Friday 31 October 2008 1.43pm
Thanks to the buy one get one free vouchers from the times, I took my brood to Pizza express for some nosh. Now it's been a little while since I went there but - jeez - the pizzas were rubbish. The kids had plane margheritas with added ham, I had a quatrro formaggi and my other half had a soho.
The pizzas were DREADFUL - there COULD have been four cheeses on mine, but I couldn't distinguish one bit of melted topping from the rest and it all tasted the same - a bit of dough with some melted mild cheddar mixed with tomato puree. The kids ones had barely any ham on and we actually played hunt the cheese. All the pizzas had a LOT of tomato puree.
When the bill came they had forgotten to take the vouchers off. Then they did but "forgot" that the "extra ham" (£3!!!!!) was a part of the pizza and not a side dish. Maybe they thought we would "forget" after the bottle of wine we had, which was warm (although they did bring a bucket with a few bits of ice).
Now call me paranoid, but is it remotely possibly that if you take in a voucher, they give you sub standard pizzas to make up for it - in that you may get one free but they share out the toppings between the both of them. Or are they just not very good any more??? The Pizza Express
in upper ground is v near my work and I used to go there regularly but I don't recall it being this bad before. I don't think I'll be going back(even with the remaining voucher I have).