Jamie's Italian

Price guide: Mid-range

11 Black Lion Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1ND

Price guide: Mid-range

Jamie's Italian

By Emma Gregg, your Brighton expert

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#13 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
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Ambience:
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Service:
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Location:
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Value for money:
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Recommended for:
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Expert review of Jamie's Italian

This coastal outpost of the Jamie Oliver empire makes a lively addition to The Lanes.

Jamie’s not Italian, of course, but apparently he rather wishes he was. His love of Italy and all its popular trappings - colour, noise, drama, Vespas - really shines at this, his first Brighton restaurant. The upbeat, youthful vibe attracts large, cheerful crowds and it’s a great place for a casual meal with friends.

Food and drink: 

Italian food, Jamie-style, means fresh fish baked in a wood-fired oven, colourful salads and wonderful, rustic pasta and meat dishes. All the wine is Italian; you can ask the staff for a taste if you’re not sure which one to choose.

Ambience: 

The space is large - there are two floors and an outdoor terrace - and loud.

Service: 

The staff are young, enthusiastic and motivated, but when the place is really crowded it can take a while for orders to arrive.

Location: 

Just inland from the seafront, it's on the edge of The Lanes.

Price advice: 

At £11-£16.50 for a main course it may seem pricey for a place with a casual feel, but standards are high.

Tables to book: 

Booking isn’t possible unless you’re in a large party, so you may have to queue.

Other useful branches: 

Jamie’s Italians are popping up all over the country. Brighton also has a Jamie Oliver Recipease cook shop which serves breakfast, brunch and lunch (72 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2HA, food served Mon–Sat 8am–3pm, Sun 9am–3pm).

More information on Jamie's Italian:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Diner, Restaurant
Food:
International, Italian, Modern, Traditional, Vegetarian
Address:
11 Black Lion Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1ND
Telephone:
01273 915480
Website:
http://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/brighton
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Jamie Oliver

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