Jamie Oliver is a ‘celebrity chef’ most known for his efforts to revamp school food around the world and in England in particular. His cooking could be described as no frills everyman food, and the prices are affordable. The atmosphere in the Soho/Piccadilly Circus location is more old school English pub than Italian restaurant as far as the decor goes. It could be labelled cozy with the low ceiling height and dark wood furniture, the place is on the dark side with small windows that don’t let in too much light.
Jamie’s Italian does serve a good Aperol Spritz and that is a good way to start up your Italian dinner, just like the Italians do. The main dish we had was a Vegan/Vegetarian – Veggie Tagliatelle Bolognese. It was not the flavor explosion that one could have expected from a chef of Jamie Oliver’s stature. Perhaps he is too focused on the meat dishes which I must assume is better than the veggie dishes at his places, I can’t see why people would keep coming back if they weren’t.
The most redeeming dish of this place is the dessert, in this case – Epic Chocolate Brownie – From menu ‘Rich chocolate sauce, salted caramel gelato & caramelised popcorn’ it is very good.
Prices are moderate and here is a link to the web site with locations, hours, menu etc.