Wednesday 12 December 2007

Pizza Express, Borough High Street, London Bridge

Split-level branch of this long-standing chain tucked away near the south side of London Bridge. There is the usual extensive range of pizzas and pasta dishes for adults, but perhaps the best thing about Pizza Express is its four course children's menu (£5.45), which is ideal for kids under eight. To start, there are dough balls with butter and a few pieces of cucumber and red pepper. Next up, there is a choice of three respectable pizzas (about the size of a small plate) or a pasta dish, followed by a sundae in a pot and a 'Bambinoccino' - a kind of cappuccino, minus the coffee. To drink, the 500ml bottles of water (£1.70) should be big enough to slake the thirst of two small sprogs. Better still, the attentive staff are tolerant of young kids' tendency to spray food around the place and shred the napkins. They certainly earn the optional 10 per cent service charge. 6/10