Maggie Jones’s opened in 1964 as Nan’s Kitchen, which was at the time Princess Margaret and Lord Snowden’s favourite restaurant. They would slip in at around 9.30pm, usually sitting in a discreet booth at the back on the ground floor and eat the Chicken Pie, which was their favourite dish. In the early Seventies the restaurant changed its name to Maggie Jones in honour of its most famous client, who used to book under the alias ‘Maggie Jones’. Over the years, it has actually welcomed most of the Royal family.
Sister of French restaurant La Poule Au Pot, Maggie Jones’s has been a favourite haunt among Kensington locals for over 40 years. Cosy, rustic, informal and incurably romantic, the family-owned restaurant is tucked away in a little cul-de-sac between Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street.
Maggie’s is warm, friendly and traditional, with a generous menu full of classic dishes, beautifully cooked, including a selection of pies (such as the famous Maggie’s creamed fish pie), as well as daily soups, salads and roasts. During shooting season, the daily specials include the game of the day.