|Photo courtesy of http://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/|
Last Friday I had the opportunity to be a VIP Blogger for Jamie's Italian . If you are unfamiliar with the restaurant , it is a franchise created by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, featuring authentic Italian food at an affordable and reasonable price. I shared my experience with several family members, although it was not my first time visiting the restaurant, it was my first time going with my family.
PRICE AND FOOD QUALITY
To jump right in , I felt the prices for all the meals were very appealing , typically if i go to a restaurant i expect to pay anywhere from £15 - £20 for my meal and an additional £5-10 for my daughters meal (£10 being the ultimate maximum). I chose to order the Jamie's Italian Signature Burger (shown in the image above) which was priced at £10.95 plus an additional £3 for chips. for a fine dining experience i'm willing to pay that much for a burger , but in another situation I wouldn't spend more than £5 on a burger alone. The kids menu is a set price of just over £5 and that includes a meal with a drink which i also thought was great. other meals ordered were the Fish of the day which featured a sample size of each style of fish they offer and varies in price, and the other meal was the prawn linguini priced at £7.75 . Following my main meal I had the Epic Brownie priced at £5.45, which I felt like the brownie should have been bigger , however it was the perfect end to a satisfying meal. The quality overall was superb , I could tell they paid extra attention to the presentation of the food to make it look visually appealing. All of our meals were brilliantly crafted visually and tasted great.
I have to admit the restaurant was not the cleanest in the environment , I felt as though the wait staff did not clean the surrounding areas quick enough. there were some tables with a lot of mess on the floor, or the baby seats not wiped off properly. other than that it was very respectable.
overall i found my experience there to be great! would I recommend this restaurant to another , YES!
I give Jamie's Italian FOUR out of FIVE STARS!
|Photo from http://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/ -EPIC BROWNIE|
have you ever been there before? check out their website for a full menu and more http://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/restaurants/birmingham