Reviews of The Jones Family Project

4.3
(based on 52 reviews)
78 Great Eastern Street, London, London, EC2A 3JL
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  • By Richard P from London
    11 May 2019

    I was bitterly disappointed in this, my third visit to The Jones Family Project. On my previous visits in March and April, I had some of the best steak I have ever eaten anywhere in the world. I told anyone would listen about the wonderful meals I had enjoyed. I was excited about making TJFP a regular haunt. Imagine my dismay then to have the poor experience which my wife and I received on Saturday night. To follow some nibbles (bread and olives, both fine), I ordered the rib-eye (again), my wife the sirloin. Instead of the delicious and flavoursome cuts enjoyed previously, these were...poor, flabby, and fatty. Instead of a wonderfully charcoal-seared crust, these were...grey. To be fair, they were cooked medium rare, and rare, as ordered, but I all other respects they were very average steaks, cooked barely adequately, with poor texture and little flavour. The triple-cooked chips were soft and without crunch, the mash was overworked and gloopy, the previously sensational mac and cheese with truffle had the gluey consistency of a dish left a long time in a warmer. The spinach was fine. We didn’t bother with dessert, we wanted to leave by then. The service was friendly, but tectonically slow, with one or two staff who seemed to know their stuff, but a majority who seemed very inexperienced. Overall, there was nothing quite bad enough to be sent back to the kitchen. The standard was ‘disappointing pub food’ and that’s probably the best I can say about it. When I talked about our dissatisfaction with our waitress, her suggestion was that it might be better next time. It is always sad to see a good restaurant go downhill, but it happens all too often, once they have made a name for themselves. Perhaps this was just a bad day, but the offhand attitude of the staff to two unhappy diners gives me little confidence. Personally, I am not willing to spend another £100 (exclusive of drinks and service), to find out. Gutted really, such a shame.

  • By Suzanne H from London
    10 November 2018

    Steaks & pork chops were fantastic and the cocktail menu was brilliant and they tasted amazing.

  • By Grant F from old street
    2 November 2018

    Food was very good and reasonably priced too!

  • By Dave M from London
    21 June 2018

    Good food, bit pricey, very good beer apparently

  • By Mel M from London
    21 February 2018

    Great tasty and fresh food good service

  • By Hanna C from London
    16 February 2018

    Great atmosphere and superb service.

  • By Terri B from Romford
    20 January 2018

    Wow! We booked a last minute table tom he day before and we wasn't disappointed at all. The staff were so friendly and the food was out of this world. For a fraction of the price I'd rather come here then dine out at gauchos. We're already arranging when we can go back

  • By Tessa P from Canterbury
    25 November 2017

    Had a lovely dinner at Jones Family Project last night. Food was excellent, atmosphere great, and very attentive service. All in all a great experience. Thank you.

  • By Karmen Pirh C from London
    5 November 2017

    We went for a Sunday roast which was nice and a good value for money. I would prefer to have my vegetables baked not steamed but there were still ok and not overcooked. Service was very good.

  • By Julia H from Winchester
    15 October 2017

    The booking process was very easy and comprehensive