Friday, 16 June 2017

A Family Breakfast at Jamie's Italian

Jamie's Italian in Cardiff has recently launched its brand new breakfast menu. As a family this was something we were rather excited about. We regularly eat at Jamie's for lunch as hubby and I are rather partial to the superfood salad and the kids love the Chicken lollipops. Breakfast is one of our favourite meals of the day and it's always a family affair for us. When we were asked if we would like to try out the menu last weekend, we jumped at the opportunity.

Jamie's Italian Cardiff is right in the city centre with parking and public transport facilities within easy reach. Breakfast is available daily from 9am.

The menu itself is fairly small but to be honest that doesn't put me off. Sometimes I think too much choice can be distracting. It features:
  • The Full Monty £8.95
  • The Half Monty £6.95
  • The Veggie Monty £7.95
  • The Kids Monty £5.25
  • Bacon or Sausage Sarnie £4.95
  • Fruit Market £4.95
  • Smashed Avo on Toast £6.50
  • Eggs Benedict £6.50

The menu is typically Jamie which is great to see. When I think of his breakfast recipes I think of hearty, family food and that's exactly what this menu is.

To get a feel for the menu we all decided to have something different. I chose the Smashed Avo on Toast with a Poached Egg, Arwyn had Eggs Benedict, Eva had the Kids Monty and Ophelia had the Sausage Sarnie. We also ordered a couple of flat whites and the girls had fruit juices.

The food arrived quickly which is always a bonus when you're dining out with kids. My breakfast looked lovely. 

The smashed avocado was presented on a sourdough bread and topped with chilli. The poached egg was an optional extra (you can also have smoked salmon or bacon). It was absolutely delicious. The chilli gave it a mouthwatering kick and livened the dish up. It was a prefect summer breakfast. I will say I felt like I could have eaten more but that may be from the sheer yumminess of it, rather than hunger. 

The Eggs Benedict was well presented. Hubby really enjoyed it, especially the taste of the hollandaise sauce. He did think the portion size was slightly small but he said he wasn't disappointed with his choice and that he would definitely eat it again.

Eva's 'Kid's Monty' was the perfect size. It consisted of potatoes, mushrooms, beans, bacon, sausage and tomato. I asked her what her favourite part of her breakfast was and she said it was the bacon and the beans.

Ophelia's Sausage Sarnie was actually an adult size meal but we got it anyway. She adores sausages for breakfast so we knew she'd enjoy it.

The coffee was fab. It was one of the best ones we've tasted in a while. It was strong and not bitter.

Overall, we really enjoyed our family breakfast. We will definitely be returning and recommending it to friends. The food was tasty and the service was efficient and friendly. I do think that some of the portions could be a bit bigger. I would love to see a few more things added to the children's menu such as smaller portions of the sarnie's and perhaps a yogurt building breakfast where they had a bowl of yogurt and then small pots of various toppings. I know my girls would love something like that.

One of the things I love about Jamie Oliver is his superfood range. I would love to see something like a superfood bowl added to the breakfast menu. It could include Kale, Quinoa, Avocado, Eggs etc. I think that would be a great addition. 

Have you had breakfast at Jamie's Italian? What's your favourite thing to eat at breakfast?

*Jamie's italian invited us for breakfast in exchange for my honest opinion in this blog post*


  1. oh this breakfast looks delicious. I never knew Jamie's had a breakfast menu, will have to take a look soon! Lovely pictures too! x

  2. this all looks so good! And the prices? Wow, brilliant value x

  3. Oooh I didn't know that Jamie's did breakfast I am loving the look of the smashed avocado delicious and my kind of breakfast!

  4. I've never visited Jamie's Italian yet I definitely want to what a fab selection for breakfast though. I never thought of them as a place that would serve breakfast tbh.

  5. The poached egg on top of the avocado toast looks seriously good. That yolk is so inviting!

  6. We stayed next to a Jamie's during a holiday earlier this month. Didn't know they also did breakfast. Noted for next time!

  7. I've not been to a Jamie's Italian yet. This food looks lovely

  8. It's so lovely to have a family breakfast and would really love to test out the new menu. I'm a fan of Jamie Oliver's food!

  9. Wow the avocado on toast looks amazing...that sourdough!

  10. Looks great and I love the fact there's a veggie option for me! I'd swap the eggs for some delicious-sounding sourdough bread! I haven't been to Jamie's for a while because we don't live that close to one anymore. But we're in Leeds during the week, so it's definitely one to consider x

  11. Looks great. We had a huge Jamie Oliver restaurant in our city but it closed, miss it.

  12. I've never been to any of Jamie's restaurants but the food looks lovely for the whole family. Your superfood is a great idea: Jamie, take note!

  13. This looks great! We've got a Jamie's in Leeds and I haven't even been yet but this post has made me determined to go this month!

  14. Lovely review. The food looks so tasty. Making me hungry.

  15. Looks like there is a good choice of breakfast food. I'm not a fan of Jamie Oliver myself, I find him very irritating

  16. oh that egg looks amazing! Ive never been to Jamies!!

  17. The food looks amazing, this is definitely on our list of places to visit! x

  18. Gutted we don't have a Jamie's Italian near us, it looks amazing......come in Jamie, come to Bournemouth

  19. I would have chosen the avo on toast too! I love your idea of a superfood breakfast and also the kids' yogurt building bowl. Hope they are paying attention and go for that idea!! x

  20. That Avacado dish looks amazing!!

  21. We love Jamies, we have a few near to us. Your food look delicious. And the girls look very pleased too. xx


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