Who doesn’t know Jamie Oliver?! He is such a famous cook, that I think everybody knows him or at least heard of him. He published lots of books (still waiting for a vegan one?! Hehe..) and he is very successful. He also owns a lot of restaurants, all over the UK. You can all find them via the website. One of them is ‘Jamie’s Italian’ in Shepherd Bush, next to Westfield. I’ve been there several times already as I used to live quite close. In the beginning I could only order spaghetti with tomato sauce and I had to make sure they used the gluten-free pasta, as only that one was vegan. Later on they changed that, because so many people asked for it. They now serve vegan pasta anyway. So when I went to have lunch there I was expecting that pasta, but when I took a look at the menu I was pleasantly surprised! They changed everything and now there were vegan options all over the menu. They marked everything very well and it made me so happy! the world is changing.. baby steps, but it is! I ordered the roasted aubergine with lentils and some chunky chips (I’m a sucker for chips). I was so excited and when my meal was in front of me I was very pleased. It looked great! It also was very tasty. The chips were lovely and the aubergine was perfectly done. Together with the lentils it was a very good combination.
It’s a big restaurants. You can sit at the entrance, what could have been a restaurant on its own, but if you walk past the toilets there is another big space, it almost looks like it’s 2 restaurants in 1. I really like the interior. It’s light, industrial, vintage with a modern twist. It’s truly amazing!
What I really like and aways liked about Jamie Olivers restaurants, is that the staff is super friendly and very good informed. They know everything, what is very comforting and it just feels welcoming. I also do have to mention the host who walked me to my table. He was so energetic and fun, what a good first impression. The lady who served me was very friendly too btw. Those are the kind of people you want to have in a restaurant. Big compliment!
WHO? Jamie’s Italian.
WHERE? Westfield, 1078 Ariel Way, W12 7GB.
CUISINE? Modern Italian.
VEGAN? No! (omni)
OVERALL? 8 (for improvement, interior, staff and taste)
Do you know Jamie Oliver’s restaurant? Which one is your favourite? Are you going to give ‘Jamie’s Italian’ a try? Please let me know about your preference and experiences! Please leave a comment below or show me on Instagram by using #PlanetManel. Thank you! X