Jackson + Rye Brasserie City presents a modern fusion of French fare and American dishes served in an elegant London setting. The elegant setting, to be precise, is inside the former Bank of Korea on Old Jewry, not far at all from St Paul’s Cathedral or Southwark Bridge. This, the City branch of Jackson + Rye Brasserie aims to provide memorable dining experiences thanks to Franco-American dishes crafted by passionate chefs, as well as warm and attentive New York-style service. Stylishly decorated and excellently located, reserve now for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Two cuisines not often brought together in London are French and American, but the team behind London’s Jackson + Rye Brasserie have done just that. This, the City brasserie, bar and grill on Old Jewry, is modern and yet manages to simultaneously radiate feelings of New York and elegant France via decor that’s sleek and service that’s friendly and conscientious. Inside this Jackson + Rye Brasserie – now somewhat of a London dining institution – you’ll find a statement centerpiece bar that succeeds in creating quite a buzz, as well as all-day menus consisting of French brasserie dishes and American favourites.
Whatever time of day you visit City’s Jackson + Rye Brasserie, a sense of fun awaits, aided first by the gourmet snacks that serve to accompany a handcrafted cocktail. These go as far as brisket croquettes served with horseradish, crème fraiche and pickled red cabbage, as well as truffle and polenta Hush Puppies. After that, for breakfast think buttermilk pancakes with caramelised banana or fresh berries, huevos rancheros or avocado royale with a damn fine hollandaise. Lunch and dinner is where the Franco-American-inspired fusion comes into its own. Try classic meat dishes of beef carpaccio with walnut and celery salsa, garlic aioli and shaved parmesan; bavette steak served with classic sides of homemade triple-cooked or shoestring fries; or seabass fillet with samphire, brown shrimps and crab butter. Everything at City’s Jackson + Rye Brasserie is home cooked with passion, making it one of our favourite restaurants not just around Bank, but all of London, too. Reserve a table now.
Great location. The food was excellent but the service slightly slow but it was Christmas. All in all a good night which everyone enjoyed a lot.
Service was great. Fast and kind. The portions are good size. And the menu is a good combination of meat/fish/vegetarian. Everyone was really happy and mentioned it was a good choice. We’ll repeat for sure!
They serve great breakfast. Good portions. The restaurant was spacious and the service was excellent. Great for business meetings. We will definitely come back again. Thank you.