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Jackson's Bistro

West End, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EE, England
015394 46264
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I ate here on the evening on Monday 23rd July. This is a lovely little bistro, the staff were lovely and the service was excellent from the 3 waiters serving that evening. My husband and I both had a three course meal starting with the mussels and pate, followed by a huge T-bone steak for my hubby... More

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Chichester
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

22 july 2014 Worst resturant I have ever been to. The waiter treats us like we never been to a resturant. They just try to push the expensive choice on to us. Unacceptable staffing. I ordered a moule mariniere that they use green lip, frozen mussels. For main I had a fillet steak and ask for medium rare, but instead I... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Can't praise highly enough, the staff were warm and welcoming with nothing being too much trouble. The food was excellent, cooked to a very high standard, all fresh and cooked to order. Will definitely be back. Kev & Julie [Sheffield ]

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

In Bowness don't wait to check out this Bistro just book Food is great there's a great menu and service is unbelievable So I cant believe some of the poor reports about Jackson's which leads me to believe either they did not eat there or they a really hard to please Its a great place with a great welcome and... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We called into Jackson's Bistro without a reservation. Although it was a busy evening they fitted us in without problems. Service was good and the quality of food excellent. Prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was lovely. We will return..

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We visited Jacksons Bistro for the first time two years ago and loved it. The food was of a very high quality and the menu a bit different. We finally made it back tonight and it's even better than we remembered ! Staff were very friendly and the three course set menu was excellent value. The two of us thoroughly... More

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Astbury
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

What a great place! Fabulous home cooked exquisite food with staff giving care and attention to detail.. The host was very pleasant and helped us choose from a lovy menu.. Fillet steak was cooked perfectly medium rare, peppercorn sauce perfect and not too creamy. I'm fussy about my food and the chicken liver pate was perfection. Desserts are a dream,... More

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manchester
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am afraid that our visit to this bistro was very poor indeed. The staff were very good and attentive - but the food was the worst that I have ever had at a Bistro. I had a duck confit leg that was drowned in a terrible nondescript sauce and my wife had a main course that was totally lacking... More

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Whist staying in Bowness this was one of the restaurants we tried and our choice was made on the basis that it always seemed to be busy and we were not disappointed. We received a friendly welcome having booked beforehand and the service was very good. It is quite restricted where we sat downstairs but the staff are obviously used... More

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milo55
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Recently dined at Jacksons after checking out the menu decided to give it a try.First impressions were quite good,despite being busy were quickly found a table & given menus,drinks etc but not happy with food,there is so much choice can it all be cooked inhouse? We ordered fillet steaks which were very,very small & served with half a small tomato... More

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