Using a Tastecard at Pizza Express

Using a Tastecard at Pizza Express- Save Money and Eat Gluten Free

While it’s fun to enjoy Michelin starred restaurants, sometimes you just want to chow down on pizza and save money. That’s why I was ecstatic when I received an email stating there was a major change in using a Tastecard at Pizza Express.

Using a Tastecard at Pizza Express

It’s amazing how many great London restaurants offer super deals for Tastecard holders. Mr. Sunny and I frequently plan our Sunny in London adventures around them. However, they nearly all require advance booking. UNTIL NOW!

I was notified via email that using a Tastecard at Pizza Express no longer means calling ahead to reserve a time. This is huge, Sunny friends. LAST MINUTE. PIZZA. ANYTIME.

So, Mr. Sunny and I immediately walked to our local Pizza Express to put the deal to use.

Using a Tastecard at Pizza Express

Mr. Sunny ordered his Starter for £4.95

Using a Tastecard at Pizza Express
Bruschetta Originale “Pizza Express” features tomatoes, red onions, garlic, fresh basil and pesto

I told the waiter I just wanted an entrée, and he promptly reminded me that the Tastecard gave us 2 for 1. So, I quickly ordered one of my favourites for £5.20.

Using a Tastecard at Pizza Express
Mozzarella & Tomato Salad is served with fresh basil pesto and extra virgin olive oil

They were delicious!

We both ordered from the Classic Pizza Menu for our Mains.

Mr. Sunny dined on the La Reine for £11.40

Using a Tastecard at Pizza Express
La Reine includes prosciutto cotto ham, olives and mushrooms

He was a bit sneaky and ordered extra pepperoni AND extra red onions when I wasn’t listening, but more about that later.

I ordered a gluten-free Fiorentina for £9.50.

Using a Tastecard at Pizza Express
Fiorentina features spinach, free-range egg, mozzarella, tomato, garlic oil, black olives and Gran Moravia cheese

Pizza Express features their Romana and Classic pizzas as gluten free options in an 11” base, with the exceptions of Sloppy Giuseppe, Diavolo, Polpette Bolognese and our Calzone and Leggera range.

Using a Tastecard at Pizza Express

This pizza was GLORIOUS!

When we received the bill, we were very happy, well…. Almost.

Using a Tastecard at Pizza Express

As you can see, we did save £14.20 through the promotion. However, Mr. Sunny got a big ear beating about his extras and TWO beers.

Using a Tastecard at Pizza Express

I’m not sure how I feel about the Children’s Food Trust Donation. Although it was clearly written in the menu under my pizza,

“A discretionary 25p will be donated on your behalf to the ‘Children’s  Food Trust’, the UK charity that has been getting children cooking since 2005”

I am still torn on my feelings about having this automatically added on the bill.

As you can see, using a Tastecard at Pizza Express is quite easy. If you don’t get carried away with additions and booze, it can be quite a deal. For Sunny friends who don’t have a Tastecard, you can receive it for a free 30 day trial if you request it on their website. I applied a few weeks ago and was thrilled at how quickly it arrived.

Can any of you recommend other great restaurant deals in London? More importantly, did I rain on Mr. Sunny’s parade by yapping about his extra pepperoni and Peronis? Should I have kept my mouth shut?


Using Tastecard at Pizza Express

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  1. You really can’t go wrong with Pizza Express and so useful to be able to use your taste card without pre-booking / warning in advance! I usually go for the leggera Pollo pizza so I don’t feel too guilty about going for pizza but its shame they don’t have a gluten-free version. Your Fiorentina looks gorge!!
    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

  2. I’m defending Mr. Sunny!!!!! Two beers does not seem unreasonable with a pizza loaded with extra pepperoni! Just think about how much you saved by using your Tastecard!!

  3. Look, I am a bit of a beer lover so may be on Mr Sunny’s side on this one 😉 I have never been to Pizza Express, looks delish!

    1. Sammy, he appreciates your support! in all honesty, two beers is hardly a big deal. I was just mad that we went to save money and the extras kind of defeated the purpose. All is well in the Sunny household though. 🙂

  4. Hi everyone I have received a free taste are to try out and want to find out what happens after it’s expired and I don’t want it anymore? Does that mean I’m automatically cancelled or I have for formally cancel this free taste card even if I have not even used it? Thanks

    1. Hello Charlene, and thank you for reading. I don’t represent Tastecard, so I can’t advise you formally. My free card ran out, so I just assume that if I want a new one that I could go to their website and pay whatever fee they’re charging for an annual card.

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