Superhero Dough Balls

This summer, we’ve teamed up with some bloggers and their children to let their imaginations run wild! We’ve helped them invent some superheroes based on our famous dough balls, and created a comic for each one. You can read each of these below:


John – created by Ladyofthelane


SuperMagicMan – created by Ladyofthelane


Bombsa – created by


Green Tree – created by

And remember, you can visit our website to view our full kids menu or to book a table.

Find Your New Favourite – Terms & Conditions


Present a ‘Find Your New Favourite’ voucher as a print out or on your phone and choose a Melanzane, Mare Rossa or Carbonara Romana pizza for £7 for yourself and your party (maximum 6 Romana pizzas). This offer is for Melanzane, Mare Rossa and Carbonara Romana pizzas only. If you follow a gluten-free diet you can order your pizza on a gluten-free base. Valid all day from Monday 20th October – Thursday 23rd October 2014 inclusive at PizzaExpress. Eat in and take away (excluding Click & Collect). Upgrades and extra toppings must be paid for in full. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or set menu including Tesco and Nectar vouchers/ codes. This offer has no cash value and cannot be redeemed for other products. Promoter Head Office: PizzaExpress, Hunton House, Highbridge Estate, Oxford Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1LX.

Win with PizzaExpress during the school holidays


To celebrate being awarded gold in the Family Friendly Awards run by Mumsnet, we are giving away family meals at PizzaExpress during the school holidays! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.

Win: there are gift cards to the value of £100 to be won.

The competitions begin on Monday 28th July 2014 and end on September 5th 2014; the winners will be contacted during this period. The winners will be contacted on Facebook or Twitter with instructions on how to claim their prize. Entrants are encouraged to monitor their Facebook or Twitter account during this period to check if they are a winner. The winner will then need to confirm they would like to accept their prize by following the details on the message within two days of the Promoter’s initial public message. No cash alternative or alternative prize is available.

Promoter Head Office: PizzaExpress, Hunton House, Highbridge Estate, Oxford Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1LX.

Free Dough Ball Day!


We’re celebrating the World Cup semi-finals and our football-shaped started with Free Dough Ball Day, on Tuesday 8 July 2014! All you have you do is say ‘FREE DOUGH BALLS’ at any PizzaExpress restaurant in the UK to get a free portion. Yep, it’s that simple. The offer is valid on takeaway (no additional purchase necessary) and if you choose to eat in (with the purchase of a main course). Enjoy!

T’s and C’s: On Tuesday 8 July 2014, you can claim one free serving of PizzaExpress Dough Balls (with optional garlic butter) at any PizzaExpress restaurant in the UK. Just say ‘FREE DOUGH BALLS’ to redeem the offer. Offer open to individuals aged 16 or over. Maximum of one serving per person. Offer excludes Dough Balls Doppio. Offer cannot be transferred or substituted, and no cash alternative will be offered. Feel free to eat in (with the purchase of a main course) or take away, and to take advantage of any other current PizzaExpress offers for which you’re eligible. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice, and service may be withheld at server’s discretion.

See ‘The Dough Ballers’ live!

Our house band, ‘The Dough Ballers’, is on tour this summer! Would you like to see them at your garden party? Or at your local cricket club? How about a birthday bash you’re throwing? Whatever the event may be, if you’d like the guys to turn up and play some classic summer classics, please email for more information. They are available around lunchtime in the cities below on the following dates:

Sunday 6th July: BRISTOL

Sunday 13th July: BIRMINGHAM

Sunday 20th July: DUBLIN

Sunday 27th July: MANCHESTER

Sunday 3rd August: NOTTINGHAM

We look forward to hearing from you!


wimgloryWorld Cup? Never heard of it. Wimbledon? Strawberries & cream? Sunshine (ok, maybe not…)? Yes please!

So, to celebrate the return of the world’s greatest tennis tournament & our delicious new ‘Strawberries & Cream Glory’ dessert, we’ll be running a competition each day of the tournament (Mon-Fri) on Twitter and Facebook.

