Jenkins & Sons
Jenkins & Sons is part of the Urban Guild group in Bournemouth and Poole. According to owner Mark Cribb, each venue brings the design, decadence and energy of London to a seaside space, which boasts fresh air and beautiful sand. Jenkins & Sons embodies this vision, and is a popular venue decorated with rustic-chic furnishings and industrial lighting.
The establishment specialises in barbecued meat and fish cooked over Josper coals, and prides itself on its extensive range of local craft beers. We began our meal with pork short ribs braised in rum and Coke with pineapple salsa and an Urban Guild ale- and lime-roasted cauliflower salad. Colourful and unique, both dishes were unlike anything I have ever tasted. To test the kitchen’s recreation of pub classics, we gallantly ordered from the West Country steak menu. The classic rib-eye was a feast to behold, while the mixed grillwas cooked to perfection over the open flames of the Josper oven.
Finally, I chose a classic rhubarb fool for dessert while my companion opted for a refreshing pineapple tarte Tatin. Both dishes were packed full of flavour, and provided the perfect end to what was a first-class meal.