For those of you not based in London, Westfield Stratford City is a shopping centre built next to the London 2012 Olympic stadium. It has over 300 stores and 70 restaurants.
Every time I visit Westfield I try to find a new foodie treat.
Jamie's Italian restaurant is a joint venture with the one and only Jamie Oliver and Gennaro Contaldo.
I love Italian food and was keen to see how Jamie's restaurant would match up with some of the best in London like Latium and Gustoso.
The interior gives a good first impression, lively with a buzzing atmosphere and attentive staff who seat us at the bar for some drinks first.
We review the starters and for us it is an easy choice, it has to be one of 'Jamie's famous planks' (£6.85 per person). Cured meats, Italian Cheeses, pickles and crunchy salad.
The cured meats, mozzarella and capers were yummy.
In restaurants I generally steer clear of burgers, but my view was if anyone can do a burger it has to be Jamie Oliver. So I opted for the 'Jamie Italian Burger' (£10.95), prime British Chunk and flank steak.
I had visions of Jamie on TV saying "pukka tukka" whilst I ate it.
My better half goes for Vongole Tagliolini (£11.25), clams, chilli, garlic, parsley and white wine. This is always the dish that distinguishes an Italian and this just doesn't come close. Nice but just lacked the real flavour and kick that was expected. It should have had an amazing taste given the quality ingredients.
Overall a relaxed dining experience, reasonably priced but I wasn't wowed over by the food.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend. Up to anything fun? Share your plans in the comments below.
Wesfield Unit 1078,
Westfield Shopping Centre