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.
First time at J&R. Early breakfast meeting. Good service, great food. Easy to have business conversation as there was not much noise but equally we could not be overheard by other tables. Will definitely use again.
Service was great! I felt the staff were very efficient and we were in a slight rush and they worked to great time. The food was also amazing! Thanks
Excellent food, really enjoyed it. Good range of items on the menu, lovely atmosphere and good prompt service. Highly recommend and will be visiting again.
Was recommended by a friend. Good food and good service. Relatively simple menu but I would be happy to go again / recommend to friends and family.
Service was fantastic. We were greeted with smiles from the moment we walked in. Our table gave us a little bit of privacy, which is what we wanted. Our waiter was attentive, but did not pester. He showed great knowledge of the items available and suggested some dishes according to our preferences. It was a lovely atmosphere for an American grill. The tasteful furnishings, well stocked bar, and fancy layout made it a far call from your regular diner. I was worried that the portions would also be fine-dining, but to my pleasure and surprise, I was stuffed when I finished my main. Recommended dishes: Buffalo chicken wings, 400g rib eye steak (medium) with garlic butter sauce. Their cocktails are also amazingly made! They have a good variety of drinks; from fruity to sharp. They can even make something similar to your favourite drink if it's not on the menu - if you know what the ingredients are, of course. The only criticism I can give is that the beef rib I had, although has beautiful flavour, had a lot of fat. Too much for my liking. Apart from that, I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The menu is full of choice and the staff are top notch. Thank you to the Jackson & Rye City team for making my visit a great one.
Lively atmosphere and good separation between bar and restaurant. Wonderful selection of whisky and cocktails with good descriptions for all drinks. Had the BBQ platter and lamb rump. Lamb was a little under cooked for my girlfriends tastes, but perfect for me. It was tasty and the accompaniments were well seasoned. The BBQ platter was underwhelming. The brisket was the biggest disappoint lacking any real flavour, save for the very edges. Chicken wings were good, but nothing extraordinary. The rib was nice, but expected more. The staff were attentive and professional and made us feel very comfortable.
I came to jackson and rye for my 20th birthday with family and i was extremely disapointed. When we first arrived, i ordered a sex on the beach (as it said on the drinks menu you can order up any classic cocktail even if it wasnt on the menu) and the lady i was served by said they couldnt do it in a very rude and blunt manner even though there menu stated otherwise. We then ordered to then find when our food came that everything was covered and way to many spices and chillis. It was over powering and incredibly spicy which just took all of the flAvour out of the food. This completely ruined my meal and i left over half of it, as did the rest of my party! Then to top it all off, the waiter was useless! He took about 25mins to serve us drinks at the table during our meal, he was reluctant at giving us water which also took him about 40mins to finally give us any! He was rude and wasnt bothered about his customers. He didnt check on our food and when he was clearing didnt say a word either. It ruined my birthday and needless to say we didnt stay for desert or more drinks and we werent happy at all. I wont be coming back and neither will any of my party. Awful.
Good atmosphere, nice food (reasonably priced) and a good selection of wine. The reason I didn't score full marks was that we had a drink at the bar on arrival and the service was appalling - slow response, we had to repeat one order to 2 different people, then it was topped off by the waiter spilling the drink on one of my guests and then not making much effort to apologise or mop it up. However, after this the dining experience was very good.
They've got a great menu and the food is delicious. Today I ordered a shrimp burger that had lots of coriander in it. They had done nothing wrong but I wasn't aware of the coriander, which I am not a fan of, so I asked if I could get something else. They were so nice about it and got me a quinoa burger instead (sooo tasty). That is great service!
This was my first time at the restaurant. Both my daughter and I really enjoyed it. The Waiter was such a joy, nothing was to much trouble for him, he had a great manner and was very pleasant. The food was good, we really enjoyed the salt and pepper squid and the chicken wings. I was a little disappointed with the fish as I though it was a bit dry. Overall though we had a lovely time and will definitely go back.