11 Black Lion Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1ND
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- Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Stag / hen parties, Celebrity spotting, Live entertainment, Nightlife, Shopping, Trendiness
Expert review of Jamie's Italian
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.
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.
The space is large - there are two floors and an outdoor terrace - and loud.
The staff are young, enthusiastic and motivated, but when the place is really crowded it can take a while for orders to arrive.
Just inland from the seafront, it's on the edge of The Lanes.
At £11-£16.50 for a main course it may seem pricey for a place with a casual feel, but standards are high.
Booking isn’t possible unless you’re in a large party, so you may have to queue.
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:
- Bistro, Diner, Restaurant
- International, Italian, Modern, Traditional, Vegetarian
- 11 Black Lion Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1ND
- 01273 915480
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-10.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Jamie Oliver