Extremely full and giggling away after just one glass of prosecco and a cocktail (Amalfi Fizz for me and a caipirinha for my date), we tackled dessert. The menu looks deceivingly small but I struggled to make it through most of my main. But I'm not a quitter and dessert isn't something I'll ever pass up on.
I went for the clementine and pomegranate pavlova, desperate for something with a sour bite to it after all the savoury, I'd have loved a bit more pomegranate but that's just personal preference. All in all another solid dish. Fiona attempted the tiramisu, from her massive grin and happy sign I gather it was pretty tasty.
My major gripe with the restaurant is that the atmosphere isn't always great, the room can get very loud when all tables are occupied and the music is popular chart music. At the gym I don't have a problem with a bit of Rhianna but when I'm tucking into a festive menu some Christmas music or some 'lounge' music would be nice.
If you're looking for a value for money Christmas dinner that's different to other restaurants Jamie's Italian is worth considering. The staff were very attentive towards us, taking the time to explain the different elements of the dish and checking up on us. They even explained to us that since Jamie's Sugar Rush, all the dishes in the restaurant chain have been updated and improved to lower the sugar levels. Reassuring to know, especially at Christmas where those healthy eating mantras just go right out the window.
All in all it was a really good night out with yummy food and excellent company. I'll probably be back in the spring and summer to check out the specials, as these are always worth a closer look.
Where are you guys heading for your festive feasts this Christmas?