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UNCOVER A HIDDEN GEM IN BATH Eagerly anticipated as the second of Jamie Oliver’s ground-breaking Italian restaurants when it opened in 2008, Jamie’s Italian Bath approaches its 10th birthday with optimism and a dynamic new team at the helm. Photographs by Ella Miller

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recent refurbishment has given a new lease of life to Jamie’s Italian, especially on sunny days when one of the city’s best kept secrets – a suntrap roof terrace – offers the perfect spot for enjoying the new summer menu al fresco style. The new menu reflects Jamie Oliver’s long-standing commitment to impeccable sourcing and his passion for beautiful seasonal ingredients. The recipes are created with an eye on what’s fresh and healthy, but not forgetting the restaurant’s Italian heritage, inspired by Jamie’s mentor, Gennaro Contaldo, and pasta is freshly made on site, every day – using the Italian Godfather’s own recipe. A selection of hand-made sourdough pizzas was recently introduced to the menu after hundreds of requests from customers. By partnering with artisan producers in the UK and Italy, every pizza is topped with fantastic, lovingly sourced ingredients, including Westcombe Jacks cheese from Westcombe Dairy in Somerset and charcuterie from Cobble Lane Cured in London. The best quality at an affordable price makes these pizzas a highly competitive new addition to Bath’s established pizza scene. And if you’re a parent, you’ll love the hugely popular kids’ menu. It’s been created by Jamie to

look amazing and taste great and, most importantly, every dish on the kids’ menu packs a super-healthy punch. Check out Organic mini spaghetti & meatballs – served with secret-seven vegetable sauce that looks like a simple tomato sauce but is cram-packed full of goodness! Recent years have seen the number of restaurants in Bath explode and Jamie’s Italian has evolved to survive, and ultimately, to thrive. Led by new General Manager – and proud ambassador – Ashley Kirwan who’s grown with the company after starting as a bartender, there’s a lot going on to keep the restaurant firmly on the map as a must-visit dining destination. Tucked away in Milsom Place, Jamie’s Italian is still a hidden gem for some, but it’s accessible for all and you’ll be

“The restaurant continues to make its own pasta fresh, on site, every day” looked after by a friendly team who know – and love – their stuff. The restaurant takes bookings every day for lunch and dinner, as well as being open for passers by. Whether you’re grabbing a quick and healthy lunch, need a well-deserved midshop pit stop, fancy a glass of pre-theatre fizz or you’re planning a dinner or Sunday lunch for the family, Jamie’s Italian has something for everyone. Needless to say, Jamie’s Italian and Jamie’s Deli – it’s little sister next door – are well worth tracking down. Receive a complimentary bottle of wine when dining at Jamie’s Italian Bath – simply quote Bath Life when booking. Ts&Cs apply, please visit jamiesitalian.com/terms for more information.

Jamie’s Italian, Bath, 10 Milsom Place Bath BA1 1BZ; 01225 432 340

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