Gassy Jack’s statue presides over myriad cuisines, including faithfully French Jules Bistro (page 72). Here, tried-and-true Gallic treats range from lobster bisque, escargots Bourguignonne and soupe à l’oignon to moules frites, duck confit and pan-seared salmon Provençal. While happy hour bites and wine specials are a big draw, locals favour the prix fixe menus, enjoyed in a cozy, dark-panelled setting. Foodies head to Coquille (page 71), deluxe purveyor of marine cuisine; Bauhaus (page 71), which wins accolades for elevated contemporary German fare; and long-running Sitar (page 72), for Indian specialties such as tandoori chicken, prawn masala, alu gobi and mutter paneer.
Soupe à l’oignon (front) and duck confit (back) at Jules Bistro