1 George Square, Glasgow, G1 1HL
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Singles, Celebrity spotting, Shopping, Sightseeing, Trendiness
Expert review of Jamie's Italian
Is there anything Jamie Oliver can’t do? Fresh from wooing global audiences with his TV shows, cookbooks and campaigns to change the eating habits of school children, this restaurant has become a mainstay of the Glasgow dining scene after only opening in July 2010. Located in the city’s old General Post Office (GPO) building on George Square, the restaurant is in an incredibly convenient location for shoppers, partygoers and sight-seers. Even though I love his creative food, I really dislike his trademark catchphrase “pukka”.
Good old fashioned Italian dishes with Jamie’s trademark culinary touch are the hallmark of his first restaurant in Scotland. Prosciutto, pear and pecorino salad, breasola and rainbow beet salad, lovely buffalo ricotta ravioli, scallop and squid ink angel hair and wild truffle tagliatelle. There’s a great selection of vegetarian and rabbit dishes too.
As a ravenous meat eater (apologies to the vegans and vegetarians) I love tapas style meat platters, which have a selection of English wild boar salami, truffle salami and levonetto tondo, a small lightly spiced salami. As for the main courses, I’d point you in the direction of a rabbit ragu pappardelle or Jamie’s signature spaghetti Bolognese.
Great views across the square and a walk in only policy mean that though you may have to wait for a table at peak times, its frenetic and buzzy as any proper Italian kitchen should be.
Hard to tell as it’s so new but expect big things from the staff over the coming years.
Overlooking George Square, its location makes it a magnet for tourists and locals alike.
Starters from £3 to £6 and mains from £6 to £16. Desserts are around £4.
More information on Jamie's Italian:
- Price guide:
- Brasserie, Café, Restaurant
- Italian, Mediterranean
- 1 George Square, Glasgow, G1 1HL
- 0141 404 2690
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat, noon-11pm. Sun noon-10.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible