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REVIEW: Jones Family Project, Shoreditch

REVIEW: Jones Family Project, Shoreditch


The streets of Shoreditch are awash with places to wine and dine, Jones Family Project one bar we’d walked past several times. Stylish signage and trendy lighting (JFP has both) has to work very hard to stand out in a place like Great Eastern Street and it was a friend’s recommendation that prompted us to book a table.


Stopping by for bar snacks and cocktails we expected the usual influx of Thursday night City boys jostling to let off steam – but a fun, relaxed atmosphere pleasantly surprised us, heading down the stairs to twinkling fairy lights and chintzy mismatched furniture. An attentive waiter soon lead us to a cosy booth seat just for two.


A menu of Woo Woo pitchers soaked up with cheap sausage rolls this is not – truffle macaroni cheese and Ginger Pig sausages sit alongside spiced squash puree and beetroot hummus dips, while you pore over a vast menu of expertly mixed cocktails.


The Winter/Spring menu makes use of warming spirits and plenty of spice, and it’s not hard to find a combination of your favourite flavours.

We tried the Old Diplomat, with Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, Kraken rum, old fashioned bitters, angostura and coffee beans – perfect party fuel, three of those and you won’t sleep for a week.

Next up, the light and zingy ‘Flowers To The Towers’ a mix of Beefeater gin, elderflower cordial, apple juice, lavendar water and Prosecco that could lift any spirit after a long day.

And for dessert? We couldn’t resist a Winter Apple Pie – a naughty mix of Calvados, lemon, apple juice, gomme, fresh apple, cinnamon and egg white. Eating is cheating, after all.


Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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