Jackson + Rye
May 11, 2018
Replacing run of the mill noodle joint Satsuma, this Wardour Street newcomer is clearly trying to conjure a New York state of mind in its diners. The handsome space is spread over two levels and decked out with a familiar but nonetheless stylish mix of leather booth seating and dark wood panelling with a smart tiled floor. The cocktail menu has been devised for Jackson& Rye by the good people at Milk & Honey and includes a refreshing Deuce Royale a mix of vodka, mint, lime, and fizz and a sweet-sharp Bittered Spritz, a blend of Cynar, sweet vermouth, peach, and pink grapefruit. The bar, unsurprisingly given its name, also stocks a wide array of rye (which forms the basis for many of its cocktails) and drinks are pretty reasonably priced for central London. Open from breakfast until late, they serve American classics like buttermilk pancakes, egg white omelettes (for those watching their waistlines), mac n’ cheese (for those not), shrimps and grits, salt beef sandwiches, steaks of all shapes and sizes, burgers and lobsters. Desserts include Pecan Pie and a Melting Chocolate Sundae. Peanut Butter puts in more than one appearance and their boozy Pretzel Shake is also worthy of your attention. Its long opening hours make it as good a spot for a mid-morning coffee (or one of their breakfast cocktails) as for a late night bite.
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