Jamie's Italian Threadneedle Street

Ground Floor, 38 Threadneedle Street , London, EC2R 8AY

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SquareMeal Review of Jamie's Italian Threadneedle Street

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3 courses and an Aperol Spritz on arrival: £24.95

From: 23 May 2017

To: 23 November 2017

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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5.8

Food & Drink: 5.6

Service: 6.8

Atmosphere: 6.2

Value: 5.4

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 06 June 2015

Food and service was good and we all though the pasta was well made. The place was a bit noisy but it did not affect us.

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 0.0

Value: 0.0

Bob R. 18 April 2015

I've had reasonable food at Jamie's before but now the standard is just about what they can get away with now they have a name. I very rarely send food back but this was literally inedible. There are so many good restaurants in this area, I won't again waste money and time here (and it's not cheap for such poor standard of food). it's a beautiful building but that just doesn't compensate for what they're prepared to serve up here.

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 1.0

Ron G. 14 June 2014

Arguably the worst Italian food I have eaten and this includes microwave meals. I have traveled around Italy extensively and not one of the dishes was remotely Italian, let alone warm or well-priced. I appreciate Jamie is doing wonderful things tackling youth obesity in the UK, but perhaps some of his canteen food has mistakenly being served up in this restaurant. We waited 45 minutes to be served low-quality, tasteless cuisine. Avoid at all costs.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Hazel B. 21 February 2014

I visited Jamie's Italian as my dining partner and I always have the prawn linguine whenever she visits London and invariably starts off with the calamari. Such a sham that they are not doing these any more. We mentioned this to our lovely waiter and he said that they have received a few requests for these dishes to be reinstated – I hope so. We instead had the crab and scallop linguine that was tasty and filling, but still not a patch on the prawn linguine.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 1.0

Jane R. 16 January 2014

I took some clients here for lunch recently having recently visited on a number of occasions when the food and experience had been very good. The food on this occassion was disappointing and I wonder how much time Jamie actually spends at his restaurants looking at quality control. My starter of beetroots was nice, average, forgettable…I had cod for my main and didn't fancy the clams that came with it so I received a piece of cod swimming in salty and largely unpleasant saffron broth with nothing else to accompany it. I ordered a side of cavalo nero which was totally overcooked, over salted and swimming in water. The service was nice and the waiter friendly. It's a real shame as there is a distinct lack of good Italian food in the city. The portions are small and the food unremarkable. It was also expensive, for three courses and only one glass of wine amongst three of us the bill was £50 a head which is unjustifiable. I won't be going back in a hurry…

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 26 September 2013

The food and service was good and our group all had a good time.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Sarah G. gold reviewer 14 June 2013

Service and atmosphere is excellent but was very disappointed with the food – had the special that looked more like a starter and for £18.00 felt like I need to go an get a sandwich on the way back to the office.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

GH platinum reviewer 31 May 2013

This is a nice smart casual place where you can walk in or gather for informal work lunches. Nice menu and friendly service. Has a bar area.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

mark d. bronze reviewer 06 July 2012

Having been to this restaurant four times now (all business related 3 x lunches, 1 x dinner) I thought it was time for a review. I really want to be able to heap praise on this venue. The premises, layout and decor are really nice and the big banking hall space works really well. The welcome and service is perfectly fine. Then comes the major disappointment-the inconsistent cooking. Starters: I have always shared a meat or fish antipasti platter and they are OK. Well presented with good ingredients, the meat version is better in my opinion. The fish platter promises much-great looking beetroot cured salmon-but tastes bland. Pasta: Freshly made on the premises but every time we have been it is over cooked! A disaster! Avoid the Scallops with black ink pasta if you like scallops. They are not served whole but sliced to go further –this is a real mistake and spoils the dish. Fish: Frito Misto was overcooked and over seasoned. Poor. Meat: lamb and steak nicely cooked as was the Osso Bucco but only average at best. So I guess this Jamie’s chain is just that –a run of the mill chain of themed restaurants. Bland.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

David K. silver reviewer 18 March 2012

I have now eaten twice in Jamie's Italian on Threadneedle Street. Both visits have been very good, both in terms of food and service. My first visit was a weekday lunchtime. We were shown to our table on the 1st Floor which has a glass wall that allows a good vision of the dining are and bar below. My friend and I shared a seafood starter which was well presented and tasted excellent when augmented with the garlic dip provided. For mains we both had a dish of seafood and fish. It contained some excellent pieces of fish and was served with a decoration of, what I assume, is potato. We commented that the display looked a little like, that hat from the royal wedding last year. Our bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, which was very sensibly priced, was excellent and as readers of Patricia Cornwell we noted that it came from a wine supplier called Scarpetta. The second visit was on a Friday evening when the restaurant was buzzing with the usual City Friday evening crowd. We enjoyed, as suggested by our excellent waiter, some bruschetta served with a variety of seafood. One of my friends chose the same fish dish I described above. The lobster ravioli that one friend chose looked excellent and I was informed the taste was equally as good. I enjoyed the veal which was stuffed and topped with a fried egg. It was delicious and very well cooked. All of our empty plates were tangible evidence of how much we had enjoyed our meal. The price was around £40 each and included deserts and coffee, with a soft drink to start. Not the cheapest meal but we all felt it represented good value bearing in mind the location It was agreed that we shall certainly return.

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Special offers

3 courses and an Aperol Spritz on arrival: £24.95

From: 23 May 2017

To: 23 November 2017

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.