurant.
We were not only excited at the thought of having a free pizza but also that the pizza would have on it vegan cheese. We rather half-heartedly perused the menu having already decided that we’d skip the ‘bready’ starters and go straight to the classic Vegan Giardiniera.
But we’d made a schoolgirl error by not looking at the T&Cs; the offer wasn’t available on a Friday and Saturday, Doh! But all wasn’t lost because the App held out a little olive branch in the form of a starter and main course for £9.95 available on a Friday. Not the free pizza we were hoping for but a bit of a bargain non-the less
My review is also online at the Nottingham Post
Many of the starters are not vegan friendly but the staff were really accommodating and, contrary to the specific offer, informed us that we could order anything from the appetizer and starter section. We opted for marinated olives and roasted tomatoes and asked for the classic Vegan Giardiniera pizza.
We eagerly tucked in to our generously portioned starters, and were only half way through when our pizzas arrived. They looked like regular pizzas, an important issue for many vegans because we like to eat food that doesn’t draw undue attention to our food choices. The size was perfect, a thin crispy base, a well flavoured sauce, generous amount of toppings (Artichoke, closed cup mushroom, red onion and black olives, with tomato and garlic oil) and the all important vegan mozzarella alternative, which was gooey and melting
We finished every last piece and it was delicious. The only minor downside to this tasty eating experience was the level of noise. We ate at 5.30, prime children’s tea time and they were out in force. It’s great that the restaurant is so accommodating but the acoustics and hard surfaces make the sounds echo and bounce around which can be distracting. So if you want a quiet meal I’d suggest you eat later.
Finally, PE’s website has a helpful vegan menu, which is great but if you are a vegan and a regular visitor to the chain you may soon get bored of the delicious but quite limited options.