Jamie's Italian St Martin's Courtyard

5 reviews

St Martin's Courtyard, 11 Upper St Martin's Lane , London, WC2H 9FB

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Jamie's Italian St Martin's Courtyard Location

St Martin's Courtyard, 11 Upper St Martin's Lane , London WC2H 9FB

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020 3326 6390

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Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11.30pm

Jamie's Italian St Martin's Courtyard's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 6.6

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Service: 6.6

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Atmosphere: 6.8

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Value: 6.0

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Food + drink: 2

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 2

07 March 2014

Never being a great fan of Jamie Oliver I have avoided going to one of his restaurants. However we were short of time and as we were passing through Upper St Martin's Lane thought we would give it a try as we are fond of good Italian food. We ordered Lasagne and Carbonara with a side green salad. The Lasagne was dry and not especially special and the Carbonara sauce was very glutinous. The salad looked unappetising and badly presented. We soldiered on ordering Lemon Meringue which looked very processed and mass produced and my companion could only manage to eat half, my so called Amaretti Crumble was equally unappealing. The best part of the meal was the coffee which was good. I will not be going to another Jamie Oliver restaurant. Perhaps his organisation has become too large and parts of it not checked out enough. Carluccio's is far better, if only we had gone further down St. Martins Lane!

Food + drink: 1

Service: 0

Atmosphere: 0

Value: 0

07 June 2012

As we were a party of six we booked in advance. We reserved a table for 5pm, we had theatre tickets for 7pm. On arriving at about 4.50, we were told that the table would be free shortly as the previous diners had finished and were about to leave. We waited and waited and waited, the diners showed no signs of leaving, but were killing time waiting in the restaurant. The manager was particularly unhelpful and unfriendly to the point of being hostile, saying “our policy is to leave people at their table for as long as they like”, with no concern for others who might have made a reservation. The restaurant was chaotic; no one seemed to know what was happening and on one was taking any charge or responsibility… At 5.40 we were shown to another group of tables pulled together to accommodate us as our table was still occupied, although the party had finished their meal nearly an hour earlier and were killing time watching children colouring, possibly waiting for the rain to clear! At 6pm we managed to get some bread and order our meal (I hour and 10 minutes after arriving WITH a reservation). We then had to rush the meal. Despite the wait, service was slow and patchy when we did get a table. We were not offered a wine list and had another wait after requesting it. Our first waiter disappeared and was replaced by another waitress. The food was at best adequate, but nothing special. Bland overpriced pasta. But having waited over an hour and having had to deal with the appalling chaotic service and dreadful manager, I doubt anything would have tasted good. Just avoid this place until they learn the basics of customer care and service. You would get similar food and superior service in any school canteen!

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 5

Silver Reviewer
09 October 2011

This place is always busy and there's a good reason why! The menu is small but varied, the drinks are reasonably priced and the waiters are cute to boot!