Enjoying Local Food – Jamie’s Italian

Enjoying Local Food – Jamie’s Italian

Jamie’s Italian is the new cat in town restaurant-wise, situated in Gunwharf it bears it’s namesake’s stamp of food approval and more importantly; his financial backing. And it shows. The place does look pretty awesome, think modern gastro-warehouse with a faint whiff of rustic vintage-ness. After a quick drink at the bar we were shown to our table where a waiter with impeccable manners made sure that we were well taken care of. The food itself was good and extremely well presented, we shared the olives on ice, a cured meat plank for two and fried squid for starters, for mains I opted for the Ligurian fish stew (I recommend) and Emily went for the steamed sea bass (more sauce would of been welcomed). All of this was washed down with one of the best Montepulciano’s ever. Instead of dessert we opted for a couple of cocktails, great way to round off a great evening. Jamie’s Italian has definitively upped the stakes in the Gunwharf restaurant game, both in terms of style and quality. We went on a week night and the place was packed, let’s hope that the other establishments will start following suit. Massive thanks to Meg for inviting us in for the meal.

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  1. Lilian

    12 August

    I could wax lyrical about that place, absolutely love it! Had a lush truffle risotto when I was there. And they make a KILLER mojito. Coming from a family of Cubans, that’s a super big deal 😉

  2. Stu

    15 August

    We visited on Sunday evening (14th Aug) and were all very dissapointed. The decor completely outshone the food and the service was average. The mains were as suspected, chain-style-plates. I ordered the spaghetti bolognese which looked amazing on paper (The old school classic ragu of beef, pork, herbs, chianti and parmesan with crunchy herby breadcrumbs)
    but was a sad dry bundle of pasta with a ragu that had basically gone awol. A couple of our friends ordered a ‘three scoop icream’ for desert, that turned out to be a ‘two 1/2 scoops’ served in what can only be described as an egg cup. This was brought to the attention of the waiter, who agreed that the portion was ‘very small’. It is unfortunately what it is, another chain restaurant with a celebrity chef name to it.

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