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
by JoJo's • News on September 25, 2012
We’re taking a late summer holiday so the JoJo’s Restaurant will be closing after last dinner service on Saturday 6th October 2012 and will re-open for dinner on Thursday 18th October 2012.
The JoJo’s Coffee Shop will be open as normal during this time, except for Sunday 7th October 2012 when it will also be closed.
Thank you for your support and custom throughout the year. It really is appreciated and we look forward to serving you again this autumn once we have re-charged our batteries and enjoyed a few glasses of wine by the sea!
We had a nice little review in The Guardian’s travel section (see below) as part of a review of The Apartment in Whitstable by Isabel Choat. Click here to read it online on the guardian.co.uk website, or we have quoted the relevant section below.
Hotel Review: The Apartment, Whitstable, Kent
Not that eating out in Whitstable is a hardship. We had lunch at the much-lauded – and justly so – JoJo’s on Marine Parade. Calamari, pecorino cheese and tomato salad, skate wing in lemon and shallot butter and blood orange sorbet were all delicious and very well-priced – a skate wing from a shack on the quayside in town was twice the price. The BYO booze policy makes it even more of a bargain. We rolled out of there stuffed to the gills … and worked off lunch with a walk alongside the beach huts.
Published: 31 August 2012. © The Guardian
We had a nice little review in Red magazine (see below) as part of a feature on “Six of the Best Beach Restaurants in the UK”. Click here to read it online on the redonline.co.uk website, or we have quoted it below.
By Joanna Busk
This little beach café with a terrace up front takes in a view of the waters off the north Kent coast. Owners Nikki and Paul specialise in fresh Med-style food and the menu is bursting with Greek salads, grilled sardines, mutton and feta koftas, marinated olives and authentic chorizo. It’s not exactly the Mediterranean, but it is bring your own, so you can roll up with your own bottle of rose, close your eyes and pretend for the night…
Published: August 2012. © Red Online
I’m a regular at JoJo’s, 2 Herne Bay Road (01227 274591, www.jojosrestaurant.co.uk). It’s a wonderfully atmospheric, airy space overlooking the sea, offering a Mediterranean tapas-style menu. Everything is cooked in the open kitchen run by head chef Nicky. My favourite dishes include calamari and mouth-watering mutton and feta koftas. It’s BYO and great value (they don’t take credit cards). Corkage is £2 but £5 if the bottle is from Tesco.