Monday, January 31, 2011

Jamie's Italian at Canary Wharf

I like using Jamie Oliver's recipe (see here and here and here) and watching his cooking programmes on TV. So when I found out that there is a Jamie's restaurant near where I worked in London, I found my way to the restaurant for dinner.

This particular restaurant chain of his is a laid-back one that serves wholesome Italian food, Jamie's style, at reasonable prices.

The food is really pretty good at this restaurant. I found the menu homely, yet very interesting - homemade bread, cockles linguine, rabbit ragu pappardelle (which I didn't have), wild truffle tagliatelli, just to name a few. I especially liked the homemade pastas which you can order in full size or half size, if you are looking to leave room for desserts.

I also enjoyed the desserts a lot. I have not ordered brownies in any restaurant for a long time now, because I always feel it is such a simple dessert I can make it at home myself. But the Ultimate Chocolate Raspberry and Amertto brownie that came with a bourbon vanilla ice-cream was really something special! I would love to have it over and over again!

There are a number of Jamie's Italian all around the UK, with a few in rather central London. For more details on the locations and menu, see here.

 Fried calamari - simple but with extra oomph from the chopped chilli

Sweet cockles with linguine, garlic, chilli and lemon juice tossed with fresh parsley

Truffle, butter and pasta makes a killer combination

My favourite brownie

Pannacotta - creamy and smooth

Jamie's Italian, Canary Wharf
Add: Unit 17, 2 Churchill Place
Canary Wharf, London E14 5RB
Tel: +44-(0)20-3002-5252


Stephanie said...

Yum! I would love to try that sweet cockle with linguine ;-D

I like J. Oliver's recipes! They are easy to follow. I made his gyoza before.

Take care of your twisted ankle yeah and have a blessed CNY with family and friends!

I am Hap(py) said...

I am so jealous! JEALOUS!!!!

The Food is really good :)) I am motivated to travel to UK now hahaa.

milka said...

You always make me drool :)~~~~~
I've extended an award for you, please feel free to pick it up when you're free. Happy holiday and Gong Xi Fa Chai!!

Blur Ting said...

The brownie looks to-die-for! I would like to taste the truffle pasta and cockle linguine!!

When I was in Bath, the Jamie Oliver Restaurant was just opening. If I am not wrong, Jamie was there to officiate the opening. I didn't go of course as I was alone and too shy :-)

petunialee said...

The truffle pasta... DEFINITELY the truffle pasta!!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Yes, Stephanie, the sweet cockle linguine was good! Like vongole but with some twist..

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Happy, save more moo-lah as you've mentioned AND go! Whilst the Singapore $ is strong!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Ting, I definitely would love to meet Jamie Oliver.. hahaha.. :p but i wouldn't go if I'm alone too

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Petunia, I wished I did go around buying lots of interesting edibles. I wanted to buy tuffle oil.. but I forgot! That would have been nice. I came back though with lots of addition to my wardrobe!

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