All you’ll have to do is answer a question & tag it with #wimbledonglory for a chance to win four of our new desserts for you and your friends. Get involved and find out more about our sumptuous dessert here. On Facebook, just reply in the comments section!

Win: there is a gift card to the value of £25 to be won each day (that’s four Glory desserts + a bit to spare!).

The competition begins on June 23rd 2014 and ends on July 4th 2014; the winners will be contacted each day on Twitter and Facebook. The winner will be contacted on Twitter and Facebook with instructions on how to claim their prize within three working days of the  end of the Promotion Period. Entrants are encouraged to monitor their Twitter account during this period to check if they are a winner. The winner will then need to confirm they would like to accept their prize by following the details on the message within two days of the Promoter’s initial public message. No cash alternative or alternative prize is available.

Summer on the menu at Pizza Express



Come rain or shine, summer is on its way and we have a delicious new range of summery treats to bring some sunshine to our taste buds.  From 10 June until 31 August, a delicious, low-calorie salad, two summery desserts and a refreshing cocktail are joining the menu.

Leggera Summer Salad GF


Having launched several hugely successful low-calorie salads over the past 12 months as part of our Leggera range, a new 315 calorie salad is joining the menu.  Continuing the Californian-inspired trend of adding fruit to savoury salads, the Leggera Summer Salad brings a new twist by incorporating classically British flavours.  It includes succulent pieces of torn chicken, juicy strawberries, fresh blueberries, mint, and goat’s cheese on a bed of seasonal mixed leaves.  It’s finished with PizzaExpress’ famous Light Dressing and basil.  As a classic accompaniment to chicken dishes, pancetta can be added to take this super salad to a modest 383 calories.

Summer Glories V 


It’s not summer in Britain until you’ve enjoyed some strawberries and cream.  Celebrating this classic combination, we are serving vanilla and strawberry gelato with fresh cream, fresh strawberries, and mint in the form of a Strawberry & Cream Glory.  For anyone looking for a bit more zing, PizzaExpress’ Lemon & Blueberry Glory includes this year’s star ingredient, lemon curd.  Having had a huge resurgence in popularity, lemon curd is folded into the lemon sorbet that forms the base of the new Lemon & Blueberry Glory.  Finished with juicy blueberries, sweet fruit coulis, a chocolate straw, mint and fresh lemon, this is a deliciously fresh and light dessert.  And it’s gluten-free.

The Hugo 


Finally, to celebrate the arrival of summer, a bit of fizz in the form of The Hugo – a refreshing and summery cocktail made with Prosecco and elderflower over ice, and finished with mint leaves and a slice of lemon.  Summer in a glass!

Let us know what you think of our new dishes using #summeron on Twitter or on our Facebook page.

Father’s Day deal


To celebrate Father’s Day, we’re offering 3 Courses for £13.75 all day on Sunday 15th June 2014 – book your table today! Dishes available are from a set menu, please see terms & conditions below for full details.

• Dough Balls “PizzaExpress” (v)
• Garlic Bread (v)
• Garlic Bread with Mozzarella (v)

Main Courses
• Your choice of Classic or Leggera pizza, pasta or salad
Upgrade your Classic pizza to a Romana base, or enjoy a Calabrese pizza for £1.50 extra per pizza.

• Chocolate Fudge Cake (v)
• Coppa Gelato (v)

This offer is available all day on Sunday 15th June 2014 only.  The offer entitles you to 3 courses for £13.75 from the items listed above. Doppio Dough Balls, Calzone pizzas and Dolcetti are not included in this offer. You cannot swap any of the items included in this offer for other items in the main menu or other set menus.  If you follow a gluten free diet and order a pizza on a gluten free base or a salad for your main course, you may order a Mixed Side Salad for your starter, at no extra cost. You cannot use this offer in conjunction with any other promotion, set menu, including The Express Lunch menu, Tesco gamecards or codes and Nectar codes.  Eat in only.

(v) Suitable for vegetarians.

(N) Contains nut or nut oils. Although dishes without this symbol are made without nuts, there is a possibility that traces of nuts may still be found in them. Please also watch out for stray olive stones.

