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Morris Jones Bar & Restaurant

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by Sofi Sez (subscribe)
Loves being creative, spontaneous, daring and cheeky, whilst living the life of her dreams. Will be honest to admit to having a drink before noon and getting morning coffee in her pajama's...... occasionally :)
Published December 23rd 2011
Morris Jones Bar & Restaurant, situated on 163 Chapel Street, at the cool end of Windsor, is a new establishment which I certainly missed driving pass as well as on foot. How is this possible? - I ask myself. A number of justifications cross my mind but none are valid at the same time. So - who cares, it's there and you will find it if you really want to.

I didn't get the opportunity to go inside because I was with my dog who seems to be my constant companion (creepy I know). A table outside was conveniently available, but unfortunately no alcohol is served in this area. What I found to be profoundly sweet and accommodating yet hush hush (so readers don't go spreading this around), is staff suggesting I sit inside next to the floor to ceiling window, where technically (imagine an invisible line) I can drink and sneak in a cigarette whilst my dog (who wishes to be human at times) can be beside me and I'II just blend in like a changing lizard.

Although I chose the latter- please note- not everyone can pull this off (just saying).

Now, back to the food and all else in between. I like the concept of Morris Jones using local and organic free range products in the kitchen. Serving smoked ocean trout with potato and parsley croquette, with an avocado and corn relish topped with poached egg for breakfast. This, in my opinion is a tad unique. I mean who does that?

I ate a late lunch and tried the seared tuna Nicosie with white asparagus, kiffler potatoes and dijon dressing for $19.50. Extremely light with extras on my plate like olives and grilled tomato, that weren't mentioned on the menu. Nice to see the chef being creatively generous perhaps.

Would I go there again is the question - not because the food or service is crap (quite the opposite), it's mainly due to what is on the menu. To be honest, it really didn't tickle my fancy. In saying this - as a whole the place is cool in style and more in favour of let's have a few drinks at the bar or sit outside to be seen.

For online bookings and general information, go to

Open Mon to Fri: 7am - 1am and Sat & Sun: 8am - 1am.
Kitchen open until 12.30am daily.
Ph. 03 95332055
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Why? New place to experience
When: Daily
Where: 163 Chapel Street, Windsor
Cost: Moderate
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