by JoJo's • News on January 12, 2013
We have had a few requests asking if it is OK to bring in birthday cakes as part of a celebratory meal at JoJo’s. Our official (!) policy is that we do ask you to arrange this with us when you make your booking. We do reserve the right to make a charge of £15.00 for this service – this helps cover the cost of providing plates for the cake, washing-up and so-forth.
Please don’t turn up with a cake on the day of the meal, generally us restaurant folk don’t encourage people to bring their own food into our establishments (after all that is our job to provide you with some great cooking) – so we do like to agree in advance and that way everyone is happy. Thank you.
by JoJo's • News on January 8, 2013
When we first opened JoJo’s we did not have an alcohol licence so it was a BYO (bring-your-own) restaurant and we made a corkage charge to cover the cost of providing glasses, washing them up, recycling the empty bottles and so forth.
Now a few years on, we got our act together, filled in the forms, submitted the paperwork and JoJo’s now has a licence for alcohol. We stock a range of quality wines that are sold by the bottle (white, red, rosé, prosecco and champagne) and some are available by the glass. We also have a variety of bottled beers, lager and cider.
Of course we also provide freshly made coffees, teas, Fentimens ‘real’ fizzy drinks and a selection of chilled fruit, soft drinks and bottled water are also available.
You may still bring-your-own wine (corkage is £3.00 per bottle) or sparkling wine, prosecco or champagne (corkage is £5.00 per bottle). Please don’t use Tesco as we will charge you £6.00 corkage – thank you.
Our BYO policy does not include soft drinks, beer, lager, cider or bottles of spirits etc so please do not bring these into the restaurant – thank you. If in doubt, please ask exactly what you can bring when you make a reservation.
Unfortunately there have been instances of customers being ‘over enthusiastic’ in the amount of alcohol they brought into the restaurant and consumed. We are a friendly local restaurant, and not a nightclub in Kavos, which is why we have had to update our policy. We have tried our utmost to source and provide quality wines you can enjoy with your meal with us and we promise to keep our pricing as competitive as possible.
by JoJo's • News on December 3, 2012
JoJo’s Restaurant will be closed over Christmas and New Year’s on the following dates: 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31st of December, 1, 2 and 3 of January.
Sorry but JoJo’s will also 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 the 4th January 2013 (though the Coffee Shop will open at 9am as usual).
For dates not noted above, we will be open as normal – you can find our normal opening days and times at the bottom of this page or click here.
We would also like to point out our menu will not include roast turkey on the run-up to Christmas. We will be serving our normal eclectic menu.
Finally… thank you so much for all your custom throughout the year. It really is appreciated!
by JoJo's • News on November 15, 2012
An episode of BBC Radio 4’s acclaimed culinary panel programme, The Kitchen Cabinet, is being recorded at The Playhouse Theatre, 104 High Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1AZ on Monday 26th November 2012 and tickets are free.
Hosted by Jay Rayner the show is witty, fast-moving, and irreverent, but packed full of information that may well change the way you think about cooking. The panel will include:
- Angela Hartnett – renowned Michelin star chef who became known for her work with Gordon Ramsey, Angela is also an acclaimed food writer and broadcaster.
- Rachel McCormack – the Glaswegian cook who is also an expert on Catalan cooking
- Dr Marianne Gray – food historian specialising in Georgian and Victorian dining
You’ll have the opportunity to put your questions on anything and everything to do with food and drink to the panel of experts, and enjoy plenty of good-humoured conversation about cooking and eating.
Details of how people can apply for free tickets, and more about the recording, are available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/shows/kitchen_cabinet_dec12