We were seated quickly and told the specials by our lovely waiter Michael who didn't shy away from recommending his favourites and pointing out which dishes had recently been on Jamie's current TV show with Jimmy Doherty, which definitely helped the both of us decide on our mains. For starters Jordan and I decided to share two of our favourites as we can never decide what to get. We went for the Italian Nachos which is actually crispy fried Ravioli filled with mozzarella and all the other good kinds of cheeses and comes with a really lovely spicy tomato sauce. They're absolutely delicious and so more-ish! If I could have a massive tub of them to snack on at home like popcorn I definitely would. We also shared a Spicy Meatball Bruschetta, made up of the best meatballs ever* and started off with a Sicilian Daiquiri each. Who doesn't love a cocktail with their meal? Would've been rude not to to be honest.
For mains I opted for the Tagliatelli Bolognese, an option that wouldn't shock you at all if you knew me. Bolognese is my all time favourite and at Jamie's Italian it's a dish that goes far above any others that I've tried before. The fresh egg pasta was cooked a little al dente which is just how I like it and you can really tell that it's made fresh which I think really emphasises the taste. I also love that the ragu is made of a beef and pork mixture as it's just a nice change from the minced beef that I make at home; to be honest, who am I kidding? This is way better than I could ever make at home. The garlic bread that I had as a side dish was also to-die-for, probably the best a garlic bread can get really! Jordan decided to have the Seabass special as he's huge fish fan and he always complains he never gets to eat it with me now as I hate fish. Apparently, the fish was delicious and the crunchiness of the vegetables really stood out against the soft fish. I know for a fact that he liked the new potatoes (he's massive fan of new potatoes) and the option of having two completely different sauces on the plate was nice to be able to choose between.
We had an amazing time at Jamie's Italian and can't wait to go back again! Have you ever been to one of Jamie Oliver's restaurants? I'd love to know what you'd pick from the menu.
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