Autumn 2015 at PizzaExpress

Launching across the UK from Tuesday 6th October,  our new menu embraces comforting Autumnal ingredients and combines them with new iconic flavours to create a delicious new range of dishes.

STARTERS
calamari

Mouth-wateringly delicious Calamari (£6.20) will be added to the menu as a starter this autumn.

Calamari rings are lightly coated in breadcrumbs to produce the delightful combination of textures, which makes Calamari so popular. Served simply with a wedge of lemon and Caesar dressing, this lovely little dish will set the scene for the rest of the meal.

Risotto has long been a menu favourite at PizzaExpress and now risotto fans can rejoice as yet another variety is added to the menu. The new Risotto Mio GF V N (£5.90) combines chestnut and closed cup mushrooms with truffle to create a warming, sophisticated dish.

MAINS

bolog

A new addition to the ‘Al Forno’ range, the Pennette Bolognese (£11.40) is a comforting oven baked dish.

Made using rich beef and porcini mushroom ragu, this dish has real depth and is topped with Gran Milano cheese, to add even more intensity to the dish. A real heart-warming and comforting dish for cold autumn and winter nights.

Earlier this year PizzaExpress ran a competition, ‘Create Your New Favourite’ to find a new pizza recipe to add to their menu. With over 60,000 entries, it was hard work to pick a winner, but Patricia Moroney’s creation was a clear winner, with the public vote choosing it over the other four finalists.

The winning pizza is the Romana Autunno (£13.60). 

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Inspired by the colours of autumn, with red chorizo, orange butternut squash and dark green spinach, combined with the creaminess of goat’s cheese and the warmth of chilli flakes, this dish embraces the very best things about the season.

In addition to the winning pizza, they’ll be other varieties launching on the menu this October.

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Cheese fans of the world rejoice, for there is finally a pizza which indulges all cheese dreams. The new Formaggi 65 V (£11.00 Classic/£12.75 Romana) combines mozzarella with buffalo mozzarella and Gran Milano cheese before being baked. A final shaving of Gran Milano and an olive in the middle complete this cheese delight.

soho

The new Soho 65 V (£11.55 Classic/£13.30 Romana), named after the birthplace of PizzaExpress, in Soho in 1965, this is a simple pizza made more flavoursome with the addition of creamy buffalo mozzarella.

A simple base of passata and mozzarella with black olives is cooked in the oven and then topped with rocket, shaved gran Milano and torn buffalo mozzarella. Also available with an upgrade of cured Italian meats (£1.75).

napoletana

Napoletana 65 (£11.55 Classic/£13.30 Romana) is another celebration of PizzaExpress’ original recipes. A combination of delicious olives, capers and anchovies – all ingredients which have been on the menu since 1965.

This pizza is baked without cheese, and fresh buffalo mozzarella is torn onto the top before serving, to smooth out the punchy flavours in the base.

SIDES

nocciola

New to the menu this season, the Potato Nocciola V GF (£3.30) are a great accompaniment to any meal.

These small fluffy potato noisettes are baked in the oven and then served with Gran Milano cheese and fresh parsley. A great crunchy, fluffy mouthful of potato. Try with a drizzle of truffle oil to add extra punch.

DESSERTS

bombolini

An Italian take on the traditional doughnut, Bombolini V (£5.95) are small doughnut balls with a jam centre.

Baked in the oven and served with gelato, these are a great little dessert to round off a meal.

sharing trio

Find it too hard to decide on a dessert? Then the Sharing Trio V (£7.30) is for you.

Three desserts are served up to share with your table including a Dolcetti Lemon Posset, a Dolcetti  Chocolate Brownie and two scoops of Primo Gelato.

salted caramel

A new addition to the Dolcetti range of small desserts, the Salted Caramel Profiteroles Dolcetti V (£5.20) are sure to be popular.

These beautiful profiteroles are filled with a creamy caramel and topped with a delicate crunchy salty topping. Perfect for those looking for something sweet to finish off their meal.

Visit www.pizzaexpress.com to discover new menu items for the whole family.

And the winner is…

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For only the second time in our 50 year history, a devoted customer is having their idea for a new pizza featured on the menu.
From 6 October, customers can order the Romana Autunno, the winning recipe in our ‘Create Your New Favourite’ competition. The creator of the new pizza, Patricia Moroney from Powerdham in Exeter, has also won £10,000 and a holiday to the Amalfi coast.

Exceeding all expectations, over 60,000 people entered the competition online, choosing from a list of 250 ingredients. Celebrity entrants included Made in Chelsea’s Binky Falstead and Jamie Laing, who created ‘The Binky’ and ‘The Lost Boi’. Entries were whittled down by a panel of judges to just five before going to the public vote.

