The Jones Family Project
London-City and East London
May 11, 2018
These days, Shoreditch comes under fire for the growing abundance of bars lacking character and atmosphere, with the high street being unfavourably dubbed by many as -The Strip -.
But you need only veer off to Great Eastern Street to find a new offering doing things differently. The Jones Family Project has been produced by a group of friends who have worked together in the industry for over a decade (the creators hail from Pitcher & Piano and Rocket Restaurants).
And it shows- the two floor, all day venue has thoughtful focus in all the right places. Most impressive is their determination to make the most of local excellence and talent-
The food menu boasts an abundance of quality steaks, supplied by the brilliant Ginger Pig, the artistic talents of local artists adorn the walls, and as well as the usual big-name spirits behind the bar, you can find small, independent distillers amongst them such as Butler’s Gin from nearby Hackney Wick.
Take in the surroundings while sipping on a fantastically potent rye Manhattan, made by the effervescent Andrea behind the bar.
The drinks menu consists of solid cocktail classics executed with subtle twists and specially sourced tinctures, and on offer at weekends is their extensive DIY Bloody Mary- spread- a crucial brunch accompaniment!
But this place is a feast for the eyes too- the shed kitchen, the indoor trees adorned with fairy lights, the toilet wall that pays a fabulous compliment (shan’t ruin the surprise), the brilliant part 2D/part 3D wall lamps and the fantastic motifs on the restaurant walls downstairs. It really is a beautifully decked-out space to behold and wile away the hours in.