Where we ate:
Pizza Express, Lloyds Avenue, Ipswich
Friday night was date night as Jake took me to Pizza Express. We had planned to go to the restaurant on the docks, but after a mix-up (it turns out he’d booked for Thursday night, instead of Friday – men, eh!), we had to eat at the other branch. Although the views weren’t as good (it’s perfect watching the boats, particularly when the sun is setting), the meal was lovely as always.
What we drank:
Jake – coke
Me – San Pellegrino sparkling water
What we ate:
Dough balls to start
Jake – Polpette Bolognese (spiced Bolognese sauce, beef meatballs, fiery roquito peppers, mozzarella, rocket and grana padano) Romana
Me – Pollo ad Astra Leggera
Toffee fudge glory (shared)
Pizza Express has a couple of new additions as part of its summer menu, including new starters, pizzas, a salad and a couple of desserts. I always go for the same thing though – the Pollo ad Astra Leggera, which is possibly my most favourite pizza ever, combining all my favourite toppings. I’m not one of those people that goes out to restaurants and then eats healthily because I’m on a diet, but the pizza comes in at 500 calories and is perfect for someone like me, who can’t manage a whole pizza! I always tell myself I’ll try something different, but I never do! I guess it’s good to stick with what you like!
We always share the dough balls and you can’t go to Pizza Express without having them! Although, I think there used to be 12 in a portion – you now only get eight (I normally have two or three and let Jake have the rest). We always share the sundae afterwards as well – although I have the wafer! I keep meaning to try something from the Dolcetti menu though, where you can order a small pud and coffee. Again, perfect for someone like me who has a small appetite, and a sweet tooth.
Other than the earlier mishap (I’m so glad I decided to wear flats!), I had a really lovely evening and it was nice to go out, as we don’t always. I’ve already decided next time I’ll be trying the superfood salad and possibly ordering a side of polenta chips. Maybe, we’ll even get a table quayside.