Steak Society The Perfect Steak

We’re very honoured to have been given five stars by the steak connoisseurs at Steak Society who visited us incognito recently.

Their review of our Prime Rib (cooked medium-rare) and 55 day aged Rump Steak (cooked rare) entitled “The Perfect Steak” is below and concludes: “I could say that the steak at Jones Family kitchen is magic, but that would betray the careful selection of quality rare breed beef that is cooked to perfection. With a lower price point and an arguably superior product to London’s steakhouse chains, I highly recommend checking out the Jones Family Kitchen.”

Read their review at Steak Society – The Perfect Steak!

Thank you very much Steak Society We hope you have a fabulous weekend and that we’re able to welcome you again soon 🙂

 

Sunday Times Style Magazine Wine Cocktails

Very excited and honoured to see our bar team’s delicious La Vie En Rose cocktail in The Sunday Times Style Barometer.

“UP Wine cocktails
The thing, right now: see the Jones Family Kitchen, where they serve rosé plus vodka plus lemon juice and soda. Watch out for that hangover.”

Sunday Times Wine Cocktails

We were thrilled to be visited recently by Christine Hayes and are delighted that she included Ollie’s yummy Croquettes with Oxtail Mayo in the BBC Good Food’s excellent ‘What We’re Eating’ weekly food diary 🙂

“With their oozy filling and crunchy breaded coating, it’s no surprise that Spanish-style croquettes are common on restaurant menus, with variations on the filling ranging from classic Spanish ham & cheese to spinach and even beef shin. But despite the delicious golden appearance of the cheese croquettes at new restaurant The Jones Family Kitchen in Belgravia, London, it was the dipping sauce they were served with that piqued our interest – oxtail mayo. ‘Traditional Spanish croquettes often have ham inside, but I wanted to make a meaty dip instead and keep the croquettes simple,’ says executive chef Oliver Pollard. ‘We already make delicious slow-cooked oxtail to top our signature chuck burger, and I realised the remaining sauce would make a banging base to a luscious mayonnaise. It pairs perfectly with the cheese croquettes, as the deep umami flavour of the slow-braised oxtail adds extra richness.’”

 

We were thrilled to welcome the lovely Yellow Shoes Orange Umbrella with UntappedLondon during our soft launch and are thrilled that they enjoyed their visit 🙂

We’re delighted that we may have converted her to the sometimes unrated noble cauliflower :-): “Onto the food: from the menu, we ploughed through a parade of dishes. From the Starters and Nibbles section, first up were the Seared Scallops, Cauliflower, Wild Garlic Gremolata. The scallops were buttery and light, seared to perfection. The creamy cauliflower mousse was just divine. Cauliflower is one of my least favourite vegetables so it’s hard to believe something so delicious can be made out of it.”

Read her full review at YellowShoesOrangeUmbrella.

Thank you Yellow Shoes Orange Umbrella for your lovely words. We hope we can welcome you and UntappedLondon again soon.

We’re very happy to have been listed in the brilliant Curious London’s guide to Victoria’s Best Pre-Theatre Restaurants.

“New kid on the block Jones Family Kitchen has just opened its second site in pretty Eccleston Yard. It’s very much tucked away, ……………..The big draw here is the menu of Ginger Pig meats, all cooked to order on a Josper grill, and the extensive list of wines available by the glass.”

Read the full guide at Curious London’s guide to Victoria’s Best Pre-Theatre Restaurants

Thrilled and honoured to be today’s Test Drive in Hot Dinners

Thank you Hot Dinners for visiting us and for your lovely words about our menu 🙂 We look forward to welcoming you again 🙂

Their full review can be read on Hot Dinner’s excellent web site.

…..”What’s on the menu?

Their big thing is the section of Josper grilled Longhorn steaks so you can share a prime rib or porterhouse if there’s a group of you, or order other cuts individually. But actually it’s one of those menus that has just loads you’d genuinely fancy eating on. Make sure, though, that you start with the cheese croquettes (£3.50) – the oxtail mayo they’re served with is just amazing.

