The Joint is the brainchild of Warren Dean and Daniel Fiteni and began its life as a pop-up in August 2012. Their aim was to create simple fast food with a twist and they’ve brought to the table their experiences as chef and baker. Their first permanent home was in Brixton Market but for our experience we would be heading to their much more recent opening in the swanky Marylebone area on New Cavendish Street. With tough competition from Patty & Bun and Tommi’s burger just down the road they have decided to allow reservations which has proved a hit with the businesses in the area who pack out the tables during lunchtimes and evenings. We started off by sampling some of their London beers in particular the St. Reatham Lagers which due to their partnership with The Joint even have their logo on the label. The bars were a stand out, although as with small breweries a bit of a steep price associated with them. The food is a simple but yet mouth watering menu, we started with the BBQ Riblets which were incredible. The meat fell off the bones and the homemade BBQ marinade was a delight. As with all the sides they come neatly wrapped in a package which adds an extra element of surprise to the meal. For the mains you can either have the meats in a bun or a wrap, we went for the Beef Brisket bun and the 16 hour slow cooked pulled pork in a bun. Both meats were cooked to perfection with the moist juices running out of the bun as you attempted to pick them up. It’s a relaxed atmosphere and well worth a visit for well cooked, upmarket fast food accompanied by a cold beer. Also for anyone who works in the area they’ve extended their offering to office deliveries, great for those hungover lunchtimes.
This blog is made up of two people who met at Sheffield University in 2009, brought together by food and tennis. Since graduating we have moved back down to London where we have wasted no time in exploring the delights that the city has to offer. This blog will look to provide our views and experiences at various restaurants, bars, theatre shows etc within London. At odd intervals we’ll be lucky enough to go further afield and get stuck in to local cuisines (good & bad). We just want to share our experiences and hopefully give you all some ideas on where to go in London and where not to go!! Enjoy,