The way we experience dining can be so strongly linked to image evocation, literally and figuratively, and before I arrived at renowned steak specialists, The Jones Family Kitchen, I had already mulled over the several possibilities of what my visit there might be like. I simply could not get this picture-perfect sequence of sublime British comfort dishes, and most importantly Steak, of course, served one after another in a wonderfully warm and sophisticated environment. You can imagine then my barely contained glee when I made my way through the beautifully restored historic area of Eccleston Yards, nestled away somewhere just between Ebury Street and the bustling Victoria Station like a well-kept delicious secret, and arrived directly outside the glass doors of their open, airy and contemporarily artistic restaurant. As soon as we snuck a peek of their outdoor terrace seating area with the ultramarine blue umbrellas, colourful blankets draped over chairs and its vibrant green manicured lawn, we knew almost instantly that a wonderfully intimate and delightful experience lay ahead of us.
On a gorgeous sunny day with not a single cloud in sight, we were fortunate enough to be sat outside on their lovely terrace area with a view of the brightly illuminated yard and all its vivid, lush greenery on full display in front of us, and the darker contrasting restaurant’s interior right behind us. Whilst the atmosphere of the outdoor garden area was light and carefree reflected in the bright summery colours of its furnishings and thanks to the unbeatable radiance of the sun which washed over all of Eccleston’s Yard, the ambience inside told another story. Slate grey walls with popar