Those looking for well-executed British dishes in a cosy and rustic setting will find exactly that at Maggie Jones's. Sister restaurant to La Poule Au Pot - which needs little introduction - Maggie Jones's has been going strong for over 40 years. It's a warm and friendly kind of place, but with experts behind the wheel when it comes to the food. For group dining, Maggie Jones's upstairs can be booked in its entirety for 40 guests, or for 20 around a single table with other diners occupying the rest of the room. Baskets of wheat hang from the ceiling overhead, while candles are casually held in wine bottles on the raw wood tables.
A typical menu at Maggie Jones's features rustic, country-style dishes throughout, making for a sumptuously comforting menu. Starters include duck liver pate, cheese and leek tart, onion soup and the famous Stilton mousse (a must). The mains cover meat, game and fish with plenty of choices, from a classic pork belly with apple sauce to a roasted Guinea foul in white wine sauce, with house fish pie or grilled salmon with hollandaise for pescetarians and a nut roast for vegans. Puddings include more comforting classics, like apple crumble, creme brulee, bread and butter pudding or lemon sorbet. Set menus are available, making a two or three-course meal even more affordable.
Sunday roast is a specialty at Maggie Jones's, with options like roasted Aberdeen Angus sirloin and Yorkshire pudding or Welsh roast lamb rump, as well as corn-fed roast chicken with bread and herb stuffing for those less fond of red meat. There is an impressive selection of primarily French wines to accompany the food, with Champagne and sparkling also available for those who want to celebrate with some bubbles. When it comes to relaxed group dining in London, Maggie Jones's is a top player.