There is a new bigger and better venue for the best restaurant in Dalston and thankfully the quality of cooking on offer has not changed!
Now in the cultural heart of the area (next to exciting neighbours such as NTS Radio, the influential and brilliant jazz venue The Vortex) it makes perfect sense to move as Dalston is still one of the most creative and exciting parts of London.
New bars, clubs, shops, cafe and restaurants are opening in Dalston all the time. Some are pop-ups but others, like Jones & Sons, become permanent fixtures and being at the heart of it all can only help in the long term.
I am pleased (and relieved) to say that the design, the menu, the atmosphere, the staff and most importantly, the food are all still spot-on. I’ve been quite a few times (at both venues) and have not eaten anything that wasn’t superb.
The Oxtail jus that came as an option with the steak is worthy of a much more prestigious restaurant, while the Wood Pigeon breast with wild mushrooms and a damson jus starter was easily one of the best dishes I have eaten in a long time.
The Bottomless Brunch on a Saturday is fast-becoming legendary while GQ magazine recently voted the Sunday roast as one of the top three in London!
It has moved and I’ll miss the original location but this is still one of my favourite restaurants in London.