Sunday, 17 October 2010

Jamie Oliver's Italian Restaurant in Cambridge

Here we are in Jamie's Italian Restaurant in Cambridge. Time for a nice break in our day
You will note that a nice Cambridge building adds to the ambience

Reflection seen through one of the many wall mirrors

Not to mention the ceiling

You can watch your meal being prepared

We both chose
Free Range Oven Roasted Baby Poussin
on a bed of
Braised Castelluccio Lentils
all served in it's own juices

The chips we ordered as a side dish were the best I think I have tasted.Not only were they crunchy but they were
cooked with Garlic, Parmesan and Parsley

We had one of those friendly waiters who offered to take our photo - why not!

When eating lunch out we pass on dessert, preferring to save some room for afternoon tea
but the Peppermint tea was very welcome

Shall we take some freshly made bread and pasta home with us?
Not a good idea as we are a bus ride from the car park
Park and Ride is the only way to take your car to Cambridge

I liked the flavour of the ladies room too

Jamie is opening an Italian Restaurant in my daughter's city too so we will definitely be going again
Lots to post on Cambridge so do some back


A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh, what a delight !
Such a beautiful building with all of the architectural details, and love the decor.
By the looks of things the food was superb, I guess he really CAN cook ;)
What a wonderful meal, did you take home bread ?
Thank you for sharing,

Vee said...

That looks as if it was a fun experience... I never have had that friendly a waiter/waitress. Blessed you!

A Dagenham Girl said...

hahaha love your post - looks as though you've had great fun. The resturant is indeed fabulous and your meal also looks delicious. Judith

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous structure, but that food is making my mouth water. Yum!!!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a pretty building! The food looks good too. who is Jamie Oliver? A friend of yours perhaps?

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad to see you have been enjoying yourselves. My that meal looks like a feast!

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful restaurant - and beautiful food to match.

Knitting Mania said...

Wow what a treat!! I've always enjoyed watching Jamie Oliver on the cooking networks. Your lunch looked amazing!


a woman who is said...

Oh I really enjoyed this post! I could only dream of going to one of his restaurant. So glad you had a great time.

talesfromagarden said...

Looking forward to more of the same! The restuarant looks lovely and the bathroom is devine too!

Mike said...

What a great place. That poussin looks yummy!

Maree said...

So very interesting! Love the photo of the two of you...perfect.

I'm into teapots big time since visiting England, love the little teapot you had the peppermint tea in...ahhh great memories....

Unknown said...

Simply wonderful! i have watched his shows on tv and often wondered how fun it would be eating in one of his restaurant. Happy week ahead :)

La Petite Gallery said...

You both are so lucky to be able to share these things. The chips had me. I am trying to get the weight off, I will make those in Mid Dec.
after this wedding. I have to say you both have such a nice life. My Husband was a real go-go person, we
would take off at the drop of a hat.
Think I am in a rut.

Linda said...

That looks like a fabulous meal and what a great building!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Barbara

Love the ceiling and the food looks great! Like the picture of you and your husband--very sweet. :)

Tracy :)

Annie Jeffries said...

I'm so glad Jamie Oliver's restaurnat was a successful visit for you. I know that sometimes one can go to restaurants owned by well-known chefs and turn out to be a disappointment. Good service, great ambience, beautiful food. You can't ask for more than that along with good taste, of course.

Trissa said...

Hi Barbara! Thanks for more great posts. Just call me "sold" on Jamie's fish and chips!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing restaurant! I would've been taking so many photos too.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures and great restaurant, hungry, now I have wanted to eat. Greetings.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Barbara, it was a treat to see you and Alan together at the table....and my oh my, those chips DO look fantastic! What a wonderful building to hold Jamie Oliver's restaurant too.

Winifred said...

That restaurant is lovely. Those proper chips look fabulous. None of those skinny French Fry things. Bet it was worth it just for them.

2son said...

Hi Barbara, I miss those visits from 1987 - 1990 and all those visits in your home, including the outings, but especially your great cooking and hospitality. It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since feeling at home with you and Alan during 7 visits over those 4 years. Brian