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Cuisine: Artisan, Family, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Little Jimmy is a casual, down-to-earth bar and eatery where you can kick back and relax. It’s a genuine local hangout where good food and drink shared with friends is what its all about. There’s nothing pretentious or flashy about what we do, just some great tasting food and drinks on offer.

There’s not a million of everything on their sharing menu, just a short list of uncomplicated dishes where fresh ingredients rather than cuisine style is the hero. The same goes for their drinks too, with a focus on a selected range of good kiwi only drops.

One of the things that makes them a bit different is that they support the little guy. That means you're fed and watered with NZ products sourced from smaller kiwi businesses trying to make their mark. You won’t find any dominant market players there, just an array of food and beverages from a collection of top quality little guys who produce some damn good stuff.

So if you’re after an affordable line up of awesome Kiwi food and drink, all provided in a relaxed environment, go and pull up a chair at Little Jimmy.

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Little Jimmy Bar & Eatery
557 Manukau Road
Epsom
Auckland 1023

Open Hours:
Everyday: 11:30am until late

Open Anzac Day

Phone: 09 623 3213

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Little Jimmy Bar & Eatery
Location: Epsom
Cuisine: Artisan, Family, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35

Reviews

Emma Bell

Hadn't made our way to Little Jimmy in a while so we were very excited when it was available to book last minute on First Table for date night. The food was well-balanced, fresh and tasty. We shared a few starters and a main and everything was superb. Highly recommend the Chargrilled Cauliflower in a coconut curry sauce that was a standout item for us. Needless to say the service was warm, friendly and knowledgeable of all they had to offer and made great recommendations to help us make our dining choices. Can't wait to come back again.

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Absolutely loved our experience at Little Jimmy’s. We were blown away by the slow cooked Lamb shoulder which we accompanied with some equally delicious sides. We finished it all off with the dulce de leche cheese cake which came with a tangy kiwi fruit sorbet. Staff were top notch and served bottomless sparkly water with a smile. Definitely going to come back!

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Colleen Pollard

A wonderful little restaurant with great ambience. Food is presented artistically with superb flavour. My chicken schnitzel was great. Perfectly cooked. Pleasant waiting staff who were efficient. Thanks to First Table we enjoyed a lovely meal at a reasonable cost.

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Donna Herbert

What a lovely place for a meal, the staff were very helpful and everything ran like clockwork. The menu had some great dishes. Would definitely go back!

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Fantastic experience. The food was delicious and we had a lovely waitress.It was the perfect way to celebrate a 50th birthday as a family!

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Superb service, very friendly and attentive.
A lot of different food options, and many are great to share. Between 4 of us we shared 4 mains, 1 small plate and 2 sides which was plenty! The wagyu beef or pork belly is a requirement on the table and the curly fried are very tasty.
The only negative, which is very minor, was the sparkling water for the table tasted flat.

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Great to enjoy good food and try a new place. We would return.

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Great atmosphere, excellent service and tasty food - an all round good experience!

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Wonderful service and food

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Second time we’ve been there, every bit as good as the first, looking forward to the third time!

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Jacqui Williamson

Once again the great Little Jimmys didnt dissappoint. Fantastic service, decided on The Chefs choice and got to sample lots off the menu. Fantastic. Had a great night. Thanks

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Lula Belle

Thanks to the team at Little Jimmy's, awesome food, atmosphere and service.
I absolutely recommend a visit and we will go back next time we're in Auckland.

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Cris Barker

Delicious fresh food, amazing flavour combinations, love the fact that all the ingredients are sourced locally.

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Anna Becker

Great food and atmosphere, the only thing to note is that for three of us (2 adults and a toddler) ordering 1 entree, 2 mains and a kids pizza we were highly recommended to get 2 side dishes, we ended up ordering 1 and felt like we really didn’t need it when the food arrived as both mains came with a decent amount of sides. Overall we had a great experience and will definitely be back :)

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Great early dinner for our daughters birthday. Wait staff were super friendly and food delicious!

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Dulcy Harawene

Was every bit wonderful - loved the atmosphere, loved the food, loved the service. Really friendly down to earth place and the food was delicious!

