Jamie's Italian Angel

403 St John Street , London, EC1V 4AB

SquareMeal Review of Jamie's Italian Angel

Jamie Oliver’s passport may be British, but it was a passion for Italy that made his name in the first place. Appropriately, Jamie’s Italian represents the pukka boy everyone fell in love with in populist restaurant form: youthful, streetwise and slightly madcap, but impressively committed to modern regional cooking. That’s not to say it’s always perfect – some readers recommend it for ‘refuelling’ purposes only – but at its best this chain whips the competition with quality ingredients, ace cocktails, an all-Italian wine list and a procession of neat new ideas. Where else will you find Italian ‘nachos’, truffled turkey milanese or Mike the Woodman’s mushroom fritti alongside classic linguine vongole, burrata salad and Amalfi lemon curd slice? The no-bookings policy remains an issue, so be prepared to queue.

Special offers from Jamie's Italian Angel

NYE A la carte

From: 31 December 2018

To: 31 December 2018

Max: 16

£5.00 deposit per person required for bookings after 6pm. Full deposit redeemed of the final bill on the night. Pre-order required for groups of 10 or more. Deposit can be refunded up to 72 hours ahead of booking time.

Christmas 2/3-course lunch £16.95/£19.95

From: 19 November 2018

To: 30 December 2018

Max: 280

Please note for Christmas Bookings of 6 or more we may require a deposit & a pre-order. One of our events team will be in touch with you shortly. For parties of 16 or more please contact us.

Christmas feast - 2/3-course dinner £24.95/£29.95

From: 19 November 2018

To: 30 December 2018

Max: 280

Please note for Christmas Bookings of 6 or more we may require a deposit & a pre-order. One of our events team will be in touch with you shortly. For parties of 16 or more please contact us.

£34.95 Christmas Big Feast

From: 19 November 2018

To: 30 December 2018

Max: 280

Please note for Christmas Bookings of 6 or more we may require a deposit & a pre-order. One of our events team will be in touch with you shortly. For parties of 16 or more please contact us.

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Jamie's Italian Angel Location

403 St John Street , London EC1V 4AB

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Jamie's Italian Angel's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 5.9

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Service: 4.9

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Atmosphere: 6.2

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Value: 5.8

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

04 April 2013

The answer to “where shall we eat tonight?” is so often Jamie's in Angel that we should really have our own sponsored

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Food + drink: 2

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 2

Silver Reviewer
05 November 2012

I popped here to grab a bite before going to Sadler's Wells and maybe I shouldn't have bothered. It was a Tuesday night, the staff place guests in the same areas (for convenience ?) so the atmophere was quite dark and buzzing (whilst other parts of the restaurant were very empty). We ordered bar snacks and they were a little boring. The risotto balls were a tad dry and not lush nor cheesy (the way I like them), the quid was fine and a bit soggy (which I guess doesn't make them fine) and our polenta chips were rubbery. I was expecting a bit better.

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Food + drink: 1

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 0

Value: 1

26 May 2012

When we arrived, there were several empty tables but we were told we had to wait for 20 mins at the bar that had some very average drinks. We eventually waited for over 30 mins. There were still several empty tables when we were shown to ours, yet people waiting at the bar – a cynic might think they were trying to get people to spend money at the bar. The loud music and general noise levels made this unpleasant anyway, but then the food came. Starters of fried squid and mushroom were very average and my fish arrived covered in a terrible pesto & garlic-sauce – it was not edible and that taste of garlic will stay with me for a long time… Two in our party of three could not eat more than a few bites of our food but the waiter showed no sympathy and offered no apology. I guess he is used to these reactions. There are several better Italian restaurants a few minutes walk away on Upper Street where you are treated with respect, can reserve a table and eat very well at very decent prices (e.g. Antonio's) – don't believe the hype that comes with this place. Stay well clear.

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