Jacques

Jacques
1146 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TF
  • Telephone 0141 339 6909
  • Opening times Sun–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Email
  • Website www.jacquesbar.co.uk
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Jacques

Fondue, moules-frites, continental beers and wines at this comfortable and spacious Franco-Belgian restaurant and bar.

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Open since November 2018, Jacques is the ‘wee brother’ to Brel on Ashton Lane. While it lacks the beer garden and conservatory that helped make the original a West End institution, the new Finnieston outpost stays faithful to the continental theme, and the menu, while not identical to Brel’s, shows a distinct family resemblance. Jacques is big on cheese, with fondue a daily fixture and a giant melting wheel of raclette featuring on Sundays, plus there’s a tendency for the stuff to turn up elsewhere – Toulouse sausage and chips comes with a little pot of grated comté on the side. The Franco-Belgian alliance carries through to big bowls of mussels with chips, while the ‘poisson frites’ is a reassuringly Scottish piece of haddock in a light, crisp beer batter. Enterprisingly, Jacques offers a vegan cheese fondue, as well as a vegan seitan sausage and a chickpea burger. Bare brick walls, bar stools and well-upholstered booths give the interior a comfortable pub-like feel, complemented by a wide-ranging drinks list naturally including half a dozen Belgian beers, as well as more than 20 different gins.

The List's rating
7

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Martin Cross visited Jacques on 11 January 2019
  • High point: Exemplary batter on the haddock
  • Low point: A tad expensive for pub classics
  • Notable dish: Rac and mac – macaroni cheese with raclette, toulouse sausage or smoked bacon
  • Average price: £9.50 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 20 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: 80s pop music
  • Live entertainment: Popular special events such as cheese and wine pairing nights, live DJ Friday night
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: November 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 17
  • House wine: £19 per bottle
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