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Saint Jacques

4.8
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35 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
Our Head Chef, David Collard, has a passion for traditional dishes combined with a modern twist. This has been reflected in the design of the restaurant, where new meets old and the interior amalgamates the characteristics of a warm traditional brasseries with a vibrant and fresh aesthetic.

Saint Jacques’ key features include the light and airy main dinning area, where the clean and organic design coupled with the floral artwork complements the local and seasonal ingredients used. Our French windows then open onto our courtyard, a tranquil oasis of a kind rarely found in Central London

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 35 People Are Saying
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DeanF
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time at Saint Jacques but definitely not our last. A delicious lunch, for which we didn't have to wait too long. Service was friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice inviting ambiance, very good service and lovely food. Tables are well separated which provides added comfort in today’s environment. We’ll definitely go back.

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vipLarsT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, and the service was very friendly and efficient.

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medsara
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a special occasion. The food was very good and the staff was very kind.
Richard and Cecile are the best taking care of the guests. We will be back for sure

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TFOC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The finest Steak Tartare in London -served with panache!

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TomRiley
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never write reviews on sites like this but felt this place deserved the effort. It's a great new restaurant in the heart of the lushest part of London. Very attentive and friendly service, a great wine list too -- with affordable prices. Food was french fine dining done properly, and extremely tasty. Comfortable evening atmosphere, crowd varied from business folk to families. Lots of space, cosy and clean. And I can't remember much else because I was having too much of a good time. Go!

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RichardS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, great French cuisine done very well. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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vipDominicW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great new find for me. Not cheap, but really good and of course great location. Will probably become a regular haunt, particularly for business lunches.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place
Really good classy food, fantastic service and amazing wines.

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Pixie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing find !!!
Wonderful welcoming service in a very charming and comfy environment.
Fabulous truly French menu without being too fussy.
Homemade foie gras was wonderful. Delicious poussin. The best crepe Suzette prepared at the table that I have ever eaten.
Cannot wait for better weather so I can eat in the charming courtyard.
This is our new favourite. Wonderful charming service in an equally charming restaurant with dedicated service from a very lovely dedicated team led by Roc and owner Richard.

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SophieW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service i've received in any restaurant, so personable and thoughtful with a brilliant amount of enthusiasm. It's very hard and taxing to keep up appearances in any customer-facing role but these guys did it brilliantly. Very impressed and would love to return. I recommend the bone marrow for starters and steak tartar for mains!

Also! Best creme brulee i've ever had

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vipPhilipp
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place, great food, amazing staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, second visit in as many weeks.

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vipfoodie57
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal of traditional French food, with excellent service

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Edward
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Classical French cooking, which I definitely mean in a good way, in a well designed space. Lovely to see a 'patron' led front of house, an individual restaurant that is not part of a chain. Customers seemed to be old friends of the patron, probably all working in St James. However, despite friendly staff service not as sharp as it might have been, and the interior would have looked better for candles on tables, and all tables laid up; obviously in Covid days the restaurant would not have expected to fill the tables, but they still look better laid. I believe Corbyn and King are sharp about tables always looking immaculate, whether a customer expected or not. Sensible pricing on food. Glad I went, might return, but places like Daphne's a similar price with a more polished experience.

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Francophilegourmet
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our second visit to this wonderful restaurant did not disappoint. This is a proper, old-fashioned (in the best sense of the word) French restaurant, with outstanding food in decent portions, an excellent wine list, polite, friendly and unobtrusive service and what would certainly be a wonderful ambience when full of happy diners. Sadly, there were very few of there on a recent Friday evening, a consequence of current unhappy circumstances. This did not detract however, from the excellence of the food and wine and the fine company of the charming owner and staff. You feel welcome, pampered and extremely well fed after a visit here. There is nothing trendy or "woke" about this place and it provides a haven from the madness out on our streets and in our confused and confusing daily lives, not to mention in our government. Do go, enjoy the food and wine and feel nourished in more ways than one. You can now go for breakfast or lunch if that is more to your taste than dinner.

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Chloe
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and a delicious menu. Tables are well spaced apart to be a safe distance without compromising on atmosphere.

Ordered the lamb for my main course and enjoyed every bite. Would recommend

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BC2020
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Saint Jacques, the food is great and the staff are really friendly.

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iDontCook
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent. They deserve to do very well. Friendly service too.

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vipMaximilianL
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in St. James' - good value wine list for the area & excellent (mostly) French cuisine.

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BC2020
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. The grouse was excellent, as was the Steak Tartare. Ask the owner, Richard, to recommend a wine, he always finds something unusual; this time he suggested a Minervois which was reasonably priced and an excellent accompaniment to our food.

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Stephen
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. This was our second time of eating there. Once was outside which was fabulous and the second time inside which was equally as odd. Social distancing and Covid awareness were very good.

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vipclaretfan
London
30 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

How wonderful to go to a new restaurant where everyone is happy, friendly & helpful because that is just what the Maitre D embodies. My guest and I enjoyed a delicious lunch - perhaps the snails had a tad too many breadcrumbs, but the taste wa ace. The rig ins and boiled spuds were cooked to perfection. I have never enjoyed better.
But just as important: we were made to feel welcome by EVERY member of staff. Optimism reigns supreme here. It’s infectious and I thoroughly recommend giving it a whirl.

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SebastianS
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic French restaurant with a gorgeous courtyard terrace which insulates from London completely. Wonderful service and a super wine list to complement the fantastic food.

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vipevaT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top setting with gorgeous food and impeccable service! Loved it and will be coming back!

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BC2020
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Saint Jacques.

The Steak Tartare is made at table and is the best anywhere.

The service is exemplary; friendly, professional and informative. They love their wines here and make a great effort to ensure they find you something that matches well to the food.

We ate on the terrace which is delightful.

We will be back again very soon.

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Anonymous
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and passionate and knowledgable staff. Beautiful romantic decor and courtyard. Seafood was fresh. Excellent evening.

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Grace
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous evening at Saint Jacques. We sat outside in the courtyard - which surely has to be one of the most beautiful al fresco dining spots in the city! The service was impeccable - we absolutely loved the warmth and friendliness of Richard, the maître d'. The food is completely delicious and the wine list second to none. We had the crêpes suzette for pudding and were thrilled by the display of having them made at the table by the wonderful Richard! We look forward to visiting again very soon.

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SofiaZ
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French food this side of the channel. The best Foie and Crepe Suzette I have had in many years. Cannot wait to return and encourage others to try this culinary gem.

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Francophilegourmet
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding classic French dishes impeccably cooked and served. Perfect service, welcoming, knowledgeable and charming. You are never hurried yet wait just the right amount of time between courses. Unfussy decor and classic table linen, gleaming white. As our first post-lockdown restaurant meal it was a wholly delightful experience. We will be back!

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moivictor
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amen. If you want great food and rub shoulders with the greatest with no snobbery look nowhere else. Best kept secret. Do not tell anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newly opened, the staff went to every extent to impress. Foie was better than in France.

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markw
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice. If you love your French classics then this place is great,

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab time at Saint Jacques restaurant in Saint James’s this week. It is still in soft launch mode but loving the décor, the champagne choice (Deutz) and the charismatic Richard and his highly competent team. We had foie gras and salmon to start; and followed it with châteaubriand for two which was enough to finish us off despite really wanting to have the theatre of crêpe Suzette prepared at the table. A lovely space both inside and out and we will definitely be back.

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vipAndrewB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic to have Richard and team back in action after a 7-year hiatus!!

FAQs

Saint Jacques is rated 4.8 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.