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Jackson's Bistro

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West End, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EE, England
015394 46264
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Deceptively delightful

Don't be dissuaded by its café appearance, this is a fantastic little find. Attentively absent staff not hovering but anticipating, great choice of both beverage and food - something to suit all tastes. Relaxed and friendly but with a touch of class. This for me is somewhere I would end up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
lisaabb
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Stoke-on-Trent
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Stoke-on-Trent
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Don't be dissuaded by its café appearance, this is a fantastic little find. Attentively absent staff not hovering but anticipating, great choice of both beverage and food - something to suit all tastes. Relaxed and friendly but with a touch of class. This for me is somewhere I would end up EVERY night.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food was of a good standard but our waiter, presumably 'Jackson', was more interested in ensuring customers entering the restaurant were dealt with when half way through taking our order. Not good manners.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Just eaten here tonight. The food and the service were both excellent. And it was great value for money. If we were staying here more than 2 nights we wouldn't hesitate to pay another visit. Would recommend to anyone. Lots of choice.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Stayed in Bowness for a few days and eat here twice. Amazing food, house red Chilean £15.95 excellent.Mussels as a main and sea food starters a must to try.Recommend booking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend! Fantastic quality food, excellent wine choice and very helpful staff. Being only two on us on a Saturday night they managed to fit us in. However would recommend pre booking for a bigger group!

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My Wife and I were accommodated with short notice. It was busy and the service was slow but the food was EXCELLENT. The Seabass is so fresh and just melts in your mouth.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

When staying in Bowness we decided to browse the places to eat and Jackson's Bistro menu tempted us most. We decided to book for later in the evening and glad we did as it was very busy. We opted for the 2 courses for £13.95 but ended up with the 3 courses for £17.95. There was a great choice in... More 

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Took kids here for meal. Staff extremely good with kids and friendly. The food was also very good and we would certainly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Couldn't fault our experience of Jackson's. Seated promptly, table service excellent with a smile and 3 courses all for under £20 which were all absolutely delicious. We shall definitely be visiting again on our next trip to the lakes. Make it yours as well!!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had not read much about Jackson's Bistro, as someone recommended it to us the same day (another restaurant actually!). The atmosphere is pleasant. It has an informal but tasteful décor, with pleasant music in the background. The menu had plenty to choose from – the difficulty was in the choice. The food was good. What topped the evening was... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West End, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: 015394 46264

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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