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Jackson's Bistro

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West End, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EE, England
441539446264
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious food with a good variety to suit all tastes. The starters looked so good I actually had one as a main! The service was friendly and the right speed. Overall we had a great time and will be going back. Make sure you book, as it does get busy.

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1 Thank Gillibobily
Coatbridge, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent bistro, great service great food very reasonably priced. We didn't have a starter because they all looked very filling but the sweet was amazing

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1 Thank Alex B
Durham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Suffice to say that you should only go here if you like to be spoken to with a very bad attitude. Definitely won't be back. Very rude and cramped. There are some excellent restaurants in Bowness as well as pubs offering great food. Try them. Forget about Jacksons!

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Pudsey
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very nice meal, great choice on menu, Hubby loved the desserts. I would have preferred a table on the ground floor as I have walking difficulties but one wasn't available .

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Thank Patricia J
Richmond, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just spent 2 nights in Bowness and booked here for first evening meal, we're seated downstairs, very nice atmosphere and all male staff were brilliant, started with bread, oils and hummus and both of us chose the fillet of beef and chicken duet, it was beautiful. We decided to book for our second night as well . Again the staff... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Six of us came for my 40th birthday meal and were really impressed by the quality of food and the service received. The staff went out of their way to help celebrate my birthday and make it a special experience. We all ate off the set menu which was great value, the only complaint being those who had ribs for... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having just eaten at Jacksons bistro it's fair to say we were reasonably impressed. We pre booked with it being a Saturday night & it was busy when we arrived at 8.20pm. We received a warm welcome & were seated downstairs. It was quite warm down stairs but a cold drink took the heat away. We ordered the bread, olives,... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food: Excellent Staff: Excellent Location: Excellent Just go and try, you will not be disappointed!!

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1 Thank Monkeyheed
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our 2nd time at Jacksons bistro! And it continues to deliver great food and super slick service! I ordered the T-bone steak, which was a monster! Perfectly cooked, tender and full of flavour! (Not as another reviewer had claimed, also definitely not frozen) The Better half had Sea bream and thoroughly enjoyed it! We sat downstairs this time... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely food. Freshly prepared and nicely presented. Great menu choices and reasonably priced. Only decide, is that the restaurant is a little cramped. Worth queuing for though!

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Restaurant Details

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