Pizz Express Autumn Menu 2016

A couple of weekends ago my friend Kirsty and I went out for a meal to try the new Autumn and Winter menu at Pizza Express in Coventry Belgrade Plaza. We were both really excited to go to Pizza Express and in our past experience we’ve enjoyed eating there as every dish is always so fresh and extremely tasty! Our visit to Belgrade Plaza was no different this time around and the new offerings on the Pizza Express Autumn and Winter menu are a real treat for any Italian lovers out there.

Pizz Express Autumn Menu 2016

For our starter we chose to share Dough Balls Doppio (£7.60) which was a sharing portion of the famous Pizza Express Dough Balls with a trio of dips. The dips were garlic butter which is always a firm favourite, pestorissa and harissa which is a deliciously spiced tomato dip. The dips and Dough Balls were delicious and we could have easily had more.

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For our mains we went for the Basilicata Romana (£13.20) which is a thin based pizza topped with lamb, mint and chilli meatballs, red onion, mozzarella and garlic oil placed on a capia pepper and tomato based finished with rocket, shaved Gran Milano cheese and basil pesto.What a treat indeed! The other main we chose was the Pennette Bolognese (£10.65) which was also absolutely delicious and nothing like your typical bolognese. It had a gorgeous rich beef, porcini mushroom, tomato and garlic bolognese sauce with pennette pasta and then finished with some Gran Milano cheesy goodness and some lovely fresh pasta. The mains certainly didn’t disappoint and left us full but we still had room for some pudding, of course.

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The puddings certainly did not disappoint. We went for the Chocolate Brownie (£5.60) which was a sweet but not too sickly brownie made using gluten-free flour, services with vanilla gelato, strawberry, fresh mint and icing sugar. The other show stopped had to be the new Chocolate Fondant (£6.60) which was simply divine and for someone who doesn’t usually go for a chocolate pudding, I would recommend this to anyone. It was a lovely rich and intense warm chocolate cake with a soft melting centre, served with vanilla gelato, fresh mint and icing sugar.

We both couldn’t fault our visit to Pizza Express and their new menus never fail to keep us interested and wanting to go back again soon for some more delicious Italian food.

View the full menu and book your table at Pizza Express on their website here!

Have you tried anything from the new Pizza Express Autumn and Winter Menu yet? Which new dish would you go for?

I was kindly offered a meal at Pizza Express free of charge for the purpose of this review, all opinions are my own

September Round Up

September will always be my favourite month as it’s my birthday and September normally means that I’m going on holiday and spending my birthday in the sun.

I feel that this year is going by at lightning speed, I genuinely can’t believe we’re in October already.

Overall September was one of the best months this year. As it was my 30th birthday my lovely work colleagues decorated my desk and bought me a cake with the most amazing New York themed topper they had custom made, Prosecco and some beautiful earrings.

September Round Up

I then jetted off to New York for a week to celebrate my birthday in style and have a much needed holiday and break with my boyfriend. We had the most wonderful time and New York is fast becoming one of my favourite cities and I will definitely be going back there in the next five years. We spent the week walking over 73 miles, using the subway, sightseeing and visiting some amazing places such as One World Observatory, Top of The Rock, Central Park, The Empire State Building and we also went on a sightseeing cruise which was fantastic as you could see amazing views such as the Manhattan Skyline, Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Honestly, I had the most amazing birthday and visited Central Park Zoo and in the evening we went to the Rainbow Room for dinner and celebratory cocktails and Prosecco where we had a phenomenal view of the Empire State Building and Central Park. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday but little did I know that my celebrations were going to continue weeks afterwards.

September Round Up

A week after I got back a group of my girl friends surprised me with an amazing afternoon tea where one of my best friends did a lot of home baking and one of them had booked for me to do a photo shoot which I did this weekend just gone, it was a lot of fun. I have absolutely wonderful friends, boyfriend and family who all made my birthday simply unforgettable.

What else have I been loving this month?

I tend to have a period over the summer where barely anything I want to watch is on TV. I tend to find that everything starts again in Autumn. For September I’ve been really loving The Night Of which is a crime, mystery miniseries based in New York and kind of reminds me of Broadchurch. I haven’t finished it yet but so far there are plenty of twists and turns to keep me hooked. And of course, September was the start of Strictly Come Dancing which I love, it always makes me want to dance. In October some of my other favourite programmes start up again, I’m so excited!

What have you been up to this September?

fullsizerender If I told you that you can have healthy breakfast waffles on Slimming World would you believe me? Probably not, I wouldn’t either. I have to say that I just love sweet waffles but calorie wise and syn wise, they aren’t worth it. When I was scouring the internet I found that Pinch of Nom and a lot of Slimming Worlders had been making syn free waffles which baffled me. I honestly wasn’t sure that they could be as good as the ones I would have usually bought but let me tell you, they are so easy and so tasty as well.


  • You will need a waffle mould which are really inexpensive.
  • 40g of Oats (add 6 syns if not using as your Healthy Extra B)
  • 75g of syn free yogurt. I used natural but I think vanilla would be nice as well.
  • 1 tbsp sweetener or less depending how sweet you want them (I tend to have Stevia)
  • 1 medium egg, whisked
  • An optional few drops of vanilla essence (or any other flavouring you wish)
  • You can use a variety of toppings but my favourites are fresh strawberries and raspberries.


  1. Mix your oats, egg, sweetener, essence of choice and yogurt together. I’ve seen it recommended to blitz them which I didn’t do but you can it you wish.
  2. Once you have the mixture at the consistency you want (if it’s too thick, blitz at this point) simply pour into your waffle mould.
  3. Bake the waffles at around 180ºc for around 15/20 minutes until the waffles are firm to touch and slightly brown.
  4. Take the waffles out of the mould and place them on a baking tray so they can cook to be golden brown. This takes around 5 minutes.
  5. Once your waffles are cooked all that’s left is to add your toppings and enjoy!