Super Lunch at Jamie’s Italian Cheltenham

Cheltenham, Reviews
New mummy blog reviews Jamie's Italian super lunch
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*** Jamie’s Italian Cheltenham, and the Jamie Oliver restaurant chain have now closed – The Old Court House is now open here ***

Yesterday, hubby, H and I dropped into our local Jamie’s Italian to try their new Super Lunch Menu. As hubby was working and and H is in a routine (she MUST watch In The Night Garden and have a little play before she goes to bed around 7.30), we popped in for an early dinner at 5pm. So here is a review of our Super Lunch at Jamie’s Italian in Cheltenham

New mummy blog reviews Jamie's Italian super lunch

I will say straight off that the food we had would be perfect for any time of day – lunch or dinner!


We received a lovely welcome and our pushchair was kindly put behind the reception so we didn’t need to bother with it during our food.

We had a nice corner table which had loads of room for a (well designed and clean) high-chair. Parents, high-chair’s are a big deal, aren’t they!! We then chose from the Super Lunch menu,?which is a terrific deal comprising of two courses for ?10.95 or three courses for ?12.95. It’s available from 12-6pm Monday to Friday and so is great for lunch, or an early dinner (fab for baby and toddler parents!). Oh, and because it says lunch don’t worry, believe me, the portions aren’t smaller because it’s lunch!

You can tell Jamie’s is a family friendly restaurant as the lovely waitress brought H a children’s pack which had word-searches, colouring and crayons.

New mummy blog reviews Jamie's Italian kids

The Menu

So what did we eat? Well lets just say the Super Lunch menu makes it difficult, I was SO torn between the chicken and the veggie tagliatelle bolognese. I’m not veggie, but just fancied something a bit different. Anyway, I chose Fritto Misto?and the veggie bogolnese, hubby chose the pate bruschetta and we chose the ‘secret seven’ pasta for H.

The Super Lunch menu?(check out the menu?here):

New mummy blog reviews Jamie's Italian super lunch

The kids menu is ?6.95 and includes a fruit drink, with a dessert costing ?1.25.

New mummy blog reviews Jamie's Italian super lunch childrens menu

The Starters

We didn’t have to wait long until our starters arrived, H was happily playing and colouring, and we’d only had to feed her one bread-stick. Here are our starters…

New mummy blog reviews Jamie's Italian super lunch squid starter

New mummy blog review Jamie's Italian super lunch pate bruschetta

They really were yummy! I love squid?and would happily eat a full plate of it… so I would have been even happier if there was less white fish in my dish, but believe me it was DELICIOUS. Hubby had the pate bruschetta which he really enjoyed and polished off in record time.

We were relived that H’s meal was brought out with our starters, so we were able to keep her occupied and munching while we enjoyed ours too.

Children’s Meal

This was H’s meal:

New mummy blog reviews Jamie's Italian super lunch children's meal

The waitress let us know as she placed H’s meal down that it was hot. So we cooled it down before letting her eat any and also popped her meal into a separate bowl so if she threw a strop the whole bowl wouldn’t end up on the floor! She loves pasta, so this dish with seven types of veg hidden in the pasta sauce was perfect. Her pasta also came with a little pot of veggies including lettuce, carrots, grapes, tomatoes.

H’s food was yummy, both hubby and I tried it too.

Our Main Courses

I had chosen the Veggie Tagliatelle, which was really delicious, and hubby chose the Tagliatelle Bolognese which he demolished in record time. Here are some pictures:
New mummy blog reviews Jamie's Italian super lunch tagliatelle

New mummy blog reviews Jamie's Italian super lunch tagliatelle

Pudding time!!

Well you can’t go to Jamie’s without having dessert, can you? I chose the Epic Brownie, hubby the Italian Apple and Blackberry Pavlova and we chose the fruit from the kids menu for H.

While we waited, H from played peekaboo around the high-chair, and ran from mummy to daddy. Shortly later, the desserts arrived and we popped H into her high-chair and she immediately started destroying her lovely wooden platter of fruit, so sorry this is the only picture I got!

?See, she’s a fruit eating machine! It didn’t stand a chance!

Here are our desserts:

New mummy blog reviews Jamie's Italian super lunch epic brownie

New mummy blog reviews Jamie's Italian super lunch pavlova

Don’t you agree they just look incredibly scrumptious? I completely and utterly recommend by brownie, it was lovely and chocolatey, just the right size, just the right amount of ice cream and delicious chocolatey sauce. I pretty much always choose the chocolate option when I’m out – chocolate fudge cake, chocolate brownie, chocolate ice-cream… and this has to be one of the best proportioned deserts I’ve tasted.

Hubby had the pavolva, and he really enjoyed it, he said ” it was awesome and he’d have more please!” actually he’s said it since too!

