Jones & Sons : Ladies What Brunch

November 29, 2013 · 0 comments

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Jones & Sons

Jones & Sons

Jones & Sons

I love my girlie friends. We’re a motley crew of misfits with mad hair and booming voices, and whenever I see these bonkers ladies they make me laugh so hard that my sides hurt. When we get together we tend to spend the entire time taking it in turns to interrupt and talk over one another, usually at high volume breakneck speed, and often whilst regaling some ridiculous tale involving far too much booze, the odd boy, and plenty of bad behaviour! Advance and retrospective apologies to anyone that ever sits within earshot of this gaggle of cackling, wonderful women that I’m lucky enough to call my friends. And it’s for this very reason that I’d like to extend my heartfelt gratitude and standing-on-my-chair applause to the fabulously patient (and bemused) staff at Jones & Sons who recently had the pleasure of serving (and contending with) us all when we loudly descended upon them for Sunday brunch.

Jones & Sons is located just off Kingsland Road on Arcola Street in Dalston, serving an enticing menu of seasonal British dishes in a relaxed and fuss-free environment. Their meat is locally sourced, their ales London-brewed, their coffee from Monmouth and their kitchen housed in an open-plan “cooking lodge” which looks kind of like a giant Wendy house but with copper pans hanging from the ceiling and a chargrill. The decor at Jones & Sons is decidedly minimalist and very much in keeping with its industrial heritage, many years ago it was a Victorian textile factory, with polished concrete flooring, exposed brick walls painted a bright white, and salvaged wrought iron lighting. Caramel coloured butter-soft leather banquettes line the right-hand side of the room, and an oak-panelled marble-topped cocktail bar sits in the left-hand side, paired with an assortment of Danish teak furniture Jones & Sons has some serious Skandi-cool vibes and I love it.

Luckily for me it’s just a brisk fifteen minute walk from home, which makes Jones & Sons my New Favourite Weekend Eatery, based not just on their proximity to my postcode, but on their banging brunch menu. Eggs are served any which way you like – Florentine, Benedict, Royale, scrambled with salmon, or fried and served with wild mushrooms on toast. For the hungry and hungover there’s a selection of doorstop butties, then for the do-gooders there’s homemade granola, porridge with winter berries or avocado on toast (my favourite!) and homemade granola, and finally for the traditionalists a very reasonable Full English priced at £8.50.

Us girls went for a mixture of Eggs Benedict and Eggs Royale, and the eggs were clearly farm-fresh with sunset-orange yolks and plenty of yellow hollandaise dripping onto toasted buttery muffins. We honked and hooted our way through our brunch, and when at long last (most likely what our waiter was thinking) finally paid our bill, the lunchtime crowd were already tucking into what looked like an astounding roast dinner. I’ve heard from a very reliable source that it is in fact pretty damn special, and like the rest of their menu, extremely good value as well.

Jones & Sons

Jones & Sons

Jones & Sons is a welcomed addition to my local neighbourhood, the food was tasty and well priced, the staff exceptionally lovely, and if you’re like us and have issues with your your volume then don’t worry, they’re also extremely accommodating to boot.

Visit Jones & Sons at 23 – 27 Arcola Street, Dalston E8 2DJ and book through www.jonesandsonsdalston.com 

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