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Bistro Jacques

Who are they

Bistro Jacques, Shrewsbury, is the sister restaurant of three similar French eateries in Liverpool - Bistro Franc, Bistro Pierre and Bistro Jacques. This place is relatively new to Shrewsbury, opening in early summer 2012. The restaurant prides itself on serving authentic French cuisine in Gallic themed surroundings. You can find them at Mardol Head, opposite the market and the Darwin Gate sculpture.

What do they offer

Check their website for the latest menus as they tend to change on almost a daily basis, making the most of the best ingredients they can source locally. All the meals you would expect are there, including steaks, tagines, Bouillabaisse and Moules frites.

Why do we like them

The food, obviously. Anywhere that serves Gratin Dauphinois as a side is well worth a visit. A read through the a la carte menu, trying to decide what to eat is a real treat, but with so many French classics and some you probably aren't so familiar with, you'll have trouble deciding what to opt for. Our advice is flip a coin, you can try something different on your next visit.

We also like the style of the place. They have created a strong brand identity that is immediately recognisable. Inside the place is very unpretentious and relaxed, with nice music that is not too loud. If you want to design a restaurant, you wouldn't go far wrong if it looked like Bistro Jacques.

Who are they

Bistro Jacques, Shrewsbury, is the sister restaurant of three similar French eateries in Liverpool - Bistro Franc, Bistro Pierre and Bistro Jacques. This place is relatively new to Shrewsbury, opening in early summer 2012. The restaurant prides itself on serving authentic French cuisine in Gallic themed surroundings. You can find them at Mardol Head, opposite the market and the Darwin Gate sculpture.

What do they offer

Check their website for the latest menus as they tend to change on almost a daily basis, making the most of the best ingredients they can source locally. All the meals you would expect are there, including steaks, tagines, Bouillabaisse and Moules frites.

Why do we like them

The food, obviously. Anywhere that serves Gratin Dauphinois as a side is well worth a visit. A read through the a la carte menu, trying to decide what to eat is a real treat, but with so many French classics and some you probably aren't so familiar with, you'll have trouble deciding what to opt for. Our advice is flip a coin, you can try something different on your next visit.

We also like the style of the place. They have created a strong brand identity that is immediately recognisable. Inside the place is very unpretentious and relaxed, with nice music that is not too loud. If you want to design a restaurant, you wouldn't go far wrong if it looked like Bistro Jacques.

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avatar Colin Dowse's review
I was lucky enough to be invited, with my wife Jean, to the pre-launch evening of this new restaurant in Mardol, Shrewsbury which opens fully today. We were served by Sophie, who while a little inexperienced was superb. I had cassoulet Toulousainne to start followed by boeuf bourguignon with gratin dauphanois potatoes and my wife had moules au estragon followed by whole roast sea bass stuffed with orange and fennel. We finished with creme caramel and crepes suzette, coffee and Calavdos.

The meal was a delight, the service impeccable and friendly and the interior magnificent.

This is the best thing that happened to eating out in Shrewsbury for years.

I am sure they will go from strength to strength.



avatar Visitor's review
Had a delicious pre-theatre meal which was more than worth the price of £11.95 for 3 courses. A generous pre-meal appetizer of fresh French bread and butter was followed with a delicious risotto for myself and black pudding for my brother.

We were pleasantly surprised to see the large portions presented to us for our main dish, my brother having the smoked haddock which came with a whole field of vegetables and myself with the chicken linguine. We left room for dessert which was banoffee pie and pear crumble with custard. A cup of tea and fresh coffee finished the meal perfectly.

Staff very attentive, nice environment. We highly recommend it!



avatar Ken & Meg Ingham's review
We booked a table here this week having ben recommended by a shop assistant in a nearby sweet shop. Excellent choices of menu, and the meals we chose were plentiful and excellently cooked and presented. Very friendly staff who were attentive without intruding. We will certainly eat here again if visiting Shrewsbury and now we know there are others in Liverpool, may well try one of those out.



avatar Colin Dowse's review
I had cassoulet Toulousainne to start followed by boeuf bourguignon with gratin dauphanois potatoes and my wife had moules au estragon followed by whole roast sea bass stuffed with orange and fennel. We finished with creme caramel and crepes suzette, coffee and Calavdos. Magnificent meal.



avatar Robert Inston's review
We had excellent service and my wife and I had the Moulles with fries, The moulles and the sauce were excellent the fries were cooked ok. The Cheesecake was creamy and light


Most recent review:

Bistro Jacques Reviewed by Robert Inston on . We had excellent service and my wife and I had the Moulles with fries, The moulles and the sauce were excellent the fries were cooked ok. The Cheesecake was creamy and light Rating: 5


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