Patricia’s pizza was inspired by the colours of autumn and features smoky chorizo, sweet, garlic-roasted butternut squash, creamy goat’s cheese, dark green spinach and chilli flakes. It comes on a thin and crispy Romana base and is finished with a drizzle of chilli oil, giving the Romana Autunno a spicy kick.

Patricia joined the pizzaiolos at PizzaExpress Taunton for the first, exclusive taste of her pizza and said, “I’m on cloud nine. I still can’t believe my pizza won or how delicious it tastes. I’m giving some of my winnings to two charities that are important to me – Force Cancer Charity and Swindon Young Carers, and I can’t wait to visit the Amalfi coast.”

Summer specials now on the menu!

It’s the time of year where you wake up in the morning and it could be raining/sunny/blazing hot/freezing cold/cloudy. Yes, the British summer is here! And we have two new dishes and a very summery drink now on the menu….

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Proscuitto Fichi: created by Tomas Jurkiewski, a pizzaiolo from PizzaExpress’ Victoria Square restaurant in Belfast.
His elegant dish is served on a thin and crispy Romana base with creamy béchamel sauce, and topped with mozzarella and grated Gran Milano. Fresh out of the oven, it’s topped with rocket and perfectly ripened figs, marinated in balsamic vinegar, which beautifully complement delicate slices of prosciutto crudo. A sprinkle of fresh parsley, shavings of Gran Milano, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil finish the dish.

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The judges, who selected Tomas’ pizza as part of an internal competition, liked the combination of figs and prosciutto so much, that a salad version of the dish has also been created.  The Fichi Fresci uses the same, delicious combination of prosciutto crudo and fresh figs, marinated in balsamic vinegar.  They are placed on a bed of seasonal leaves with red onion, creamy buffalo mozzarella, basil, parsley, pine kernels and a drizzle of PizzaExpress’ Honey & Mustard Dressing.  The salad is served with a portion our Dough Balls.

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And finally, Pimms! The taste of summer.

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Summer on the menu at Pizza Express

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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

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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 

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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 

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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.

#springpizza competition – win a £500 gift card!

To celebrate the launch of our new Spring Collection menu, we are giving away a £500 gift card!

To enter the competition, watch the video and answer the question with the hash tag #springpizza on Twitter.

Win: there is one gift card to the value of £500 to give away and one Twitter user who has answered the question correctly will be selected at random to receive the prize.

Terms and conditions: Entrants must take part in the competition on Twitter using the hash tag #springpizza with an answer to the question. The competition closes on 9 April 2014 at 23:59 BST and the one winner who has answered the question correctly will be selected at random after this time. The winner can claim their prize by replying to the direct message sent by PizzaExpress via Twitter. The winner has 7 days after being contacted to claim their prize. Prizes will be sent via special delivery, PizzaExpress are not responsible for any loss/ damage during transport. No cash alternative or alternative prize is available.

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

PizzaExpress unveils its new Spring collection

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, we have launched a new menu which boasts classic Italian style and fashionable flavours, perfect for the new season, as well as a wider range of low-calorie Leggera dishes which all contain fewer than 500 calories.

There are 10 new dishes including four new gluten-free options and a cheese-free pizza that is suitable for vegans.

The new menu is available from today, 1 April 2014. Click here to see the entire new Spring Collection! Let us know what you think using #pizzaexpress on Twitter or on our Facebook page. Here are just some of the new dishes available to try.

Leggera Salmon Salad

Leggera Salmon Salad

Pollo Forza

Pollo Forza

Risotto Fresco

Risotto Fresco

 

Escape For Lunch with our new Express Lunch menu!

PizzaExpress today announces the biggest ever change to our menu with a range of delicious dishes created especially for lunchtime in selected restaurants from today, April 1 2014.  From tasty soups to perfectly proportioned pizzas, the new menu has been designed to give busy people an excuse to escape for a quick and inexpensive lunch.  The range is bursting with tasty new choices as well as lunchtime-sized versions of the old favourites. Click here to find a restaurant serving our Express Lunch near you.

Let us know what you think of our new lunch menu with #escapeforlunch or contact us on our Facebook page. Here are just some of the all-new dishes for you to try!

Italian Meats Piadina

Italian Meats Piadina

Pollo Salad

Pollo Salad

Caprese Piadina

Caprese Piadina

 

Supporting Meat Free Monday

Food glorious food. We love it. What isn’t to love about it? There is something so special about pulling two or more flavours together and creating a new combination.

Often, we get too accustomed to our ‘usual’ and not giving new flavours or ingredients a go. This runs similar to meat on pizza, we often hear friends say “it’s not a real pizza unless there is pepperoni” or “I need to have meat as part of my main or I just don’t feel satisfied”. We understand how they feel but really wanted to help educate people about the possibility of alternate options that are good for you.

