Celebrity chef, tv star and book author Jamie Oliver has opened restaurants to tempt crowds, including Jamie’s Italian in Reading alongside the River Kennet. Contemporary bistro decor pairs with rustic food service for an interesting dining experience, inside or out on the balcony overlooking the river.
The antipasti platters are exceptional, with fine quality meats, cheeses and cured olives and caperberries. (I was too busy eating to remember to take pictures!) I also highly recommend the parmesan polenta chips with fresh rosemary. Salads, too, are generously sized, fresh and tasty with a bevy of flavor-rich ingredients. Haven’t quite found the perfect entree yet, but if you’re looking for a bottle of wine with a handful of great starters, Jamie’s Italian is a fine destination.
Tel: 0118 907 0808