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Jamie’s Italian

Jamie’s Italian

Our very first Jamie’s Italian opened back in 2008 and is still going strong. Located on George Street, now the heart of city’s dining scene, this bustling Oxford restaurant is the perfect place to tuck into some authentic Italian dishes whilst enjoying the buzzing atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for a casual dinner or a big celebration, Jamie’s Italian Oxford has something for everyone.

  • Address 24-26 George Street
    OX1 2AE
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

One review of “Jamie’s Italian”

    Richard Rosser, Editor

    25th January 2017

    The temperatures had dropped considerably as we made our way to central Oxford and a family meal at Jamie’s Italian on George Street, bang smack in the centre of Oxford.

    I remember when Jamie’s opened, back in 2008, you couldn’t get a table for love nor money. We had booked, so we were the lucky ones as about twenty hopefuls crowded the entrance to this tardis of an eatery – it must seat well over 100 over two floors – clearly demonstrating that Jamie hadn’t lost his touch. I hadn’t realised that Oxford was the first of what is now a 40 strong worldwide empire.

    You’ve got to hand it to Jamie and his team, they know how to rustle up a good meal. We couldn’t fault any aspect of the dining experience, from the warm welcome to the expert service – Lucas did a sterling job – to Adriana who was our delightful hostess for the evening.

    Ed and I went for the Italian pâté bruschetta which was divine – silky smooth chicken-liver pâté with pancetta, vin santo & Parmesan. Jack plumped for the Artisan Breads (comprising freshly baked focaccia, ciabatta, seeded crackerbread, sourdough and grissini with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic and tapenade), which I must admit I had a nibble on when he wasn’t looking and the tapenade was absolutely delicious. Tina had the crispy squid with garlic and lemon mayo, chilli, parsley and fried garlic.

    Jamie wouldn’t do any old garlic bread would he, he does Ultimate Garlic Bread, warm artisan buttermilk buns with garlic butter, Bella Lodi and rosemary – Beth certainly enjoyed it! Abi was saving herself for her main which she said was amazing – wild mushroom and winter greens risotto, comprising creamy carnaroli rice with winter greens, roasted mushrooms, mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil. Ed, Jack and Beth all had the Italian Steak Frite, flash-grilled prime beef steak, served with Italian-spiced skinny fires and rainbow slaw. Another triple hit with the youngsters! Clean plates all around.

    Tina and I both chose from the Specials Board – delivered expertly by the charming Lucas. I’m not a big mushroom fan, but Lucas sold the ‘Fantastic home made wriggly pappardelle pasta with ‘happy’ free range Norfolk chicken in a creamy wild mushroom and mascarpone sauce finished with crumbly ricotta’. It sounded tasty and it lived up to the billing… absolutely scrumptious! Tina chose the ‘Beautiful risotto of Scottish langoustine tail, sweet tomatoes, chilli and samphire, topped with extra virgin oil’. Another success!

    Amalfi Lemon Meringue Cheesecake for dessert was absolutely phenomenal! Velvety mascarpone and lemon cheesecake topped with Italian meringue, served with lemon curd and blackcurrants. Full marks Mr Oliver, and you’ve got me liking mushrooms and cheesecake! Whatever next? Bread and butter pudding and marzipan? Now that would be an achievement!

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