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“Always know what to expect and you get it with cheerful, good service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Jamie's Italian

Jamie's Italian
Ranked #184 of 1,113 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: $19 - $32
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, 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
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.
Reading, United Kingdom
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“Always know what to expect and you get it with cheerful, good service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lovely meal. Service not too fast, not to slow. Not here was a slight delay but we didn't notice and only know because they came to our table to apologise and that did make it fine.
Lovely food. I had the prawns in crispy noddles and then pulled pork. Everyone of the four of us enjoyed our meals and the evening as a whole. Shame the terrace was closed.

Visited August 2014
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Over Rated Food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Really disappointed! Food isn't that great, poor portion, over priced, badly cooked and it's not worth eating at this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2014
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Oldbury, United Kingdom
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“Poor quality food not value for money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

The initial greeting was positive but the table allocation seemed random and biased. We had to challenge the 'maitre D' about our wait and other couples being given preference, immediately we were seated.
The menu looked appetising and promising, sadly the reality was disappointing. Food was low in substance and quantity and as result over priced. My partner's main was dry and in fairness once pointed out we were refunded the cost but even so overall the food was, at best, mediocre.
Service, apart from seating, was reasonable but despite leaving a tip, there was no goodbye or similar.
A poor ambassador for Jamie and really just another 'name' money spinner that just is unacceptable.
Definitely, one to miss. u

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Relaxed, good food and good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited Jamie's Italian in Brighton on a sunny weekend evening when the place was very busy. We had to wait at the bar for 20-30 minutes for a free table, but enjoyed a lovely cocktail and some bar nibbles during the wait.

The food was good, and enjoyed by everyone. The service was really excellent. My wine was accidentally spilled by the waitress when she was clearing away the dinner plates. She was super efficient in cleaning it up, and in bringing me a replacement full glass.

Would definitely recommend.

Visited July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing to say the least”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

To be fair, I may be being unfair, but when a world famous chef places their name upon a restaurant chain I expect the food to be a step above your typical eatery. Unfortunately, not so here.

I had a prawn-in-pastry starter which whilst pretty to look upon was not especially tasty (indeed, the prawns themselves seemed to have less flavour than most), and as a main course I went for one of the pizza's - which I found stingy on topping and dry as a bone. Jamie's "own brand" beer was disappointing with a somewhat bitter aftertaste.

Service was fine, nothing wrong with the staff at all but considering this is a little pricier than most Italians (around 10 to 15% more per dish) I cannot find myself recommending this restaurant over other Italian offerings in the area.

  • Visited July 2014
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