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