Put your hands up if you love pizza!
All hands up in the air?
Yup – exactly as I thought!
Which is why I was thrilled and jumped at the chance to attend a PR evening to launch the fabulous newly refurbished Pizza Hut restaurant in Reading’s Oracle Shopping Centre, with a handful of other lovely bloggers.
As I said at the time ‘ who doesn’t LOVE pizza’, count me in!
So, of course I was there with bells on.
Basically, the premise of the evening was to ‘re-introduce’ us to the well known restaurant chain which, through 2014 has undergone little bit of an overhaul, and when I say ‘little bit’ – I mean MAJOR!
The Pizza Hut Restaurant, Reading, is now just one of the first locations to already have launched this brand new look eatery and and I must say I was rather excited to take a peek myself.
I remember visiting Pizza Hut with my family quite a few years ago now as an ‘after school’ treat for dinner or with my friends on special occasions such as birthday parties.
So as I walked into the restaurant filled with memories from the past – (freely admitting to the fact its been rather a long while since my last visit), I was rather taken aback at the scene laid out in front of me.
I had walked into a busy and vibrant American Diner styled restaurant, with brightly upholstered booths, neon signs over food stations, pop-art posters adorning the walls and some rather fun and quirky lighting throughout.
Then something else hit me.
It had a bar!
This really WAS different to the Pizza hut as I remembered it!
It was the perfect place to pull up a bar stool and sit chatting with your friends over some pre- dinner drinks, or to sit with your family in the stalls provided for those with littler legs perhaps!!
The addition of a bar will only feature in a select few of the larger establishments and has been one of the more ‘major’ of the restaurants transformations, serving a host of beverages to suit all, from alcoholic milkshakes and cocktails served in jam jars, to as full a range of non-alcoholic milkshakes, soft drinks and ‘mocktails’.
The menu at Pizza Hut has also been vastly improved, so, in addition to the well known and well loved pizza favourites it now boasts a far greater variety of pizzas and base choices, ‘sides’ such as onion rings, BBQ wings, buckets of chips and fun and tasty sharing platters. There is also a salad bar serving as much as you can eat salad- though, personally I chose to save this ‘extra’ room for a further slice of pizza!!
And for those of you still not full up after all of that – there’s the amazing Ice Cream station – which surely will be a massive hit with any of the younger clientele!
So, Pizza Hut is well and truly back in the game!
With its total overhaul and a pretty much all encompassing menu, the new look Pizza Hut caters for many different taste palettes and I’m sure could please even the fussiest of little mouths!!
I believe its almost bridged a gap in a the market, as it was only the other day I overheard a lady looking for somewhere to take her younger family for a bite to eat one evening in a fun and friendly environment.
Having visited the new Pizza Hut, this is now the place I would thoroughly recommend as it has perfectly and rather cleverly blended together an environment suited to all.
Which is why I can’t wait to take my family along to try it out for themselves too!
I really was very impressed indeed!
To find your nearest Pizza Hut restaurant visit here!!
Which is also why I want you to have the chance to experience it for yourselves too!
*** It’s Giveaway Time! ***
I have not just one, but TWO vouchers worth £40 each to giveaway to two very lucky readers.
A fabulous way to ease you gently in to 2015 don’t you think!!!
Good luck everyone!!
And it’s over!
Well done to Robyn Logan and Sandra Rubery
Your gift vouchers will be winging their way to you and I really hope you both enjoy your meals at the fabulous new Pizza Hut restaurant.
I love veggie pizzas, lots of peppers and mushrooms 🙂
Spicy beef, red onion and mushrooms…..with cheese stuffed crust.
I’m hungry now 😀 x
black olives and spinach
Ham and mushroom, with garlic. Yum!
pizza hut wooooooooo love it 🙂
I love pepperoni – nothing like Pizza Hut pizza….it’s lush!
Ham and pineapple
I love a plain cheese pizza with a BBQ base & stuffed crust!
Goat’s cheese, caramelised onions and veg
Definitely pepperoni! deeeelicious 🙂
omg I really want pizza now….
I love a spicy beef pizza with peppers and red onion, so yummy.
I prefer just cheese or cheese and onion and sweetcorn!
Barbacoa beef, yummy x
Ham and pineapple
Goats cheese, black olives, red onion, mushrooms, and sweetcorn x
ham and pineapple
Ham and pineapple
Pepperoni, ham and cheese
BBQ chicken…making me hungry just thinking about it!!
