Although Leeds has hundreds of amazing restaurants to choose from, a restaurant we always go back to is Jamie's Italian. Jamie's is one of our favourite restaurants to visit, as the staff are always so friendly and welcoming but most importantly the food is amazing. The Italian menu boasts rustic dishes inspired by the traditional food of Italy - the ultimate comfort food to indulge in.
We made our way to the restaurant. A buzz in the air on the streets of Leeds, and the festive lights giving a hint of Christmas.Jamie's Italian Leeds is based in a stunning converted two story bank in the heart of the city centre. The warm glow from the chandeliers beckoned us inside.
We were greeted warmly upon arrival and guided to the bar to enjoy a drink while we waited to be seated.
The friendly bar staff handed us menus to browse.
We opted for a glass of Jamie's Italian Raboso Rosato Spumante Veneto each to get the evening flowing.The house prosecco tasted light and fresh. The refreshing bubbles went down very nicely.
We were guided promptly to our table.
We always order a portion of The World's Best Olives On Ice £3.95, and as the name would rightly suggest, they really are the best! The chilled olives tasted lovely and mellow. The olives come served with a black olive & sun-dried tomato tapenade & crispy music bread, yum!
The slow-cooked pork belly was rich and tasty. I thought the roasted root veg and spiced apple sauce made a great choice for a winter dish. The dish was garnished with mint leaves and I thought it contrasted beautifully against the sweet roasted veg and pork.
The outstanding staff in Leeds really are faultless! Nothing is too much trouble for them and they make dining at Jamie's a real delight.Normally, we would all be in a wonderful pasta-coma by this point, but on this occasion we decided to indulge with a Apple & Blackberry Pavlova £5.45 Gooey meringue with whipped mascarpone, limoncello-soaked blackberries, apple compote and spiced crumble. The desert was lovely and light, bursting with tangy flavours against the sweet crisp meringue. The flavours worked together beautifully and the soaked berries, goery meringue and spiced crumble melted in the mouth.
Alchemist is yet to be beaten in Leeds.)
The meal was a great start to the evening and we headed out into the city of Leeds on a high, but I will tell you about that another time... (This post is making me hungry!)
Jamie's Italian, Leeds
35 Park Row
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Much love, The Hungry Little Lady x