Harden's survey result
“Fun and full of surprises” – Gordon Jones’s “quirky” operation on the edge of town provides a “top experience – up with the best”. “You have no idea what’s coming” as there’s no menu or choice; instead, Jones decides what to cook each day, conjuring up “amazing food and drink with interesting conversation”. “The absolute highlight was snails and test tubes – they serve snails along with test tubes filled with different sauces to go with them...”.
Don’t expect a menu (“the chef decides what to cook when he sees what his suppliers deliver in the morning”) but do expect a “great experience” at this small and unusual spot with an open kitchen, on the outskirts of town, benefitting from “lots of natural light”, and notably creative multi-course tasting menus.
An “unmissable treat” on the outskirts of town (south of the city-centre) – this “highly innovative” venture delivers a “one-menu surprise for the whole room”. Some feel that “the decor is a bit strange” (“basic and small”), but “you go for the fantastic creations of the clever Gordon Jones, who’s always there, beavering away in the open kitchen”.
“Off-beat, irreverent, and exciting!” – the “experimental” cuisine is “really surprising” at this “progressive” but “no-frills” and “cramped” gourmet experience to the south of the city centre. When it comes to the tasting menu, “it’s so much fun, as you don’t know what you’re going to get”, but “the flavours are always firing on all cylinders”, and there’s “a very original wine flight accompaniment”.
Menu Gordon Jones Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Slightly pretentious? Certainly quirky and individualistic; interesting cooking and combinations. Service friendly but a bit amateur."
"Small but sweet restaurant in a very ordinary situation, Gordon Jones is expert in the flavours he can coax out of sometimes modest ingredients, co-ordinated and beautifully presented. A foodies temple of joy!"
"The tasting menu and with matching wine for each course is a truly memorable experience."