The fit out is interesting. It is clear they have spared no money decking the place out but the only downfall is a very miss matched HUGE chandelier in the middle of the restaurant. It just seems a little strange as the rest of the restaurant is styled in quite a rustic manner down to market style vegetables running along one of the walls.
I have been to this restaurant twice and the time I am reviewing was a lunch time visit. It is much easier to be seated at lunchtime because in the evenings the place is teaming!!! A two hour wait is standard and you can forget about getting a booking in the near future.
The waitstaff at Jamie's are good. Not incredible but still ok. I found that they were quite abrupt in their style of service which probably comes down to them being so busy most of the time. However on this day it was not overly busy so it would have been nice of them to adapt to this.
We started with mixed breads and blanched crudités on ice. Sounds odd doesn't it! I love raw vegetables so this was amazing. Fresh, cold bits of asparagus, capsicum, broccoli all served on ice with a creamy anchovy style dressing to dip them into. So simple and yet so good.
For our main meals I ordered the baked king salmon. This was a nice dish. The skin was really crispy and rich. Just how I like it! The rest of the dish was somewhat lacking. There was some sort of a beetroot and labne combination and a few greens but nothing of much substance. But it was good for lunch as I wasn't left feeling too full.
My friend had the Rabbit Linguine. This came out looking divine. Creamy and a nice sized portion. I tried some and the pasta was perfectly al dente which to me is absolutely essential. The rabbit was present in the form of little shreds and combined perfectly with a light cream sauce sprinkled with grated pecorino. The perfect comfort food!
All in all lunch was perfectly nice. I can't say that fireworks went off in my mouth or anything like that but for the price it was really very good.
I will certainly go back but as I said definitely go at lunch time. Night time is diabolical.
Also good to note that the wine list here is great and the cocktails are to die for!!