If you love great steaks and fine wine, you’ll love The Jones Family restaurants. The
Jones’ Family Kitchen is based in Belgravia and their newest one The Jones Family Affair has arrived in theatreland – Covent Garden. They serve up great dishes from vegetarian to meat, but they are mostly known for their award winning steaks. All of their food is sourced from local grocers, The Ginger Pig butchers and the Flying Fish Seafoods, whom are all very passionate about their produce.
Stepping into the new The Jones Family restaurant you’ll get a warm greeting. The décor is bright, modern and colourful with all tables set against a wall and spaced out well.
You can either have opt for the a la carte menu as well as a very reasonably priced pre theatre menu. All February long, you can experience their very own Eat Out To Help Out special offer of £10 off food per person making the Lunch and Pre / Post theatre menu a steal at £9.50 for 2 courses (Sunday – Thursday)!
They offer a great range of dishes with something for everyone – including fussy kids – so you don’t have to worry about where to eat this half term!
Nibbles and starters plus cocktails we had:
Our mains and sides:
Desserts we had:
Each dish was beautifully presented, well portioned and tasted exceptional. As I have a sweet tooth the White Chocolate Cheesecake was my favourite as so creamy and the lemon curd was gorgeous, very tangy. I wanted more. However as mentioned before they are known for their steaks which are supplied by The Ginger Pig butchers. All their steaks are dry aged and cooked on a charcoal Josper grill.
They have a great selection of cuts to choose from such as a 55 day aged rump, fillet steak and so much more. My partner had the Sirloin on his visit but it can be quite tricky in knowing sometimes in which steak to choose.
Which cut of meat to choose…
Here I have listed a breakdown on all the various cuts hopefully making it easier for you to choose your perfect steak for when you visit.
- Neck, clod, chuck, blade, brisket, rib eye, shin and leg come from the front of the cow. These cuts provide a sweeter and tastier bite. This is because these cuts of meat comes from the head, neck and front legs which is where the majority of the cow’s movement takes place. The movement increases muscles’ bulk and adds fat and marbling through the huge joints.
- Fillet, sirloin, and thin flank comes from the middle of the cow which results in a very tasty less fatter cut. This is because the tender lesser- worked muscles deliver a finer, more delicate flavour and texture.
- Rump, silverside, and topside come from the back. Even though lacks tenderness it more than makes up in flavour. As this meat comes from the backside of the cow, it’s muscle is used quite a bit which means it’s tougher than other prime steaks. However, it is still tender enough to befried quickly and served rare (if desired).
All their dry aged steaks served up within any of the Jones Family restaurant are chargrilled and provide a very tender delicious piece of meat which is succulent and full of flavour.
Whichever cut you choose, you can be rest assured you will be enjoying a great piece of free range meat as all the cows have lived a happy life eating grass and being cared for.
Apart from food The Jones Family also serve up an array of cocktails. Most are soda based but they can also make your classics – just ask. They also serve over 30 fine wines and brewed beer.
So, if you are looking for a decent restaurant within Covent Garden to eat out with friends, work colleagues or the whole family – then I highly recommend The Jones Family Affair. They also have a private dining room upstairs which comes with a private bar making it perfect space for any special occasion or for a business lunch meeting.
The Jones Family Affair
40-52 William IV Street
Telephone: 020 3750 2121
Wednesday to Saturday: Noon – Midnight
Sunday: Noon – 10pm
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