Last week, I heard about the opening of a new Pizza Express *and* the PR were looking for blogger reviews. Be still my beating heart, if you know me, you’ll know I *love* pizza, I reference it in like 83% of my posts.
So, I grabbed Youtuber Josie Peaches, and we jumped the train to Formby (<3) on Friday evening for some dinner and a couple of beveraginies (if you know, you know, you know?).
Because we love our food, Josie & I shared literally everything, nothing new there, I swear she’s still got a top of mine from 2003. Honestly, I didn’t have 6 courses to myself, like would I ever…I mean it’s not like I’ve ever been called out by 3 different people during one night for how much food I ate from the buffet.
Of course I must say, the cost of the dinner was gratis for PR purposes, this is not a paid post and all opinions, images, calories consumed, bloating and weight gain is my own.
Ever hear the joke about the pizza?
“Wait, I can’t tell it, it’s too cheesy”
This Sloe Prosecco, made with Sloe Gin, Prosecco and a Raspberry (well I got a strawberry, but such is the modern world!) was DELICIOUS. It was so tasty and easy to drink, the fact that it was served to me by the loveliest hostess Megan made it taste all the more sweeter. Megan served us all evening and was nothing but a dream, a real testament to the team at the Formby restaurant.
Penne for your thoughts, sir?
Pennette Formaggi was like a little love bundle of cheese and carbs. This was so tasty, and just the right portion size for a starter, it was served super fast, and piping hot too – just how I like it!.
Josie chose a classic bruschetta dish to start. The bread was cooked to perfection, the toppings were fresh and light, we certainly made the most of it by dipping it in the cheese sauce of my pasta, I know we are absolute animals. Told ya we loved food *aint no shame*.
Whats a dogs favourite pizza?
This beautiful angel is a Padana Pizza, topped with goat’s cheese, mozzarella, tomato, caramelised onion, spinach, red onion and garlic oil it is definitely rich. Extremely tasty – so much so that I couldn’t wait to eat it I forgot to take a picture of Josies “Pollo ad Astra” pizza.
I am a proper chips girl, the humble spud is mans best friend, so I was sad to hear Pizza Express don’t serve regular fries. The Polenta Fries on offer are a really *really* yummy alternative though, and complimented the carb overload of the humungous pizza I ordered!
If you had to choose between losing weight and chocolate.. would you pick dark, milk or white?
Chocolate is my second favourite c word after cheese, so naturally I picked the most chocolatey desert on the menu. This melt in the middle Chocolate Fondant was amazing, soft warm, gooey, creamy and sweet I was in heaven.
How about this for a desert – a biscuit lovers dream come true “sweet honeycomb and chocolate pieces in a light cream topping on a layer of salted caramel and crunchy biscuit’ this was so sweet and gorgeous (like me obvs).
The decor theme, is a nod to the history of the seaside, and the local “Lifeboat Road”, where in 1776 the very first lifeboat station was built. I have to say I loved the fact that as a franchise, Pizza Express took this on board 😉 as I do believe the residents are proud of the heritage and will quite like this tribute. It certainly seemed that way on Friday, as the restaurant was so busy. This definitely didn’t take away from the service we received which I am happy to say was absolutely flawless, I am looking forward to visiting again the next time I visit Formby. As the restaurant was quite busy, I didn’t want to disturb too many of the guests with my photography, but here are some snaps of the lovely decor! I highly recommend if you’re local, you should visit! Or if you’re not, make a day of it, the quaint village is peppered with charity shops, and the pine woods and famous Sefton Coastline and sand dunes is just a short walk away. I hope you like these pictures!