JoJo’s Restaurant will be closed for a few days to allow our staff a well earned break after a busy summer. The Restaurant will be open for dinner on Wednesday 1st October 2014. However the Coffee Shop will be open as normal.
by JoJo's • News on May 26, 2014
Since we first opened over ten years ago, JoJo’s had allowed you to bring-your-own (BYO) wine. This was because we were only a very small restaurant and we were more interested in cooking great food than going through all the red tape involved with getting a licence to serve alcohol. We continued with this stance when we moved to our current (much larger) premises in Herne Bay Road but we did pack Paul off to school again three years ago to swot up and we were then awarded an alcohol licence. Now, after a lot of thought and with some regret, we have decided to end BYO at JoJo’s. This is effective immediately from today.
Why we are ending BYO
This has been a difficult decision to make but like many small businesses we are facing a steady stream of rapidly rising costs (ingredients, electric, gas, rates, staff, insurances and so on) and we have decided that given the choice between making some of our hard working and experienced team redundant, or ending bring-your-own, it was a “no brainer”.
In the last few months we have invested considerable time and effort into sourcing some great tasting red, white, rosé and sparkling wines at the fairest possible prices. As well as the ones listed on our standard menu, please check our blackboard for our specials – we are constantly looking for amazing wines at reasonable prices so when we find something that fits we’ll pop it on the board.
So to sum up, it as been a hard decision to make about finally ending our BYO policy – we hope you will understand our thinking and we and the team very much look forward to welcoming you to JoJo’s soon.
Nikki & Paul
by JoJo's • News on April 4, 2014
JoJo’s Restaurant will be closed for evening meals on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 April 2014. We have a 70th birthday we need to attend. The Restaurant will be open for lunch and the Coffee Shop will be open as normal.
by JoJo's • News on April 3, 2014
Well the best laid plans of mice, men and restauranteurs go go horribly wrong. And here at JoJo’s we are sorry to say that we seemed to have managed to upset some of our customers with the change to our opening hours and day-time menus. Our idea of serving a more limited menu during the day has also come back to haunt us.
We did not realise how popular the longer hours (with a smaller menu) would be.
We seriously underestimated how many people would come in their lunch hour – and we were not fully prepared to serve lots of food fast to lots of people in exactly the same hour of the day.
We also managed to upset some of our regulars who loved to be able to book in for lunch, with the full menu, safe in the knowledge that there would be a table for them.
Obviously we really value you, our customers, and we absolutely hate letting you down. So for the moment we are reverting back to our previous opening times (see below) and lunch-time restaurant menu whilst we re-think everything and again we apologise to anyone who did not receive the service they deserved.
Nikki and Paul
JoJo’s Restaurant Lunch
Thursday to Sunday 12.30pm – 3pm
Last food order 2.30pm
Sorry, no bring-your-own (BYO) at lunch
JoJo’s Restaurant Dinner
Wednesday to Saturday 6.30pm – 11pm
Last food order 9pm
JoJo’s Coffee Shop
Tuesday to Sunday 9am – 5pm
No booking required
by JoJo's • News on March 25, 2014
Exciting new opening times are coming to JoJo’s Restaurant and Coffee Shop… From the 1st of April 2014 (no joke!) the Coffee Shop will take-over the Restaurant during the day to give you more room and space to enjoy our breakfast and new lighter lunch menu. Breakfast will be served on Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 11:30am and at the weekends from 8.30am to 11:30am. Our new light lunches will be available from midday to 4pm from Tuesday to Sunday. No booking required. In fact no bookings taken! First come, first served, so now there’s lots more room for all you lovely people. And until 5pm our wide selection of hot and cold drinks, fruit and veg juices, caked and pastries will be available! The Restaurant will open from Wednesday to Saturday, 6pm to 11pm, last food order is 9pm. Booking, as ever, is essential.
by JoJo's • News on March 1, 2014
Lots of interesting pictures, news and gossip will be posted, along with numerous ‘spolling mishtakes’ and grammar issues, but hey, if we could spell we would be English Teachers! Luckily we’re much better at cooking…
by JoJo's • News on January 18, 2014
JoJo’s Restaurant will be closed so we can take a short holiday from Saturday 18th January and we will be re-opening on Wednesday 5th February for dinner.
Whilst we are away re-charging our batteries we obviously will not be answering any emails or phone calls – apologies for any inconvenience.
JoJo’s Coffee Shop will be open as normal during this period.
by JoJo's • News on November 25, 2013
JoJo’s Restaurant will close for Christmas after lunch service on Sunday 22 December and will re-open for dinner on Friday 27 December. We will then be closing again after lunch service on Sunday 29 December and will re-open for dinner on Friday 3 January 2014.
Sorry but JoJo’s will be closed on New Year’s eve for a private function.
JoJo’s Coffee Shop will also close on the dates noted above.
We will re-open on the evening of Friday 3 January 2014 (though the Coffee Shop will open at 9am as usual).
For dates not noted above, we will be open as normal – our opening days and times can be found here.
We would also like to point out our menu will not include roast turkey or any trimmings on the run-up to Christmas. We will be serving our normal eclectic menu with some seasonal twists.
Finally… thank you so much for all your custom throughout 2013. It really is appreciated!
by JoJo's • News on March 28, 2013
We have a couple of openings for Chefs to work in our busy restaurant. Brief details are below and you can find out more and send us an application on our “Work at JoJo’s” page.
Experienced Northern Thai Chef
Experienced chef required, self-starter, must have extensive knowledge of Northern Thai cuisine including sourcing authentic ingredients, preparation and (obviously) cooking.
Intermediate chef required, you’ll have good basic kitchen / food preparation / cooking knowledge with around two year’s experience in a professional kitchen.
Click here to find out more and to apply now.
by JoJo's • News on March 21, 2013
JoJo’s gift vouchers are now available! They are valid for one year and you can purchase vouchers (cash or cheque only) directly from our restaurant during normal opening hours, or you can send a SAE (stamped addressed envelope) with a cheque made payable “JoJo’s” and we’ll send you a voucher by return.
Send your payment and SAE to:
JoJo’s Meze, Meat & Fish Restaurant, Gift Voucher Department
2 Herne Bay Road, Tankerton, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2LQ, United Kingdom
Important! Lawyers have made us write some terms and conditions, we know it is a bit dull but please take a second to read the following:
- Vouchers are valid for x1 year from the date of purchase. An expiry date will be shown on your voucher.
- Vouchers can only be used in the JoJo’s Restaurant and in the Coffee Shop.
- Booking is highly recommended as our Restaurant gets very busy. Bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance in person or by calling 01227 274591.
- You must tell us when booking that you intend to pay by voucher.
- You must bring the voucher with you – we cannot accept payment by voucher if it is not physically presented to us!
- Cash change is not given for vouchers, but we will issue another voucher for the balance if you don’t spend it in one go.
- Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash.
- Only original vouchers issued by JoJo’s and fully completed by ourselves are valid. Copies will not be accepted.