The restaurant

The Cheltenham restaurant is located in the old County Court, it’s a fabulous old building, and the toilets being located in the old cells… You walk along a cobbled corridor, with dimmer than normal lighting and displays showing it’s history.
I would like to caveat my photos here, as the lighting inside the restaurant isn’t bright, streaming light because this is an old building and there aren’t many windows! … Sorry they’re not as good as I’d like!

Inside Jamie's Italian Cheltenham

Our overall experience of the Super Lunch at Jamie’s Italian?

We’ve visited Jamie’s several times in the past, in fact my last glass of wine before finding out I was pregnant was at Jamies. Every time we’ve visited we’ve had fantastic service, a lovely experience and a really enjoyed it. This time was no exception and I really recommend the new Super Lunch menu if you do pop in.

Verdict: 100% recommended (both Jamie’s Italian, and, the Super Lunch Menu)

Lynne x
Disclaimer: We were invited?to review the Super Lunch menu at Jamies, however all opinions are my?own and are completely honest.

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    February 23, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Looks and sounds amazing. I love it when restaurants think about the kids too, so nice they give a colouring pack and the food looks brilliant. We’ve never been to a Jamie’s Italian restaurant before, certainly looks like one to try in the future.
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    February 23, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I love when things are as good as they’re touted to be. I especially love knowing that Jamie is the real deal. The only bad thing I have to say? I’m starving for pasta and brownie and it’s only 8:30am here!! ? #abitofeverything

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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    February 23, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    I love Jamies! We go to the one near us and it’s lovely! And on your birthday you get a bottle of prosecco! Its fab xx #TheBabyFormula

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    laura dove
    February 23, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    LOVE Jamies restaurants, we don’t have any local to us but whenever we go anywhere that does I always want to go! Thanks for hosting! #Thebabyformula
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    February 23, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    I am so hungry after reading this! It looks amazing. I’ve always enjoyed Jamie’s Italian! I’m like you and always pick the chocolate option, if there isn’t one I am always so put out! #abitofeverything

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    Laura @dearbearandbeany
    February 24, 2016 at 8:01 am

    I love Jamie’s Italian restaurants. I haven’t braved it yet with my two little ones, but it looks like they cater really well for children and might be worth a trip. The food looks lovely and who can’t beat a chocolate brownie 🙂

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    February 24, 2016 at 9:00 am

    This is making me hungry…. ?

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    February 24, 2016 at 10:35 am

    We love Jamie’s food too, although last time husb and I went we picked a day L was at nursery so we could have some grown up time, it’s good to know they are family friendly though. I love the look of H’s fruit platter, yummy, I’m also very impressed you managed to get a photo of it all before it was devoured! #TheBabyFormula

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    Agent Spitback
    February 25, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious! And it does make a difference when they are children friendly! Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything
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    Morgan Prince
    February 25, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I do love Jamie’s Italian – the food is delicious! You’ve made me want to go there for dinner now! 😉

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    February 25, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Love a Jamie’s! Getting hungry just reading it. Thanks for much for linking up to #coolmumclub! x
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    Coombe Mill - Fiona
    February 27, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I love the idea of the activity pack too #KCACOLS

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    Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi)
    February 28, 2016 at 1:36 am

    I’ve never been to one, but it looks like a fab place for a meal out, and really child friendly too. x #KCACOLS
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    February 28, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Oh I love Jamie’s and that looks delicious. We used to go all the time before we moved to Jersey. We need a Jamie’s in Jersey! #KCACOLS
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    Honest Mum
    February 28, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Fab review and all looks delicious. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x

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    A Moment with Franca
    February 29, 2016 at 1:03 am

    I love Jamie’s Italian. It is really good. We have been eaten there several times. As good italian (yes I’m also italian) I love Italian. It is my favourite food. Everything that you have chosen look delicious. Those desserts are yummy!! I love when the restaurants think about the kids and make an effort to have kids packs. It looks pretty good. I will have to go and try their super lunch menu soon!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again next Sunday! 🙂 xx
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    Mudpie Fridays
    February 29, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    I must admit I do like Jamies our closest is in Brighton I keep hoping they may come to Horsham! They are great with kids and its good that the highchairs are clean – so many places can’t get the basics right. The lunch deal sounds like a really bargain and the fact it goes onto 6pm is great. Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week x
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    February 29, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    All the food looks wonderful! I’m sat here salivating at the moment because I haven’t had a decent meal today! Oh and yes the state of the high chairs are super important! #KCACOLS
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    March 1, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Looks delicious! And much more reasonably priced than I expected. There is a Jamie’s Italian near my office which I’ve been planning to try for a while so might need to check it out now 🙂 #kcacols
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