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The Jail House Bistro

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Bar, Bistro
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Chapel Street, Nuneaton CV11 5QH, England
024 7664 2290
Today
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 9:30 am - 11:45 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Regular lunch stop

We stop here regularly for lunch as there are not many places to eat in Nuneaton town centre, and this place fits the bill for well made, simple, yummy food in a nice setting. Despite the lack of competition and bustling atmosphere I have never not been able to get a table for two of a lunch time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Hayley S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We stop here regularly for lunch as there are not many places to eat in Nuneaton town centre, and this place fits the bill for well made, simple, yummy food in a nice setting. Despite the lack of competition and bustling atmosphere I have never not been able to get a table for two of a lunch time and the... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As always lovely warm welcome From the team Kim always ready for a chat and Cahit about his twin girls food was absolutely fab

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

popped in for a quick lunch. Service quality and value were very good. Will return for a evening meal when I get the chance

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Bulkington, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

this place is a must the atmosphere is nice and relaxing although i do find some of the food to be expensive for what it is , but saying that i would have no hesitation in returning here for food as the atmosphere is nice and the surrounding etc are also nice

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Bruschetta the jailhouse version of half of a french baguette with watery tomatoes, cucumber!! And french brie, horrid light bite! Never eaten cooked cucumber before and someone needs to tell the chef what bruschetta is and where it originates from!! That and along with a rude member of staff was a real let down, will never visit again!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food was poor. The chicken was dry with little cheese and the panini over cooked and burnt. My partner ordered a bruschetta bread but was given baguette for no reason and not even informed it was a baguette toasted

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Looks nice from the outside, inside decor ok bit tardy and a little cramped but one of the better daytime eating places in Nuneaton. Well located and service is fine. Food is ok well presented and prices are average. Wish the staff would smile more :)

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of the better Nuneaton "eateries", always a reliable lunch and a decent selection of drinks. Especially recommend the Bavarian Chicken Salad

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have been several times in the last year. Service is good and friendly. Food of course is personal taste, for me I can find things I like from the menu. May be slightly high priced but OK.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

went for lunch with my wife, she chose the Bavarian Chicken Salad, the chicken was inedible, wrapped in Bacon, cut into 1-1.5 inch slices and stuffed with a solid lump of something that was meant to be cheese. Needless to say she couldn't eat it. I opted for a burger meal, the coleslaw and chips were excellent however I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chapel Street, Nuneaton CV11 5QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Nuneaton
  • Phone Number: 024 7664 2290

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Bar, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 6:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?