SquareMeal Review of
“It would take a nuclear apocalypse to stop this place from being busy”, notes a reader. As reliable as it is predictable, Joe’s is a magnate for hordes of local twentysomethings, who flock here for the easy-going vibe, international brasserie food and well-rounded, good-value wine list – it’s an offshoot of the reputable Brinkley's group. The never-changing menu packs in old faithfuls such as duck rillettes, cottage pie with petits pois, Thai green curry, lamb burgers, salmon and prawn fishcakes or steak and chips with peppercorn sauce, with perhaps crème brûlée or a hot chocolate brownie for afters. Prices never threaten, and the suntrap front terrace is a bonus in fine weather. Weekend brunch brings in the crowds for eggs florentine or smoked chicken hash washed down with Bloody Marys. Joe's also does a mean Sunday roast.