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Jacques Wine Bar

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Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EU, England
+44 20 7636 8383
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Epping, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here pre-theatre while staying at the Tavistock Hotel. One of the worst meals I've ever been given. Chicken thick, hard and full of gristle. Potatoes cooked more than once with a bad taste and hard, old looking carrots. The Pinot wasn't up to much either. A really unpleasant dinner but running short of time to get to the... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food and brilliant prices.. It's a shame that when staying in the Tavistock and using their BOG offer that a different menu is offered. The soft drinks and water would benefit from a decrease in price as well. Nonetheless a brilliant meal was had and the staff are impeccable!

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Thank sammuk
Albenga, Italy
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Even if I'm not a wine drinker I choose to dine at the Jacques and went there more than once in a week time. The reason is the fine food and the cheap prices. I would definitely recommend it if you are around Russell Square.

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Thank Daniela P
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Lovely place to eat, nice menu, cooked to perfection and really good value for money friendly staff, outside seating to side so pleased we found this

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Thank Mandy W
Stockport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We dined a couple of times in the Wine bar It is a very comfortable place to eat with excellent service and a small but adequate menu. The wine is very good within its price range and the staff are most helpful in describing the menu and the wine list.

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Thank norma w
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We ate here when we stayed next door at the Tavistock Hotel. The first night we had an allowance towards our meal. For this there was a set menu of three courses. We had prawn cocktail to start, which was huge. We then had salmon fillet with chips and vegetables. This was cooked to perfection and was, again, a substantial... More 

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Thank Elizabeth L
Fife, Scotland
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Stayed at the Tavistock which is attached to this bar so popped in for a wine....no Zinfandel Rose wine so left

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Thank Kay M
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the Tavistock Hotel (again) & every night we got back from our evening out we'd have a quick drink in Jacques Wine Bar, it's nothing special, but it's so chilled, lovely staff and they serve a great G&T. I definitely recommend. We'll be back, we always do come back.

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Penkridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

situated inside the Tavistock hotel we sat and had coffee and snack before returning home by train service excellent

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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314 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 730 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Even if you're not a guest at the utilitarian Tavistock Hotel, this no-frills wine bar is a handy & satisfying choice - especially for post-theater meals, snacks, coffee/tea, etc. The menu is varied; the soups hot & flavorful; salads attractive & plentiful; pastries tempting & recently the staff was kind enough to hold our dessert for us until we returned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18
Cuisine
British, Bar, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7636 8383
  • This restaurant is at Tavistock Hotel
Description
Like the Tavistock itself, Jacques Wine Bar is a remarkable little place. Relish its ambience and relaxed sophistication overlooking the gardens of one of London's prettiest squares. You'll be delighted with the prices, too. Our bistro-style menu is simple and tasteful. Popular dishes include chorizo and green bean salad, cinnamon lamb with couscous, and grilled chicken in a brandy sauce. Lighter lunchtime options include delicious quiches and soups. And remember to ask about our daily specials! Celebrate your arrival in London with a great value bottle of Chablis or Sancerre. Then stroll out into leafy Tavistock gardens, confident that you found the best deal in town.

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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