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“Not all its cracked up to be”
Review of Jamie's Italian

Jamie's Italian
Ranked #193 of 1,168 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: $20 - $34
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: JAMIE'S ITALIAN BRIGHTON A partnership between Jamie Oliver and his Italian mentor, chef Gennaro Contaldo, Jamie's Italian has won thousands of fans for its delicious and affordable food since launching their first restaurant in Oxford in May 2008. The Jamie's Italian menu is based on dishes you'd find people eating all over Italy, made with care but delivered without fuss. The family-friendly restaurants are all about serving up rustic, Italian food made using the best possible ingredients, plus fresh pasta that's made on-site every day, and an award-winning children's menu, too. The lovely Brighton restaurant is located on Black Lion Street, a stone's throw from the seafront, nestled within Brighton's famous Lanes. The rooftop terrace is a great spot to enjoy a drink and a bowl of our freshly made pasta or a burger after a trip to the beach, or relax in one of the cosy booths and watch the chefs at work in their beautiful open kitchen. There's something for everyone here, whatever the occasion - a quick bite with friends or a big family dinner - come in and soak up the atmosphere while you tuck into some delicious Italian food.
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Had dinner there arranged by another member of the family, it was good for the children, but I was not impressed, the food did not live up to all the hype.

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Thank Tony P
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

really nice when it first opened but eaten there a few times since but never again. over priced and food really sub standard. Not at all what you would expect from a restaurant named after such a famous celebrity chef! if I were Jamie, I would be embarrassed! My burger was very dry and tasteless, no moisture at all! chips were nice but not many of them. The ambiance is nothing special and the chairs are exceptionally uncomfortable. similar to what you get in a wimpy or basic takeaway chair where your not usually sitting there for long! it was also very very cold. really disappointed and only went again because my sister had given me vouchers for Christmas. Will definitely not be going again, Sorry Jamie but it really isn't great both food, service mediocre and ambiance.

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Thank m l
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visited at a time when it wasn't extremely busy. I ordered a burger. The burger arrived with the meat over done and the roll hard. Chips were slightly soggy. Service was fast but purely because they wanted you to rush to clear tables. Ok if you want to say you've eaten at a famous restaurant but quite frankly, I've had better in weatherspoons

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Thank Diverdebs
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great quality food, lovely vibrant atmosphere.
One of my favourite restaurants.
You don't have to wait too long for a table during busy times as it all appears well organised.
Cheerful, helpful staff

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Thank Liz M
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Excellent new and interesting menu, fab cocktails and great staff.
The restaurant is on trend, quirky and very comfortable making it very easy to relax and enjoy.

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Thank Ruth P
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