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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Dough Ball Adventures at Pizza Express

This summer, Pizza Express are inviting children aged 5 to 12 to use their imagination and dream up an adventure for their dough balls! All they have to do is write a short story and then get a grown up to submit it to Pizza Express online here. There's a chance to win every week and prizes included a family adventure holiday with Featherdown, kids pizza making parties - and even the opportunity to see their story turned into a cartoon!

To celebrate the launch of this competition and the accompanying new kids pack, Pizza Express invited us to join them for a family meal - so last weekend me, Tom and the girls made our way to our local restaurant in Haslemere to see them for ourselves.

The kids menu had changed since we last visited - I love the addition of a salad option as a main, and the fact Pizza Express are now selling Cawston Press! I also think it's brilliant that the menu now tells kids how many of their five a day are in the different meals on offer so that they can make healthy choices for themselves.

Most of us went for our favourites when it came to ordering; Evie and Lily ordered dough balls and pasta from the piccolo menu, while Daisy went for a grown up's margherita.

We also had a single portion (yes, can you believe that photo is a starter for one!) of the antipasto to share amongst us all, and we gave the new calamari a go too.  Needless to say both were delicious - and we almost didn't have room for our pizzas!

Tom went for a Diavolo for his main, while I went for my first ever entirely dairy free Pizza Express meal. Since my cholecystectomy three years ago, and a bit of research into eating well without a gallbladder, last month I decided to embrace an entirely dairy free diet. This was no problem whatsoever at Pizza Express - I went for the Pianta pizza for my main, which is cheese free and vegan, although they now have a vegan mozzarella alternative that can be substituted on any other pizza too.

We all shared desserts - there were two dairy free sorbets on offer for me (coconut and raspberry) and also a portion of chocolate fondant and a great big slice of the honeycomb cream cake, both served with vanilla ice cream.

As is always the case, we had a great evening at Pizza Express. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - it really is the perfect place to go for a family meal. Service is fast, staff are always lovely and I love the constantly evolving seasonal menus and brilliant gluten and dairy free options.

Thanks so much to Pizza Express for inviting us to visit.

Our food and drinks were complimentary in exchange for this honest review. All words and photographs are my own.


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