Jamies Italian was the celebrity chef's first restaurant in a planned chain (there are now many more - see the website).
The restaurant was was inspired by Jamie's love of Italy and many of its traditions and values. Jamie Oliver puts it in a nutshell: "Since I was a teenager Iíve been totally besotted by the love, passion and verve for food, family and life itself that just about all Italian people have, no matter where theyíre from or how rich or poor they might be. And thatís what Iím passionate about - good food for everyone, no matter what...But the thing I love most about the Italians is that somehow, although they have some of the best fashion designers and cars in the world, theyíve managed to retain a unique sense of tradition and village spirit."
You cannot book Jamie's restaurant in advance and there can often be queues at the door at busy times.
If you are in a party of 8 or more, please give the restaurant a call beforehand although they will only be able to fit in a certain number of larger parties each lunchtime or evening.