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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.