Jamie’s Italian restaurants have opened up everywhere. I have been to the one in Kingston upon Thames, Shaftesbury Avenue and then walked past the one in Threadneedle Street. If you are looking for a good quality meal at a reasonable price, pop over to Jamie’s.
Jamie’s gets really busy so I would suggest you get there dead on six to avoid waiting for a long time. All the restaurants have a bar area, the one I went to the one in Shaftesbury Avenue, had a terrace with outdoor heaters so we could wait outside with our starters and drinks.
Starters and Main course
There is a huge choice at Jamie’s Italian. You really should go there hungry. For starters I shared the bread basked with olive oil and balasamic vinegar(£3.75) and also had the crispy stuffed rice balls (but you only get 3). For mains I had the “happy” chicken (£13.25) which is marinated in thyme & garlic and has a tomato, olive and chilli sauce. I also had the humble green salad as a side (£3.25), quite refreshing with the mint dressing. Jamie’s is vegetarian friendly, there is a wide selection of pastas and salads and side dishes. The wild mushroom panzerotti was recommended. Check out the photos of dinner below.
I love dessert and tend to go for the chocolate cake and ice cream option. At Jamie’s, I had the ultimate brownie with honeycomb ice cream – so delicious. The ice cream option includes a selection of three different flavours for £4.50. I previously had the Italian ice cream bomb which is Panettone, candied fruit, ricotta & ice cream with hot chocolate sauce. Again a must have for those chocoholics.
A meal for two including starters and dessert with a couple of drinks came to £60.00. It is quite reasonable, but it is in another league to the Pizza Express and Zizis. Treat your partner to a meal out at Jamie’s and when your feeling up to, learn how to cook Jamie’s style.