From our starters whipped goats cheese with proscuitto and fresh peas (£70 was a super summer dish – perfect for the terrace and the seared scallops served on creamed cauliflower with a wild garlic gremolata (£9) was a generous dish. We opted for both a rib eye (£28 for 350g) which came with that wonderful sear only the Josper can give and a pork rib eye with smoked aubergine puree (£18) – you could really taste the quality of that Ginger Pig pork.

Sides were all super, but we would be remiss if we didn’t tell you to order the brown crab roast potatoes – a dish of sheer genius from chef Oliver Pollard (who comes here via SMOKESTAK, Marcus Wareing and Barrafina).

After all that we weren’t able to go big on the desserts, but the black pepper pannacotta with balsamic strawberries was perfectly wobbly and a scoop of their malted cornflake gelato made us want more.

What about if you’re veggie?

There’s an entirely separate menu for vegans who are well catered for here. The charred cauliflower dish sounds worth a try (£14) and the heritage tomato salad with sherry vinegar and basil (£4) was one of the sides we tried and was very good indeed.

And to drink?

There’s a decent section of wines by the glass – with an option of 125ml (why?), 175ml, a carafe and a full bottle. The Etna Bianco from Sicily’s Planeta vineyard was at the top end of that at £11.25 for a proper glass, but was worth it. Otherwise there are plenty of bottles in the upper 20s and early 30s or you can push the boat out and get yourself a magnum o Artesmis from the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa for £190.

Overall thoughts:

Just a super restaurant – and one we’d happily come back to. There’s plenty to enjoy here and although the emphasis is on the steaks, there’s so much more than that’s also worth trying on the menu. A great addition to the Victoria area.

 

We were thrilled to be mentioned in Hot Dinners’ newsletter.

What: The Jones Family Kitchen

In a nutshell: The next from the Jones Family Project

Summing it all up: Following on from their original Shoreditch opening, this is the latest from The Jones Family, this time a Kitchen more than a Project, with a big emphasis on grilled meat.

Read their full review on Hot Dinners’ fantastic website

Luke and Alejandro were interviewed about The Jones Family Kitchen earlier this month for the May edition of the excellent Harpers Wine & Spirit Magazine.

“For those who haven’t visited the Jones Family Project in east London’s hipster heartlands, it is perhaps best described as a thoroughly modern eatery, hitting all the right buttons and buzzwords, sharing a passion for well-sourced produce and drinks, in a relaxed and flexible environment that mixes up intimacy with a laid-back vibe.

“On the drinks front, along with the well-curated cocktail, spirit and beer listings, the wine list also stands out, both for the value of the deliberately low mark-up wines featured, and the structure and presentation. This list, rather originally, can be read from both sides. Enter from one side and the wines are arranged by region. Flip the same list over and what greets you is the same collection of wines but arranged by style.

“It’s a neat innovation, designed to engage both more knowledgeable customers who are more adept at threading their way through a traditional regional layout, along with those who might find it easier to make a choice based on variety and style. Either way as head wine honcho Alejandro McIntre-Vera points out, this usually acts as a great conversation opening, breaking the vinous ice and helping the wine-savvy staff engage with customers over wines

“So far so very Shoreditch. But the team behind the restaurant are about to open a second venue in Belgravia……”

Full article can be read on Harpers Wine & Spirit Magazine web site.

Fabulous interview with Lindsey Harper about Eccleston Yards in the latest issue of Belgravia magazine. We’re very excited to be moving in soon and alongside the brilliant TART London Tailor Made London SMUK London Re:Mind Studio Central Working and Barry’s Bootcamp London

 

We were very excited to see The Jones Family Kitchen and Eccleston Yards in the latest issue of Victoria Magazine 🙂 (Page 24 & 25)