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Mixed meats at Maggie Jones’s

February 12, 2012

A friend and I decided on a fairly impromptu evening at Maggie Jones’s and managed to secure a table upstairs for dinner. A Kensington staple, I hadn’t been here for a while, so it was nice to see how the old girl was faring.

We weren’t looking for an elaborate meal so went from the bread basket straight to main courses. C was swayed by the birds on the specials board whereas I was in the mood for lamb. C eventually settled on the partridge – the prospect of the accompanying red cabbage being the clincher (partnered by shoestring fries). Unfortunately she found the bird rather disappointing – “tainted by innards” was her description, I didn’t try it so cannot comment further. On the other hand, my dish of roasted rump of lamb with rosemary and garlic was superb – the meat was perfectly cooked and melt in the mouth quality. Side dishes of new potatoes and green beans were plentiful and perfectly complimented the lamb.

C ordered the chocolate pot for dessert (I passed on dessert – already full of lamb!). She was expecting something warm and was rather surprised to be served a cold pot of rich (and apparently delicious) chocolate. I think I was the happier of the two of us at the end of the evening!

Maggie Jones’s has not changed a bit over the years and really has no need to change. Pre-dinner drinks and wine were fine and the service throughout was friendly and efficient. It is somewhere I would always look to go for a ‘comfort’ meal – you know what I mean…

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