The Jones Family Project is an “ever-evolving restaurant, bar and social space in the heart of Shoreditch.” Keen to keep up with all the Joneses and their foodie doings (there’s actually no one behind this venue named Jones funnily enough), I dropped by this past weekend for a taste of the restaurant’s recently added Sunday roast menu and left satisfied and hoping the Sunday offering is one new evolution that will last.
The highlight of my JFP experience was my massive serving of roast chicken with all the trimmings and gravy (£15.50) which total subsided a major craving I’d been having. The meat was juicy and superbly roasted. Trimmings were ample and tasty. I had the pleasure of dining with Kemey. She loved her starter of Cornish crab (with avocado sauce and crostini, £9.50). I had a bite (or two); it was really good. She raved about the vegetarian nut roast with white cheese sauce (£13.50) too. I had a bite of it as well and definitely could ‘taste’ her point.
I enjoyed my bloody Mary, while Kemey sipped a refreshing Aperol Spritz. Dessert was a pleasure too. I cherished every bite of my Jones Vanilla Bean Cheese ‘cake’ with homemade nut granola, passion fruit (£5) and would be certain to save room for it second time round. Coffees (sourced from Black Sheep) were awesome too.
JFP is one of the more comfortable and attractive dining venues in Shoreditch. It’s also one of the biggest. The multi-storey can seat 200. Indeed, the place feels big – but not vast. Clever design, cheery décor, and smartly situated seating areas, bars and private dining spaces create an inviting ambience. I reckon if you’re planning a Christmas dinner or office do? Keep the Jones’s Shoreditch hub in mind. Or just a quiet meal or catch up with friends … even just a coffee and WiFi? Likewise.
Kemey and I were looked after well (I should mentioned though that they knew I was there to review the menu), but as far as I could tell so were all the other parties of various numbers seated close by. We sat downstairs near the open kitchen – and really got a kick out of being next to such buzzy culinary goings-on. Of course, if we had preferred a more secluded setting that would have been available to us as well.
The Sunday roast and brunch menu is served from 11am to 5pm.
The Jones Family Project is located at 78 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3JL, opposite The Hoxton Hotel. There’s an entrance from Rivington Street as well. Find out more at jonesfamilyproject.co.uk.