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Jamie’s Italian, 5 More London Place, London, England

We went to London, England to visit family and managed to arrange that everybody was free to join us for a meal on the same evening. We played safe and booked an Italian Jamie OliverRestaurant, Jamie’s Italian, 5 More London Place, London, England  that we could enter from our hotel, Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel, 5 More London Place, Tooley Street London SE1 2BY, England. The hotel is reviewed at https://hotelandrestaurantreviews.com/2015/03/02/hilton-london-tower-bridge-hotel-5-more-london-place-tooley-street-london-se1-2by-england/.

Jamie’s Italian bears the name of celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver. We had been to another branch of Jamie’s Italian a few months previously. It is reviewed at https://hotelandrestaurantreviews.com/2016/01/04/jamies-italian-ground-floor-38-threadneedle-st-london-ec2r-8ay/. I was not overly impressed with the food, but other members of the family had enjoyed it so I was willing to give Jamie’s Italian, 5 More London Place, London, England a try. I am very glad I did.

The ambience of this Jamie’s Italian is relaxed and friendly. The service from the moment we arrived to the moment we left was very good, but not quite as good as the service par excellence that I experienced at Jamie’s Italian Threadneedle Street, London. This is not a criticism, just a comparison.

Jamie's Italian insideWe were seated in a large booth and started our meal with olives and a delicious variety of breads. My husband and son-in-law sampled the beers while my daughters and I indulged by following a gin and tonic with a bottle of Prosecco. We chose a variety of main courses. My husband had a turkey milanese. This was a turkey steak stuffed with prosciutto and fontal cheese, breadcrumbed and topped with a fried egg and black truffle with a side of fries. He enjoyed it very much.

My son-in-law chose the Gennaro’s chargrilled & butterflied chicken breast which was served with peas, beans and courgette with a hazelnut and lovage pesto. He also had a side portion of fries. My elder daughter chose a JI superfoods salad with chicken. The salad comprised fresh avocado, roasted beets, pulses & grains, sprouting broccoli, pomegranate & spicy seeds with harissa dressing & cottage cheese. She really enjoyed it. My younger daughter and I both chose veggie tagliatellie bolognese. It was a lovely recipe with an agù of porcini mushrooms, tomatoes, pulses, herbs & garlic with Bella Lodi & herby breadcrumbs: very tasty indeed.Jamie's Italian 5.jpg

Only my husband made it to desert. He had the Tiramisu which he said was the best he had tasted. We rounded off the meal with a variety of teas and coffees. We had a delicious meal in relaxing surroundings. I recommend Jamie’s Italian, 5 More London Place, London, England and would use this restaurant again.

Valerie Penny

 

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Hilton Hotel, Glasgow, 1 William Street, Glasgow, G3 8HT, Scotland

me-dave-amamndasI have always liked the Hilton Hotel chain and have stayed with them all over the world.  I particularly like this hotel, Hilton Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland once you discover the route into it!  It is centrally located and the Hilton Glasgow Hotel offers superb city views, family rooms, spa and indoor pool. The last time I visited this hotel was when my friend, Amanda, had a party there in December and my husband surprised me by booking a room so we could stay and better enjoy the festivities.  It was so kind of him and the party was lovely. A fantastic four course meal was served and it was a lot of fun.

The reception area is is spacious and grand, however the hotel bar is hilton-glasgow-1small for the size of the hotel.  The staff are helpful but unobtrusive and the hotel is spotlessly clean. Our room was on the fourteenth floor and we overlooked the motorway, but the room was quiet because of the soundproofing and the good quality glazing.  We hilton-room1were delighted with it.  The bed was also very comfortable and we slept well.

 

I also enjoyed using the indoor pool at this hotel.  We did not use any other fitness equipment, but the pool is large and well-maintained.  It was not busy either time we used it and the towels provided are lovely and fluffy.   There is a great fitness centre too, but we did not use that.

Breakfast was marvelous!  It is a usual wide hot and cold buffet with a wide variety of  hot and cold choices.  As well as the traditional British fry-up, I told the chefs I was vegetarian and they brought me Indoor Poolvegetarian sausages too.  It was unexpected and kind.

As I live relatively close to this hotel, I rarely have a chance to use it nowadays, however, I highly recommend it and am pleased to have a chance to stay there when I can.

Valerie Penny