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Jamie's Italian

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21-24 Royal Arcade, Castle Street, Norwich NR2 1NQ, England
+44 1603 519967
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: Serving temptingly fresh and flavoursome creations from world-famous chef...
Serving temptingly fresh and flavoursome creations from world-famous chef Jamie Oliver, Jamie's Italian evokes the vibrancy and passion embedded in traditional Italian cooking and culture. A homely neighbourhood vibe is inspired by the rustic and relaxed ambience of the 'Italian table', with delicious flavours from the menu including truffled turkey Milanese, or a colourful seaside risotto.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A big, buzzy restaurant

A great Norwich restaurant, It's busy and buzzy, lots of select areas to dine, if you want a family or quiet evening experience , or even a quiet, undisturbed business lunch, then this is a good place ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
damianconway1
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great Norwich restaurant, It's busy and buzzy, lots of select areas to dine, if you want a family or quiet evening experience , or even a quiet, undisturbed business lunch, then this is a good place ...

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Booked in advance due to long waiting lists. So thought this may be something special, as it turns out its distinctly average. The pulled pork pasta lacked taste and had peas in (yuk) i could have done a far better job at home. The burger again average if that, could have done a better job at home, staff quirky and... More 

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Thank James H
Norwich
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I shared our first wedding anniversary here and were waited on attentively by the excellent staff. Our food was superb and explained very well by the staff. Even my overly romantic "special requests" (champagne at the door etc etc) were handled perfectly. Highly recommended.

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Thank Oliver B
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to James Italian at lunchtime midweek, although there were plenty of tables available we were asked to wait in the bar area whilst our table was prepared, no problem there but the tables looked fine to me. Eventually got to our table and the waitress greeted us like long lost friends,that's fine if you like that kind of thing... More 

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Thank kevin s
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You just expect a little more from Jamie's then it delivers it is a real shame. I have now been there a number of times and the food is just average.

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Thank ElaineWeekly
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Jamie's for lunch to celebrate my husbands birthday. A delicious lunch at a very reasonable price with the benefits of a Gold Card!. The service was very good and the food was delicious. My husband had the Italian steak and he said it was one of the best he had ever had - that is praise indeed as he... More 

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Thank Lizzy L
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in for a quick lunch because we had a prior engagement. We explained to the waitress we were in a hurry and she passed this onto the chef. They certainly delivered, it was super quick service. The food was tasty, well cooked and nicely presented. The restaurant is nicely decorated and staff are friendly.

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Thank Sarah W
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked table for 8 and had to ask again at 8.15 for our table despite there being plenty of empty looking tables. Our waiter really did not want to work on a Sat night and made that clear.. no smiles .. no talking bout the food etc. Tiny over cooked portions of food that were all served like warm. Best... More 

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Thank Rebecca A
Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had lasagna it was very greasy with lumps of gristle. I expected the mince meat to be lean and without the greasy after taste. Would not consider returning. Well below quality for the price

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in tonight for a meal after shopping. The mushroom starter was quite nice, as was the ravioli. The main bone of contention was the staff! We had finished our starter When about a half a dozen members of staff stood very close by, loudly discussing the evening ahead, felt like we were invisible as not one of them thought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21-24 Royal Arcade, Castle Street, Norwich NR2 1NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 519967

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

Serving temptingly fresh and flavoursome creations from world-famous chef Jamie Oliver, Jamie's Italian evokes the vibrancy and passion embedded in traditional Italian cooking and culture. A homely neighbourhood vibe is inspired by the rustic and relaxed ambience of the 'Italian table', with delicious flavours from the menu including truffled turkey Milanese, or a colourful seaside risotto.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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