Everybody loves a comeback, and Jamie Oliver has made his in the form of a shiny new restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden. That’s right: four years after his chain of UK restaurants, Jamie’s Italian, went into administration, he’s back at it with his new venture, Jamie Oliver Catherine St.
The celeb chef’s new spot opened today (November 28), over on (you guessed it) Catherine Street. We’re promised a love letter to Britain’s rich and diverse food culture. That means not a Turkey Twizzler in sight!
Steering the kitchen’s ship as head chef is Chris Shaill, who previously worked alongside Jamie for eight years. Also on the team is pastry chef, Emma Jackson, who previously worked at the acclaimed Soho Farmhouse and Petersham Nurseries. The dynamic duo have created the menu for the new restaurant alongside the big man himself. Diners can expect old favourite Jamie dishes alongside bespoke new recipes, created specifically for the Catherine St eatery.
Inside the restaurant itself is space for 130 diners. That’s then complemented by a 30-cover terrace – which will surely be a star attraction come summer!
On the menu
The product-focused restaurant champions independent producers and suppliers and uses ingredients from the trusted likes of Flourish Produce, Westcombe Dairy, Cobble Lane Cured, and Hill Street Chocolate. There’s also a collaboration with Walthamstow favourite, Wild Card Brewery. It all sounds pretty pukka to me.
The menu is full of comforting classics. There are burgers, scotch eggs, roast chicken, mushroom on toast, scampi & chips, and loads more. But we’re particularly excited to try some of the Grill options – who wants to split the sharing Tomahawk steak? With a kilo of meat, sticky onions and ‘epic chips’ there’s plenty to go around!
Jamie says: “The emotion of food, family and home is what I want to bring to life in our Catherine St restaurant. We want every single guest to feel cherished and welcomed, knowing they will be tucking into incredible food, made from the best ingredients, prepared with love and served in an inviting and comforting space. I can’t wait to open the doors, and welcome the public into Jamie Oliver Catherine St.”
Be sure not to miss out, and get your bookings in now!
You can find Jamie Oliver Catherine St at 6 Catherine St, WC2B 5JY. The nearest station is Covent Garden.