jamie oliver's fifteen restaurant experience review
My review of the Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Restaurant, London
This was our first visit to Jamie Oliver's Fifteen in London. I remember years ago watching the TV series when the restaurant was first launched back in 2002. We had booked the Red Letter Days 6 course tasting menu which included a glass of very nice Prosecco.
We booked our experience for a Saturday night at 6pm, and we made the actual booking about 6 weeks before we visited. I would recommend booking at least a month before. Although the restaurant seats 140, only a certain proportion of seats are given to experience voucher holders.
We walked from Old Street tube station for about 5 minutes and we arrived at the restaurant at around 5.45pm. We were greeted very warmly and taken downstairs to a very nice table in a booth. We had previously telephoned and extended our booking to 3 people, so we took our 7 year old son with us.
We then got to see our tasting menu and were provided with some very nice traditional green olives in brine as well as bread (which is freshly baked in house every day). The waiter also brought us our inclusive glasses of Prosecco, which was very nice and not too dry.
Fifteen were very accommodating, and offered to cook anything our 7 year old son wanted. He ended up choosing a plate of pasta and sauce for just £7. I have to say the pasta dish was very light and fresh with a very fresh basil taste to it.
We had a bottle of house red wine for £19 which I thought was very reasonable and also a very good wine.
Our 6 course (well really 7) tasting menu:
- Short rib croquettes
- Burrata, jerusalem artichokes, lovage
- House-cured salmon, cauliflower, dill, pickled mustard seeds
- Gnocchi, fresh pea, goat's curd, mint vinaigrette
- Hereford short rib, Grelot onion, Desiree mash, Montgomery cheddar
- Organic chocolate mousse, orange, creme fraiche
- Selection of British cheeses and crackers
Every course was amazing, the food tasted really fresh. The jerusalem artichokes tasted amazing and I mistook them for meat, as they had a very meaty texture and feel to them. The organic chocolate mousse was very chocolately and was rich in cocoa, my son really enjoyed the richness of this desert.
The last course was cheese and biscuits, but by now we were really full, and I do feel that this last course was not really required.
The evening finished with us being able to see the kitchen at work and being told by one of the chef's about the kitchen set up and the ingredients as well as having any of our questions answered.
The overall service was amazing, nothing was too much trouble and the waiters were always topping up our glasses and looking after us. On our departure we were also warmly thanked by two of the hostesses.
Overall a fantastic meal with brilliant service, we would definitely recommend Jamie Oliver's Fifteen in London and we would go again.
Our experience: Six-Course Sharing Menu for Two at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, London
Visit date: May 2015
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