Spring into the new summer menu at Pizza Express! We are no strangers to Pizza Express and regularly enjoy their gorgeous and delicious meals. While we love their regular menu and we all have our favourite dishes, their new summer menu looks delicious which they’ve just launched.
Yesterday, we popped by to the Pizza Express in Tamworth, which was opened in 2014 next to the Jolly Sailor Ventura Park. There is limited free parking spaces but you could also park at the Sainsbury’s car park or John Lewis on either side. The restaurant can seat 110 people and they get quite busy over the weekend, so it is best to book a table.
The artwork in Tamworth was inspired by local born Seaman, Colin Grazier, who captured codebooks vital for the breaking of the Enigma cipher from a sinking German U boat submarine. A series of screens and a selection of canvases with coded messages provide an intriguing environment based around the Enigma code.
When we arrived, both children were given an activity sheet and colouring pencils to keep them occupied. As we were there to try out their summer menu, we ordered a variety of summer dishes including drink too!
For starters, Mr C went for Prosciutto e Melone which is an iconic combination of prosciutto crudo, fresh honeydew melon and extra virgin olive oil. The prosciutto is packed full of flavour and goes well with the traditional fruit.
I went for calamari rings which are lightly coated in breadcrumbs, with a wedge of lemon and Caesar dressing. The chunky rings were delicious and crunchy. We both enjoyed our starters along with a side dish of green olives and garlic and their summer drink – Watermelon Chill. Watermelon Chill is a refreshing sweet juice with a blend of watermelon, strawberry and fresh mint. It is light and refreshing to drink.
The children had the delicious baked dough balls off their Piccolo menu with garlic butter, and a fresh salad of red pepper, santos tomato and cucumber that shaped into a smiley face. Dough balls are both my children’s favourite so they both finished it off in no time.
Then we moved onto our main dish, Mr C went for the Risotto Fresco which has oak-roasted, peppered salmon fillet, garlic and fresh parsley in a creamy white wine risotto, with Gran Milano cheese, chopped fresh tomato and red onion, and finished with a splash of chilli oil and a wedge of lemon. The portion of the dish is great and the risotto is packed full of flavour. Mr C thought this dish had fabulous flavour combinations and would definitely order it again.
As for my main, I went for the Hawaiian PizzeExpress with an Italian twist. It is filled with sweet chili pineapple chutney, salty prosciutto crudo, red onion, garlic oil, Gran Milano cheese and mozzarella on a white béchamel base with fresh basil, fresh parsley and chili oil. I was really pleased with my choice and I would recommend it. I love the combination and it is cooked to perfection. The base was flavoursome and the salty prosciutto crudo worked so well with it.
Both children went for Bolognese off the Piccolo menu with other options that includes ‘Create Your Own’ pizza, and starts at just £3.95. They both fancied pasta and the servings were just right for them.
As for desserts, we ordered the Passionate Mess which is also their new summer menu. It is a tropical twist on the Eton mess, bright zingy passion fruit cream on a crumbly biscuit base with a top of broken meringue pieces. It served with a choice of cream, mascarpone or gelato and Mr C went for gelato. Mr C thought this was one of the best desserts he’s had in years. He loves the passion fruit flavour coupled with the combination of the meringue and ice cream, it is a dessert to die for.
As for the children, one went for chocolate brownie and the other went for fruit. It was a good portion for both. We were all very full and really enjoyed the meal.
Overall, it is a truly great summer menu that you must give a try! Their food and services were great and it was all set in a lovely welcoming atmosphere. We loved the food and would highly recommend a visit.
Disclosure: We were invited to try out their food and drinks. However, they have not paid me for this review, and they do not exercise any editorial control over my review or anything else on this site.