I’m starting to incorporate more lifestyle related posts on my blog, and with me being a massive foodie it was only going to be a matter of time until I posted a food related post! Me and Aaron went up to Derby the other day and done a little bit of shopping at the McArthur Glen Outlet. When all the shops shut we thought we would grab a bite to eat to miss the rush hour traffic going back to Oxford (perfect excuse!). I had never noticed the Pizza Express restaurant there before so we thought we would give it a try since we don’t normally eat pizzas out, I’m much more of a burger lover!
The restaurant was spacious and you could see the chefs working hard making the pizzas, I love it when places do this as it’s interesting to see them making your food! We ordered some garlic cheesy dough balls to start with which are my favourite, if I ever go somewhere and they sell these I always order them. Then for my main I ordered the Romana 65’s Margarita Bufala pizza which is part of their new spring menu. Now I LOVE mozzarella and this has extra torn buffalo mozzarella on top along with tomato, fresh basil, oregano and garlic oil. As the base of this pizza is really thin you can’t pick it up but instead have to eat it with a knife and fork, which is something I do anyway. It was delicious and even though I was full after eating it, I found the pizza to be quite light.
Aaron went for the Calzone Classico which if you don’t know is a pizza folded in half! We actually didn’t realise this at the time as we had never ordered one before, we thought it was going to arrive like a normal pizza. I did try some and it was delicious and crunchy, Aaron finished all of it so was a hit with him too! The Classico came with lots of topping including four meats, mozzarella, tomatoes, gran milano cheese and herbs. As it’s folded in half everything melted together and was a perfect combination.
When we left we were told that it’s the first Pizza Express that offers breakfast, hopefully the one in Oxford will start offering that too although that could be very dangerous if they did! Overall we both really enjoyed our meals and is somewhere that we would definitely go back to.