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Rose Johnston

Our time at Little Jimmy was such a good experience! Great atmosphere, welcomed and looked after right from the time of walking in the door to when we left. Food was delicious. Would highly recommend

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Liz Rose

Little Jimmy totally blew my mind - I had heard good things of course and was excited to try something different with my partner... I have a bad habit of always going to the same places once I know that I like them whereas he is more adventurous and keen to try new things! Needless to say however, Little Jimmy is now a firm favourite with both of us and no doubt will be added to the list of places I insist upon frequenting often. I don't have the biggest appetite so I found that their 'smaller plates' to be the absolute perfect size for me. I ordered the West Coast Trevally with coconut, lime and chilli ... all I could say was WOW! The flavours were so delicate and aromatic and the fish was the freshest I have ever had!! The bf (who is not a huge fan of raw fish) even tried it and said it was divine. He had the Slow Cooked Goat and we "shared" some curly fries (read: he scoffed the lot and I got a few nibbles in) but this was fine as I found the Trevally to be the perfect sized meal for me and I was able to relax and take my time with it as he ordered the Whittakers 72% Chocolate Cheesecake with macerated kiwifruit and rhubarb sorbet. I am not a sweet tooth and enjoyed the extra time to savour my meal and the delicious Mahi Pinot Gris I ordered to accompany it. But even as a non-dessert eater - I have to say... that was the prettiest dessert I have ever seen. Such a work of art it seemed almost a shame to eat! Needless to say, he finished it in record time. On the way home we couldn't stop talking about the quality of the food and how much we enjoyed the entire experience - I should add that our waitress was an absolute treasure - all smiles and attentiveness and definitely added to the enjoyment of our dining experience. What I particularly appreciated was that I arrived home feeling full and content but not weighed down by that heaviness you sometimes feel after eating too much. I believe that to be a result of the amazing freshness of the ingredients Little Jimmy uses. All in all - I can't wait to go back!!!

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Charlotte West

Although called "Little Jimmy", our meal did not fall short of our high expectations. Little Jimmy's food was BIG on flavour! As someone who does not enjoy green beans I was converted not only by the green bean side salad but also by the tempura beans in the gnocchi which, by the way, will gnocchi your socks off. The fish pate was the most delightful starter that was perfect to share between two. Last but very certainly not least we indulged in the lamb short rib. Anyone that is going to Little Jimmy and doesn't order the short rib, is out of their mind. The best part is that Little Jimmy swoops in with big ideas and offers the option of a FOURTH short rib to be added to the usual dish of 3 so that the two of us may have two ribs each. And just as well they did because fighting over that last rib could break friendships, it's just that good!

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Maddy van Woerkom

After driving past this place everyday and looking at how busy it gets each night, seeing it on First Table when I signed up was a lovely surprise! It was the perfecr opportunity, and the opportunity didn't disappoint. The drinks menu is extensive and the food menu has a large, but manageable range when it comes to deciding. We ordered two mains and a side and were extremely content. The pizza is delicious and very large- we weren't able to finish all of it! The decor is very cool and the table setting is as well, especially the knives and forks! Great pick-me-up after a bad day!

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The perfect start to a long weekend - great company, great food and great service... Little Jimmy delivered on all three. Having reviewed the extensive menu we opted for the 'Chef's Choice’ and enjoyed a selection of dishes that included a number of old favourites (Slow Cooked Goat and Sticky Braised Angus Beef Cheeks) as well as a couple of new ones (Marinated West Coast Trevally and Sweet Pumpkin Doughnuts - acknowledging World Doughnut Day).
A memorable and satisfying evening with friends - fine food and quality drinks served by a relaxed, welcoming and attentive staff. Our thanks to the wait staff and kitchen team at Little Jimmy. We will definitely be back!

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Kaila Dewstow

‘Little Jimmy’ is full of big surprises where the food and service is concerned! We decided to try the 5 course chefs choice and I can confirm that you’re not only getting one of the chicest culinary experiences but you will be more than satisfied. I especially love that they specialise in and support NZ food and drink. The service was great too, staff are friendly, efficient and helpful- the only thing little about this place is the name! 12/10

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Dollice Chua

Upon our arrival, little jimmy already wowed us with his deliberate industrial vintage decor; from the vintage gold,black, white colours to the mustard leather benches, glorious retro lightings, wall paintings, the bold black/white mosaic floor tiles, the giant heavy metallic sliding industrial door, the table settings to their washrooms, were all deliberately themed. Little jimmy resourcefully made use of a small elongated strip of space outside the cafe for alfresco dining ; even used the choice font in gold/ black to imprint his name thru out the glass panels!
Every detail was not spared, alfresco dining chairs had mohair throws neatly placed on the back rest to ensure comfort of guests have not been overlooked!

Next we were greeted by a team of the servers, donned in themed rich dark brown leather aprons, and they were attentive, clued, quick, helpful and friendly without being over the top!

Food was served reasonably quick to our surprise! We had 4 mains, one pizza, and two sides! Every platter or small plates was served aesthetically. The chicken Maryland and sticky braised beef cheeks were our fav mains as we shared to sample every dish ordered! We loved both sides of curly fries, to die for, and the pork croquettes which though came in 3, we requested for one more to be added! It’s no wonder Little Jimmy has already won himself a pretty raving image on his fb and stirred much interest in me, and I’m sure many others, to add to our ‘must visit’ list!