I make my own flatbread pizza with loads of veggies and quorn pepperoni on it, it’s heaven on a plate!
Pepperoni and meatballs
I love spicy chicken but to be honest I love ALL pizza!
I love spicy chicken! Although to be honest I really love ALL pizza!
Favourite topping ? Pepproni, olives & onions (10 minute gargle with mouthwash afterwards 🙂 )
Ham, pineapple and green peppers!
Ham & Mushroom for me!!! yummy <3
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I tend to go for meaty toppings, but occasionally I like a pizza with olives, anchovies etc.
I love sweet chilli chicken but my kids love pepperoni or marguerita
goats cheese and spinach
Marguerita and Pineapple
Cheese, tomato and pineapple!
goats cheese and spinach!
I had a chicken mayonnaise pizza while on holiday in South Africa, it was amazing.
Ham and pineapple.
Depends what mood I am in. I love pepperoni but sometimes ham and pineapple but then I love spicy chicken pizzas!!
Pepperoni and black olives
seafood with onions, mushrooms and pineapple.
Ham and pineapple
plain cheese and tomato
It has to be black olives and pepperoni, yummy!
Anything with pineapple – we usually add it to a meat feast!
tons of veggies….peppers, red onion, sweetcorn, courgette’s
love the Pizza hut Americano
Ham and pineapple
pepperoni and red onion 🙂
Spicy Meats x
Lots of yummy veggies, mushrooms, sweetcorn, peppers. And some pineapple 🙂
Tuna and onion 🙂
I love a combination of ham, anchovies, mushrooms and black olives!
Pepperoni – delicious!
Pepperoni & pineapple
I love pineapple on my pizza.
I love pepperoni with as many veg as I can have – mushrooms, peppers, sweetcorn.
I like chicken and sweetcorn on my pizza but it has to have barbeque sauce.
When I was pregnant on LM I couldn’t get enough of ham and pineapple pizza and ate it all the time. Never liked before or since mind, bleugh!
Mushrooms and cheese
chicken, sweetcorn and pepper
Just cheese! You can’t go wrong!!
Chicken, red obion, peppers and chilli.
Or even red onion!
Chicken and/or ham with sweetcorn and/or mushrooms.
And my daughter is happy at Pizza Hut as long as we order the pizza with Cheesy Bites. 🙂
Cheese, cheese and more cheese 3:)
spinach and ricotta
I like veggie even though I’m not vegetarian. Although I put chorizo on a pizza the other day and that was tasty.
Spicy chicken and sweetcorn
Apparently I am disgusting, but I love a Hawaiian with extra jalapenos!
Cheese & onion
For me it has to be bbq chicken and onion 🙂
love chicken and pinapple NICE AND SWEET HAS WELL
Ham and pineapple, although its close as I love lots of others
Ham, mushroom and green peppers.
Myself, hubby and son love meat feast, daughter loves cheese and tomato
My favourite, and they do it in Pizza Hut, and its like BBQ with chicken, it’s delicious!
I love ham and mushroom 🙂
I prefer my pizza unadulterated 🙂
chicken and sweet peppers
Pepperoni and chicken
My toppings are cheese and red onions together!
Any type of chicken, plain, spicy, BBQ, chicken chicken and more chicken
Pizza Hut looks great now – I haven’t been in one for ages! My fave topping is cheese, and tomato with maybe a bit of red onion and some black olives added.
good old tomato, cheese and mushroom 🙂
Ham, Pineapple, Mushroom & Pineapple
Ham & Pineapple! Yum!
Pepperoni and mushroom
mushroom and sweetcorn yum
Spinach and a fried egg – lovely!
bolognese the sloppier the better
Plain margherita for me – leaving room for desert!
Pepperoni and cheese.
I love meaty toppings.. It would have to be chicken
always mushrooms.. they’re so yum!
Chicken and pineapple, mmmmmmm
Chicken and sweetcorn!
I adore BBQ Chicken 🙂
BBQ Chicken! its the best.
My fave pizza topping is ham, pineapple & sweetcorn- can’t beat it!
SPICY CHICKEN,ONIONS AND JALEPENOS,Very Fiery!
