Jamies Italian Guildford is a unique circular building transformed from its previous incarnation as a bank into a real jewel in the Jamie’s Italian crown.
With an open kitchen adding to the buzzing atmosphere, the restaurant is compact, beautifully designed and perfect for their relaxed style of dining.
The carefully sourced food is as fresh as it comes, with Jamie’s twist on Italian classics so whether you’re looking for somewhere to host a lunchtime meeting, a chilled family dinner or a party destination, they will certainly look after you.
The menu in Jamies Italian Guildford is rooted in authenticity. Its all about fantastic, rustic dishes created using tried and tested recipes. Jamie’s friend and mentor, Gennaro Contaldo, has added substance to what is now the essence of Jamie’s Italian – tradition combined with current, innovative ideas and a Jamie twist.
It was a cold January Saturday and we in Guildford taking advantage of the new year sales and we needed a break so decided to pay Jamies italian a visit as we had been there before. As we waited for a table to become free we sat at the bar and ordered a bottle of the rather lovely Il Faggio Montepulciano.
Once seated we ordered our starters of Artisan Breads which is freshly baked Focaccia, Ciabatta, seeded Cracker bread, sourdough and Grissini with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic and tapendade alongside some lovely Italian Nachos which are cripsy fried Ravioli stuffed with Mozzarella, Ricota and Bella Lodi, served with spicy Sicilian tomato sauce.
For our mains we ordered the Squid and Mussel spaghetti which is flash-fried squid & mussels with tender octopus, capers, chilli, anchovies, tomatoes & white wine and the lovely juicy Pork chops s grilled under a brick, served with agrodolce peppers, salsa verde
The atmosphere was busy and vibrant, the service was attentive, the food was lovely with plenty of taste explosions and it certainly provided a much needed break from the January sales. We will definitely be going back next time we goto Guildford.
To find out more about Jamies Italian Guildford please visit their website by clicking on the following link https://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/restaurants/guildford/