Jar Kitchen arrives to the Covent Garden theatre district with a quirky charm, fabulous food and a whole lot of jars.
The USP: The clue is in the title. Once you visit you’ll notice there are jars aplenty, doubling up as glasses, artwork and even plant pots. It’s a trendy touch to a rustic minimalist venue that seems intent on not looking like another opening in the West End – and so far, they’re winning. Foodwise, they’ve sourced nothing but the good stuff here, and suppliers like Neal’s Yard and Cannon and Cannon get a massive tick of approval.
They’ve got an amazing chef on board too. Tasty British dishes are served up to look like works of art; but your plate is likely to resemble a Jackson Pollock when you’re done. My serving of ox cheek & cheddar croquettes with aioli is demolished within minutes and the mouth-watering chicken breast with persillade, sweet potato crisps and smoked onion mayo didn’t stand a chance.
You’ll love the desserts – a generous jar of Eton Mess is both naughty and nice but the giant Skittles jar you can dip in to your heart’s content is a delightful way to end a top meal.
It’s definitely on the dearer side for dinner, unless you can arrive in time for the 5:30-6:30 pre-theatre menu. That’s just a mere £15 for two courses, or £19 for three. And a glass of wine starts from a respectable £4.50.
Good for: “Let’s pass by before the show begins”, after work chillaxing or “this is where I go to get cool points with the pals”