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“Good value for set menus,hearty Italian food,good service and ambiance.”

Jamie's Italian Forum
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Ranked #1,060 of 14,048 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: US$13 - US$44
Neighbourhood: Central Area/City Area
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Neighbourhood: Central Area/City Area
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Jamie’s Italian Restaurant at the Forum was bustling with customers for lunch on Sunday. One of the better known celebrity chefs around, made popular by his TV series on cooking hearty meals and comfort food, Jamie’s Italian is inspired by Jamie’s passion for the Italian way of life. There’s another branch of Jamie’s Italian at VivoCity.

The exterior of the restaurant may look quite plain, but once inside, the atmosphere is one of purposeful activity, waiters and waitress moving quickly. Lots of families with young children and almost all the tables occupied. The ambiance is that of a huge kitchen, with service counters along one side, a fairly large number of tables scattered in a fairly large area. Lots of bottles, books, cooking paraphernalia as decor. The noise level is quite high but bearable. The service has been reported in earlier reviews at other sites as very poor, but on the contrary, we found the waiters polite, attentive and efficient. Without prompting, one brought over an empty tray for the empty mussel shells from the Sea Bass dish my daughter ordered. The manageress popped around several times to enquire if all was well.

We ordered from the Christmas Lunch 3 course set menu which included a welcome bubbly drink of Prosecco, a starter, main and dessert. All for $49.90++. The Christmas Dinner 3 course set cost $65.90++
Among the starters we had the following: Smoked salmon salad with salt-roasted beetroot, buffalo ricotta, crackers and fresh horse radish. A Celeriac Truffle Soup with black truffle oil, home made rosemary focaccia; the Festive Italian Pate which came with toasted ciabatta, chicken liver and vin santo pate and parmesan. I had the celeriac soup which was served with truffle oil and the focaccia. This was tasty, well seasoned and aromatic. The portion was just right. I tasted the sea bass, but found the aroma from the mussels a little too strong.

For the Mains we ordered Sea Bass with white wine,chili with fennel, garlic broth and steamed mussels and saffron aioli. The Chicken al Mattone was a chicken breast served with crispy prosciutto, balsamic onions and pan juices. The Italian Flash Steak was a flash-grilled sirloin steak with herb garlic butter, rocket salad and thin fries. All these were accompanied with a side dish of roasted rosemary potatoes and roasted root vegetables. One person ordered the Prawn linguini pasta, a tomato base sauce with cherry tomatoes, fried garlicky prawns in fennel, tomatoes, chilli, saffron in fish broth with lemony rocket. I had the chicken which was tender, moist but found the prosciutto a little too saltish. Otherwise the flavours were well balanced with the crunchiness and freshness of the pomegranate seeds and acidity of the caramelised onions.

For the deserts, we sampled the Tangy Lemon Tart which was topped with lemon curd and whipped vanilla cream, pomegranate and fresh mint. The Tiramisu Pavlova was a meringue with dark chocolate ice cream, mashed hazelnuts and hot chocolate sauce. Two of us ordered ice cream which was 3 scoops per portion. Flavours of the day were: dark chocolate, honeycomb and raspberry. All were rich in flavour and creamy smooth in texture.

The food we had was generally very good. Prices are average for Italian food in a good establishment. The set menus for lunch and dinner are good value for the buck. We had glasses of iced water which were filled from a canister and when this was empty, it was replaced with a full canister without our prompting. There’s free WiFi and the restaurant is wheel chair friendly. Lot’s of baby-high chairs for the younger customers needing them - evident of patronage by families with kids. I recommend calling in to book a table for a week end lunch or dinner as the place was pretty crowded.

Address:
Jamie’s Italian
#01-01/04 Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, 238884
Opening Hours
Mon - Thu: 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat: 10:00 - 23:00
Sun: 10:00 - 22:00
Phone
+65 66557676 for reservations.

Date of visit: December 2016
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8  Thank John-KT-Lim
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JamiesItalianSEA, Manager at Jamie's Italian Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

Hey John-KT-Lim, thank you so much for the amazing review! Glad you enjoyed your time at Jamie’s Italian. We'd be sure to pass your amazing feedback them to the team, they will be so delighted. Hope to see you back here very soon, big love x

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Had a really pleasant experience with my family there, the food was good and the staff were really good and served extremely well

Date of visit: December 2016
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JamiesItalianSEA, Manager at Jamie's Italian Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Hi yashiroisana17, thanks for taking your time to write us a review. We'd be sure to pass your feedback to the team, and we certainly hope we have a chance to serve you again. Cheers!

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

I had high hopes going to Jamie's Italian, which I just happened to spot on Orchard Road. My previous experiences from the restaurants in the UK have been so good. It was quite late, so I only ordered a Caesar's Salad. Unfortunately this was a disappointment - some of the lettuce leaves were bitter, and there was no Romana, just regular lettuce. The parmesan was ground, not flakes, which was OK, but there was not enough of it to give taste. The chicken was good, and the dressing tasted right. I also took a side of chili fries, which were excellent, and the house ketchup was also good, more like tomato paste than ketchup, but very tasty. Service was good, but not very fast.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Markus L
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JamiesItalianSEA, Manager at Jamie's Italian Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Hi Markus L, thanks for taking your time to write us a review. We are so sorry that you had a less than fantastic experience at Jamie's Italian & we'd be sure to pass your feedback to the team, and certainly hope that we have a chance to serve you again. Cheers!

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

food was ok.. hated the service!! Me and my friends were looking for a place to eat earlier and we decided to eat at jamie's. I had such high expectations given the positive reviews we have read and heard all around. However i was not expecting to be disappointed as the service was really bad. We were a group of 6 adults and 2 kids, one under 2 yrs old. So of course it was expected that we will request for a baby chair - unexpectedly the girl who was serving us said no it was not possible. She cited that we were seated at a very narrow space. We insisted and then after excusing herself, a filipino crew suddenly appeared without so much as a hi and hello nor an introduction. He immediately told us 'NO' we cannot accomodate your request. He did not even give us an option but just said no we dont give baby chairs when seated at this part.. so my mom who was avoiding a confrontation just said ok its fine. After hearing that, the filipino crew suddenly left.. then that was
Not the end of it- when we left, no one was courteous enough to say thank you, nor no one was kind enough to as how we are. And no one even opened the door to my wife who was holding my child. And the best part?? A crew was at the door just looking at my wife.. def we will not come back nor will recommend the place..

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank michaelfO3519HO
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Let down and felt ripped off by the restaurant. The linguine isn't cooked properly and the portion is only a mouthful. Finish the dinner in 5 minutes. Service is not great either. Total damage about $70. Won't go again for sure. Won't even bother to put up a picture as there is nothing to show. Seldom write negative reviews but this is one of them.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank 662DavidA
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JamiesItalianSEA, Manager at Jamie's Italian Forum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Hi David A, we're so sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience at Jamie’s Italian. We are looking into the various issues you mentioned now - we'd love to speak to you personally to discuss your feedback, would you kindly email us at jisocial.vivocity@jamiesitalian.sg with your contact details and indicate your username on TripAdvisor so one of our managers can get in touch? Our sincere apologies again, and we hope to hear from you.

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