It was just before 6 pm and we were tired, wet and hungry. We went for fish and chips at a nearby pub instead.
As we walked back to the theatre 15 minutes before the show, we decided to squeeze in a cheeky drink at Jamie's Italian only to realise that it was their soft launch week! And that they were offering a 50% discount on food!
Our faces fell! We had to come back! So we made a reservation for lunch the next afternoon and oh boy, this was a fabulous experience.
First of all this is a huge restaurant at Piccadilly Circus with 4 floors including the basement and a charming roof top that is filled with italian herb planters.
If you see the place you will realise a lot of time, energy and money has been spent on doing it up.
A big shout out to the staff. They have been trained very well, are friendly and helpful :) Believe me thats a big plus in London!
Our lovely waitress, forgot to ask her name :(
Lets take a look at the meal!
Jamie's Liberta available exclusively at Jamie's Italian
Crystal Lager (local beer)
Live antipasti station where meat planks are prepared-
Our "Meat Plank" for two came with-
Prawn Linguine- Fried garlicky prawns, shaved fennel, tomatoes, chilli & rocket.
Seafood Bucatini- Tube spaghetti steamed in a bag with shellfish, crab, squid, capers, chilli, garlic, white wine & sweet tomatoes! Tube spaghetti captures all the juices and flavours making it yummy and succulent.
I have never had Italian food so flavourful before! The fact that they make their pasta fresh everyday is obvious and it's absolutely gorgeous!
30 Day Matured Prime Rib - 8oz bone-in steak with wild mushrooms, peppery endives & funky chips
I am usually not a big fan of steak but this one - medium with mushrooms was absolutely delish. Chips really are funky as they come with a nice herb & garlic kick.
Well it looks like we had a meat & seafood overload, but there are enough options on the menu for all you vegans out there ;)
Plank perfect for those who cant decide!
Dining at Jamie's Italian is an experience. A one that is totally worth every penny. Even without the discount food is not badly priced at all for central London.
Before signing off I must mention the crazy WC as well. The flush is branded as "The Oliver"!
I cant decide why I love this place - delicious food, little quirks here and there or simply because it's Jamie Oliver!! Hello!!? He is just too good ;)
Will we go again? Definitely yes :)
A meal for two with a meat plank and dessert should cost approximately £50! (Minus drinks)
We are always exploring chic & stylish places to eat! If you would like us to do more such posts, let us know!
See you soon xoxo