CHEESE, TOMATO, ONIONS, MUSHROOM, JALAPENO, CHICKEN
Ham & Pineapple – an old classic!
pepperoni and red onion
meat feast for me
Jalapenos!! love anything hot!
sweet chilli chicken
Its either double cheese or pepperoni in this house, although both times I was pregnant I couldn’t get enough of hawaiian pizza, or frankly any pizza as long as it involved pineapple..as soon as the babies popped out the pineapple stopped being so appetizing!
it has to be ham chicken and pineapple
I love Ham, pineapple, sweetcorn and mushrooms started to eat this when I was pregnant over 6 years ago 🙂
Vegetarian, so your standard mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes and pineapple x
Chicken (better if barbecue flavoured)
i normally choose a meat feast
I always order BBQ chicken with stuff crust.
Pepperoni and chicken 🙂
A Meat Feast – Pepperoni, Sausage, Ham with Red Onions!
I love double cheese with chicken x
My favourite topping is tuna and red onion
Pepperoni, Mushrooms and Onions
LOVE A VEGGIE SIZZLER ON AN ITALIAN BASE 😀
Pepperoni when I am rocking it old school – goats cheese and rocket when I’m living it a little lighter
BBQ Chicken 😛
I don’t usually mind, but pineapple is a no no on pizza, sorry
Ham and pineapple yummy!
Feta & black olives.
Pepperoni & Cheese
Jalepenos, mushrooms and pineapple
pepperoni and peppers
I love anything meaty on my pizza! 🙂
Looks fab, Pizza Hut is always a winner but new makeover looks great. Pineapple is always my favourite Pizza topping! xx
Pineapple….and mushroom 🙂
Chicken and Pineapple
Pepperoni and pineapple
A bar, how amazing! I didn’t know bloggy things happened in Reading! My favourite pizza topping is deffo ham and pineapple!
I love BBQ Haiwaiian x
Lots of hot peppers!
anchovies, tomato and jalapeno
Pepperoni om nom nom
pepperoni and pineapple
Pepperoni with peppers. Yum!!
Im very boring…its margherita
jalapenos and pepperoni
Mushrooms, peppers, tomato, pepperoni and pineapple
I love spicy chicken 🙂
Oh & forgot to mention favourite topping is pepperoni on it’s own- I have simple tastes lol!
Went there recently with my two girls and was impressed with the menu. Can’t wait to go again!
Anything with jalapenos!
Pepperoni and onions
i love bbq chicken!
cheese and onion
Cheese topping and more cheese, really like cheese~ is that just cheesy? haha
I love the vegetarian pizza.
Goats cheese, artichoke and Palma ham!
Pepperoni, meatballs, ham, garlic sauce and bacon
I love all pizza but my favourite toppings have to be ham & mushroom yum yum!
tuna and pineapple
Ham & Pineapple
roast chicken, bacon and mushroom yum!!! The updated menu options look fab think we’ll be going to one soon!
I love Pepperoni, red onion, peppers, mushrooms with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese x
I like my pizza’s really cheesy so often go for the 4 cheese.
Roquitto peppers 🙂
Good old mushrooms 🙂
Chicken, mushrooms and onion
I love black olives on mine, also green/red peppers, mushrooms and onion
Mine is cheese and tomato on a nice thin and crispy base. Thanks for the yummy giveaway.
Mushrooms, tomatoes and anchovies….ooh my mouth is watering!
mushrooms yum 🙂 thanks x
Pepperoni for me
Pepperoni/the new yorker which has pepperoni/bacon/sausage. SO GOOD
I’m not a vegetarian, but my favourite pizza is. Sweetcorn, onion, tomatoes, cheese , peppers & mushrooms.
Has to be pepperoni
I love ham & pineapple xx
olives, pineapple,sweetcorn and mushroom with a few cheeky red jalapenos
I love chicken and sweetcorn
Full house x
I like Meat Feast! Always feel very guilty afterwards though!
pepper and mushroom
Chicken and Mushroom! We’re simpletons 😉
Olives, mushrooms, ham and tomato. Although, I love pizza so much, I would eat any variation. I once had a banana and tuna pizza, and it was quite nice.
I like Pepperoni
I love jalapeño toppings…
I love tuna, peppers, onion and oregano yum yum x
I love jalapenos on my pizza
Pepperoni and mozzarella is my favourite topping.
Chicken & peppers nom 🙂
Vegetable – peppers, onion, mushrooms and sweetcorn!
Pizza Margherita for me – love the simple cheese and tomato topping on a thin crisp base
Olives, with anything! I love lots of cheese too, anchovies, bacon, anything salty!
i love a meat feast lots of onion aswell and garlic sauce mmmmmmmmmmm
I love making my own and like to put caramelised onion on it …delicious!
