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Jamie Oliver's Pizzeria preview

We check out the menu at the British TV chef’s new JLT pizzeria

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Famous chef Jamie Oliver has a brand-new pizzeria and we can’t wait to check it out. Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria is now open in Cluster R in JLT. It’s the first of the TV chef’s pizzerias to open in Dubai, although he previously had two Jamie’s Italian restaurants – the first in Dubai
Festival City and the second in Jumeirah Beach Hotel, although neither are still in operation.

The new restaurant is laid-back, affordable and super family-friendly.

“My pizzerias are all about incredible authentic, hand-stretched pizzas topped with the most fantastic and most delicious ingredients,” says Oliver.

“Plus, with salads and some delicious desserts, you’re going to absolutely love it.”

Dishes on the new menu include including garlic bread, chilli chicken wings and mushroom fritti, plus Jamie’s burrata. There are also “al forno” dishes including lasagne.

If you’re up early there’s a breakfast menu with pancakes, waffles and granola.

But it’s the pizza that we’re here for. Pizzas can be made with a sourdough or wholegrain dough crust, which the team says are “baked to perfection”.

Toppings include a classic margherita, marinara, pepperoni or barbecue chicken. There are also several white pizzas – without tomato sauce – including funghi, carbonara and quattro formaggio.

More exciting varieties include paneer picante – spicy paneer with roasted peppers, mozzarella, lemon, ginger and coriander or chicken tikka, loaded with tomato sauce, chilli, free-range chicken red onion and mint yoghurt.

Salads include Caesar and Jamie’s super food. Plus, if you’re after a lighter meal you can opt for the half pizza, half salad option.

Pizzas all come in at under Dhs75, and there’s a special kids’ menu, too. Dishes include mini pizzas – just pick from the main menu and they’ll make them half-size – for Dhs39. There’s also cauliflower mac ‘n’ cheese, breaded chicken and lasagne, also all at Dhs39. For an extra
Dhs6 you can add ice cream or fresh fruit to their meals.

The popular TV chef is known for his no-frills food, packed full of nutritional value (adios, Turkey Twizzlers), and families are likely to love this new spot.
Open daily 8am-10.30pm. Cluster R, JLT, www.jamieoliver.com.

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