American Restaurant

Jackson & Rye

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Modern American Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

Stateside signatures, cool cocktails and rare ryes, a taste of New York can be found at Jackson + Rye in buzzing Soho. From early till late, the all-American restaurant, café and bar is open seven days a week for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and everything in between.

Breakfast + Brunch

Freshly blended juices, hand-drip filter coffee and smoothies are perfect accompaniments to breakfast dishes such as buttermilk pancakes with crushed banana and maple syrup cream; avocado benedict with cured bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, watercress and grilled toast; or the delicious creamed grits with toasted almonds, berries and maple syrup.

An absolute must is the Jackson + Rye weekend brunch, available until 4.30pm and a London institution with its ‘Bakery Corner’ filled with warm jalapeño corn bread; yoghurt & granola; a range of pancakes and popular pastries. There’s also an eggs menu with options including the ‘Farmer’s’ of maple slab bacon, country style potatoes, sausage patty and spring onion alongside the ‘Baked Ham & Eggs’ with smoked country ham, cream and grilled toast.

Midday till late

Mac and cheese, crispy crab cakes and the toasted Reuben sandwich are just some of the US classics to tuck into for lunch or dinner. A ‘Steaks & Grill’ section offers popular choices from a New York strip and spiced flat iron, to a stunning whole lobster cooked simply with smoked garlic and herb butter, alongside beautiful grilled yellow fin tuna steak with roasted vine tomatoes and fries. Must-try desserts include the already-famous melting chocolate sundae with milk ice cream; chocolate brownie with butterscotch sauce; toasted marshmallows with blood orange sorbet and chocolate sauce; and pecan pie with rye whiskey ice cream. And everyone has the perfect excuse to indulge a little with the fabulous value Lunch Blue Plate menu.

Mix it up

Whether you like yours ‘straight up’, ‘on the rocks’ or in a cocktail, there’s an undoubtedly fine selection of ryes on offer. From the popular Jim Beam and Woodford Reserve to the more exclusive Sazerac 18-year old and the 1512 Spirits Rye to name but a few; for whiskey enthusiasts there’s even a secret off-menu library of limited edition bottles kept under lock and key in one of the stunning bespoke display cabinets.

The cocktail collection includes an excellent Old Fashioned and Manhattan, naturally, whilst other rye concoctions include the fruity Breakfast Sour of Buffalo Trace with lemon, apricot preserve and peach bitters, and the rich and indulgent Black ‘n’ Rye with Rittenhouse, Kahlúa, coffee and sugar. Other delicious mixes include the Red Snapper with Beefeater gin, tomato, J+R spices and lemon, and Lucky’s Highball with Appleton VX rum, triple sec, lime, bitters, and ginger beer, amongst others. Leaded shakes such as the Dark & Stormy Float and bourbon Pretzel Shake provide an excellent alternative whilst an international wine list, American bottled beers and guest draught ales also feature.

Bricks + Mortar

Inspired by 1920s Brooklyn bars and Manhattan speakeasies, the stunning space, spread across two floors, exudes a moody air of sophistication with banquette seating and sage leather bar stools, which circle the well placed central bar. Soft gold touches of hanging pendant lights, quirky desktop lamps and a large statement clock glisten in the suitably situated mirrors and complement the dark wood paneling on the walls.

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Wardour Street56 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 4JG

Opening Times Show all

10:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday, 24th September 2017
8:00am to 11:30pm
8:00am to 11:30pm
8:00am to 11:30pm
8:00am to 11:30pm
8:00am to 11:30pm
9:00am to 11:30pm
10:00am to 11:00pm

Price range

££ 10-30

Approximate price based on one person.

Jackson & Rye Reviews

Eatsoho 1st February 2015
Eatsoho Eat Soho User Review

We visited Jackson & Rye for our second time to attend a #tweetUp event run excellently by the team at Roche Communications. Why did we leave it so long to return? Just brilliant, great food, great service, atmosphere and Ryes!

Whilst making the difficult decision of what to have, we were served Jacksons own variations on classic cocktails - a Rye Manhattan and Boulevardier - both of which were thoroughly enjoyable.

The menu has cool "southern" American influences, from which we opted for the roasted sea scallops to begin; which served with crushed peas and bacon lardons was simply delicious! Followed by the waiters recommendation, the new york striploin, cooked medium rare, and served with fries and a chipotle hollandaise sauce. The steak was cooked to perfection, and was an excellent cut; the sauce offered some heat and was a great accompaniment to both the steak and the chips! We couldn't leave without trying the namesake Rye to round off a perfect evening. The straight rye was big and spicy, offering a wonderful complexity of flavours - highly recommended.

Jackson & Rye offers both style and substance! We will be back to try the breakfast/brunch menu very soon!

Time Out London 8th April 2014
Time Out London Eat Soho User Review

Few London dining rooms succeed in recreating the sleek design and smooth operation of the best US restaurants. Sitting in Jackson & Rye, though, I'm transported across the Atlantic, to the East Coast.

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SilverSpoonLondon 13th February 2014
SilverSpoonLondon Eat Soho User Review

From the team behind Grillshack comes Jackson + Rye, the latest American diner-style restaurant to hit Soho. There are so many cool restaurants and bars on Wardour street, and J + R fits in nicely with the edgy vibe.

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Hot Dinners 14th January 2014
Hot Dinners Eat Soho User Review

This place was rammed on a Wednesday on the first full week back in January in both the bar and restaurant areas, so clearly it's doing something right. Our waiter was lovely - although the section manager was perhaps a little too keen to make sure we were working our way through the wine and sparkling water. We'd love to go back and work our way through the bar menu (and we've heard very good things about the brunch) but the mains could do with a few more interesting dishes to compete with the grill section.

Richard Caring is on to a winning formula here with plenty of well priced dishes and drinks to keep the place buzzing. It's a very good addition to the Soho scene.

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