RestaurantsLondonSt James'sSW1

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On the former site of Boulestin and L'Oranger, a new French restaurant from Richard Weiss, who worked at Brasserie St Jacques locally, before it became Cafe Murano.

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Summary

£87
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “delightful” and “very trad (in a good way) French resto” in St James’s thrives on its “unpretentious, classic cooking delivered by efficient and accommodating waiting staff” under an “entertaining boss who seems to know everyone”. “There have been several very good restaurants on this site (Boulestin and L’Oranger inter alia) and Saint Jacques is up there with any of them”. Top Menu Tip – “the theatre of crêpes Suzette cooked by the table is highly recommended”.

Summary

£80
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This beautiful and impressive dining room and outside terrace has a rich restaurant history” (most recently as Boulestin and L’Oranger), and its latest “pricey-but-good” incarnation is proving “a useful addition to St James’s”. “Solid and traditional” in style, it provides “accomplished French cooking and helpful service” in a luxurious interior that’s “very stylish and relaxed”. And come summer, “the courtyard is a destination” in itself.

Summary

£80
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A useful addition to St James’s”, on the attractive former site of Boulestin and L’Oranger, which benefits from a light-filled main dining room, and a cute adjoining terrace in summer (“a fascinating and enchanting hidden corner”). It was opened in July 2020 by Frenchman Richard Weiss, who worked at Brasserie St Jacques (long RIP) down the road, before it became Café Murano, and thrives on its “accomplished French cuisine and helpful service”. You can push the boat out pricewise if you want to, but there’s an unusually good range of more modestly priced items here if you are on a budget.

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Saint Jacques Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Saint Jacques Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Saint Jacques restaurant.
david h
Very good traditional French restaurant, ev...
Reviewed 9 months, 29 days ago

"Very good traditional French restaurant, everything very good and not too expensive "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£19.00 £28.50 £10.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
5 St James’s St, London, SW1A 1EF
Opening hours
Monday8 am‑10.30, 12.00‑22.00
Tuesday8 am‑10.30, 12.00‑22.00
Wednesday8 am‑10.30, 12.00‑22.00
Thursday8 am‑10.30, 12.00‑22.00
Friday8 am‑10.30, 12.00‑22.00
Saturday6 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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