@ Mr and Mrs Jones
Tucked away in the heart of Hamilton’s Portside Wharf, @ Mr and Mrs Jones is a chic wine bar that blends classic jazz-bar aesthetics with a killer selection of sips and snacks. Owned and operated by Karen Phillips, @ Mr and Mrs Jones was created as a comfortable space for locals to get the kind of quality service and hospitality that warranted repeat custom. The bar’s interior boasts a dark colour palette accentuated by a black-marble bar top, black and gold-patterned wallpaper, a leafy feature wall and eye-catching pops of red from the plush couches and roses. The bar’s head chef Warren Turnbull has delivered a menu of old-school dishes that have been given a modern update – think kingfish ceviche with rice crispies, lemon chicken wings with pistachio and za’atar, fermented black-garlic hummus, goats cheese ravioli with beurre blanc and blood orange, slow-cooked lamb neck and barramundi with caponata. The vino list offers top-shelf and economical drops to suit any palate. Both Australian and international wines are represented, with the selection encompassing identifiable brands and some non-traditional options for those feeling adventurous.