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
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.