Joanna's has been around for decades.......when it first opened people probably wondered what a restaurant that looks and feels like an old NewYork panelled restaurant was doing in Crystal Palace........these days with the area trendy and smart it fits in just fine.
But it still stands out. and would wherever it was.. .and for those lucky people who venture past the relatively boring exterior entering from a bustling Crystal Palace street full of all sorts of restaurants you are transported to a classy but relaxed authentic New York style restaurant with a bar. It has a wonderful atmosphere........brilliant service... charming staff...and quite superb food.
I have been lucky to eat in what are rated as top rated eateries all over the world but Joanna's strikes such a perfect balance of all the things I want in a restaurant. For me it is up there with the very best...while resisting the the self conscious over the top formality of some chart toppers.
The food is top notch.Really very very good...........Sunday roast lunch is a favourite with a mixed crowd of all ages. But you will find a wide range of great food on the menu...make sure you leave some room for one of their sweets.
This is truly a gem and certainly one of my favourites restaurants anywhere.
And thanks to Owen Bush for the words Jejune Ubiquity I admit I had to get my dictionary out :)
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