After a spot of lunch on the Albert Docks and our visit to the Tate, we went on a little shopping spree to the sales at Liverpool One, before going to Jamie's Italian for some early tea before we drove home.
It was the first time I had been to Jamie's Italian, my dad has been a few times earlier in the year to the one in Leeds and has always raved about the food. I was sold from the moment we walked in through the door, as the restaurant just had a really great atmosphere and design and the staff were very friendly and bubbly too.
We had a quick drink at the bar whilst we waited on our table being prepared and the food being carried past looked pretty de-lish!
After much deliberation (and admiration of the colour-blocking on the menu!) I ordered the "Crispy Squid" to start and the "Beautiful Bucatini Carbonara" as my main and polished off the lot with a couple of glasses of Messina beer and a coffee to finish! I wasn't disappointed, the squid was definitely my favourite part of the meal, as were the fresh olives on ice that we ordered for the table.
Images © Hollie Reid, 2011
There seems to be quite a few of them dotted around the country, with a couple of new locations opening up in Nottingham and Bristol by February this year. A little birdy in the know tells me that one is also due to open up in Manchester by the end of this year!