As we walked through the door we were reminded of Tea42 in Manchester with the layout, the restaurant is beautifully designed and so luxurious, we were met up the few steps from the door way by a lovely lady. My Mum asked if they did gluten free and the lady replied with a huge smile and stated that everything was gluten free so we could have whatever we wanted off the menu.
My Mum being the chatty type told the lady that we were both gluten intolerant and struck up a conversation which is also nice to do, some restaurants just won't even give you the time of day, but this waitress stayed and chatted for a while before getting us a free bottle of water (something that everyone gets) to share before taking our drink order.
We sat and drank water while we waited for our ordered drinks and food to arrive, with it not being to busy due to it being mid week, neither took long to come. Our drinks were in popular jar glasses, everywhere seems to be using these stylish glasses at the moment, but we do agree they look good. Mine was topped with chocolate bits and tasted just like I remember cookie and cream shakes to taste, mildly chocolatey and very creamy. I sampled a bit of my Mums too which came with a whole strawberry on top of the glass, the strawberry and melon smoothie was also delicious, nice and thick and so refreshing, I am sure this drink in particular would be a great option on a red hot day.
Our food arrived not long after, we both had sandwiches which came with the most gorgeous home made crisps, we both could have sat and indulged in those crisps all day. Our sandwiches were also nice, the bread like a lot of gluten free bread was slightly dry but since I have been gluten free for so long I have long since got used to it being this way. The sandwich itself was filled nicely and even though it was basic egg and cress it still had a lovely taste, and my mums cheese and spring onion was also generously filled and very tasty.
From there he was on about the bread as some non gluten free people leave the bread or say it is stale, the bread is something they are still looking at to try and find something that everyone will eat, I made a few suggestions which they are going to look into so sometime soon it's likely you won't be able to tell at all this place is gluten free unless you knew before hand.
To us we think this place is brilliant for everyone, if you are not gluten free, don't be afraid to go, contrary to popular belief gluten free does not mean awful food, Jam is proof of this, the meals are amazing, the food is tasty, the staff are wonderful, there is no reason you shouldn't try it. I will run naked round Liverpool if any none gluten free person goes and doesn't like the food. Give it a try, if you don't you are missing out big time.
For Coeliacs, this restaurant is a God send, like the other gluten free restaurants slowly popping up, not having to question everything, knowing you are absolutely free of cross contamination is wonderful and to be served by understanding and lovely staff is the best. We cannot recommend Jam enough, we honestly think this is one of the best places to eat in Liverpool, and that statement is true even for non Coeliacs. We can't wait to go back!