Last week we were kindly invited along to Jamie's Italian in Birmingham to check out their new menu. We headed into the Bullring and did a spot of shopping and then headed along to Jamie's to refuel!
I've never eaten at Jamie's Italian before so I was very excited to be invited along to review their menu. We arrived for our reservation and was greeted by a very friendly lady who told us our table was just being wiped down and said we could get some drinks at the bar or just take a seat. A couple of minutes later she was back and sat us down at a lovely table for two in the window with a lovely view of the Bullring and St Martins Church.
We were then greeted by Kiya who was going to be looking after us, she took our drinks order and went through the specials which sounded amazing. We had a choice of menus to look over, the standard menu and a lunchtime super lunch menu. We opted for the normal menu but the Super Lunch menu is very impressive with lots of choice and it's a great value for money.
I ordered a Berry Blast mocktail and Clint went for an Fresh Apple Lemonade, they were both very refreshing and looked impressive.
For starter we went for the Fantastic Fried Gnocchi which sounded amazing from the menu and neither of us had tried this before. We decided to share the starter and it was a nice size, not too much but not a small portion. It was so good! I kind of wish we ordered one each but I didn't want to fill myself up before my main. I would choose this starter again!
For main I went for the Carbonara and added some chicken. This hands down was the best pasta dish I have ever had in my whole entire life! It was so tasty! The portion size was very impressive and there was a good amount of meat and plenty of spaghetti. There was so much flavour, it was delicious. I had to stop myself making 'mmm' noises between each mouthful. It was beautiful and I will probably order it again next time we go because I enjoyed it so so much!
Clint went for the Porkies pizza which was a very impressive size! In Clints own words 'it went down a treat' he really enjoyed it. We shared some chilli fries which were so good! I dipped them in my pasta.
For desert we ordered the brownie, we shared this again as we were so full up from our main. The Brownie was served with Salted Caramel Ice cream and chocolate sauce. It was a little too rich for me but Clint really enjoyed it. It was soo gooey which was lovely and the Salted Caramel Ice cream was really nice.
The restaurant is gorgeous, the layout is good and there is a lovely atmosphere. I had a great time and will be going back to Jamie's in Birmingham again and would recommend it to my friends and family. The food was great and the service was exceptional, every single member of staff that we spoke to was friendly and professional. Kiya was very knowledgeable and an asset to the store, she was really friendly and checked up on us regularly to make sure everything was good! A guy (guessing a manager? ) had checked up on us too and told us our food was on it's way. After our food he came over to see how things were again which was lovely. Overall it was amazing, we had a great time and can't wait to go back. I thought it was going to be really expensive but I think the prices are quite reasonable and they also have an Evening Favourites menu, which is avaliable monday - thursday after 6pm where you can get 3 courses for £18.95 or the super lunch menu is 12- 6pm monday to friday, 2 courses are £10.95 and 3 course £12.95 which is a little more afforable.