Brisbane, Queensland

Brisbane locals can finally get a piece of Jamie's Italian with the largest of the celebrity chef's Australian restaurants opening in the historic Rowes Arcade. The menu spans more-ish bar snacks like polenta chips and Jamie's signature antipasto planks and a la carte main options including hearty meat dishes and a range of silky pastas. The restaurant also offers an award-winning kids' menu to keep the little monsters happy.
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237 Edward Street,
Rowes Arcade
Brisbane CBD QLD 4000


Brisbane CBD



European, Italian, Shared Plates

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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He’s here, it’s happened – Jamie has arrived. Well, his restaurant chain has anyway.

Just opened on Edward St in the CBD, Jamie’s Italian brings Jamie Oliver’s unique, delicious eats to Brisbane. We might be one of the last of Oz’s capital cities to join the party (except for Victoria – take that Melbourne!), having had to wait patiently as Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra all got their mitts on a piece of Jamie but that just built the anticipation all the more.

The two-story restaurant has taken up the space where Rosie’s once resided – with one whopper of a makeover. Exposed wood now lines the walls, with leather bench seats, a warehouse style ceiling overhead, a bar upstairs (hellooo Friday aperitivos!) adorned with smoked ham, tomatoes and garlic and the giant crystal chandelier which has become a signature feature of the international chain sparkling over the upper dining room.

The classic Jamie’s Italian menu is pumped out from the kitchen downstairs, with nibbles, antipasti, pastas, hefty mains, seafood and of course, dessert prepared by the team of almost 40 chefs on board.

And you’ll find no dried, imported pasta here, fresh pasta is churned out on Ferrari-red pasta machines that diners walk past as they enter. The honeycomb cannelloni three ways makes irresistible use of the result, stuffed with a trio of aubergine and sundried tomato, pumkin and ricotta, and spinach. Topped with plenty of cheese of course.

It was all about the pasta for us (and definitely no sharing) but groups might prefer a table laden with fried three-cheese gnocchi, crisp and spicy arancini, sweet mini stuffed capsicums and ‘the world’s best olives.’ Jamie’s quirky style (we have a crush, we’ll admit it) comes through with the choice of ‘posh’ or ‘funky’ chips and the infamous ‘Jamie’s Italian burger’ – a towering pile of chargrilled beef, fontina and mortadella cheese and fried onion rings in a brioche bun. You will need a knife and fork.

Dessert feels less rainy England and more sunny Queensland, with Tutti Frutti lemon meringue pie, fresh fruit sorbet and a summer berry pavlova. Or you can just hit the hard stuff and go for one of the 17 cocktails available.

If you happen to have any little anklebiters and can’t find a babysitter, don’t despair, the kids menu comes in a viewfinder to make choosing a dish as difficult for the kids as as it will be for the adults. Cute.
Ranyhyn Akui

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Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Groups of 10
This restaurant does not have any awards.


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