Jamie's Italian, Covent Garden

17 July 2013

After our nice walk in Covent Garden, we wandered around to see what we felt like for dinner. E was in the mood for italian, so we'd found our winner when Jamie's Italian popped up. I had only ever been once to Jamie's years ago, the one in Kingston, so I was more than happy to try it again.

Having been a Saturday night, naturally the place was packed and we were given a 45 minute wait (although it was more like 30). We happily parked ourselves at the bar and occupied ourselves with a couple of Jamie's Special Mojitos, and fried three cheese gnocchi bites. Decadent enough?

Our fancy pager let us know that our table was ready, and we snagged a good one on the terrace. There are not too many things in life I love more than al fresco dining - no matter where you are, you feel like you are on holiday!

I immediately knew what I wanted.

I went for the Black Angel Spaghetti, while E chose the Turkey Milanese with Posh Chips on the side.

The pasta at Jamie's proves the huge difference that fresh pasta makes to a dish. You could tell that the spaghetti was freshly made, the scallops were delicious and the sauce was spot on.

E's Milanese was fantastic too, as were the chips with truffle and parmesan. We are both big foodies, so we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, outside in the warm courtyard.

We had enough room for dessert (who doesn't?), so we went for the brownie. 

It was very hard work trying to finish off this monster.

I think Jamie's Italian is a great option for a date, as it's not too stuffy or too outrageously priced, but the food is really great. It's also the perfect place for lunch or dinner with friends (we actually went back a couple of days later with some friends for a special celebratory lunch), especially sitting outside in the sun. Check out their site to see which one of their restaurants is closest to you, and hop on over there and enjoy the deliciousness!


  1. I so wish I could eat pasta!!! My pesky gluten intolerance means I really shouldn't - but if i was there I dont think I could resist!!! x

    1. oh poor you! these days though, they sell great quality gluten free pasta all over the place, maybe it's good inspiration for you to get your chef hat on :) x

  2. great pictures- this looks like a great place to eat!


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    1. your pasta looks equally delicious i have to say :) x

  3. i love jaimies
    i always get a few starters
    gorgeous blog
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    1. thank you! i'm already looking forward to going back and trying more things :) x

  4. Ooh! I've never been to Jamie's other than for a drink (they serve really nice gin in there) and I WISH we had the food now. I would have considered the dish you chose, too - the pasta is such an incredible colour!
    Great post, good pictures! I like that you guys didn't stop eating to pose for them ; I feel as though I was eating there with you.

    Flora xxxxxx

    1. thanks for the gin tip! i will keep that in mind for next time. we are both big foodies, nothing can distract us from our food ;) x


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