Sunday, 10 January 2016

London Eats: Jackson and Rye | The Small Desk

I cannot quite believe it is only the second week of January; it feels like I've done so much already. I've had a busy weekend celebrating the boyf's birthday, and a busy week finishing off my first paid book review. I was thinking about what to blog about this week, and I thought it might be nice to share with you one of my favourite places to meet people for brunch or lunch. As you may, or may not know I live in London, and often take it for granted, however when I blogged about Sloane Square I got some lovely comments requesting to hear more about London. So, here we go, this is the start of my 'London Eats' series!

Jackson and Rye has three restaurants across London: one in Soho, one in Chiswick and one in Richmond. I've not been to the Chiswick one, but I've been to both the Soho one and the Richmond one. I think the one in Soho has more of a dinner vibe, and the one in Richmond is better for brunch or lunch.

What I like most about Jackson and Rye is the atmosphere. The interior decoration is absolutely beautiful. It is a bit like a fancy 1930s American diner. The one in Richmond is in the most spectacular setting, right on the river, and if you're lucky you can sit looking out at the river whilst you enjoy your food. Last weekend the boyf and me decided to do a long walk in Richmond park and then we walked to Jackson and Rye for our lunch. They were so lovely in there and didn't even flinch at our muddy walking boots! I think it would also be nice to go for a stroll along the river after your meal.

The food served is basically posh American diner food. I've tried the Spiced Black Bean Enchiladas, which were delicious and vegetarian! I've also had the banana pancakes and the Angler's eggs, both of which were very tasty. If you're a meat eater I hear the buttermilk fried chicken is superb! I wouldn't advise going here if you are in a rush though, as the service isn't that fast. It is a lazy Sunday type of place, where you can relax, take your time and pretend you're in uptown NYC.

I should also point out that every toilet has Aesop hand wash in, just in case you needed a bit more persuading!

Have you been to Jackson and Rye? Would you like to see more 'London Eats' posts?


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