We have looked at the wonderful Meat Free Monday campaign set up by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney in 2009, it encourages people to go one day a week without eating meat, for health benefits and to help the environment by reducing effects of climate change. What a marvelous initiative!

We really want to support Meat Free Monday and possibly ask some of our community to take the Meat Free Monday challenge this Autumn and find something new on our menu.

Meat Free Monday have been so kind to give us some Meat Free Monday cookbooks signed by Sir Paul McCartney via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Meat Free Monday

Weekly Meat Free Monday giveaways
Throughout October and November we will be giving away some Meat Free Monday cookbooks signed by Sir Paul McCartney thanks to the team at Meat Free Mondays.

21 – 24 October: One MFM cookbook signed by Sir Paul McCartney will be given away on Facebook. To enter users on Facebook must answer the question “tell us one of our favourite meat-free dishes from the PizzaExpress menu” by leaving a comment below the post. Users may enter as many times as they like and the winner will be selected at random on the 24th October at 5pm. The winner will be contacted via Facebook by PizzaExpress’ official Facebook account by ‘liking’ the winning post and PizzaExpress asking the winner to email competitionwinners@pizzaexpress.com with their contact details. The winner has until 7 days after being contacted on Facebook to claim their prize. ‘Claiming their prize’ means sending an email to competitionwinners@pizzaexpress.com.
28 – 31 October: One MFM cookbook signed by Sir Paul McCartney will be given away on Twitter. To enter users must follow @pizzaexpress and RT the Tweet “RT & follow @pizzaexpress & @meatfreemonday to win a MFM cookbook signed by Sir Paul McCartney. Entries close 31 Oct.” Users may enter once per day and the winner will be selected at random on the 31st October at 5pm. The winner will be contacted via Twitter and asked to Direct Message their postal address. The winner has until 7 days after being contacted to claim their prize. ‘Claiming their prize’ means sending a Direct Message to @pizzaexpress.
4 – 7 November: One MFM cookbook signed by Sir Paul McCartney will be given away on Facebook. To enter users on Facebook must answer the question “tell us one of our favourite meat-free dishes from the PizzaExpress menu” by leaving a comment below the post. Users may enter as many times as they like and the winner will be selected at random on the 7th November at 5pm. The winner will be contacted via Facebook by PizzaExpress’ official Facebook account by ‘liking’ the winning post and PizzaExpress asking the winner to email competitionwinners@pizzaexpress.com with their contact details. The winner has until 7 days after being contacted on Facebook to claim their prize. ‘Claiming their prize’ means sending an email to competitionwinners@pizzaexpress.com
18 November: One MFM cookbook signed by Sir Paul McCartney will be given away on Twitter. To enter users must follow @pizzaexpress and RT the Tweet “RT & follow @pizzaexpress & @meatfreemonday to win a MFM cookbook signed by Sir Paul McCartney. Entries close 18th November 2013 at 5pm .” Users may enter once per day and the winner will be selected at random on the 18th November at 5pm. The winner will be contacted via Twitter and asked to Direct Message their postal address. The winner has until 7 days after being contacted to claim their prize. ‘Claiming their prize’ means sending a Direct Message to @pizzaexpress.

Our new Autumn menu

Our brand new Autumn menu has finally arrived in all PizzaExpress restaurants across the UK today.

We are extremely excited about our new menu because we have introduced new Romana pizzas, sharing starters and meat free options.

We just cannot wait to get you in to try our new offering. Head to www.pizzaexpress.com/our-food/new-autumn-dishes/ to see our full menu listing.

Toscano

Toscano

Caprina Rossa Romana

Calzone verdure

Calzone verdure

Love Your Summer

Today marks the start of Summer here at PizzaExpress.

We know there are two things wrong with the above sentence:
1) Summer hasn’t technically started (21st June is the day!)
2) It doesn’t really feel like Summer at the moment, does it?

Even though Summer needs a little kick in the backside we are here to help you squeeze the most out of the good times ahead.

We LOVE the longer days, the extra time spent with friends & family and holidays… not to mention the energy in the air when our skies are filled with sun rays.

To celebrate all the awesome things about Summer we have created a monthly Summer Pass for all our friends to enjoy – this pass includes discounts with some partners who share our passions: Art, music, film and food.

To receive a Summer Pass all you have to do is dine with us anytime in June, July and August.

Competition:
We also have a competition to win £1500 to spend with your friends at See Tickets. Entry is easy – simply take a photo of your PizzaExpress pizza this Summer and upload it to Instagram or Twitter with #loveyoursummer

 

Go on, Love Your Summer. We know we will.