The Pizza Express in Charlotte Street certainly has an edge over Langham Place when it comes to ambience. Inside, Charlotte Street is rather crowded, with the tables very close together. However, the huge windows and clear glass means there is plenty of natural light inside – making the place feel larger and more inviting, rather than giving the at times gloomy atmosphere of Langham Place Pizza Express.
The staff here seem cheerier too, though unusually much keener to serve food than to get paid. And I apologise for clearly causing our waiter a personal slight, verging on heartbreak, for not having a desert. I hope he didn’t go into the back room to break down in tears.
That’s two down, 126 to go.