Pinner, near to Harrow on the Hill
Free parking on the high street after 18:30
We downloaded a Money Saving expert voucher which gave us a two for the price of one discount at a Prezzo restaurant. I have read some reviews about this Italian style restaurant chain that have a number of restaurants across the United Kingdom. Asides from the discount offer, we also wanted to visit a nice upmarket and well presented pizza and pasta restaurant that was well located close to where we live and we took it from there. My siblings have visited other locations of Prezzo in the past and were pleased with there previous visits. A friend of mine, did however note that the restaurant does get quite busy especially in the evenings and it is a good idea in avoiding some disappointment, to telephone the local restaurant and book a table in advance. My parents went away and we decided that a good value restaurant visit was on the cards at this particular Prezzo restaurant. This particular restaurant is located on Pinner’s high street where there are a lot of wining and dining facilities. Other competitors on Pinner high street include Chez Brassiere which looked really inviting from an outside look through their windows. The prices of Chez brassiere do by comparison tend to be higher than Prezzo and Pizza Express. Another thing of interest is that this is an Italian style of restaurant and naturally the foods on the menu include pasta, pizza, grilled foods, salads as well as good starter dishes. A slightly off topic, yet factual point to note is that Pizza Express restaurants do not have a presence even in Italy. Somehow I would doubt that Prezzo restaurants have an outlet in Milan or Rome. I also have visited the Prezzo restaurant in Horsham in West Sussex which was fairly similar, just that the Horsham restaurant I found was more openly presented in terms of its tables and chair layout. The food quality I found slightly consistent to the quality of the Pinner restaurant visit.
Ambience and Décor
On the whole I found this to be nicely inviting on first impressions. The lights were dimmed during our evening visit. I would guess it would make a perfect lunch time treat, though we visited it during the evening, where it was quiet at first, though after we sat down for a few minutes plenty of customers were entering this restaurant. The slow music was played nicely and not too loud which enabled us to have a nice conversation between us and we were made to feel very relaxed and unrushed in terms of the service we had received. There were nice seating chair arrangements that were largely metal tables and chairs. The chairs had a ‘wicker’ seating effect and the table had a wooden top which we found good in that it complimented the walls and the place generally. The whole restaurant had a rustic and modern feel to it, the floors were wooden throughout the restaurant which also were spotlessly clean and tidy.