Jones the Grocer
Time Out Says
Some things in life are constant.
The passage of time, traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road and that Jones the Grocer will consistantly churn out brilliant food.
We’ve come to expect nothing less from the popular chain, so when we arrive at the newest branch the bar is already set high.
The new digs at the Holiday Inn Downtown are pretty cool, there’s a bar at the back of the room that grabs our attention and we try our best to avoid trying all the free samples on offer as we make our way to our table for dinner.
The dining room is half full and for midweek during the summer that’s a good sign that they’re on to a winner. We start with lentil soup and as much as we like the Arabic take, we’re delighted that it’s not been blended into a thick yellow paste. Happily slurping away, we dip the freshly baked bread into the filling soup, that’s probably big enough to suit two people, and thoroughly clean the bowl.
Next, we go for the chargrilled chicken burger and it’s huge. The meat is spicy, topped with a crunchy slaw and it’s every bit as satisfying as it looks. Plus it comes with a giant onion ring and that’s an A+ in our book.
The pan-fried sea bass is equally simple and brilliant. The skin is wonderfully cripsy and the soba noodles, crunchy bok choi and red chilli, keep us going back in for ‘just one more bite’.
Time is still ticking, traffic is still queuing and Jones the Grocer is still consistantly great.
By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff | 05 Aug 2019
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