Indulge in British Comfort Fare at Jacks London Grill

Indulge in British Comfort Fare at Jacks London Grill

I’ve got the lowdown on where to find crisp fish and chips and the best French onion soup in St. Pete. Say “Cheerio” to your new favorite pub, Jacks London Grill is an old school pub with British decor and live soccer games on TV that you need to visit. The menu is packed with the classics from pub snacks, burgers, hot pies and more, and they are excellent.

Particularly memorable is the crisp Classic Fish N Chips with white flaky fish dipped in pale ale batter, crispy fries and homemade tartar sauce. It’s seriously crunchy and golden but delicate and light. The chips are large, salty and you will keep eating them until they’re all gone. The tartar sauce is ideal, made in house and provides the cool creaminess we all love. The coleslaw was simple and classic just how I like it.

Jacks London Grill Fish and Chips
Classic Fish N Chips

When it comes to London staples, it doesn’t get better than a comforting Shepherd’s Pie. This dreamy dish at Jacks London Grill has beef and lamb stock cooked with roasted garlic and rosemary topped with creamy mashed potatoes and melted cheddar, served with a side of fresh vegetables. The meat, buttery mash and melted cheese concoction was served hot and steamy and was seasoned to perfection. It’s a comfort dish I’d go back for time and time again.

Jacks London Grill Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd’s Pie

The hot pies are truly decadent. They’re hand made with a delicate shortcrust pastry which many know and love. The one that caught my eye was the Steak and Ale Pie with thick, tender beef tips slowly braised in a rich Guinness gravy. As a side, I went with the mashed potatoes because I remember how great they were on the Shepherd’s Pie on my first visit. The smoking hot inside of the Steak and Ale pie was impeccable. Smothered in a savory, Guinness gravy was the most melt in your mouth and tender meat ever imagined. The crust itself deserves an award for being ever so flaky, buttery and amazing.

Jacks London Grill Steak and Ale Pie
Steak and Ale Pie
Jack’s London Grill Beef Pie
Inside the Steak and Ale Pie (photo by Lori Brown)

Pub Bite Trio includes a Scotch egg, hand cut British crisps and baked brie. To break it down, the Scotch Egg is a hardboiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, deep fried and then lightly baked. The British Crisps are cooked to order and dusted with coarse salt. I’d recommend pairing the British Crisps with a creamy dipping sauce like their curry sauce. The Baked Brie is a wonderful puff pastry stuffed with hot melted brie. 

This starter is a great way to become introduced to the flavors and craft that goes on in the kitchen. The Scotch Egg is a savory bite you need to try, it was my favorite out of all three but that’s only if I really had to choose because everything was incredible.

Jacks London Grill Pub Bite Trio
Pub Bite Trio

How could one go to Jacks London Grill and not order the French Onion Soup? I’d call you crazy if you didn’t order it honestly. It’s the best I’ve ever had. Once you break the cheesy, bread topping you’re introduced to the very best soft and caramelized onions. It’s warm and flavorful in every slurp.

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Jacks London Grill French Onion Soup
A Cup of French Onion Soup

They also have a take home bakery where you can order their delicious bread and dessert to go. This is great if you have a hard time saving room for dessert but also have a major sweet tooth.

This neighborhood British pub brings together locals who are in the mood for good food and a chill environment. The scene both times has been casual and very relaxed so you can indulge in all of the comforting foods without any guilt. I’d recommend giving Jacks London Grill a visit for British classics that’ll make you want more.

Jacks London Grill Atmosphere
Interior with British Decor
Jacks London Grill Atmosphere
Jacks London Grill
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  • Jacks London Grill
  • (727)289-7170
  • British Pub, London Food, Fish and Chips
    • Tue - Sun 11:00am - 9:30pm
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  • 1050 62nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702, US

Unique pub style gourmet food, operated by a chef from the London area.

DISCLAIMER: Kevin, Lori, Abby, Haley, Lindsey & Mahika do not dine anonymously (this would be impossible) and we sometimes get free food (though never expected). However, we dine with the locals and we support our own. You will always get honesty in a respectful manner. We do not include any large national or regional chains in our ratings and reviews. We focus on independent locally owned eateries exclusively.

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