Love the veggie toppings – Mushroom, green peppers, sweetcorn and red onion
Spicy beef and mixed peppers
Pepperoni, mushroom, onion, sweet corn, peppers, lots of cheese
Pepperoni, mushrooms and chorizo.
bacon and mushroom is my favourite
chicken, mushroom and extra mozzarella!! 🙂
Ham and pineapple, it shouldn’t taste good but it sooo does!
Hot spicy and then cover it with the chilli flakes from the jar on the table!
Marguerita for me.
classic pepperoni is my all time favourite! Simple and delicious!
Chicken & sweetcorn is my favourite x
Ham and sweetcorn! 🙂 my son wants to try out the turtles pizza! 🙂
Tuna, Pineapple, Spicy peppers, onion 🙂 I know im weird ha-ha! Would love to be considered for my son he loves pizza hut Hope you had great Christmas x
I’m quite traditional & like ham & cheese, especially brie & perhaps a few black olives.
Ham is the best pizza topping
ham and pineapple!
Sliced hotdog, chicken, sweetcorn and ham
Definitely Tuna and Sweetcorm YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Ham and mushroom
mushroom is my favourite x
I’m a bit boring and just like a good old margarita!
Ham and pineapple is my favourite pizza topping.
Spicy Ground Beef
Pepperoni and loads of cheese!
my favourite pizza topping is spicy beef and mushroom
Grilled veggies 😉
YUM. GREAT PRIZE.
CHICKEN AND HAM – ITALIAN BASE.
I always used to love Hawaiian with chicken but more recently I like chicken with peppers and onion.
BBQ chicken, with loads of cheese x
it’s about time pizza hut caught up with the rest, always thought it looked a bit tired, hope this new make over is rolling out sooner rather than later, it looks fab! 🙂
Ham and pineapple. yum 🙂 x
My favourite topping is pepperoni
Always margherita. So boring but love it
love pizza hut I’m gluten free so am delighted they do a range for me a great family night out
Egg and spinach
On Bangkok I had a seafood pizza with a seafood sauce, now my favourite.
my favourite topping is garlic chicken and mushroom
I’m pretty boring now and tend to stick with cheese feast. Sometimes too many toppings can make the base go soggy and no-one likes a soggy bottom!
Pepperoni is delicious!
ham and pimeapple. Can’t beat it. I love the salad bar too! Will definitely give the new updated one ago!
I love anchovies but the children don’t so we usually go for Chicken which is my next favourite topping
I love chicken and sweetcorn!
That all sounds really good, it’s about time they had a makeover! Our local pizza Hut is next to a Pizza Express and I would usually choose the latter over PH but after reading this I’d be up for giving PH a chance!
Hawaiian with Mushrooms and olives!
Garlic, spinach and egg
I love veggies with pineapple. Tasty!
Pepperoni or meat feast!
Ham & Pineapple
Ham and pineapple
Plain old margarita for me!
My fave is chicken and sweetcorn 🙂 x
BBQ Chicken mmmm!
Chicken, pineapple, mushroom & sweetcorn….. yum!
Ham and Pineapple
Cheese and tomato!
Sausage & tomato
Chicken and peppers hmm!
Cheese and tomato
Sounds fab! Had given up on Pizza Hut in favour of a different chain but may well give it a whirl again now x
Chicken and Pineapple
tuna and prawn
I always go for the veggie options, anything with mushrooms, peppers, olives is always good for me! Looks fab x
Ooh it has to be ham chicken and pineapple xx
I love Hawaiian. In my opinion, pizza is always perfected with the addition of pineapple and/ or sweetcorn. Is that weird? The new Pizza Hut sounds brilliant. Pizza and jam jar cocktails has to be a winning combination. Hugs Mrs H xxxx
Mushroom, olives and extra cheese for me!
I’m very boring when it comes to Pizza, plain cheese and tomato for me every time. I haven’t been to a Pizza Hut for years but wow it looks super cool with this new make-over! Now going to enter you giveaway. Fingers crossed!
I am a bit weird- I like tuna and onion topping most of all! Sounds fab, not been in a long time but fingers crossed I win as Id love a date night with Mr F x
Ooh it’s looks fab! I loved going there as a child and Luke’s boys love it too. My favourite topping is a very retro ham and pineapple! Xx
I love a meat feast topping