First Dubai branch of Jamie Oliver’s pizza chain opens in JLT
Famous British chef Jamie Oliver has a brand-new pizzeria, and it’s right here in Dubai.
Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria is now open in Cluster R in JLT, and we can’t wait to try it.
The opening will be the first of Jamie’s Pizzerias in Dubai, although the UK celebrity chef previously had two Jamie’s Italian restaurants in the city – 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 and affordable, and it’s now ready to receive guests.
Oliver said: “My pizzerias are all about incredible authentic, hand-stretched pizzas topped with the most fantastic and most delicious ingredients.
“Plus some 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 items ranging from pancakes and waffles to granola and fruit salad.
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 “hand-stretched and 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. There’s also “Jamie’s Super Green” for those after a more waistline-friendly pizza, topped with broccoli, spinach, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan and lemon.
Salads include Caesar, Jamie’s super food and feta and watermelon. If you’re after a lighter meal you can opt for the half pizza, half salad option.
Pizzas all come in at under Dhs75, with the margherita just Dhs50. The restaurant is super family-friendly with a special kids’ menu, too.
The popular TV chef is known for his no-frills food, packed full of nutritional value (adios, Turkey Twizzlers), and we can’t wait to try this new spot. Open daily 8am-10.30pm. Cluster R, JLT, www.jamieoliver.com.