Who's got a stack of Jamie Oliver cook books yet only looks at the pictures and never cooks them? Me, sorta. Jamie's the sort of international identity that people would flock in droves just to even taste something under his brand. They've done well taking advantage of a Jamie crazed era with this restaurant but I'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner because everyone loves Jamie. Besides health officials and school boards. I mean seriously, Jamie at Home has to be some of the most riveting television I've ever seen.
I just can't help not mention the fit out of the restaurant. It's contemporary and edgy with its lightly industrialised exposed walls, graffiti, abundance of exposed wood and dim lighting. It's raw, vibrant and exciting, just like Jamie Oliver's food. Out the front is a grand chandelier to welcome guests with book shelves stacked to the brim with Oliver memorabilia; eat your heart out Melbourne. It was comforting knowing I wasn't the only person with my camera out with all the Jamie Oliver nutters and all.
|4-30 Pm lines|
It was a good thing one of the chefs came down and started talking to us whilst on the pasta machine, time really does fly. Thank you.
|Peach and Strawberry Bellini 10 each|
They do a wide variety of cocktails here but it's the peach and strawberry bellini, with it's distinct fruitiness that can stand up to the alcohol and was a real winner.
|Italian bread selection (On the house)|
|Meat Antipasti 13.5 per head|
|Polenta Chips 8.5|
The polenta chips are a must have here, crunchy, soft and smooth dashed with bit of parmesan. I've said it before, cornmeal is the new potato.
|Risotto Milanese 14|
|Casarece Sicilana 10.5|
|Fish baked in a bag 28|
|8 Pm lines, more inside.|
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