Jones the Grocer, Chadstone

23 Jul

Highlight – Hand cut olive oil chips

Lowlight – Service varies depending on your waiter

Jones wagyu burger with bacon, lettuce, gruyere, jones bois boidran sauce & olive oil chips

Jones wagyu burger with bacon, lettuce, gruyere, Jones bois boudran sauce & olive oil chips

Beer battered rockling with olive oil chips, pea puree & cornichons

Beer battered rockling with olive oil chips, pea puree & cornichons

FOOD?

Jones the Grocer is my first choice if I’m heading to Chadstone for some retail therapy and am after a decent meal. I love the crispy chips cooked in olive oil as a side even though it is probably not the best for my waistline. Some of the dishes are a bit hit and miss. My favourites would be the two above: the ‘Jones Wagyu Burger’ and ‘Beer Battered Rockling’. The burger is juicy and each mouthful is packed with flavour, and the pea puree is tasty and adds that extra element to the standard fish & chip dish.

If you’re hungry, I’d stay away from the ‘Lamb Kofta and Chickpea Salad’ as well as the ‘Steak Sandwich’. Even though they are both flavoursome dishes, the portions are small. We had to order additional side dishes to satisfy our hunger.

SERVICE?

I’ve been there several times and found certain waiters to be very polite and helpful whereas some waiters are not quite so. It just depends on who is rostered on that day.

AMBIENCE?

Jones the Grocer is bustling with people having a break from shopping or just catching up with friends. Decor is modern and the outdoor area is perfect during Summer. Long communal tables add to the busy environment and fits well into the restaurant space but smaller tables are also available if you like.

VALUE?

Prices are standard but some of the serving sizes are a tad small.

BOOKINGS?

You probably don’t need to book unless you’re going with a large group of people but then again there’s no harm in calling ahead just in case.

6

out of 10!

Jones the Grocer
Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone VIC 3145
03 9530 4823

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3 Responses to “Jones the Grocer, Chadstone”

  1. Monica October 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    Hmm, here’s what we think about the Dubai branch of Jones the Grocer, from Monica http://www.doindubai.com

    http://doindubai.com/2011/10/08/jones-the-grocer/

    • FOOD CHEE October 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

      Wow, did not know they had a store in Dubai. Seems similar in terms of crockery, communal tables and selling their own products instore!

  2. soon July 25, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    food looks delicious!

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