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The Jail House Bistro

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Chapel Street, Nuneaton CV11 5QH, England
024 7664 2290
Today
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Always reliable

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
masboutin
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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English first
Bulkington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went there three times within the past week or so and am totally recommending it. One local called it 'best place in town' and I think it truly falls into this statement. Nice atmosphere, good location. Polite staff and good food.

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Bedworth, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My brother and I often call in on The Jail House on a Saturday afternoon. It is close to the Rope Walk so very convenient. Staff are friendly and always give us a warm welcome. Orders are efficiently prepared and represent good value for money. The menu is varied and contains many interesting combinations of flavours. Just visit for yourself... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

The only decent palace in Nuneaton that you can go and eat- and they have live music events on selected evenings with a fantastic atmosphere!!- a must try..

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?