Jazzgir near South Quay brings Mediterranean cuisine with jazzy flair to the Docklands.
I was really pleased with my recent visit Jazzgir. A starter course of burrato with heritage tomatoes and basil pesto (£11) was ample and yummy. A main course of grilled squid with green herbs purée, frisée salad, roasted red pepper, Tropea onion all’Amaretto, and vinaigrette (£21) was delicious too – and impeccably plated (though for £21, I would have hoped for a bit more food on my plate). A bite of my dining buddy’s fresh pappardelle with rabbit ragu (£18) impressed as well.
As for libations, a signature Padua Negroni (Martin Miller gin, Aperol, Antica Formula vermouth and orange bitter, £9.50) for my aperitif beguiled from first sip and set a flavoursome tone to my meal. A very nicely priced glass of 2016 Chenin Blanc, Sangoma, Western Cape, South Africa (£6 for a 175ml glass, £20 for a bottle) paired perfectly with my squid.
Tiramisu for dessert (one of only two dessert options, the other being baklava) more than met my approval (£6). I recommend saving room for it.
Service was super polite, helpful and fast during my visit.
Streams of nature light, comfortable and stylish décor and furnishing with an Art Deco edge, and large windows on the water complemented the dining experience.
I was there early(ish) on a Monday evening. Jazzgir was doing a fairly brisk trade. There was no music that night, but live jazz is featured most of the week.