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“Great Spin on Classic British Fare”
Review of Maggie Jones's

Maggie Jones's
Ranked #368 of 22,516 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $14
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Kensington and Hyde Park
Description: Maggie Jones's, etablished in 1964, is one of the oldest British restaurants in London serving traditional dishes for lunch and dinner in a cozy farmhouse environment. Large menu including soups and a variety of other starters - prawn,crab,smoked salmon, avocado, pates and more. Mains include game, steaks, rump and rack of lamb, salmon, sea-bream, pies including- Steak and Kidney, Traditional Fish, Chicken and Artichoke,Lamb fillet and others. Desserts - again traditional - apple crumble with custard, bread and butter pudding, fresh orange juice, mango, papaya and passion fruit jelly (not exactly traditional but delicious), ice cream and sorbet. We also serve Sunday lunch with a variety of roasts with all the trimmings and also fish alternatives. Extensive international wine list, cocktails, beers and soft drinks including, freshly squeezed to order, orange juice.
Burbank, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Spin on Classic British Fare”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

While the prices may be a little formal, the atmosphere is elegantly rustic, with benches and farmhouse tables sitting cozily under hanging baskets and dried veggies. The cuisine is a creative take on British staples, served with personality. Even the wine comes with its own story, as a gigantic (Jeroboam?) bottle is presented at the table, a yardstick used to measure how much is present upon delivery, and then dipped once again at the end of the meal, to gauge how much was drunk.

Somehow, this restaurant manages to be suitable for romantic dinners, family feasts, and friendly reunions, which is no small accomplishment, even if the place itself (even with the upstairs table) is quite small!

  • Visited June 2013
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Seoul, South Korea
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good Food in quaint surroundings”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

A great place to meet up will friends after work. I can recommend the Sirloin steak with chips, which was cooked perfectly. The house wine was served in Magnum sized bottles, Sauvignon Blanc for the white and Shiraz for the red. The latter was the better of the two...

Visited August 2013
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Winchester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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“Excellent dining experience”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

The food at Maggie Jones was excellent. The restaurant is very old (in a good way) and we dined by candle light. The wine, service, food- all excellent. Even our 3 kids- 10, 13, and 14 really enjoyed the experience.

Visited August 2013
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Quirky, They have their own touch, fantastic service!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Food was exquisite, cooked to your own liking! You can smell the delicious food wafting through to meet you, absolutely fantastic! Our waiter was brilliant! He was really lovely and welcomly and catered well to our needs, the venue is indescribable, it isn't every day that you go into such a unique restaurant and have a fabulous time! You sit in booths which is great and secluded and makes you feel like you're the only one's in the restaurant, the dinner is a bit of a wait but it's more than worth while! The food is palate surprising it's soo good! Tops to the chef/chefs there! You must go if you aren't on a tight budget and book in advance because it is a very popular place!

  • Visited August 2013
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Flower Mound, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Small, local eatery with lots of personality!”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We discovered this restaurant after visiting Kensington Palace. It is within walking distance. The staff is great and the restaurant is very warm, charming and unique. The food is fabulous. Their chicken meat pie is delicious!

  • Visited April 2013
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