Authentic French Restaurants are few and far between these days but Bistro Jacques delivers in true Gallic style. Situated in the “Old Briggs Shoe-Shop” at the junction of Pride Hill and Mardol, Bistro Jacques is perfect for shoppers, theatre-goers and business types alike and boasts The Darwin Gates on its front step.
Like its siblings in Liverpool- Bistro Pierre, Bistro Franc and Bistro Jacques(1), Shrewsbury’s latest eaterie offers a warm, inviting, friendly and relaxed service. Decor is of a classic rustic French theme with heavy set wooden furniture, candles in wine bottles and walls smattered with prints by French artists. Combined with the toe-tapping tunes from musicians and singers such as Edith Piaf, Bistro Jacques creates a vibrant and bustling atmosphere.
There is a good selection of “entrées” and “plats de résistance” and the menu boasts some French favourites such as Coq Au Vin and Boeuf Bourguignon, as well as a variety of Mediterranean dishes. The menu changes daily making most of fresh market produce. At the weekend the bistro opens at 9.30 am for “Le Petit Déjeuner”, and at 12pm to 4.30pm every day for the 3 course “Le Lunch Rapde” for £9.75. For those after a lighter lunch, Bistro Jacques also offer the ‘Assiette de France’; a selection of French specialities including baked camembert, pan-fried frogs legs with a parsley butter, fish cakes, a charcuterie selection, marinated olives, fruit chutney, cornichons and served with toasted croûtes for £8.50. Our “Pre-Théâtre Offre” 3 courses for £11.95 (Sun – Thurs, 4.30 – 7pm, Fri & Sat, 4.30 – 6.30pm). A monthly changing ‘A La Carte menu’ is on offer from 4.30 – 10pm, Monday to Saturday. Our frequently changing menus ensure the very best of fresh and seasonal market produce. Not to mention the hugely popular “Tuesday Wine and Dine” offer, 2 courses from the A La Carte menu plus a bottle of house wine per person for only £15.95 (available all night – same offer available for students on a Monday).
Theatre-goers, students, shoppers and the business crowd all congregate at Bistro Jacques, creating an ecclectic mix and a wonderful bohemian feel.