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Jacques Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Bloomsbury
British, Bar, Wine Bar
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Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EU, England
+44 20 7636 8383
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the hotel Tavistock and decided to pop in for a few drinks before going back to the room. The place was nicely presented and clean, the staff were really pleasant and drinks prices were reasonable.

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Thank J S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located on the corner of the Tavistock Hotel and serves pre-prepared and reheated meals. For a quick drink or a snack its fine but there are better dining options and pubs close by.

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Thank chillier455
Sheffield
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57 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a really nice meal here. A great choice of starters (I chose the carrot and coriander soup which arrived with lots of crusty bread which I had to use my sense and ration to two slices, my main course was roasted vegetables and goats cheese which was lovely but the portion was huge so I had to leave... More 

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Thank TanithPanic
Scotland
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104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined at Jaques several times and nor been disappointed. There is a wide choice of wines at prices which indicate other wine bars are profiteering. The food - from an interesting menu was to our satisfaction; and so we're the prices!

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Thank konsilanto
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I was staying at the Tavistock hotel which this bar is linked to. The staff were very friendly and even more helpful. There is a wide range of drinks available in the wine bar, it looked clean and tidy and wasn't too loud. They also serve food. I am on crutches and was in a lot of pain, the staff... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Meal: The service was polite and speedy. I ordered the goats cheese and aubergine as a starter, the goats cheese was cooked to my liking but the aubergine didnt taste of anything, but I've never had it before so I'm not sure if its supposed to - either way it didnt really compliment the goats cheese. The salad dressing wasa... More 

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Thank Cheryl H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Tasteless, 4 different meals, lukewarm, microwaved and soggy. They had the cheek to charge £4 for Diet Coke that was like water.Never again. Strange orange salad dressing with everything and rice was cold. Inedible.

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Thank WENDY I
Scotland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

My friends and I ate here as we had first night dinner included with our hotel stay. We were in a hurry and the service was a bit slow at first. My friend asked for two different glasses of house white wine to be told that they were not available and there supplier had not offered them alternatives. You get... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Basic unimaginative food, but at a reasonable cost and served by pleasant helpful staff. The fish was tasty and cooked just right.

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Thank L R
Epping, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
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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