Jamie’s Italian, Singapore, The Hype

When Jamie Italian opened its door in second half of 2013, the daily queue was crazy. Jamie Italian reservation was worse. It was fully booked for months.

One day during that crazy period, my cousin wanted to meet me for dinner so we decided to try out Jamie Italian. Our strategy to avoid the queue and beat the reservation system was to have early dinner at Jamie Oliver Restaurant. May not be the best strategy but it worked.

As we were early for dinner so I wasn’t hungry yet. I ordered a main, my cousin ordered a soup and pasta. I ordered meatball while my cousin ordered the pasta for main.

The meatball served in Jamie Italian was gigantic. It was ‘sat’ on a pool of marsh potato and some green leafy vegetable was added by the side of the meatball. The meatball was with some herb tomato sauce. A well balanced diet. So much for the presentation, tastewise, the meatball was bland. It tasted very natural. It seems like Jamie Oliver did not use any seasoning in the meatball. If not, I think it could be due to not enough salt added to bring out the flavour of the seasoning could be another reason. The marsh potato was a little rough. Nothing much I could comment on the greens.


My cousin ordered the pasta and it fared better. It was tastier.


There are many who feel Jamie Oliver food serves great food. I read a couple of reviews written for Jamie Oliver in the UK. The comments was generally not impressive about Jamie Oliver UK, so I wonder what’s the difference between the one in Singapore versus UK. Maybe it is after all a personal preference, maybe it was new, maybe there were lots of anticipation, I suppose.

Jamie Oliver Restaurant has an online reservation system as well.


Jamie Italian

1 HarbourFront Walk, VivoCity, #1 165-167, Singapore 098585 

Opening Hours

Sunday – Thursday 1200 to 2200; Friday – Saturday 1200 to 2300

Getting There

By MRT: Circle line & Northeast Line, HarbourFront Station

By Bus: 10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166, 197, 855, NR1, NR6, RWS8

Rating: 5.5/10


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