(GF) Dishes made using gluten-free ingredients with appropriate controls in place to avoid contamination with gluten, as accredited by Coeliac UK.

Please make our team aware if you have any allergies. For parties of 7+ adults, a discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill.

Cycle Slam 2014: Win a stay in Italy with Selective Travel

selectivetravelBlack on white fundraising logo

As headline sponsor for Dallaglio Cycle Slam 2014, fundraising has started in earnest across our restaurants.

As well as donating 25p from the sale of every American Hot pizza, our restaurants are each aiming to raise £300 for Dallaglio Cycle Slam.  All of the money raised will support some fantastic British causes through the Dallaglio Foundation which include social inclusion programmes for vulnerable young people. Alongside this work, the Dallaglio Foundation has recently joined forces with the Teenage Cancer Trust – the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day.

If you visit one of our restaurants in the South of England throughout June– from Cornwall to Brighton – you could enter a special raffle where tickets are just £1 each. Prizes on offer include an Aspinall clutch bag and a PizzaExpress voucher worth £250.  Top prize is a 5 night stay for 2 people in Lake Garda, Italy at the Aqualux Hotel Spa Suite & Terme, Bardolino, Lake Garda –  in an Aqua room on a Half Board basis, courtesy of Selective Travel. The stay includes the use of AquaSpa & Wellness & AquaExperience with its eight outdoor and indoor swimming pools 

The stay includes the use of:

AquaSpa & Wellness

A dedicated area to the wellbeing and beauty, where you can pamper yourself in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. The area includes a large relaxing area, three saunas (80°, 70° Rotharium, 90°), a Turkish bath, a caldarium, a dedicated ladies zone with sauna (85° Sofa) and Turkish bath, an exclusive Private spa and a modern Fitness centre.


The four outdoor and four indoor swimming pools, two of them dedicated to children, have different shapes and dimensions with hydrotherapeutic treatments and counter current swimming as well as a salt water pool.

The period when the prize could be used is either:

Check in 19 September 2014/check out 24 September 2014


Check in 26 September 2014/check out 01 October 2014

The raffle draw will take place on Wednesday 16th July in London by an independent adjudicator.

To make a donation to Dallaglio Cycle Slam 2014, visit

Thank you for your support.

Halal chicken – we answer your questions

We would like to reassure you about the quality and integrity of the chicken used in our recipes following recent media stories about the use of halal meat across the food industry.

At PizzaExpress our number one priority will always be you, the customer. That is why we are now looking at what steps we can take to make this information even clearer. We will always be fully open and honest with you to ensure that you continue to trust the integrity and quality of all PizzaExpress dishes.

We have been listening to your feedback this week and want to answer some of the main questions you have been asking about our use of halal chicken.

Do you sell halal meat?

We use chicken that is halal at source. The chicken we use is from an accredited supplier, meets high welfare standards, and is approved by the British Retail Consortium. All of the birds are stunned before slaughter. None of our other meats are halal.

Will my chicken dish be halal?

Whilst the chicken we use is halal, we are not a halal restaurant; this is due to the presence of other non-halal meats in our restaurants and our kitchen processes.

Are the birds stunned before slaughter?

We’re committed to high animal welfare standards and as such all of the birds are stunned before slaughter. The quality, safety and integrity of our products is paramount and our chicken supplier is accredited by the British Retail Consortium. This means it meets the global standard for food safety and legality.

Why do you use halal chicken?

We select each of our suppliers and ingredients individually, on the basis of quality.

All the chicken used in our dishes is halal at source. We can assure you of the health, safety and quality of our chicken, which is supplier accredited by the industry body, the British Retail Consortium.

Is it a secret that your chicken is halal?

At PizzaExpress the quality and integrity of our ingredients remain our number one priority, and we have always been happy to provide information on our ingredients to our guests. It is no secret that all the chicken used in our dishes is halal slaughtered. Our teams in restaurants have and always will provide this information, and in addition it is available on the customer service section of our website.

We would like to thank you for your continued trust in Pizza Express, and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our 430 restaurants across the UK in the near future.

If you have any further questions please contact us at or leave a comment in the box below.

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