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
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