A lunch time catch up and off we went to Jackson & Rye in Soho. On the corner of wardour street and old Compton road, this Anerican diner/ bistro of sorts comes to life with its wide variety of dishes. My visit here comprised of mac'n'cheese, lobster and fried buttermilk chicken. How do you describe that as a food category?
To start with I was able to share with my friend the truffled mac'n'cheese and 1/2 lobster. A good match and if they wanted to merge the two together then even better. The lobster came out with all he necessary equipment to prize all the meat from the lobster. It was tasty and squeezed over with lemon juice was just what I wanted. The mac'n'cheese had a rich flavour to it and this came from the truffle.
For my main course, I had heard about the buttermilk fried chicken so went for it. Light and crispy with added spices of cayenne and paprika added a zingy sweetness.
The chicken with the slaw was a great combo and with a side of chips made it more filling. A great comparison for Jackson & Rye it would be Grillshack. I think after visiting the two I would prefer to go to Grillshack.
The wide variety here though means it is a great option and with grills and a very attentive service means I will go again.
P.S I heard the toilets were very nice too. Thanks Joyce.
One Liner: Good food with a wide variety in the heart of town
Address: 56 Wardour Street, London, W1D 4JG
Phone: 0207 437 8338