The first thing you notice stepping into Jamie’s Italian in Threadneedle Street, Bank – London; is that it’s pretty damn prestige.
Set in the former Bank of Scotland, the ceilings are high & lofty, adorned with those magnificent chandeliers. The grand interiors were designed to match the grand architecture of the building, from the custom-made chairs to the solid oak tables.
This place definitely has character to it.
Devonshire white crab Kings Lynn brown shrimp, fresh mint, chilli & rocket cress
Smoked trout ricotta crostini, creamy yoghurt, fresh horse radish & flat-leaf parsley
Salt Marsh Lamb – £25.95
Lamb breast stuffed with herb, vin santo grilled cutlet with mint jelly
Yes you read that correctly.
Not one, but TWO different pieces of lamp on ONE plate, with a side of garlic potato chips.
Lamb breast stuffed with herbs was moist, full of flavour and was accentuated with the mint jelly.
The cutlet, I wish had alittle more char and crisp to it, just for that satisfying bite a crust would have given it. Having said that, it was well seasoned and demolished within seconds.
It was good.
Just look at it.
It was so impressively green that people turned their heads just to have another perve, as the waiter gracefully placed the prawn risotto before me.
The green of the parsley & courgettes was so vibrant, that the 2 large Argentinean prawns looked as if they were jumping out of the plate.
Jamie’s Italian is most known for this dish, and I can completely see why.
The risotto was perfection, there were also a generous helping of prawns in the risotto and the courgette flowers added a freshness to every bite.
The service was attentive, and the staff were all very accommodating and friendly. Don’t think I ever saw our waiter without a huge grin on his face.
I’ll definitely be back for that risotto.
Jamie’s Italian – Bank
38 Threadneedle Street, London