The Jones Family Kitchen, Belgravia opened recently coinciding with the start of London’s unbelievable heat wave. Neatly located in the newly refurbished Eccleston Yards, the restaurant and surroundings bring an East London vibe to West London’s grandeur. In fact, many the businesses in Eccleston Yards originate from East London including popular gym Barry’s Bootcamp.
For the Jones Family, this is their second restaurant, the original is called The Jones Family Project and is situated in Shoreditch.
Jones Family Kitchen offers a brilliant terrace perfect for the summer months and currently with a view onto a very striking portrait of Frida Kahlo to mark the current art exhibition at the V&A Museum, I love that the restaurant have given a nod to this art work by naming one of their cocktails “Head full of Flowers”.
For appetisers my friend Autumn and I sampled the crispy courgette with chilli dip and the cheese croquettes with oxtail mayonnaise.
Tasty combinations to whet our appetite for what was to come. We then ordered the cider cooked octopus with lentils and a very moreish herb dressing.
I am not quite sure which herbs were used but the dressing was divine and combined with a juicy portion of octopus it made for an excellent starter.
Renowned for their delicious high quality meat from the Ginger Pig butcher which is all cooked in their Josper Charcoal Oven it seemed natural to try some. We enjoyed the sharing option of the Porterhouse and it didn’t disappoint in both taste and presentation.
Cooked medium rare, it was the perfect texture and full of smoky flavours. As our sides we ordered the English Greens with chilli, sesame and soy dressing as well as the sweet potato wedges.
As if all that food wasn’t enough we opted for Anna’s Triple Chocolate Brownie and I am so glad we did. This unbelievably nutty, crunchy, doughy brownie came served with malted cornflake ice cream and was a brilliant way to end a lovely meal.
It is worth noting that Jones Family Kitchen also offers a carefully considered vegan menu.
In terms of events this would be a great place to hire out the entire restaurant for a summer party. The restaurant can accommodate 150 people standing or 80 seated across separate tables. A maximum of 24 people can fit on one table together. As a space it can’t feel any more exclusive being the only restaurant in a very the spacious Eccleston Yards.
Definitely worth including in your next trip to Victoria, perhaps after a visit to Barry’s Bootcamp so you can work up a healthy appetite.
The Jones Family Kitchen
7-8 Eccleston Yards,