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2013 is an exciting year for Jamie’s Italian as we look forward to celebrating five successful years in Oxford, Bath and Kingston.

But first, we kick off with a real A-list opening in Aberdeen, the “granite city” and now home to the most northerly Jamie’s Italian in the UK. Formerly the Esslemont & Macintosh department store, this listed building on Union Street will be transformed into a stunning 280-cover restaurant. There’s also some great space for our Jamie’s Italian shop, a fitting return to the building’s retail roots and the opportunity for customers to buy what they love and re-create the Jamie’s Italian experience at home.

We’ve employed more than 100 of the city’s most talented and motivated staff to join our Jamie’s Italian family and they are currently being trained to be ready for our opening later this month.

Jamie is also giving the people of Aberdeen a chance to make their own permanent mark on our beautiful new restaurant. He’s on the lookout for budding street/graffiti artists to get creative with some of our wall space – a feature which is popular in many of our restaurants around the UK. We’d like to find a local artist who can present something unique and inspired – to be admired by our diners for years to come. All you need to do is submit three relevant examples of recent work and a vignette(s) of your proposal to design@jamieoliver-int.com

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Jim is Jamie's website editor, and as well as overseeing his brilliantly creative team he is always looking at ways to eat more great food because, as he says, "I'm always hungry and a little bit greedy".

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  • http://twitter.com/DrNik1 Nik Robinson

    How do you book a table at the Aberdeen restaurant? The option doesn’t seem to be available on the Jamie’s Italian page. It is our wedding anniversary the week before opening, so I thought a meal at Jamie’s would be a great way to celebrate.
    Cheers,
    Nik.

  • Kathy Annis

    The window signs were down on the Aberdeen restaurant this morning when we passed. Lots of activity inside as the opening day gets closer. Looks lovely cosy and inviting inside. The renovations done on the building are great, they have breathed life back into what was becoming an eyesore on Union Street. Looking forward to seeing what’s happened inside the building and to try the food.

  • cheryl-anne hannah

    Hi, Passed today & it looks lovely! please advise when you will start taking reservations? Would love to take my husband for his birthday, thanks

  • Ann Stephen

    Hi, I am a mosaic artist living in Aberdeen and wish to submit my portfolio for consideration, Help!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/star.jumps.round.the.world Lindsay Innes

    Hope it doesn’t open on the 18th as I have a table booked for the 17th!!

  • Kay Barker

    I have passed by today and yesterday morning and-yes-it does look lovely. What a treat for Union Street. Can’t wait to book up and visit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiona.watt3 Fiona Watt

    Hey the restaurant is looking fab, can not wait to book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samantha.melrose.5 Samantha Melrose

    Can’t see anywhere to prebook. Can you help?

  • Dave

    Looking forward to Jamie’s opening. Loved Jamie’s in Brighton. If you need a tester or two call me. Shall be visiting as soon you have opened.

  • Kieron Ubhi

    Hello, please help! I booked a lunch table for 10 for my 30th Birthday on the 24th Feb through the online booking system before it disappeared. I’ve got family coming from all over the country. Is this booking still valid? I have the confirmation email and code. Any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks, Kieron

    • jamieoliverdotcom

      Hi Kieron,
      Yep, JI still have your booking. Page will go live again this week. Sorry for the confusion!
      Thanks,
      Jamie’s online team

      • Kieron Ubhi

        Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/emmalouise.reid1 Emma-Louise Reid

    Hi there I booked a table through the online booking system for the 17th of February but obviously you don’t open until the 18th. I did recieve a confirmation email and text so im a bit confused. Will I need to re-book once the online system comes back on?

  • cheryl-anne hannah

    hi, i am trying to book a table online but there isn’t a link on the page, please advise? thanks

  • Phil

    I booked for 2 on the 23 of Feb is the booking ok? As there seems to be some problems.

  • Jenny

    So happy that Jamie has finally arrived in Aberdeen!! Dined there on Valentines day and loved the food and the atmosphere! Enjoyed the background 80′s music! Great buzz about the restaurant and the staff couldn’t have been nicer!! Woo hoo!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/uliana.maksymiuk Uliana Maksymiuk

    My name is Ulianka. I am an
    artist, specializing in creating hand painted murals and
    producing wide range of various bespoken hand painted
    decorative services. I am painting the finest
    murals for hospitality, restaurants and residential
    projects. Based in Aberdeen,
    I have an experience in producing lobby murals,
    restaurant wall murals, ballroom murals, retail murals,
    murals for residential dining rooms and also skills and
    knowledge to imitate tiles and a mosaic. I would like to be considered to paint at your new restaurant at union Street.
    I also would be happy to povide an artistic face and body paintings on your staff for any themed events.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacqui.stephen.9 Jacqui Stephen

    I am trying to book a table for the evening of the 30th march. Can’t do it on line & can’t find a phone number to call. Can someone help me please?

  • http://www.facebook.com/melbrooks78 Mel Brooks

    I am visiting your restaurant next Saturday (23rd Mar) for my birthday with my lovely family. Can’t wait to experience the cooking I have seen on the tv so much over the years.