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Posted by Monkey on 10/10/2011
I use to work here, and it did and still does rank amongst my favorite restaurants in the city. Its well designed and decorated. You feel at home. Service is kind and joyful. More importantly, the food is amazing. I am a food lover, and I crave something from the menu on a daily basis. Seeing as how I worked there, I can vouch for the cleanliness of the kitchen. Something I had never encountered at other restaurant jobs. So I have no problem going back. FOOD: The meat pies will make you drool for the rest of your life- my favorite is the Lamb & Rosemary, but Steak & Kidney is also exceptional. Dont shy away from it because its meat...in a pie. On the toast menu go for the Pear & Blue cheese, they poach the pears themselves, they're rather addicting. I also recommend the Potted Crab. For dessert, get the sticky toffee pudding. I didn't even like sticky toffee pudding till I worked here. Only down side is that their air conditioners are up to the place when busy, so during rush hours in summer it can be rather hot. But hey, at least you'll be sitting down with cold beers as opposed to running back and forth serving them. ;) Dont be afraid to try anything here. Except maybe the Marmite....
Posted by foodfinder on 09/04/2011
Had a terrific meal, and since I wasn't that hungry, decided to have the trout. I was delighted to find that it was light, not heavily or richly sauced. Friends had burger -- rated highly -- and the dourade, which also got high marks. We shared the trifle and the milk chocolate and sea salt tart, both of which were really great, with the tart slightly the winner. The service was friendly and the room was very nice. Will be going back, and especially good for anyone who lives in the nabe.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/06/2011
One wonders what "Modern British Cuisine" might portend. In this case it puts to rest the expectation that the meal one is served will be overcooked and underspiced. The fare at Jones Wood Foundry is imaginative, of high quality and above all tasty. Duck is actually moist and properly seasoned. Spinach is cooked just right and very tasty. And potatoes with root vegetables actually are as advertised and in a combination that makes diners clean their plates. All this comes in an attractive venue and with a waitstaff that is courteous and well informed. The chef clearly knows his stuff and shows that he cares. CH
Posted by Ktalawah on 07/30/2011
Great looking place, welcoming staff, nice beer/wine list and who knew "traditional" British food could be rendered so delicious and inventive. Been here several times for brunch and dinner and have not been disappointed. Plus, can't quite figure out why, but the typically annoying UES crew apparently haven't discovered this place yet. Here's hoping they don't. Cheers.
Posted by Layla on 07/27/2011
$9 for a 14 oz. draft is all you really need to know. They do not have liquor so you have to drink beer or wine and it is pricey. The male bartenders are handsome but spend most of their time flirting with the girls. Food is tasty but pricey as well. Not quite good enough to put in a regular rotation.
Posted by Dining Delight on 06/27/2011
Absolutely charming little place. Much large in back than you think from the street or walking into the bar, it even has an adorable patio area. The food was excellent though over priced, but what do you expect on the UES? Wait staff was sweet as could be and had excellent recommendations. We had the potted crab and mushroom salad to start, hanger steak and cod & chips for our meal, followed be the sticky toffee pudding. The toffee pudding, as the waitress said, was the best sticky toffee pudding. I do wish they'd have liquor though.
Posted by nywhiz on 04/18/2011
While the bartender, waitstaff and maitre d' couldn't have been more accommodating & helpful, the space feels cramped, dark (and dreary imo) and the food is mediocre & overpriced. This place will rejuvenate the bad rep of British food. A few things are "good" (crumpets and lemon curd, sticky toffee pudding) but most is forgettable to downright bad. The daily roast (roast beef) looked and tasted a step up from a school dinner. It's a congenial spot for a drink with an excellent selection of beers and wine (no hard booze), but unless they get their act together on the food, it may not last long.