Review: Pizza Express – York Designer Outlet

Review: Pizza Express – York Designer Outlet

The newly refurbished Pizza Express restaurant at York Designer Outlet recently reopened with a fresh new look. Grab yourself a bargain from one of the varied shops within the outlet, and then head to Pizza Express to tuck into a freshly made pizza. Pizza Express is well-known worldwide as an Italian restaurant chain, with their success initially established via the concept of having an open kitchen. Restaurants having an open kitchen is still a valued aspect of dining out to this day, especially in York.



I was kindly invited by Pizza Express to try out their Christmas menu and check out the new décor after their recent refurbishment at York Designer Outlet. Both inside and outside the restaurants has a fresh and new atmosphere, focusing on links to York Racecourse within the décor.



We were handed the festive menu to choose our food from, so I decided to have the dough balls (as they are always so incredible). Honestly, if you’ve never tried Pizza Express dough balls before, then you are really missing out. For my mum’s starter, she chose the Chicken Liver Paté, which came with caramelised red onion chutney, served with croutons and rocket, which was incredibly tasty and served as a generous portion.

For mains, I chose the maple glazed gammon Romana pizza, which consisted of Maple-glazed gammon, spiced apricot chutney and goat’s cheese finished with fresh parsley. My mum decided on a goats cheese pizza with salad in the middle. Other options include a roast dinner pizza, which caught my attention!



As we were both far too full to be eating desserts after so much delicious food, my mum decided to have a coffee and I chose the chocolate orange festive hot chocolate. Festive dessert options included, Snowball Dough Balls, which I would have had if I had any room left!


Pizza Express in York Designer Outlet is located just outside of York, and can be found upstairs in the food court area. The customer service was excellent, as the staff were extremely attentive, even though the particular day I visited was very busy. I love that the interior is inspired by York Racecourse. Even though the festive period is now over, if you get the opportunity I would highly recommend visiting the refurbished Pizza Express and seeing it for yourself.

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