In the scenic canal area of Leeds, just opposite the landmark Royal Amouries Museum, is the Clarence Dock outpost of Pizza Express. This nationwide chain of restaurants is ideally located for a number of Leeds-based activities, whether you’re taking a tour along the River Aire and fancy a bite to eat, or if you’ve popped into the city centre for shopping or work and want somewhere relaxed and reliably excellent to retire for a rejuvenating meal.
This restaurant has a massive outdoor seating area, so enjoy an al fresco glass of wine and a pizza if it’s a lovely day. However, even if the weather is inclement, the light and airy restaurant will still make you feel as if you’re on a riverside trattoria, as the restaurant is flooded with natural light in the daytime and enjoys all the lights and sights of the city at night, making it the perfect place for a special celebration or a romantic date. Inside, enjoy the warm colour palette of browns, reds and creams, which reflects the tasty food well and even helps to work up your appetite.
The menu is mouth-watering, and it’s difficult to know what to choose. The pizzas are often too good to share, but the great value of this restaurant means you can afford to go over and over again to sample more of the menu, or just enjoy your favourite dishes, as many diners do. The bestselling dough balls with garlic butter are a crowd-pleasing starter, definitely something to try if you’ve not done so already. For your main course, we recommend the Romana base with the unusual Veneziana pizza, a rich yet tasty pizza with pine kernels, olives, sultanas and plenty of mozzarella cheese. For dessert, go for one of the bestselling tiramisus or a caffé reale dish of figs, cinnamon and a spices white wine syrup with mascarpone.
Students can enjoy a UniDays + NUS discount here. Please contact the restaurant for more information.
Pizza Express is definitely the place to go for amazing pizza if you’re looking for somewhere that caters for the whole family. If you’re looking for an excellent restaurant is a breath-taking location, head to Clarence Dock and visit this nationwide favourite soon.