Most of us should have heard of Jamie’s Italian, the modern Italian restaurant by famous British chef Jamie Oliver. At the end of last year, it has introduced a new grab-and-go concept called Jamie’s Deli. Currently the only one in Singapore, Jamie’s Deli occupies the front space of the Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Vivo City, with limited seating of around 16 pax since it’s more of a takeaway concept.
The food here mostly consists of breakfast and lunch items, and is delicious and fuss-free. You can expect tasty and healthy fare such as salads, sandwiches, pizzas and pastas. Coffee and other tea-time snacks are sold too, such as muffins, croissants and protein bars.
The food in the huge glass showcase changes very frequently – up to once every two days – so rest assured that you won’t get bored of what to eat here!
Pizzas such as Seafood Pizza ($5.50+) and Proscuitto Pizza ($5.50+) are baked in their stone ovens, and consists of only the freshest ingredients. Do note that it’s actually served in takeaway boxes for convenience.
Salads are getting popular now, especially with the working lunch crowd. One option here is the Big Fat Greek Salad ($5.50+ for small, $8.50+ for large), consisting of fresh lettuce, cucumber, tomato, feta cheese and mustard dressing. Light and fulfilling!
I had the chance to try out some new menu items from Jamie’s Italian too.
The starters Garlic and Chilli Prawns ($16.95+) and Jamie’s Burrata ($15.95+) are a wonderful prelude to the meal. I especially enjoyed the burrata which was creamy and the fresh Roma tomatoes were so sweet and refreshing!
Pastas are supposed to be the highlight of this place, right? The Seafood Risotto ($26.95+) comes with squid, mussels, bronze fennel, crispy capers and garlic and shellfish sauce. However, I was a little disappointed with this it was a bit bland. On a side note, this is only served in the Vivo City outlet.
Thankfully, the other pastas more than made up for it. The Porcini Tagliatelle ($17.95+/$26.95+) came with huge, tasty and earthy mushrooms, and the creamy wild mushroom sauce with Parmesan and Gremolata melded the whole dish together very well. Absolutely delicious!
The Oxtail Lasagne ($29.95+) is a 12-hour slow-cooked oxtail and Chianti Ragu, with bechamel, mozzarella and parmesan to give the creamy and cheesy texture. This was rather rich in flavours, as in a mouthful you can taste the distinct oxtail and cheeses at the same time. This is only available at the Forum outlet.
Because Fish and Chips ($29.95+) is a favourite dish, who cares if it’s not ‘Italian’? The beer-battered sea bass – sustainable ones to boot – came with polenta chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce. I personally felt it a little oily but the fish was very fresh and ‘meaty’.
Ending the meal with desserts is always a good idea. The Lemon Meringue Cheesecake ($14+) was a great balance of the sweet and tangy – velvety mascarpone and lemon cheesecake topped with Italian meringue, served with lemon curd and mixed berries. If you like classic Italian desserts, the Tiramisu ($13.95+) is right up your alley, with the coffee-flavoured sponge, kahlua, orange mascarpone and chocolate shavings. And you can never go wrong with an Epic Chocolate Brownie ($13.95+), served with Ameretto ice cream and caramelised Amaretti popcorn.
Whether you’re tight on time or prefer to pamper yourself with a full-course contemporary Italian meal, Jamie’s Deli and Jamie’s Italian suit your needs and wants with their range of high quality, sumptuous food.
Jamie’s Deli / Jamie’s Italian
Address: Vivo City, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-165/167, Singapore 098585
Jamie Deli’s Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 8.30am – 6pm; Coffees and pastries 8.30am – 11am; All-day menu 11am – 6pm (sandwiches, salads, pizzas, pastas) / Sat, Sun, PH 10am – 6pm; Coffees, pastries, all-day menu 10am – 6pm
Jamie’s Italian Opening Hours: Sun to Thu 12pm to 10pm / Fri and Sat 12pm to 11pm
Telephone: +65 6733 5500