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This three-storey townhouse restaurant and bar is an ode to French Revolution philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, but is in fact the London debut of a collection of Russian restaurants. Announcing itself with deep red walls and mirrors, the decor is striking and extends to a basement bar, ground floor dining room and canopied terrace. We dined on the first floor, which tones down the red in favour of sandy shades and patterned tiles; filled with light from large windows, this pretty room is the best of the bunch. Handsomely presented dishes lean towards France with Gallic classics (steak tartare, grilled poussin, Provençal puff pastry tart), our garlicky escargots were generously piled but upon rather burnt toast. A crab and avocado salad was salty and full of flavour, while our bream was delicately cooked, the flesh moist beneath grilled skin, lifted by almonds and lemon. To finish, tarte au citron is a tangy treat, while the extensive wine list highlights French regions before looking further afield. Staff appear genuinely engaged with the menu and the brand, which should turn this outfit into a creative hub as a programme of events develops: expect live music, readings, talks and films as Jean-Jacques finds its feet. It’s unlikely to spark a Soho revolution, but this is a quality addition to the neighbourhood. 

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Special Lunch Menu

Available weekdays from 12pm to 3pm Choose any plate from Set Lunch Menu for the special price: One plate £5.50 Two plates £8.50 Three plates £11.50 Four plates £14.50

Available: 11 July 2017

Max: 6 people

Expires: 01 September 2017


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    Musings from the girl next shore :: The Girl Next Shore: Jean-Jacques (Soho)

    If Japanese cuisine is my all-time favourite, French comes a close second. It's the holy grail of gastronomy after all and French ingredients are always so spot on (from herbs to dairy, wine to fungi, fruits to aperitifs, etc). I am no Julia Child but I could genuinely eat my way through her cookbooks... if only one can do the cooking for me.
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    Andrea's Passions :: Andrea's Passions: Jean Jacques

    Last week I was lucky enough to have dinner with two lovely ladies, Honey and Lauren, at the recently opened fancy French restaurant Jean Jacques in Soho.
    A lover of Paris and all things French (especially zee accent, ohhhh zat accent), I was excited to check out this new haunt.
    There’s even a doorman to welcome you in. And they say romance is dead… well clearly not in the city of love.
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Essential Details for Jean-Jacques

  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £48
  • Wine: £19.5
  • Champagne: £54
  • Private Dining: 25,30,35

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