Jamie’s Italian Newcastle | Foodie Review

With just three weeks to go until Christmas, have you organized your girly gathering or festive date night with the other half yet?! No? Well, what about Jamies Italian?

A few weeks ago, myself and my Mam went along to the Jamies Italian in Newcastle City Centre on a wintery Wednesday evening after work to give their latest evening special ‘The Quick and Easy’ dinner menu ago which comes in at just £15.95 for two courses. SPOILER we weren’t left disappointed!

You can find Jamies Italian located just opposite Grey’s Monument, with amazing views of the legendary Grey Street. Since we’re in full swing of the most magical time of year, you also get the best display of the stunning Christmas Market which is an added bonus! The restaurant celebrated three years within its residency in Newcastle this year and has been a very popular spot ever since it opened it’s doors back in February 2014.

We were welcomed into the cosy, shabby chic eatery by the welcoming staff and shown to our table. We arrived around 6 pm and the place was already buzzing. It had a really nice atmosphere for a weeknight! Lighting is quite dim, but really sets the mood for relaxation. Ideal for that ‘after work’ feel.

I ordered a Berry Black mocktail since I was designated driver and my Mam had a large glass of Rose. ‘The Quick and Easy’ dinner menu is a fabulous menu, it has so much selection but not too much. It didn’t leave me in a state of indecisiveness but there is something for everyone. I went for the Creamy Welsh Mussels to start, I just LOVE mussels! These were Welsh rope-grown mussels cooked in cream & cider, with garlic, chives & toasted paysan complete with toasted bread. And, my Mam went for the Crispy Squid & Smashed Avo which was basically crispy fried sustainable squid with ery smashed avocado for dunking.

My starter won out of the two, the mussels were divine. The combination of cream, cider, garlic, and chives worked so well together resulting in it being lip-smackingly good. The squid was tasty too, the smashed avocado complimented the fresh squid taste with a zingy tang of lemon.

For the main course I went for the Sizzling Sirloin Steak, British sirloin steak served medium, with garlicky cherry tomatoes, aubergine, basil & fries which has a £3 supplement by the way. My Mam went for the Rose Pesto Prawn Pasta, Sustainably caught garlicky prawns fried with red pesto & rosé wine, tossed through fresh linguine.

My steak was cooked to utter perfection! Is there really any other way to have a steak than medium? It was juicy, tender and flavoursome. The portion of fries went down a treat too! The Rose Pesto Prawn Pasta was scrumptious. The prawns were of a decent size and garlicky indeed! I have a fork full of course so can vouch for my Mam’s opinion. The pasta was al dente, just as you’d expect from an authentic Italians!

By this point we were absolutely stuffed, I still managed dessert though! I couldn’t resist, especially since dessert is only an extra £3. The dessert menu is something else! It’s jam-packed full of chocolate favourites and traditional favourites. After much deliberation, I went for the Epic Chocolate Brownie! I’m an absolute sucker for a brownie, and this one sound mouth-watering since it’s served with rich chocolate sauce salted caramel gelato and caramelized popcorn.

It was a great decision from me to get the brownie as it was up there with one of the best brownies I’ve ever tasted. It was very rich, moist and so thick on the palette. I was in chocolate heaven. I want it again, now, as I write this.

After I’d wolfed my dessert down it was time to head home! I had a lovely evening at Jamies Italian Newcastle. The staff were superb and very accommodating. The atmosphere was chilled, relaxing and the food was 10/10. I’ll definitely be returning, the menu is fantastic value for money, especially for Newcastle rates.

27 Comments

  • Reply Sarah December 6, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Everything looks so beautiful! I’m glad you had a nice time x

    • Reply Alice December 7, 2017 at 10:48 am

      It really was! Thanks Sarah xx

  • Reply Yasmina December 6, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Firstly your images are stunning! The food looks gorgeous, especially the brownie dessert 🙂 xx

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    • Reply Alice December 7, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Thanks lovely! xx

  • Reply Caitylis December 6, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Wow this restaurant looks stunning! And reading your post has made me very hungry although I’ve just eaten lunch… Really fancy some fresh prawns now…!
    Much love, Caitylis x x

    • Reply Alice December 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

      The food was fantastic! Me too actually haha xx

  • Reply Prettiful Blog December 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Oh my the brownie looks delicious! We have a Jamie’s here in South Africa but I haven’t tried it yet.

    • Reply Alice December 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Oh you need to! It was brill x

  • Reply Kelly-Anne December 6, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Alice that looks absolutely amazing! I have seen nothing but great things from here so I need to visit!

    • Reply Alice December 7, 2017 at 10:51 am

      It really was great value for money too.

  • Reply Meera December 6, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I love Jamie’s Italian! It’s always so warm and cosy. Has the most delicious food too!

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    • Reply Alice December 7, 2017 at 10:51 am

      I’d never been before now. It was lovely x

  • Reply Maisie December 6, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I’ve not yet visited one of Jamie’s restaurants but I would really love to, it sounds lush!

    • Reply Alice December 7, 2017 at 10:51 am

      You need to go! Great food x

  • Reply Rosie December 7, 2017 at 10:23 am

    I’ve heard so much about Jamie’s restaurants and I love the sound of the new castle one! Oh to be a foodie blogger! Gorgeous post!

    • Reply Alice December 7, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Haha thanks hun x

  • Reply Poppy Mayy December 7, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve actually never been to a Jamie’s Italian which is absolutely absurd for someone who adores Italian food! I must admit your post have definitely made me want to go.

  • Reply Caroline December 7, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I’ve only been to Jamie’s once in my life but I really enjoyed the food. No idea why I’ve not been back! Your steak looks gorgeous xx

  • Reply Lady Writes December 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to a Jamie’s Italian! Even more so now I’ve seen this! x

    • Reply Alice December 11, 2017 at 10:46 am

      You need to try! x

  • Reply Gemma December 7, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I’ve never been to a Jamies Italian but the food looks absolutely incredible! x

    • Reply Alice December 11, 2017 at 10:46 am

      You need to try!x

  • Reply Emily December 9, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Everything looks so delicious! I’m eyeing up that desert too, yum!!

    • Reply Emily December 9, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      **dessert. (God dammit!)

    • Reply Alice December 11, 2017 at 10:38 am

      It was amazing!

  • Reply Sally Morgan-Moore December 11, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Right. Call me crazy, but I have NEVER been to Jamie’s Italian. There has been one in EVERY place I’ve ever lived, and yet I still haven’t been!
    You’ve convinced me that I still need to definitely go, Alice! And I do have a local one in Cambridge too!
    I’M OFF!!
    Sally.
    http://www.sallymorganmoore.com

    • Reply Alice December 11, 2017 at 11:27 am

      You need to go immediately x

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