Lndon Wine Buyers Awards

Congratulations to our Alejandro McIntrye-Vera, General Manager at The Jones Family Kitchen, and Wine Buyer for The Jones Family Project & The Jones Family Kitchen, for being shortlisted this week for On-Trade Buyer in the London Wine Fair Wine Buyers Awards 2020!

London Wine Fair Awards

Thank you London Wine Fair team and judges!

We’re very excited for the London Wine Fair in May, and will be wishing Alejandro and all the others who have been shortlisted all the very best for when the winners of each category are announced.

Belgravia Awards 2010
New Friend Belgravia Award 2020
Thank you to everyone who voted for us at The Belgravia Awards hosted last night by Belgravia magazine at The Berkeley. We’re thrilled and honoured to have been shortlisted with some other amazing independent businesses and then to have won the ‘New Friend’ category. Thank you 🙂
Thank you too to The Cleveland Clinic for sponsoring the award.
New Friend Belgravia Awards January 2020
Roland Head Chef at The Jones Family Kitchen

Rolandas Matulaitis, head chef at the Jones Family Kitchen in Eccleston Yards, talks us through his favourite food and drink from the delicious menu.

Belgravpha Magazine Food and Cocktails
I joined the restaurant in January and both these starters [shown left] are from my new menu, which launches at the start of May. We change our set lunch menu every week, I which is a great way for me to experiment with new dishes for the à la carte. The beetroot is cooked in salt to keep its colour and flavour and is served with freshly whipped goat’s curd.

The spiced caramel is made from reduced fresh beetroot juice with cumin, coriander and paprika, to give an extra layer of flavour to the dish. Our pork is sourced from the Ginger Pig butchers. Tamworths are actually an English breed and were almost extinct, but they have been revived by Tim Wilson and his amazing team. The belly is cooked slowly overnight to retain its lovely juicy texture.

The wild scallops are from our supplier Flying Fish Seafoods in Cornwall and this dish is like a mini surf and turf. Steak is a classic dish for us and is always on the menu, and again we source our steak from the Ginger Pig. I recommend the rib-eye to be cooked rare or medium rare, anything more ruins it. We cook it on a charcoal Josper grill, which cooks to a really high heat and seals the meat instantly, locking in all the juices and natural beefy flavour.

Our mac ’n’ cheese is layered with vegetarian parmesan and cheddar cooked out to make a delicious roux, with black truffle and white truffle as well. It is baked in the oven to form a crust. It’s definitely an indulgent dish. At the other end of the spectrum, our English greens are seasonal English vegetables – so most recently Savoy cabbage, kale and tenderstem broccoli – which are fresh and full of flavour. They are steamed and then lightly sautéed in sesame oil. The dressing is made of honey, chilli and sesame to give a slightly sweet kick. A sprinkle of black and white sesame seeds on top is to give texture.

Served with malted cornflake gelato, our triple chocolate brownie has been on the menu since the restaurant opened. Who doesn’t love a chocolate brownie? The malted cornflake flavour is a new addition though, made exclusively for us by Hackney Gelato. In our Shoreditch branch we serve it with coconut sorbet and salted caramel instead.

These two wines are by the two producers that Luke, our GM and wine expert, is most proud to have on our wine list. The rosé is from Château Sainte Marguerite, which is still family-owned and is organic-certified. It’s light, crisp, refreshing and unlike most other Provençal rosés, it has a bit of complexity to it as well. The red is from his favourite producer in the world, which is part of a gang of four who reinvented the natural winemaking movement globally. Luke said the first time he tried this wine he cried; it was like a religious experience.

The Head Full of Flowers cocktail was inspired by the Frida Kahlo mural by Zabou, here in Eccleston Yards. Made with 1800 Silver Reserva, mezcal, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, pink grapefruit juice and lime juice with a salt chilli rim, it celebrates Mexican tequila and mezcal spirits and was so popular during Belgravia in Bloom last year that it’s stayed on the menu. Our Pineapple to Cuba cocktail is a twist on a classic daiquiri and its boozy sweetness is perfect for being enjoyed outside on our terrace.


