Chef Nikki Billington clatters pots and pans as she whirls around the tiny open-plan kitchen concocting mouthwatering Mediterranean tapas – most of them made from organic, local ingredients. At 7.30pm on a Friday, the wooden tables were filled with diners grazing on olives, homemade houmous and pitta, and we didn’t spy an empty table all evening.
We ordered four tapas (on average £5-£8 per dish) to share: Greek salad was crunchy and refreshing, lamb meatballs came in a sumptuous tomato sauce and fresh sardines were simply grilled, seasoned and served. We washed it down with a robust Argentine malbec from the local off-licence. JoJo’s is unlicensed; corkage is £2, or £3 if you buy your booze from Tesco.
Published: November 2009. © Time Out