Now open at the top of King Street Jamie’s Italian ‘Manchester’ is a good compliment to, aswell as fierce competition for Rosso, Browns & Room.
Jamie’s Italian Manchester is a high profile, gem of an opening. The building on King Street, reputedly known as the ‘King of King Street’ but has been empty since 2008. Jamie’s Italian moving in will ensure this grade 2 listed former bank regains its crown! With many original features including striking marble clad columns, intricate mahogany wall panellings and a whole host of historic fixtures and fittings this site absolutely shouts ‘style’ from every corner.
When Jamie’s Italian was first conceived, the starting point was to re-create what Italians are most proud of – fantastic, rustic dishes, using recipes that have been tried, tested and loved! Jamie talks about “feeling Italian” and in Gennaro Contaldo, they can tap into real thing. A great mentor for their young chefs and someone who, as a boy growing up in a tiny fishing village on the Amalfi coast, learned how simple, fresh ingredients, prepared and cooked with love and passion (a phrase he uses every day – and means!) become truly great dishes.
Aswell as serve exceptional food, their aim was also to create an environment with a “neighbourhood” feel, inspired by the “Italian table” where people relax, share, and enjoy each other’s company. Jamie’s Italian was designed to be accessible and affordable, a place where anyone is welcome and everyone will feel comfortable, no matter how much you spend or how long you stay.
Images used are from Jamie’s Italian restaurants in Liverpool & Bath, we’ll have the Manchester one’s as soon as the interior is done.