Brenda: I’ve always wanted to dine at Jones the Grocer and have been intrigued by the combination of a grocer and a restaurant. Ando and I visited on a Sunday morning and was surprised to see the place packed and buzzing, so we do recommend booking beforehand especially during the busy brunch hours.
We started the morning with a hit of caffeine; a flat white and a soy latte.
Forest mushroom frittata, sheep’s feta, asparagus & truffle oil on sourdough toast ($17). This dish had a beautiful aroma of truffle and the eggs were fluffy and light. I really enjoyed the combination of flavours and textures, it’s also a great vegetarian option.
Jones big breakfast with pork & fennel sausage, bacon, two free-range eggs, forest mushrooms, roast tomato & hash brown with sourdough toast ($21). A very traditional big breakfast but everything was exceptionally splendid. The pork and fennel sausage was made in-house and it was perfectly cooked. There was also a generous serving of bacon – layered on top of each other like a potato gratin.
Warm sticky date pudding with salted caramel sauce & vanilla bean ice-cream ($12). This dessert was to die for! Beautiful rich flavours and a velvety smooth vanilla bean ice-cream to top it off.
Glazed lemon tart with confit citrus & creme fraiche ($12). I found the tart to be a little thinner than expected, but nonetheless it was a beautiful balance of acidity and the creme fraiche really helped cut through the dish.
Make sure you check out the grocery before or after your meal for quality food products. We left with jars of relish and I couldn’t stop myself from buying a cute ceramic mug for work. Jones the grocer will be launching their online store soon so keep an eye out for that.
Cnr Castlereagh & Market Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000
(02) 8072 7755
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday – 8am till late. Sunday – 8am till 7pm.
DISCLAIMER: The Lamstock was invited by Cav Con and dined as a guest of Jones The Grocer. Opinions are however, our own.