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Just behind the western hedgerows of Kensington Gardens with Kensington Palace pretty much on its doorstep, Maggie Jones's quietly hides within the tangled streets and alleyways of this opulent west London district. From South Kensington Tube station, it's actually quite easy to track down. Just take a left off the High Street, down Church Street, and Old Court Place pokes its head out on the right-hand-side.
Step across the threshold of Maggie Jones' and it's like a farmyard exploded splattering it contents all over the walls. Lanterns, leather saddle backs and shovels hang behind high-backed two-seater wooden benches. Small stone jugs and pots sit in corners of the floor, while other decorations in the form of wicker baskets stuffed with dried out floral arrangements hang up elsewhere. Basically it's beautifully rustic and, with the presence of wine bottles on every table whose exteriors have become encrusted with dried candle wax, possesses a definite romantic element as well.
The food follows suit with aesthetics in that it's full-on with flavour, colour and taste. Their lamb is the talk of the town and the chocolate pot & burnt cream finishes off any meal splendidly. Otherwise there are other hearty, typically British options on the menu such as roast pork and apple sauce, Tarragon chicken, and a fistful of veggie numbers like pot pies and salads.
With affordable prices, quality food options, a cozy yet unpretentious atmosphere, not to mention an extensive wine list, Maggie Jones's is one of London's best kept secret restaurants - that's why we want everyone to know about it.
Opening times: Daily: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:30