Fifteen by Jamie Oliver, Hoxton (London)

Needless to say, there are a lot of Jamie Oliver restaurants in London.  I don't mind though, because I am a huge Jamie fan.  There are a number of Jamie's Italians scattered around London and I have been to the same one in Angel four times now!  Four times is enough though and I felt like branching out to Jamie's Fifteen.

There is a Fifteen in Melbourne but it wasn't high on my 'to-eat' list and I never went.

The Fifteen in London is just a short walk from Old Street tube station.  It spans over two levels and was very busy on a Friday night.  I had booked online and we were seated downstairs.  Before starting our dinner, we had a quick drink in the bar and it was a really nice, cosy bar - a good escape from the ever-present London rain!

 In bottom left hand corner of the picture below, you can see a teapot - this was one of the more interesting cocktails on the menu.  G & Teacups for two - house earl grey flavoured gin, served hot with lemon.  It was very potent and a bit too strong for me!


The menu is quite short - just one page and it changes regularly.

What looked to be a large wood-fired oven in the open kitchen had caught our eye so we couldn't resist ordering a pizza.

Baby chard & English smoked ricotta pizza, olive dressing  (£15)


The pizza was delicious!  It only had two toppings - smoked ricotta cheese and chard (that's what they call baby choy in London!).  The flavour combination was perfect and we polished it off.

Whole rotisserie chicken, hispi cabbage, bread sauce, chicken liver toast (for 2)  (£36)



We also shared a whole rotisserie chicken.  The chicken was succulent and moist, served with chicken liver toast, cabbage and bread sauce.  It was divine - I don't think a single part of the chicken was dry!

The bill included a 12.5% discretionary service charge.  The total bill, which included four drinks, came to about £93 - a bit pricey but the food really surpassed my mediocre expectations.  Service was very friendly as well.  I would definitely come again.


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Fifteen by Jamie Oliver, Hoxton (London) Fifteen by Jamie Oliver, Hoxton (London) Reviewed by retrodaze on 11:26 AM Rating: 5

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