Jar Kitchen is an under-the-radar restaurant not much larger than the average coffee shop, and serves food that would put most smart restaurants to shame. The cuisine here is British with influences from across Europe, and it’s always good and also appealingly, super reasonable as well - most mains are well under £15. It can feel a bit cramped or snug (depending on your point of view) when it gets busy in the evening, but the service in our experience has always been on point. It’s a perfect spot for casual get togethers or low-key dinners where you want classy food without paying through the nose.
Jar Kitchen is permanently closed.
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