JoJo’s was featured in The Guardian newspaper’s supplement “My 50 favourite UK restaurants: critic Marina O’laughlin’s choice” published on 24 October 2015. Click here to read it online at theguardian.com, or simply scroll down…
JoJo’s hasn’t missed a beat since moving from a tiny main street restaurant to this handsome seafront building with plenty of alfresco tables. Produce is Kentish – especially the pristine fish – but flavours are Mediterranean: smoky grilled sardines, sharp with lemon and black pepper, excellent salumi and embutidos, mutton and feta koftas, mixed meze. Sadly, it’s no longer BYO (they used to add extra corkage if wine came from Tesco).
Published: 24 October 2015. © The Guardian
by JoJo's • News on January 29, 2015
JoJo’s needs a good honest cook, who’s willing to learn and has great enthusiasm for food.
You need to have had some experience in a busy kitchen and possess a large dose of common sense. The hours are from Wednesday to Sunday, no split shifts, with Sunday night and all Monday and Tuesday off. This is a great opportunity for the right person to work in a successful and busy restaurant and who is willing to learn many new skills as we make almost everything in-house… from prepping fresh fish straight off the boat, to cooking pigs heads and making bread. You will learn it all.
Our kitchen is very busy. The work (and training) will be challenging and our standards are extremely high. However for the right person this is a chance to work in a high-tempo kitchen and to be a part of a successful team.
Got what it takes? And that includes a Rhino thick skin and the ability to work and learn under pressure?
Then click here to apply.
by JoJo's • News on December 5, 2014
JoJo’s Restaurant will close for Christmas after lunch service on Sunday 21 December and will re-open for dinner on Friday 2 January 2015. We will be open for lunch and dinner on Saturday 3 January and for lunch on Sunday 4 January – we will then be opening as normal from Wednesday 7 January. Sorry but JoJo’s will be closed on New Year’s eve for a private function.
JoJo’s Coffee Shop last day before Christmas is Sunday 21 December, re-opening on Saturday 27 / Sunday 28 December and Saturday 3 / Sunday 4 January only. The Coffee Shop will be back to usual service on Tuesday 6 January.
We would also like to make you aware that our menu will not include roast turkey or any trimmings on the run-up to Christmas. However we will be serving our normal eclectic menu with seasonal specials!
Finally… thank you so much for all your custom throughout 2014. It really is appreciated!
by JoJo's • News on September 15, 2014
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