Yesterday I was invited to try out the new Super Lunch menu from Jamie’s Italian. This was my first visit and I was looking forward to a leisurely lunch with my mum and step dad. They are both huge fans of Jamie Oliver, and they have visited the Manchester restaurant a handful of times.  We decided to visit the Liverpool branch which has a central location and is easy to find.

Jamie's Italian

Jamie's Italian

We were booked in at 12pm and we arrived just as the doors were being opened. We had a booth seat which was comfortable and spacious, and had the added bonus of being near to the window.  We were seated downstairs where you get a view of the open kitchen. There is more seating upstairs which I presume is used for busier periods and evenings. And if you visit don’t miss the chef who makes the pasta. He is by the stairs and is fascinating to watch.

Jamie's Italian

Jamie's Italian

Jamie's Italian

The Super Lunch menu certainly lives up to its name. Priced at a very reasonable £10.95 for two courses, and £12.95 for three courses, it is available from 12pm till 6pm from Monday to Friday.  We opted for the Fritto Misto, Pate Bruschetta and the Truffle Tagliatelle to start.  I had the Fritto Misto which was fish and squid served with a garlic and lemon aioli. It was a generous portion and it was absolutely delicious.

Fritto Misto

Jamie's Italian

Jamie's Italian

For our mains both my step dad and I chose the Italian Steak and Fries. There is a £2 supplement for this dish which is clearly marked on the menu, and also our server mentioned this when we ordered. My mum went for the Gennaro’s Chicken Club which was a towering feast served on a wooden block. The steak was cooked to perfection and simply melted in your mouth. The skinny fries had some kind of seasoning on, and they too were delicious. It was one of those dishes which you kept tasting in your mouth long after you had taken the last bite.

Jamie's Italian

Jamie's Italian

We decided to share a dessert and went for the Orange Blossom Polenta Cake. I have to put my hand up here and say I have no idea what polenta is, but the cake was light and we soon polished it off. We finished our meal with a coffee, and sat and enjoyed the buzzing and vibrant atmosphere of the restaurant. Thank you to our server Kyle who was friendly and attentive during our meal.

Orange Blossom Polenta Cake

Upon leaving we browsed the gifts which were on display in the bar area. They had a good selection including Jamie Oliver’s newest book.

Jamie Oliver Book

Jamie's Italian

We were invited along to Jamie’s Italian to review the Super Lunch menu. All words and opinions are my own.  Thank you Jamie’s Italian, we will definitely return in the future.

 

 

24 Thoughts on “A leisurely lunch at Jamie’s Italian in Liverpool

  1. This looks like such a lovely place for a meal and the food looks delicious! I love having lunch out x
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  2. I have never been to a Jamies Italian before, I keep hearing such great things about it. Your meals look delicious and are a lot cheaper then I expected it to be xx
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    • Tracey Williams on March 13, 2016 at 7:37 pm said:

      The lunch time menu was really good value for the quality of the 3 courses we had. It was out first visit but definitely not our last x

  3. Oooh it looks so good Tracey, we are booked in next month in Manchester I am so looking forward to it, we are seeing Dynamo after x
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    • Tracey Williams on March 13, 2016 at 7:39 pm said:

      That sounds a fantastic night Sarah. My mum has been to the Manchester restaurant before but first time dining at Liverpool. I loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. Have a good time x

  4. OOOO looks well tasty! What a treat! Glad you enjoyed yourself, its a restaurant I haven’t yet tried, but on my “want to” list. I know we have one in Leeds and my friends talk about it a lot, I really must go haha x
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    • Tracey Williams on March 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm said:

      Yes you should definitely go Mary. The lunchtime menu is such good value, I expected it to be more expensive for the quality of food. Had a really vibrant atmosphere and it was good to dine with the parents x

  5. Where was my invite??!! 😉 I’ve just read about Jamie’s on another blog and it looked amazing, too. I haven’t had chance to visit one yet. My mum’s been to the Liverpool on a couple of times and said it’s lovely. I must go as I cook all his recipes so am sure I’d love it x
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    • Tracey Williams on March 14, 2016 at 5:07 pm said:

      You can come next time Rachel. Oh you would love it in there if you cook his recipes. My step dad is a huge fan of Jamie Oliver, and he loved all of the food. No doubt he will be hunting the recipes down and trying them out now x

  6. So glad you had a lovely time. Wish I was heading there now…
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  7. The food looks delicious, but that burger does look a bit difficult to eat! I really must pop into our branch sometime
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  8. Oh it all looks so good!! We keep meaning to go and once even made it to the front door but the waiting time was too long. It’s definitely one we need to do this spring I think.
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    • Tracey Williams on March 14, 2016 at 5:11 pm said:

      Oh what a shame about the waiting time. I can imagine it gets really busy in the evenings, but it wasn’t too bad in the afternoon x

  9. One of my older daughters & I visited Jamie’s Italian in Bluewater a few months ago in place of our usual favourite of Carluccio’s. The food, when it eventually arrived, was delicious indeed. It’s such a shame we had to wait over 45 minutes for it (apparently their pasta boiler had broken down). Glad your meal went better though!
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    • Tracey Williams on March 15, 2016 at 5:54 pm said:

      Oh no 45 minutes is a long time to wait for food. What a shame the pasta boiler had broken when you visited x

  10. Sounds like a really nice lunch out! I love their fritto misto and you know how much I love that polenta cake! Just perfect. I’ll have to go to the Liverpool Jamie’s again soon xx
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    • Tracey Williams on March 15, 2016 at 7:59 pm said:

      It was the first time I have had fritto misto and it was delicious, and oh my the polenta cake was gorgeous. Had to share it with my mum and step dad though x

  11. Looks amazing so yummy :) I love all of his books and everything has always turned out great! Yay to a restaurant!! xx
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  12. Ooh it does sound so nice. We’ve never made it to a Jaimes. We almost went once in Harrogate but there was a 40 minute waiting time and we had the kids so we had to make do with Wagamamas . One day!
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