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Great British food and lovely atmosphere: Restaurant Maggie Jones’s (19. February 2016)

| April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Talking about a positive surprise! When you see Maggie Jones’s from outside it does not look too appealing and even when you enter it, it looks a bit murky and not too welcoming. But once you are seated and especially if you get your own “booth” (ask for a booth when booking), the picture changes.

The service is dedicated and friendly and serves you some fresh vegetables right away (and yes, that is really a nice amuse bouche for a change – very healthy!) which are part of the cover charge (GBP 1.00 per person).

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The dishes at Maggie Jones’s are very British. As a starter I went for the “Stilton Mousse” (GBP 6.75) which was so much better than expected. The mousse was smooth and aromatic.

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The specialty of the day was a “Lamb Pie” (GBP 17.50) which I decided to give a shot. And I was not disappointed. It was my first British pie ever and it was rich and flavorful. Definitely recommendable!

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As we were a bit afraid that the mains would not be sufficient, we decided to go for a couple of sides like “spinach” (GBP 5.50) and “peas and bacon” (GBP 4.25). The spinach could have been a bit more seasoned, the peas were fine.

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Although we were super stuffed already, we decided to give the British dessert “Mango, Passion Fruit. Orange Jelly” (GBP 5.50) a try and – well, it was too British for me. Not my cup of tea.

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The “Lemon Sorbet” (GBP 5.50) was perfect for dessert followed by a “green tea” (GBP 2.50) to end the dinner was great.

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As much as I was skeptical when I approached the restaurant, as much I was positively surprised. The atmosphere is absolutely lovely …

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… which is reinforced by the way they provide you with information about their daily specialties. And in general, the waiters are just doing a great job and deserve their “12,5% service charge will be added to your bill but is left to your discretion”.

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Overall, the Restaurant Maggie Jones’s is a great place: very atmospheric, lovely, great service, hearty British dishes but very yummy, and fair prices (also sparkling water, 0,75L, GBP 3.75; 175ml house red wine, GBP 5.50). It is very important to book a table in advance though.

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Contact Details:

Restaurant Maggie Jones’s

6 Old Court Place

W8 4PL London (UK)

Tel.: +44 20 79 37 64 62

E-Mail: info@maggie-jones.co.uk

Homepage: http://www.maggie-jones.co.uk

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org.
Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.

GBP 50.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: London (UK), Restaurants
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