If you’re looking for somewhere to go for a nice relaxing meal in between a bit of shopping in Glasgow then you should check out Jamie’s Italian. Situated in George Square it’s the perfect location to go to for a spot of lunch or an evening meal. My mum and I decided to go for a late lunch before hitting the shops to get some last minute bits for when we go on holiday this weekend.
There is nothing I love more in a restaurant than friendly and attentive staff, and that’s exactly what you get at Jamie’s Italian. They all chatted away to us and told us about the specials that were on offer. We decided to go for the Super Lunch Menu, where you can get two courses for £11.95 or three courses for £13.95 – great value for the centre of Glasgow. It’s available Monday to Friday from 12pm-6pm, making it perfect if you’re out during the day or for a post-work catch up with friends.
I might be little but I love my food, so we opted for the three course option. I was delighted to see a few vegetarian options to choose from as sometimes with set menus the choice is very limited.
We both chose the Tomato Bruschetta for starters which was lovely. The bruschetta was topped with light, creamy ricotta cheese and juicy slow roasted tomatoes. The small drizzle of olive oil over the top was the perfect finishing touch to this dish.
I decided to go for the Gnocchi Sorrentina, which is organic potato gnocchi in a slow roasted tomato and garlic sauce topped with basil and mozzarella. The gnocchi was cooked to perfection; I find it can be quite easy to overcook it and it can quickly become mushy. The sauce had the ideal balance of tomato and garlic, flavoursome but neither ingredient overpowering the other.
My mum opted for the Steak and Fries. The flash fried steak was topped with garlic butter and aged Parmesan served with a side of fries and slaw. The meat was well done but was still lovely and tender.
I went for a glass of the Jamie’s Italian house red with my meal which was smooth and fruity with a sweet cherry flavour.
After clearing our plates it was on to desert! I really liked the fact that there was time left between the courses, there’s nothing worse than feeling rushed. Since I love anything salted caramel flavour I couldn’t resist the Epic Chocolate Brownie. A chocolate brownie topped with chocolate sauce, salted caramel gelato and caramelised popcorn. It’s definitely a dish to go for if you enjoy something sweet.
Mum decided to go for the Might Mess Sundae, vanilla ice-cream, strawberry yoghurt, meringues and strawberry compote, which tasted as good as it looked apparently.
To finish it all off we decided to have a cocktail, I went for the Espresso Martini and my mum opted for a Jamie’s Mojito.
If you’re in Glasgow and want some tasty food with good sized portions and brilliant service then I would make sure you check out Jamie’s Italian. The Super Lunch menu is great value for the money with a good range of dishes to choose from, even if you’re vegetarian or gluten free.
I was invited along to Jamie’s Italian Glasgow however all opinions are honest and the words and pictures are my own.
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