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Jamie’s Italian – Eating out in London

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Posted: November 24, 2011

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.

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