Location: Perth City
Date: 9th April 2014
I was so excited to hear that there was a Jamie's Italian in Perth City. Jamie Oliver is my favourite UK Chef and his Italian restaurant in Portsmouth is one that myself and my mum went to when we had a relaxing weekend away before I moved out here.
I LOVED his restaurant in Portsmouth and I was happy to see that his menu was the same in Perth so I knew exactly what to expect when we went there. We decided to save the trip to Jamies to celebrate when we got our visa with friends however sadly the queue when we went was too long for some of us to wait so we went elsewhere. It is not uncommon to have to wait for HOURS for a table at this restaurant if you want to come for dinner, especially if you come on a weekend. So during a random trip to the city me and Scott decided to check out whether we could get a table on a Thursday at 4pm.
We were in luck. They had plenty of tables available so we were able to find a nice table for two. Straight away we took a few snaps of the Jamie napkins (as you do!) and ordered some drinks. I really wanted the gorgeous Florence Fizz cocktail but as I was driving, and the cops loved to pull me over for 'random tests' I decided not to.
The waiter we had was fantastic! Scott was unsure what beer to order and straight away the waiter knew he was a larger lout so recommended a crisp italian larger which went down very well. When it came to ordering our food I knew what I wanted, the sausage pappardelle in the small size (because I'm really not meant to have pasta) and a side of their famous polenta chips. Scott ordered the fillet steak but was recommended to actually go for the loin steak as it had more meat on it and was a little cheaper. It was the best recommendation we have had while dining out so far. Scott was finally happy with a steak he was served and gave the meal a 5/5.
For those of you who know Scott you will know he loves his steak and its very hard to find a restaurant which does it perfectly. Well hats off to you Jamie, you made my man very happy!
For dessert we each had a serve of their gorgeous brownie slice with chocolate sauce and popcorn. I didn't manager to finish mine so Scott polished off both of them. The waiter was so shocked that one man can eat a huge steak, a side and two brownie desserts that he offered us a free dessert next time we go!
If your looking for a fantastic meal, great atmosphere and friendly staff then head down to Jamies Italian in Perth. Make sure you book a table or at least be prepared to queue for a long time unless you go during their quieter time.