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.
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Service dropped from (overly) attentive to invisible throughout the night. The food: main courses average, with the exception of a Burger which was very poor (burnt on the outside, lacking any flavour, disappointing quality); desserts above average Cocktails: very disappointing; vodka martini not properly chilled and heavily skewed towards vermouth; negroni served with a random slice of lemon; espresso martini quite undrinkable
Reasonable range of food available, prices not too steep for the City, quick efficient service and pleasant atmosphere. The burger was very good. Nothing too imaginitve though.
Had a great visit! Food was great with a variety of options and the atmosphere. I loved the plants above the bar!
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.