We were enticed to brunch at Jones & Sons in trendy Dalston over the weekend following a busy few days of summer in London, a delectable breakfast and Monmouth coffee seemed like to perfect way to start the day.
From the appetising range we opted for a simple full english (chargrilled!) and challenged the waiter to serve an extra bit of bacon with the avo on toast – which was happily taken care of.
The restaurant sits off Stoke Newington Road nearly opposite the popular Mangal Turkish restaurant, meaning you’re close to the hustle and bustle but sheltered from the mayhem.
Inside we shared the modern shabby chic interior with pleasant families and groups of friends. Staff were all casual, attentive and friendly which ensured the ideal atmosphere for our meal.
Coming back to the food; the bacon was unbelievable. Those little grill streaks on the bacon (see photo below) combined with the chef’s magic touch left us commenting on the taste for the rest of the day, my fresh grapefruit juice was so refreshing I almost finished it in one gulp. Good thing this brunch is bottomless, you’ll be wanting more…
Bottomless brunch costs £30 per person, available weekends and Friday (Sat 11-4, Sun 11-1, Fri 11-3). Normal menu is also available, including £5 avo on toast or £10 full English. Very affordable and supremely delish.
Twenty Something London has sunk its teeth into a bigger, better and beefier event for 2015, partnering with Red Stripe and The Paperworks to bring the city’s burger-mad the chance to consume an unacceptable amount of the capital’s best calibre burgers all under one roof.
Top 10 Burgers tested for the event include:
– 1st place: The Veni Moo, Wild Game Co.
– 2nd place: The Bacon Cheeseburger, Bleecker St.
– 3rd place: The Angry Grizzly, Stokey Bears
– 4th place: The Smokey Bandit, Hotbox
– 5th place: The Buffalo Bill, Street Kitchen
– 6th place: The Honest, Honest Burgers
– 7th place: The Green Chilli Cheese Burger, Dip n Flip
– 8th place: The El Chappo, Lucky Chip
– 9th place: The Boom Burger, Boom Burger
– 10th place: The Juice Bastard, Burger Craft
The list has received a shake-up from last year with old favourites Mother Flipper, Patty & Bun, Tommi’s, Hawksmoor and even last year’s number one, Flat Iron, falling off the edge. The crop of newcomers includes Spitalfields smokehouse Hotbox, Manhattan-inspired street food stall Bleecker St, pub-punter favourite Lucky Chip, Portobello road’s hidden Jamaican gem Boom Burger, and the third in Burger Bear Tom’s disco dens, Stokey Bears.
Summer Tales is a jungle-gym of sun fuelled frolics and a playground of hammocks, rope swing chairs and terraces for that all important lounging.
You can even hire out private multi-level huts for a group hangout session where beats, eats and booze are right at your doorstep. Gallivant to your hearts content around this exotic wonderland and take to the mini adventure trails that will take you from the food littered jungle floor all the way up to the canopy’s above.
On the Summer Tales menu they have Burger & Lobster making their pop-up debut with fan favourites like Bonnie Gull’s Seafood Shack, Morty & Bob’s, Forza Win and Pizza Pilgrims bringing the rest of the munching noise. Drinks will be knocked up at the Lazy Flamingo Cocktail Bar and a Frozen Punch Bar so you can shlurp and sup your way through the summer haze. Coco Shack will also be making an appearance for those looking for some natural refreshment.
Free live music from some of London’s best unsigned acts at Vapiano the contemporary Italian restaurant with three sites in the Capital.
With pasta dishes from just £6.95 and now live music too, Vapiano is a brilliant value destination for a relaxed night out.
Continuing their series of events they are hosting a young, unsigned act looking for a new audience to entertain. The restaurants will still be fully open so you can enjoy house-made pasta, pizza and salads alongside the live entertainment.
The concept of Vapiano is self-service and face-to-face interactions with chefs. You order pasta, pizzas, antipasti and salads directly from the chefs at individual stations within the restaurant and all dishes are prepared in front of you (taking as little as three minutes) everything can be customised and refined to suit your tastes.
Bringing you an amazing range of great produce and the rising stars of London’s street food scene, each trader has been carefully selected based on their commitment to producing the very best, sustainably and ethically produced food and drink. At the Real Food Market, for three days each week, you can buy fresh, high quality, great value food and drink direct from over 40 producers who rear, grow and make your food; supporting small producers and independent traders.
Baba G’s is starting a residency at Apples & Pears on Brick Lane. Their popular spicy burgers, with a custom made apple and pear chutney, will be available Thursday to Saturday evenings. Their delicious range will include fish and vegetable options and bespoke apples and pears cocktails.
Win two meals and cocktails by choosing a brilliant name for their new cocktail created especially for the event. It contains Pink Pigeon Rum, yogurt, passion fruit, homemade garam masala syrup, cardamom bitters, orange bitters and salt. To win enter your idea at the bar or through Twitter www.twitter.com/applespearsbar including the hashtag #eattweetbogof
Our friends at Twenty Something London have given us the heads up about this perfect Christmas supper club with a gluten-free twist, ready to revitalise your winter festivities.
This Sunday the guys at Lime & Tonic are helping to host a delicious supper club alongside nutritional health coach and cook Madeleine Shaw, who’s designed her very own Healthy Christmas menu at Boma Green in Parsons Green. We suggest you get involved.
This week the folks at Twenty Something London suggest heading to Oblique’s Mexican brunch party on Saturday at Shoreditch’s Casa Negra.
Take a mini adventure, with an afternoon party that’ll take you back to the hidden streets of Mexico and on a journey full of mischief and intrigue. Experience brunch classics with a Mexican twist while trying innovative cocktails in this early-lunch meets afternoon-party, perfect to get your Saturday night started.
Night Tales is a charming venture combining fine food, experimental bar culture and nightlife.
The team behind acclaimed Dalston Roof Park, Background Bars and Bootstrap, launch a six week project celebrating the best of London gastronomy and music culture, in a transformed East London car park and underground bunker.
Running from Thursday through to Saturday every week up until Christmas – Night Tales invites you to wrap up under the starlight and experience something new in the heart of East London.
Food from: Smokey Tails, Patty and Bun, award winning BAO, Rainbo and Le Petit Paris.