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Jackson's Bistro

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West End, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EE, England
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this restaurant as I had seen the reviews on Trip Advisor, Special Note: the listed website has nothing to do with the Restaurant, infact they are on opposite sides of the world, the restaurant does not appear to have any website or even a facebook page. The service was slow, the food was average to good. Medium /rare steak... More 

Thank Chris H
Bickerstaffe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our favourite restaurant in Bowness and a warm welcome is always given by Andrew and his team. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere so relaxed even if it's your first visit you'll be made to feel like a regular. Looking forward to going back in a few weeks on our next weekend away.

2 Thank nicola m
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Called here on our visit to Bowness and were given a warm, friendly welcome and a table by the window. We realised how fortunate we were to get a table when others were turned away. The service, food and ambience of this restaurant was very relaxing. We ordered the prawns and the scallops for starters and shared these, for main... More 

2 Thank kaff_12
Leyland, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best little gems I've been to in a while.A warm & friendly service, lovely surroundings & delicious food too😄

2 Thank Tony S
Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good meal, pleasant attentive staff. The chocolate swirl cheesecake on the specials was amazing! Best to book, we visited on a Wednesday and were fortunate to get a table for three without booking.

2 Thank Caroline27981236
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I had a romantic meal on Monday night, the menu was plentiful we chose for a starter the chicken liver pate and chicken pancake both tasted delicious and for mains chicken supreme and steak in garlic cheese. The food tasted out of this world and the staff were very friendly and accomodating. Definitely a return restaurant.

2 Thank Is0bella
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished dining here have have to say that on top of the good quality tasty food (3 courses) I found the service to be excellent considering how busy the restaurant was and the hot climate. Hardworking & pleasant staff and good food made our evening. Creme-brûlée with banana and toffee sauce was a definite dessert winner.

2 Thank cal l
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having never dined here before we were delighted with the excellent nicely presented superbly cooked meal. Great staff great service . Al la carte menu superb. Reasonably priced too. Would highly recommend this lovely bistro to anyone.

2 Thank Pam W
Rockwood, Canada
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good dinner here last night. But be sure to reserve ahead - very popular. Our appetizers, entrees and desserts were all good. We started with the chicken pate with bread, our friends had the melon and ham. For entrees we had the filets of sea bass, pork medallions and steak. All were well prepared and hot. Only... More 

1 Thank lynnandmike1234
Ripon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, Great staff, Great prices, Great atmosphere. Absolutley loved it. Wish we had found it at the beginning of our holiday. All the food we saw served to people looked lovely.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, British, Gluten Free, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: 441539446264

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