New kid on the Chapel St block, Morris Jones, is seemingly aiming to be an all-day hotspot. Brunch in the sunny courtyard, devour a steak in it’s uber-cool interior, and sip on cocktails by the bar till last drinks at 1am. Jack-of-all-trades restaurants make for a curious experience for breakfast bloggers accustomed to specialty dishes focussed on matching bread to the perfect spread. Fortunately Morris Jones makes a fair effort which should serve it well in the breakfast battle with it’s neighbour Duke’s and Borsch.
The parmesan-pesto-mushroom hotpot and poached eggs with polenta chips (pictured above) were the dishes of the day. Both were tasty and unique. The grilled cheddar sandwich proved less successful, the portion was too small and uninspired. The rest of the menu is appealing though and the coffee was a-ok.
Morris Jones is finding it’s footing and the usual suspects of Chapel St seem keen to check it out. Whilst it’s likely that brunches will be a bit of a side project to fill the hours till the dinner crowd arrive, it’s doing a decent job of it so far.
The Brew: 7
The Grub: 7.5
The Mood: 7.5