Bones, Kingsland Road
A new all-day restaurant from Joff and Simeon Goodman, the guys behind the fabulous organic and fairtrade store, The Grocery. Situated on Kingsland Road, the restaurant showcases dishes both off and on-the-bone, be it falling off, braised, racked, rotisseried, just picked, pulled or plucked.
For me, Kingsland Road has been a go to place for many things; whether that be a cocktail at Jaguar Shoes, a dance at Catch, or a delicious hearty Vietnamese meal at one of the many Vietnamese restaurants on the strip. But now, I shall remember it as an awesome place to go whenever I have a meat craving.
I visited Bones a few weeks ago and tried what felt like most of the dishes on offer. There are dishes to share and we tried an amazing Tuscan panzanella salad with tomato, roasted red onions, croutons and garlic and roasted aubergine with feta, pomegranate, chilli and tahini dressing. We also shared the amazing burrata starter with basil oil, chilli flakes and sourdough bread, plus pigeon breast salad with toasted hazlenuts and vegetable crisps and for main we ordered a range of dishes from the ‘Bones’ section of the menu, which features the signature Label Anglais free-range rotisserie chicken, rack of lamb, T-bone steak and confit ducks – basically ‘any meat on any bone’.
We started off the evening with an ‘Asian Provocateur’ cocktail made with vodka, lemongrass, lime, lychee juice and chilli and a few small plates. I then treated myself to a medium rare T-bone steak the size of my head and a few glasses of a lip smackingly good red wine – L’Orangerie de Luc Famillie Fabre, Languedoc.
As well as the food, I loved the decor of the restaurant. Set in an arch with exposed brick work and low lighting, the bright and airy naturally lit section at the front of the restaurant is a contrast to the cosy 45 seater room downstairs, which I thought would be just perfect for a private party. We sat next to the open plan kitchen and it was great to see a group of friends enjoying a few small plates and wine during the course of the evening.
A three course meal for two with drinks costs around £80
52 Kingsland Road
020 7033 9008