The Jones Family Project is the kind of kin gathering that we are really on board with. From the all-day airy bar upstairs to the all-too fun dining room and cocktail spot downstairs, there’s plenty to quench whatever is your thirst.
If you’re spending your evening in the restaurant, we doubt you’ll miss the heavenly aroma coming from the Josper grill. And let us tell you, it tastes just as great as it smells. So for food, you’d be a fool not to dive head-first into the meat section: from perfectly charred fillets with juicy pink middles to moreish lamb paired with mint-sauce filled potatoes. And while the checked-shirt wearing sommelier may look casual, his friendly and easy demeanour makes finding that perfect wine pairing just a touch easier. If you’ve got a few bottles of vino that are going to waste at home, swing by on a Monday for the £5 corkage club and let the chefs do the heavy cooking.
On weekends, the Bloody Mary trolley will bring you a custom-built hangover cure — an ideal addition to the Saturday and Sunday brunch offering. But if it’s a hangover you’re looking to induce, then the cocktail list won’t disappoint: from boozy fruity affairs like the Dreaming of Aruba with Kraken and Wray & Nephew Rums, apricot liqueur and raspberry to classic twists like the Peashoots Pisco Mojito with Pisco ABA, honey, brown sugar and lime juice.
Best Bars tip: Grab five of your friends and book yourself into the very special dining spot downstairs. From fully kitted out 70s digs to art deco glamour, there’s a dinner nook that rotates its theme every eight weeks. And more than the design, the menu is tailored to the era as well. We hear that if you come clad in the appropriate fancy dress then you might get a discount on your dinner bill too.
— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips