We were recently invited to come and enjoy an evening at the newly refurbished Pizza Express in Guildford. My husband and I rarely have the pleasure of enjoying a meal out alone, so we were very eager to go! ‘Date nights’ have never really been our thing, and it isn’t something we regularly try and do either but it was really nice to have an evening out together!
The new Pizza Express in Guildford is beautiful, the colour scheme is really relaxing and really on trend. I have been visiting this branch of Pizza Express for about 10 years, although it isn’t my most local, when I was at sixth form in Guildford most of us had our birthday meals out there. I was really surprised when we walked in to find this nice light room with modern decor and a really nice relaxed vibe. They were heavily inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll, who lived in Guildford. They have a range of quirky clocks and beautiful mirrors, as well as some amazing artwork which reflect many of his fantasy satires, such as Alice in Wonderland.
There’s even a gorgeous bar within the restaurant surrounded by lounge style seating, a high dining counter and beautiful fixtures and fittings which really add to the laid back feel of the restaurant. One of my favourite things about the new look Pizza Express is that they also now have regular live contemporary music sessions on a Thursday night. So you can go out for a meal accompanied by some great live music.
We were invited to try some of the new items on their Christmas menu as well as some classics. I always love trying something new from their specials menu, so I was excited to see what this Christmas had to offer. To start my husband had the roasted tomato soup which I tried and it was absolutely delicious! For my main course I had the beef and horseradish pizza, which was amazing. I was really worried the horseradish might be a little overpowering but they got the balance perfect, with just a hint of horseradish, nothing too much! For dessert I had the snowball dough balls (I mean you can’t go to Pizza Express at Christmas without having them, can you?!) and finished it off with a hot chocolate orange.
To say I was stuffed is an understatement, I wasn’t even that hungry the next morning! We had such a great time enjoying some tasty food. I love it when you go to a restaurant and the staff know all of the meals really well. So when we asked questions they were really friendly and helpful. Even though the restaurant was really busy the food all arrived quickly and the service was very prompt, which is definitely what you want!
Pizza Express is always one of our favourite places to eat, especially as a family. There’s always something for everyone and we will definitely be heading back there soon!
We were provided with a meal in exchange for this review, all words and opinions are my own.