About Jamie Oliver's Italian - Edinburgh
Stylish Italian dining in New Town
Jamie Oliver’s Italian is based in the jaw-dropping 18th century setting of the Assembly Rooms on George Street – how’s that for a location? Inside, the decor is elegant yet welcoming, with grand ceilings, impressive cornicing and scarlet walls, teamed with red velvet chairs and chandeliers. With a menu created by a superstar chef, you can tuck into traditional Italian food with added signature flourishes. Jamie Oliver’s Italian would be a great choice for a lunchtime treat while browsing the Princes Street shops, a bite to eat before heading to the theatre or a hearty meal with family and friends.
Modern Mediterranean dishes
Menus at Jamie Oliver’s Italian are centered on rustic yet modern Mediterranean-style fare. Dishes are updated regularly, but expect pasta choices like the lamb pappardelle with slow-cooked pulled lamb accompanied by a red wine & herb ragù; the seafood linguine with squid, prawns, mussels, scallops, sweet cherry tomatoes, white wine, Calabrian chili, capers & parsley, and the Genovese pesto gnocchi with Jamie’s herby almond pesto.
Non-pasta mains might include the 35-day dry-aged sirloin steak with herby garlic butter, rocket and your choice of side; the pork Milanese coated in herby Parmesan breadcrumbs and topped with a fried free-range egg, cheesy fonduta and Parmesan, and the seared swordfish steak with smashed avocado and salad. There is also a special vegetarian & vegan menu that includes veggie tagliatelle bolognese, veggie carbonara and a quinoa & kale burger.
New Town transport links and attractions
George Street is a handy five minute walk from Princes Street and ten minutes from Waverley Station. There is also a taxi rank further up the street. If you are driving to the restaurant, then paid parking can be found around the corner at the Radisson Blu hotel on the Royal Mile. The Traverse, Royal Lyceum and Playhouse theatres are all around a fifteen minute walk away.