I am going to admit it has been a while since we last visited our local Pizza Express, the reason? well, we don’t have one.
We head into Nottingham fairly regularly but always pass by and declare on the way home we most go in next time.
If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know we have a 5 month old baby and add him to the mix when considering eating out and it would be fair to say we haven’t really eaten out much since he arrived. However we were recently asked if we would like to take Joshua to see what his thoughts were on the Piccolo menu and not only that the fact they have teamed up with Ice Age film.
Now when I say teamed up, fear not there will not be an annoying squirrel pinching food off your plate, but you will be getting some lovely activity sheets and at the moment they are even hosting a competition online to win some amazing Ice Age prizes, such as a holiday to Hollywood, toys and goody bags … to be in with a chance to win all you have to do is draw a picture of your favourite character with a pizza but more information on that can be found HERE.
When we arrived at the King Street Pizza Express we could not have been made to feel more welcome with the friendly an attentive staff taking the stress out of dining as a family with a baby.
Joshua was treated to his activity sheets and we were helped to get Jacob settled ready for his lunch too as we have just started weaning him, since he is still very little we did struggle wedging him into the seat but the staff jumped straight to it and offered us a cushion from the office! #genius it worked a treat.
Children’s Piccolo Menu
The Children’s Piccolo Menu is priced at £6.95 for 3 courses and to be fair I was rather impressed with grown up feel to the offerings, be gone chips and chicken nuggets and hello to fresh produce in freshly prepared meals, with pizza’s and pasta’s the order of the day, I knew Joshua would be in his element.
Joshua’s first course was Baked Dough Balls and it comes with a fresh salad of crunchy red pepper, cucumber and baby tomatoes which he loved, especially getting to dip them in butter himself, apparently when your 5 this is very grown up.
His main course also went down amazingly well as he ordered Pepperoni pizza which did look delicious!
However his favourite item on the Piccolo menu was the Piccolo Sundae, one scoop of vanilla gelato, finished with chocolate or fruit sauce, topped with a baby cone and Joshua added fresh strawberries to his (all his faves on one pudding) This dessert also came with a Bambinoccino which is frothed milk with a sprinkle of chocolate powder.
Adult Meals At Pizza Express
As I said before it has been a while since we have been and although the adult menu still has some of our favourite starters on their like garlic bread and calamari but it also has some fresh faces on there too like the new Risotto Fresco and the new Prosciutto e Melone.
For mains I tried the Pollo Pesto and it was AMAZING and Ollie was rather thrilled with his Diavolo Pizza, which was massive.
As with the starters there were some new mains on the menu too, such as the new Hawaiian pizza and the Leggera Superfood Salad.
To finish off I opted for the Honeycomb Cream Slice which was by far the nicest thing I have ever ever eaten!
Ollie on the other hand went for the new option of Passionate Mess which is a tropical twist on the Eton mess, bright zingy passionfruit cream on a crumbly biscuit base with a top of broken meringue pieces and he said that was delicious.
Why We Will Be Back
For us not only is family dining about eating fresh tasty meals, which fresh quality ingredients but it is also about eating in a relaxed environment that caters well for our children, which King Street Nottingham Pizza Express did.
Disclaimer: We were given a complimentary meal for the purposes of this review, all thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.