Confit Tamworth pork belly with scallops; heritage beetroot and goat’s curd salad


Ginger Pig rib-eye steak with béarnaise sauce, truffle macaroni cheese and English greens


Triple chocolate brownie


Domaine Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette, Beaujolais;
Château Sainte Marguerite Symphonie Rosé


Pineapple to Cuba
Head Full of Flowers

Top Steakhouse in London

We are hugely honoured to have been listed as the top steakhouse in London by the independent and very thorough team at Steak Society.

Top Steakhouse in London

The Rakish Gent The Jones Family Kitchen Steak MacAndCheese Cocktails

We were delighted to welcome the fabulous The Rakish Gent recently and we’re thrilled he enjoyed his dinner with us commenting: “Where Jones Family Kitchen excels is when it creates twists on classics. Much of the menu works on this basis so you are invited to taste favourites in new and exciting ways. For example, the octopus starter is cooked with cider and served with a refreshing lentil & herb salad. For mains, we highly recommend steak; grass-fed Longhorn cattle, dry-aged for at least 28 days by renowned Yorkshire farmer & butcher, The Ginger Pig. Instead of fries, opt for the absolutely delicious truffle macaroni and cheese, which is surprisingly light and provides the perfect balance to the meat. More welcome surprises come with the desert menu – the sweetness of the sticky toffee pudding is offset by white miso ice-cream and there is not much more that we want on a summer night than a scoop of salted caramel sorbet. There is also a pretty comprehensive gluten free menu, which is a considerate and intelligent, modern thought.”

Seee their full review at The Rakish Gent

We were thrilled to be visited recently by the amazing Faith Strickland from the brilliant Design My Night and are thrilled she enjoyed her dinner with us commenting in her review: “Seared Scallops (£9) were a brilliantly light way to start dinner, with three chargrilled pieces on a bed of wild garlic gremolata. I also ended up making eyes at my friend’s Whipped Goat’s Cheese (£9), a pretty plate of tangy mousse-like cheese, fresh peas and slithers of prosciutto. The star of show is the josper grill, so hot that the 300g rump (£19.50) sealed in flavours immediately, leaving a smoky outside. I opted for catch of the day, sourced from the West Country and whizzed up the M5 in the early hours to arrive on my plate in the form of a large plaice fillet. Fans of the original Shoreditch restaurant will be pleased to know that the potato menu has made the move, as has the truffle macaroni and cheese (£4.50), a stringy gooey dish that will have you knocking forks.”

Read her full review at Design My Night/The Jones Family Kitchen

Thanks Faith for your lovely words and family comparison (your parents love you all 🙂 ) We hope we can welcome you back again soon.

Thrilled to see Ollie’s Cornish Sea Bass and Summer Garden Plate in tonight’s excellent article about How chefs eat to beat the heat in tonight’s Evening Standard



We’re honoured to have been in the brilliant SheerLuxe team’s roundup of restaurants to try this July 🙂

“Born in Shoreditch, The Jones Family Project has spread its wings and branched out in Belgravia with sister venue, The Jones Family Kitchen. Headed up by former Barrafina chef Oliver Pollard and with an ingredient-led philosophy (think Ginger Pig meats cooked on Josper grills; truffled macaroni cheese; and an Insta-worthy brunch menu) as well as a stellar wine list, we predict the tucked-away courtyard will be this summer’s hotspot….”

Thank you SheerLuxe team. We hope you have a fantastic week and that we can welcome you again soon 🙂

East London Girl

We were very happy to be visited by the wonderful East London Girl recently and are delighted that she enjoyed Eccleston Yards, our cocktails, Josper grilled Ginger Pig Ltd steaks and other dishes finishing her review: “The Jones Family Kitchen restaurant in Belgravia lived up to my expectations and more. The venue is stunning, the food is spot on, the cocktails are fantastic and the staff are great. Seriously, what more could you want?!”

Read her full review at East London Girl

Evening Standard Steak

Thrilled to see our chefs’ delicious Josper grilled Ginger Pig Ltd Prime Rib Steak in tonight’s London Evening Standard Your Day on a Plate…

Definitely looks like a yummy day 🙂 Thank you for including us 🙂

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