Following a refurb and the intro of new executive chef Maria Elia (ex Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room and Delfina), the restaurant and bar extension of the JOSEPH style empire is ready to impress and offers a brill option for casual dining in an upscale setting.
Lunch is a fab time to visit. Quail, broad beans, salt cod brandade and quail scotch egg (£9.75) is a starter worth craving. Ditto on main course of monkfish, cauliflower, pistachio, mint and preserved lemon cous cous (£18.25). And if you're looking for a tasty dish for this supposed summer we're having, strawberry and radicchio risotto (£11.75) offers the perfect accompaniment to a warm weather dine without leaving you bloating (or feeling like you paid too much for just a couple of lettuce leaves).
Not an inexpensive lunch but one served by a knowledgeable and friendly staff in a lovely and light setting in a sharp part of town – and the two courses for £15 or three for £17 set menu goes a long way to help make a snazzed up lunch more affordable. Great wine list too! Reservations are recommended but probably not necessary for lunch during the week.
Joe's is located at 126 Draycott Avenue, SW3 3AH with two other locations in West London as well.
Disclaimer: Londonist visited Joe's upon invitation of the restaurant.