About Jamie's Italian - Manchester
Modern Italian dining in the Northern Quarter
Set in the heart of the city, Jamie’s Italian is based in the swish grade II listed building dubbed the ‘King of King Street’. With room for up to 240 people on both the ground floor and mezzanine, many of this former bank’s original features — including high ceilings, huge windows and stately pillars — are still intact. For this reason, it is the perfect spot for a unique dining experience. With a menu crafted by a superstar chef, this is traditional Italian food with added mastermind flourishes. It would be great for a family meal, get-together with friends or lunch treat while shopping.
Contemporary Mediterranean cuisine
Jamie’s Italian serves a rustic yet modern Mediterranean-themed menu that is both down to earth and imaginative. 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. Hand-crafted raviolis include the lobster mezzaluna, a squid-ink pasta stuffed with lobster, langoustines and prawns in a creamy tomato & shellfish sauce.
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 & Parmesan, and the seared swordfish steak with smashed avocado and salad.
There is also a separate vegetarian and vegan menu that includes choices such as the veggie tagliatelle bolognese in a tomato, lentil & porcini ragù with garlic & veggie Parmesan; the veggie carbonara with casarecce pasta in a creamy sweet leek, pea & mint sauce, topped with lemon zest & veggie Parmesan, and the Sicilian-style cauliflower whole roasted with a lentil ragù, pomegranate & pine nuts.
Northern Quarter transport links and attractions
Jamie’s Italian is handy for Manchester Town Hall, Manchester Art Gallery and the Royal Exchange Theatre. If you are travelling in by train, Manchester Piccadilly station is a ten minute walk away. Plenty of paid parking can be found on King Street West, a five minute stroll from the restaurant.