Jackson + Rye Brasserie may sound like the sort of comedy duo that once trod the hallowed boards of Soho, but instead of ranking them alongside Morecambe & Wise, Little & Large, Cannon & Ball and the like, instead you might put them up there with some of the best New York City-style brasseries in the West End theatre district. They offer a style from the US of A that is lesser seen in London, with a menu based on sophisticated classics, steakhouse favourites, BBQ and burgers, as well as brunch and breakfast dishes to savour. The restaurant specialises in American and French brasserie dishes, so you’re in for a real treat here – the combo makes for a really unique experience. Book a table at Jackson + Rye Brasserie and set a course for Wardour Street to try everything that they have to offer.
The scope of restaurants in London continues to grow and grow, as indeed, does the trend towards the flavours of the 50 states among the foodies of the city. At the forefront of this wave one can find Jackson + Rye Brasserie on Wardour Street in Soho, where from the morning to the evening, one can find American classics on offer. Arrive early for a proper Yankee breakfast – eggs done how you like them, buttermilk pancakes, bagels and more – come for brunch on the weekend, or swing by later for an extensive menu of French and American brasserie dishes that are classy in an approachable way, just like you might find in a New York City restaurant or French bistro.
You may have noticed that Jackson + Rye Brasserie has changed things up a bit. With a newly designed bar taking centre stage in the middle of the restaurant and new leather seating. The New York brasserie feel gives the restaurant a buzzy vibe and the menu features some changes, too. Pre-theatre in Soho is always a big deal, and for those who head into this part of London for a big night out with some tasty French specialities or hearty American, the full repertoire of the a la carte menu is available. The new menu is a combination of the best of French and American brasserie dishes, and thankfully for regulars, there are still dishes off the old menu, too. Take the beef carpaccio with walnut and celery salsa, garlic aioli and shaved Parmesan, then decide between the famous king prawn linguine or bavette steak. Wash it all down with a special cocktail, a bottle of imported American beer or a glass of wine from the restaurant’s handpicked selection. Whether you take a trip into the heart of London’s Soho for a lunch with your colleagues, a pre-theatre meal or a full evening sitting, you can do far worse than Jackson + Rye Brasserie on Wardour Street to get your fixings.
We always have a fantastic time at Jackson & Rye. A great, relaxed atmosphere, declicious food and friendly and helpful staff. Recommended to all diners.
Great food (the brisket croquettes and the lamb dish in particular were favourites) and service. We arrived early and didn’t have to wait. Great value for central London too.
Amazing service, great venue and fantastic food. Visited with friends for a Christmas get together and it was really special. The waiter who was from Poland was absolutely amazing, he was so polite and extremely patient and helpful when making our choices. The food was excellent, displayed really well and tasted lovely. I would definitely visit again!