In other words, Little Jimmy is the Works! A marriage of the aesthetics and finesse from interior to food and service! Highly recommended!

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Excellent friendly service from the moment we walked in. We were a bit early before 5 but the maître d took us to our table straight away so we could have a wine before ordering. Very prompt ordering and food delivery . Our meal which we shared was delicious especially the desserts at the end

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Really nice evening, good selection of food

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Kate Richardson

Could not recommend Little Jimmy's more! Incredible food and great dining experience! We can't wait to come back!

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Natalie Rutter

Gorgeous food, chilled atmosphere. Friendly staff who are very informative with the food and drink menus

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Lisa Fong

Wonderful dining experience at Little Jimmy. Loved the ambience, decor and the service. We had the shortribs and belly pork and both were falling off the bone very tasty indeed. Look forward to going back to sample the other dishes on the menu!

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Hannah Tack

We don't come to Epsom often so we didn't really know what to expect, but our food was so delicious! And the staff and atmosphere were great. Our only regret is that we ordered too much food and couldn't take the leftovers home because we were heading to a concert up the road. Would definitely make the trip to come here again!

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Emma Bell

Hadn't made our way to Little Jimmy in a while so we were very excited when it was available to book last minute on First Table for date night. The food was well-balanced, fresh and tasty. We shared a few starters and a main and everything was superb. Highly recommend the Chargrilled Cauliflower in a coconut curry sauce that was a standout item for us. Needless to say the service was warm, friendly and knowledgeable of all they had to offer and made great recommendations to help us make our dining choices. Can't wait to come back again.

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Jaimee Christie

Great experience, amazing food and generous portions. Service was attentive but allowed us our privacy and space. Definitely worth a visit, we will be back for sure.

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Absolutely loved our experience at Little Jimmy’s. We were blown away by the slow cooked Lamb shoulder which we accompanied with some equally delicious sides. We finished it all off with the dulce de leche cheese cake which came with a tangy kiwi fruit sorbet. Staff were top notch and served bottomless sparkly water with a smile. Definitely going to come back!

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Good pleasant experience at Little Jimmy. Definitely worth it with first table.

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Food flavours excellent. Service friendly and great. We love little Jimmies

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Excellent as always

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Colleen Pollard

A wonderful little restaurant with great ambience. Food is presented artistically with superb flavour. My chicken schnitzel was great. Perfectly cooked. Pleasant waiting staff who were efficient. Thanks to First Table we enjoyed a lovely meal at a reasonable cost.

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Bronwyn Campbell

Wonderful staff, great food. Thanks Little Jimmy, you never disappoint.

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Nice food and service!

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Tukahia Clark

Great food and service was awesome... will be back again

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Donna Herbert

What a lovely place for a meal, the staff were very helpful and everything ran like clockwork. The menu had some great dishes. Would definitely go back!

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Jinesh Joseph

great food

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Fantastic experience. The food was delicious and we had a lovely waitress.It was the perfect way to celebrate a 50th birthday as a family!

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Superb service, very friendly and attentive.
A lot of different food options, and many are great to share. Between 4 of us we shared 4 mains, 1 small plate and 2 sides which was plenty! The wagyu beef or pork belly is a requirement on the table and the curly fried are very tasty.
The only negative, which is very minor, was the sparkling water for the table tasted flat.

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Great to enjoy good food and try a new place. We would return.

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Great atmosphere, excellent service and tasty food - an all round good experience!

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Anna Becker

We had a great experience at Little Jimmy, food was delicious (our toddler couldn’t stop eating) and service was very friendly and attentive.

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Enjoy

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Wonderful service and food

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Second time we’ve been there, every bit as good as the first, looking forward to the third time!

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Jacqui Williamson

Once again the great Little Jimmys didnt dissappoint. Fantastic service, decided on The Chefs choice and got to sample lots off the menu. Fantastic. Had a great night. Thanks

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Lula Belle

Thanks to the team at Little Jimmy's, awesome food, atmosphere and service.
I absolutely recommend a visit and we will go back next time we're in Auckland.

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Cris Barker

Delicious fresh food, amazing flavour combinations, love the fact that all the ingredients are sourced locally.

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Anna Becker

Great food and atmosphere, the only thing to note is that for three of us (2 adults and a toddler) ordering 1 entree, 2 mains and a kids pizza we were highly recommended to get 2 side dishes, we ended up ordering 1 and felt like we really didn’t need it when the food arrived as both mains came with a decent amount of sides. Overall we had a great experience and will definitely be back :)

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Great early dinner for our daughters birthday. Wait staff were super friendly and food delicious!

