Pizza Express Manchester King Street Review

Pizza Express Manchester King Street Review: July 2017

Perfect Pizza with Pizazz can be had at the new Pizza Express situated in an enviable location, just off Albert’s Square, at the top of King street in Manchester city centre. Housed within a gorgeous grand 19th century building, the restaurants décor is swish and stunning. High ceilings give the place a spacious airy feel and some of the original architectural features have been retained which works well. Contemporary decor additions have been themed around playing cards, including wall prints and within the detail of the booth dividers. A mix of the old and the new décor works extremely well.

Warmly welcomed by our server Maria and the manager Rachel, we chowed down on some lush Marinated green olives with garlic cloves and pink peppercorns, washing these down with two lovely cocktails; The refreshingly tasty Hugo St. Germain which features Prosecco over ice, with St Germain elderflower liqueur, lemon and mint and the Pizza Express Pimm’s perfect for summer and packed to the rafters with fabulous fresh fruit.

Sensational starters included the New Risotto Primavera creamy risotto with asparagus, white wine, garlic and Gran Milano cheese, finished with parsley was perfection. The lip-smackingly tasty creamy Buffalo Mozzarella & Tomato Salad served with fresh basil, pesto and lashings of extra virgin olive oil was lovely. All enjoyed with two crisp creative cocktails; The super Sloe Prosecco mixed with a splash of Greenall’s Sloe gin and finished with a fresh raspberry and the blooming brilliant Bellini.

Mouthwatering mains included the Leggera Padana pizza, that was a mix of Goat’s cheese, caramelised onion, spinach, red onion, tomato and garlic oil, which tasted great and was all under 600 calories – win, win! The lovely Lasagna Classica made with a beef Bolognese sauce, tomato, mushroom and béchamel sauce, finished with Gran Milano cheese. Made even better with some moreish side additions which included creamy coleslaw ‘Pizza Express’ style and the scrummy Italian polenta chips with rosemary and sprinkles of Gran Milano cheese, served with a yummy honey & mustard dressing dip.

Finale time came in the form of a pick me up coffee and some divine desserts. The Summer special Tiramisu was refreshing and great for those who do not like coffee, lush layers of ladyfingers soaked in Vin Santo wine, sweet strawberry purée and mascarpone cream, finished with strawberry and mint. The rich Chocolate Fondant ‘PizzaExpress’ cake served alongside vanilla gelato, fresh mint and icing sugar was an instant hit.

Loved the new location, that offers a fabulous fresh innovative menu with perfect service. Head on down there yourself for a slice of Pizza Express Perfection. Thank you to all the Pizza Express Team, my amazing followers and all the brill bloggers out in the Blogosphere 🙂

Melanie xx

Contact:

Manchester King Street, Pizza Express, 84-86 King Street, Manchester, M2 4WQ

0161 832 5435

Enzo Manchester Review

Enzo Manchester Review: June 2017

Enzo located on Fountain Street in the heart of Manchester city centre, began through a chance encounter, yes, it is cliché, but it is the truth. Car not starting and needing to get into work, the owner of what we now know as Enzo, hopped a ride on the bus and was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by an Italian driver called Enzo who was wearing a bright booming smile. The bus journeys continued for the next few weeks, as the car was a little more out of service than first thought. Enzo’s energy was energetic, but his true love was pizza and coffee, a bond between owner and Enzo was formed and the decision was made to set up shop. Sadly, Enzo had to return home, as his mother was unwell, but right there Enzo was born and the rest was history.

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EAT. Manchester Arndale Review

EAT. Manchester Arndale Review: May 2017

With 20 years’ experience and over 100 shops based in the United Kingdom EAT. know a thing or two about fab fresh food. Seasonal changes mean that new fresh innovative menus are launched frequently. Food waste is also managed at EAT. where the brand donates as many of their leftover sandwiches and salads as possible to local charities that work with the homeless. They also work closely with the homeless charity Crisis, so this is a winner for me!

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City Centre Cruises Sunday Lunch Review

City Centre Cruises Sunday Lunch Review: May 2017

Liverpool Road Castlefield Manchester is the starting location of the exciting City Centre Cruises Four Course Sunday Lunch. It was an honour to be taking sail on the barge boat named after the prominent Manchester figure “Emmeline Pankhurst” the courageous suffragette leader. Amazing Alan both commentator and our Skipper welcomed us aboard this gorgeous grand vessel for an exciting and knowledgeable journey through Manchester’s canal network.

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