The Jam

4.6
79 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian

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Opened in the '70s and run as Buona Sera the Jam since 1992, this restaurant is today considered an institution of the King's Road. The unique seating combined with excellent, authentic Italian food makes it the perfect spot for a night out in Chelsea.
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CA
Manchester
20 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We passed by and were attracted from the dining tables situated on a wooden double deck so we come back for dinner. Food is Italian, We tried parmigiana, calamari, pappardelle bolognese, chicken and clams. All dishes were very good. We really liked the atmosphere and the food.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food good but not the best experience. Music too loud. Asked to lower it but didn’t seem to change much. Unique seating arrangement. Service a bit rough. Overall not terrible but probably won’t go back with better options in the area.

a
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn't know what to expect but definitely wanted a high chair! got just that, food really good, staff were very friendly and both of us enjoyed it. will definitely visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun seating

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Querky and great food.

LE
London
19 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, very understanding as my friend had to take a work call outside and we were late taking our table. Enough privacy in the booths to have a great conversation but still soak up the atmosphere. Food was really authentic and delicious. Don't miss the burrata!! Thank you, will be back!

TM
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice staff and food was overall Italian but menu restricted so to go 2-3timed is probably the limit

BB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally one of the best places that you'll eat Italian food in London.

A
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad I finally came to Buonasera! Honestly one of my favourite Italian restaurants in Chelsea. The staff are incredibly friendly and will make you feel very welcome. The restaurant itself is super quirky. Having the tables upstairs gives you more privacy and that 'cosy' feel. Loved it. I will definitely be coming back for more pizza and pasta!

F
London
15 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and brilliant service. Have been going to the restaurant for over 30 years!

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was the only let down of the night. The ambience and seating arrangements were really cool.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love to go to this place. The food is amazing and the guys who serve it are really friendly ..

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the songs that you played!

n
London
66 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great place. Superb concept with the seating, and food is great. Staff are super lovely too.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was so slow- to order food it took forever, to bring the food and to pay it took ages too.
The food was ok but not worth the wait

MC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Get what you pay for, good food, wine and service. Not a huge menu but enough to suit all tastes. There were 5 of us and we had 6 starters, 5 mains, 2 bottles of wine and 2 soft drinks and it was just under £190 which we were all very happy with

SN
London
24 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice intimate italian, with unusual two level dining. nice food and good service. It's very enjoyable

Y
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Quirky Italian restaurant with great executed dishes. Delicious would be an understatement

CT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and used to love it's simple Italian authentic pasta dishes but lately the menu has gone 'up market' which is not appropriate for the casual surroundings. The service is good and the food was OK (though not exceptional) but overall it is now expensive for what it is.

AW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Just everything about it ! Will most certainly be returning !

RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef made me a dish that was on last year's menu and it was fantastic!

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Food wasn’t great. My chicken was severely undercooked infact. It was a shame because the set up of the restaurant is so awesome, they really aren’t running the place to it’s potential. It’s a great experience and the kind of Instagram worthy setting, it’s severely let down by the food though. Perhaps go for a drink before your actual dinner venue...

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really lovely food, very friendly waiters & waitresses, the layout of the restaurant is cosy & perfect for a date night, I would definitely like to go again!

Y
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most interesting restaurant experiences and the food is incredible too! Highly recommend!

BP
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for the experience of eating on the second level table... Experience was unique
Food was good but I had better Italian food...
Would go again... with my kids!

P
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service, good food. Night casual vibe. Unique seating arrangement

DC
London
20 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always good simple Italian yumminess!

NA
London
46 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

unlike any place i've been, it's like eating in your own private treehouse. The food is very good as well!

AW
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

wse enjoyed our dinner especially the Clams and Chickpeas appetizer ( Vongole e Ceci -
clam and chickpea casserole, Carasau flaked bread) and their Gnocchi norcina.

SJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buonasera at the Jam came highly recommended, and it didn’t disappoint. The staff are personable and the food is delicious. A fun ambiance overlays this unique restaurant, making it suitable for romantic, friendly, and family dinners.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service!!

J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely place, great lunch menu, really good value for money, wonderful service and delicious fizzy rose!

NA
London
46 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Greta service from the time we walked in. Good menu options. We “climbed the steps” and ate “up top” which was our 1st experience doing so.

Will definitely return

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My cousin and I had the best dining experience here. The staff were friendly and amazing. The food was delicious and the portions were great. I will definitely be going back!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice service nice food
Expensive

P
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crazy design, good food, friendly but not intrusive staff, great background tunes! It's a winner for me!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Joyous Sunday evening just chilling; service great, food delightful, wine list interesting; design a hoot

S
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Deleicius food. Great service. Peaceful atmosphere

NA
London
46 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good spot for some lovely Italian. We’ve been searching for a few months for a local find which can deliver consistently. Time will tell if we’ve found our next neighbourhood gem!

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