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This is a great restaurant space and the service is really god, just not over impressed with the food choices or the prices on the wine. Very expensive for what it is and overly complicated for the food, one of us really enjoyed the Lamb ribs which was probably the overall star of the night, the chicken was fine but the pizza had a weird sweet taste to it that didn't make it that enjoyable. The wine list is absolutely overpriced with no middle of the road choices cheapest bottle i think was $55 and most around $70- $90, that is a lot for a local eatery.

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Olivia Holbrook

Great food, amazing staff and beautiful setting. Loved dining here, we really enjoyed our experience.

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Yuki Enomoto

We had a awesome beef rib (with beautiful sauce) and pork for main, Brussel sprouts for side and trevalley for starter. The waitress were right to recommend those. Half price, less people (because of the early start, got busier later on.), friendly but good customer service, cool atmosphere and of course, great meal made our evening fantastic.

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Dulcy Harawene

Was every bit wonderful - loved the atmosphere, loved the food, loved the service. Really friendly down to earth place and the food was delicious!

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Rose Johnston

Our time at Little Jimmy was such a good experience! Great atmosphere, welcomed and looked after right from the time of walking in the door to when we left. Food was delicious. Would highly recommend

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Excellent experience

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Jacqui Williamson

As always great food, service, a buzzy eatery, just love Little Jimmys.

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Delicious meal at Little Jimmy last night. Great service and a stylish but cost atmosphere.

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Natalie Rutter

Food was lovely, waitress very helpful. Would definitely go again, cool little place with a buzzing atmosphere. Only slight negative was it was a bit cold in the restaurant

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Fantastic all round experience. Beautiful meal and great service as usual. We'll keep coming back!

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Sabrina Bayley

We went last night for my husband's birthday , the food was amazing (specially their beef ribs) and the cheesecake was beautiful. Definitely will go back.

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Liz Rose

Little Jimmy totally blew my mind - I had heard good things of course and was excited to try something different with my partner... I have a bad habit of always going to the same places once I know that I like them whereas he is more adventurous and keen to try new things! Needless to say however, Little Jimmy is now a firm favourite with both of us and no doubt will be added to the list of places I insist upon frequenting often. I don't have the biggest appetite so I found that their 'smaller plates' to be the absolute perfect size for me. I ordered the West Coast Trevally with coconut, lime and chilli ... all I could say was WOW! The flavours were so delicate and aromatic and the fish was the freshest I have ever had!! The bf (who is not a huge fan of raw fish) even tried it and said it was divine. He had the Slow Cooked Goat and we "shared" some curly fries (read: he scoffed the lot and I got a few nibbles in) but this was fine as I found the Trevally to be the perfect sized meal for me and I was able to relax and take my time with it as he ordered the Whittakers 72% Chocolate Cheesecake with macerated kiwifruit and rhubarb sorbet. I am not a sweet tooth and enjoyed the extra time to savour my meal and the delicious Mahi Pinot Gris I ordered to accompany it. But even as a non-dessert eater - I have to say... that was the prettiest dessert I have ever seen. Such a work of art it seemed almost a shame to eat! Needless to say, he finished it in record time. On the way home we couldn't stop talking about the quality of the food and how much we enjoyed the entire experience - I should add that our waitress was an absolute treasure - all smiles and attentiveness and definitely added to the enjoyment of our dining experience. What I particularly appreciated was that I arrived home feeling full and content but not weighed down by that heaviness you sometimes feel after eating too much. I believe that to be a result of the amazing freshness of the ingredients Little Jimmy uses. All in all - I can't wait to go back!!!

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Jude Wicks

Fabulous food and wonderful service. We had a window seat with a great view of rush hour traffic on a wet cold night. Lovely neighbour restaurant.

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Great food, turned the night into a tapas spread and was a great experience.

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Lyndsay Sykes

Once again absolutely amazing food.. staff were really accommodating.. we arrived a little late due to traffic but it was no issue with these guys.
I would highly recommend this place to others.

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Jo Lai

As expected I’ve heard many good things about Little Jimmy. Food was beautiful the highlight was the chocolate cheesecake which surprised me quite a bit. Well done keep up all the good work. I am a huge fan of One Tree Grill too which is the sister restaurant next door.

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Great food and service. We’ll be back!

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Had a lovely meal, the staff were great and I’d definitely recommend the cauliflower side!

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Had a great dinner at Little Jimmy’s. The atmosphere was buzzing, the food delicious and the staff very attentive. So great having a gen like this in my neighbourhood.

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