Service was alright and generally friendly. The first waitress that came to us explained the dishes in great length.
It's a family friendly restaurant. After we were seated we were given containers filled with crayons, stickers, coloring pages and even a badge. Kids' menu could be viewed through a red stereoscopic viewer where the photos appeared in 3D. Interesting!
We ordered a lot of appetizers to share among us, from top left to bottom right:
- Posh chips (fries served with truffle oil and parmesan)
- Polenta chips (fried polenta served with rosemary and parmesan)
- Pumpkin & smoked mozzarella nachos
- Crispy squid
- Baked mushrooms
- Italian bread selection
- Bruschetta (special of the day)
- Vegetable plank
I had a high expectation on their polenta chips, after hearing lots about it in social media. But the chips failed miserably. It was tasteless and the skin was hard. Maybe it was left in the kitchen counter for too long. I heard it should be crispy in the outside and moist in the inside.
The best ones were crispy squid and baked mushrooms. Bruschetta was great too, although the cream cheese was a bit too thick to my liking.
For the mains we had the Jamie's Italian burger, 30-day matured prime rib, prawn linguine and pasta special of the day. The burger patty was made from minced wagyu beef - combined with balsamic onions and smoked mozzarella, it was really tasty. The winner was prime rib, with the melt-in-your-mouth sensation. Pasta were just so-so.
We ended our lunch on a sweet note with brioche con gelato, affogato and panna cotta.
All in all, I think it is worth it to try Jamie's Italian. But I won't queue for it, making reservation is a much better option.