So Pizza Express has a new iPhone app that allows you to pay for your bill via PayPal thereby negating the need to wait for the waiter to turn up with the credit card machine. I got a chance to use it for the first time today.

Sat outside a sunny Pizza Express in Reading I requested the bill and then proceeded to whip out my iPhone and fire up the app. Using it is simplicity itself – you simply type in the number from the bottom of the bill and enter your PayPal details. Once done you receive a confirmation which says “Thank you for your payment, you can now leave the restaurant” which I duly did.

I had probably got less than 50 yards away from the restaurant before the waiter caught me up to ask me if I had paid the bill! So App fail there I think.