Found in the quaint town of Harpenden, just down the road from Harpenden Common, is the enchanting Jay’s.
Opened in 2011 as just a delicatessen, the popularity of Jay’s swelled over the years until in 2015 it was expanded into a restaurant, the likes of which serves a rich ensemble of European and International style dishes.
Those lucky enough to be in the area can enjoy everything on the menu at an excellent price when they call in advance with a tastecard. What with Jay’s being such an intimate restaurant, with such a warming ambience, diners will wish to extend their visit as long as possible, thus the discounted extra courses will be rewarding for more than just the exquisite tastes.
Begin the experience with one of the exemplary appetisers, such as the delectable smoked salmon pate, complete with lemon and dill as well as local bread, the opulent baked Camembert, partnered with salami Milano and pickles, and the tantalising house marinated olives, accompanied with smoked garlic and feta cheese.
The main courses offer just as diverse and delicious an array of options, with a wealth of juicy burgers found alongside some truly tantalising dishes. Particularly enticing entrees include the succulent Lebanese chicken, enriched with warmed tabbouleh and za’atar spices, the irresistible pan fried sea bass, served with crushed herbed new potatoes and a sauce vierge, and the sumptuous falafel and avocado tower, paired with sun dried tomatoes and rocket leaves.
With regularly rotating specials and the odd divine dessert also being served guests are sure to enjoy their visit to Jay’s, no matter what time of day they arrive.
Please note: You must book in advance to be entitled to the discount and the restaurant is closed on Sundays.