Maggie Jones’s is a cosy, rustic and traditional restaurant in the heart of Kensington. It opened in 1976 as Nan’s kitchen but then changes name to Maggie Jones, the pseudonym under which Princess Margaret used to book. It is right off Kensington Church Street and it spans over 2 floors, wooden decors and feeling like you entered your grandmother’s kitchen. I can say one thing, it is the perfect spot for winter. Hide away and warm up, with some hearty dishes, cooked with love by chef Rafal Kaczmarczyk, new Head chef coming from French restaurant La Poule au Pot in Belgravia.
I was invited for a lovely lunch in Maggie Jones in October and it brought all the memories for the first time I went there.
The decor brings you back in time and gives you that romantic feeling. The first time I went there was summer of 2011, for my first wedding anniversary. I remember we wanted something special and we found Maggie Jones’s and booked a table. It was so perfect, the cosiness of the tables and the heartiness of the food made the evening truly magical.
The second time I visited was this October, I cannot believe it took me 6 years to come again. We had the most magical menu choices and giant bottles of wine, I could not take advantage of.
The staff was amazing and so accommodating, as I had a tooth pulled out just the day before. My gums were swollen and they cooked all the soft food for me, gave amazing recommendations and checked I was OK and enjoying it.
I genuinely recommend Maggie Jones’s for lunch or dinner, it is fantastic, even if you just missed home cooked food (like me).