PizzaExpress has converted its London Aldwych restaurant on The Strand into a vegan pop-up.

The fully vegan menu includes plant-based iterations of the brand’s signature pizza toppings, as well as new starters, sides and salads.

PizzaExpress has been working with plant-based meat company Jack & Bry for just over a year to develop an exclusive vegan pepperoni that will feature across the menu Pizza options include the Sloppy Vegan, using Quorn pieces, jackfruit ‘pepperoni’, and vegan mozzarella.

The opening of the pop-up, which is set to run through the autumn, comes ahead of the launch of PizzaExpress’ new menu that will be available across its 375-strong estate from this week.

Shadi Halliwell, chief customer officer at PizzaExpress, said: “Our new vegan menu is so wide ranging and delicious that it deserves a pizzeria of its own – so that’s exactly what we did.

“Vegan PizzaExpress is our first restaurant that will serve our vegan menu exclusively and is a true showcase of these authentic flavours that we’ve been perfecting since 1965. We’re thrilled to finally open the doors and can’t wait to welcome everyone from across London and beyond as they come to enjoy our wonderful new vegan menu.”