After the success of temper in Soho, Neil Rankin expanded with a restaurant in Moorgate. This unique grill restaurant cooks curries over an open fire, boasts a 6m grill and a poultry smoker. With an on-site butchery, their hefty cuts of meat are smoked over wood and charcoal for added flavour. The focal point here is the open-plan kitchen, where you find yourself hypnotised by the chefs’ mesmerising work with your food. Indian food lovers will be spoilt for choice with the tandoori options. Try the red curry spiced half duck or the kimchi lamb skewers. The dry goat doesn’t sound massively appealing, but it is a really popular choice among customers. The dashi chip chicken – a smoked chicken curry made with Japanese fish stock – is a delicious dish worth trying, too.
The Jones Family Kitchen
Having opened earlier this summer in an exciting new part of Victoria, Eccleston Yard is the new home for The Jones Family Project’s latest venture. With Ginger Pig-sourced steaks and a josper grill, this should be enough to lure any keen carnivore. The grill can reach temperatures of 500 degrees, perfect for these mouth-watering cuts of meat. Like the 300g 55 day aged rump, for example. When cooked in the josper grill it seals in all of its flavour, releasing a nice smoky taste on the outside with that first bite. Ever had steak with mac and cheese? Neither had I until I visited The Jones Family Kitchen and honestly, it won’t be the last. The macaroni cheese here has been cooked with truffle, which compliments the steak beautifully. JFK proudly boast their steaks comes from longhorn cattle in Yorkshire and each cut has been dry aged for at least 28 days. The same goes for the seafood here. All of the fish is caught in the early hours in the West Country and then whizzed over on the M5, so that it’s ready for plating by the evening!
Jones & Sons Angel
Another restaurant with a new opening, Jones & Sons began life in Dalston and recently opened its second home in Angel. Andy Jones is the man in question and although his Dalston location isn’t the easiest to find, the new Jones & Sons proudly overlooks Upper Street. The impressive decor includes 1960s Danish dining chairs, solid walnut dining tables, lights from a marine salvage specialist in Exeter and a Carrara marble bar top. But again, it’s the grill we love here. Simply choose from a bavette steak, a 300g 28 day aged Herefordshire rib eye or a 600g sharing Herefordshire rib eye and have it cooked expertly just the way you want it. Simplicity is key and you’ll get either a jus or bearnaise sauce to select between for your steak. That’s all it takes. Succulent and juicy, ask the waiter/waitress to recommend you a glass of red to accompany your meal and they will do so perfectly.