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The Jail House Bistro

French, Bar, British, Pub, Bistro
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Chapel Street, Nuneaton CV11 5QH, England
024 7664 2290
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and good value for money!

The food was really good (Sunday carvery) well cooked and very politely served. Staff were very helpful, and friendly and the whole place was very clean and welcoming - we will certainly try it again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Malc G
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English first
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I went for breakfast before embarking on a Christmas shop. Great breakfast, value for money and yummy. Just what the doctor ordered.

1 Thank cazgads
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really don't understand how this place gets good reviews ??? Surely there is better eateries in Nuneaton ? Limited choice of evening meal Burger a wrap pasta or salad. I ordered a burger which was just a Burger with cheese on it frozen chips (which I hate) it's a sign of laziness to me when a restaurant serves frozen... More 

Thank real B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paid another visit recently. Food good, staff accommodating & ambience chilled. Lovely lunch with Hubby.

1 Thank AngelaNuneaton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was really good (Sunday carvery) well cooked and very politely served. Staff were very helpful, and friendly and the whole place was very clean and welcoming - we will certainly try it again!

1 Thank Malc G
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87 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We decided to treat my mum to a bit of lunch while we were in town, so we went to the Jail House. The Jail House is an institution in Nuneaton town centre and is situated right outside the back entrance to the Ropewalk (Called the Jail House because the building used to be, the old Jail House!). The menu... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Nuneaton has a problem-it's difficult to find somewhere decent to eat.The Jailhouse has a problem-it isn't very good.The chef has a problem-he/she doesn't really know food very well.They need to get a cookery book to learn a few basics.For example,we ordered bruschetta only to be served toasted baguette.Potato skins were baked potato wedges.On top of that the coffee was weak... More 

3 Thank paul c
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I stopped by here with my two children while shopping in Nuneaton. I was greeted by a friendly lady who took me to the table and got a highchair for my youngest daughter then went immediately to get drinks for us. There was no childrens menu but it was ok as my two shared a toastie with chips and they... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Went for breakfast out to start our holiday and was very impressed. The full English breakfast was fabulous, freshly cooked and piping hot and delicious.,As was the coffee. Great attentive staff in a lovely restaurant and would recommend this place to anyone

1 Thank garyclare4ever
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Once the broom blocking the bar had been moved I was able to attempt to order my coffees and cake (4-00 p.m. (ish), more than a bit of confusion about what cake I wanted (afternoon "Special" said it was Coffee and walnut) and won't even go into being asked to pay for 3 coffees before I had even ordered ANYTHING!... More 

1 Thank Josh770
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Me and my daughter had lunch here, we decided to sit outside as it was a sunny day, I ordered steak baguette, my daughter ordered bacon and cheese panini, when it came I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of steak in my baguette and it was tender too, my daughter enjoyed her meal too,our bill came to just over... More 

1 Thank JCInfinity

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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: French, Bar, British, Pub, Bistro


Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:45 pm
9:30 am - 6:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?