Opening 28 November 2023.
Jamie Oliver Catherine St marks a return to London’s restaurant scene for the famous chef, as he brings his signature seasonal British cooking to Covent Garden. You can find the restaurant next door to Covent Garden’s iconic Theatre Royal, right in the heart of Theatreland and within walking distance of Covent Garden, Holborn and Temple stations.
Inside, Jamie Oliver Catherine St is a serene garden oasis that whisks guests away from the busy Covent Garden streets outside. Diners enter through a verdant courtyard garden where climbing plants scale the walls, and can choose to eat in the courtyard or in the main restaurant, which features striking art deco detailing. There’s also a grand mahogany and marble bar where guests can enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.
The menu reflects the entirety of Jamie’s journey so far, taking cues from his River Cafe roots, as well as from his restaurant Fifteen. At the heart of it all is a dedication to great British produce, whether it be sustainably-farmed British meat, British-grown vegetables and fruit, or award-winning producers up and down the country like Cobble Lane Charcuterie, Exmoor Caviar and Flourish Produce.
Expect plenty of classic British cooking, albeit with the little creative twists that have made Jamie so beloved. On the menu at the time of writing are snacks like devilled eggs with sustainable Exmoor caviar, and cheese croquettes made with award-winning Mrs Kirkham’s cheese from Lancashire. The mains are hearty and comforting, including dishes like roast Sutton Hoo chicken with stroganoff sauce, venison ragu with hand-cut pappardelle and Berkswell cheese, and stick onion tarte tatin with Tropea onions, confit garlic, Pilton cider and Colston Bassett cheese.
Meanwhile, the wine list is overseen by head sommelier Filipe Bhering (formerly of Annabel’s and KOL), who is widely regarded as one of the best sommeliers in the UK. Not only that, but Jamie Oliver Catherine St also lays on a considerable selection of house cocktails, including a mezcal Margarita made with smoked jalapenos and a miso butter Old Fashioned.