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Jackson's Bistro

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West End, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EE, England
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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Had a fantastic meal here and great service. Very small place so tables bit squeezed in but ok. Make sure you book in advance to get in!

Thank Lesley8487
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have visited twice before.Visited this week and dissapointed with a few things. The duck dish ( leg and breast combo from main menu ) was only available served on a bed of red cabbage but the veg of the day included red cabbage so no use ordering extra veg. The potato accompiament was slighly hard but the meal itself was... More 

Thank Denise R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We read several reviews and thought we would give it a go. Service - over staffed. Did not leave you be to enjoy dinner. Food - seafood starter - over priced and spoiled with extra flavors. Food aimed to be to a high standard yet not quite there. Not enough rice with curry did recommend this to staff. Which was... More 

Thank Matthew01994
Whaley Bridge
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly ring and book a table. We did and they managed to find us a table at 21:15. I would have been happy the next day but they found a table so off we went. This could of gone either way but it was a perfect night. Yes we had more than one person serve us. But to be honest... More 

1 Thank pokeiarda
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dined out at this restaurant based upon the revues posted and found it very busy on a Thursday night I particularly wanted a good steak and on the fixed price menus is a good offer including a rump steak. We thought it an over busy place with the staff trying to deal with lots of customers, this led to... More 

1 Thank jonjon52
Norfolk, England
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked up in advance of our holiday after reading reviews, and was glad I did as it was really busy! We had very good service and the food was delicious. I had shredded duck for starters and unfortunately it had a bit of bone in that pierced the roof of my mouth. I got apologies and at the end... More 

1 Thank EnglandPoppy
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent our first visit to Jackson's last week (13th Sept) it was on the advise of friends who like us like "good food". We were delighted with the food and service we had there and will be visiting again very soon.

Thank johnwmason
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booking for 9pm on a Friday night.. felt very rushed with our choices despite asking for some time, being served by 4 different staff didn't help - very confusing. Food was bland, fish overcooked with very little sauce meaning the whole dish of potatoes and greens was very dry. Some of the dishes the food was served in were too... More 

Thank Jo T
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked a table on a Monday night. Good food just that little bit special from pub food, very enjoyable. The ambience looked good when darkness fell, with candlelight.

Thank DobbinSuffolk
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a good meal maybe not the most interesting of menus but well presented in an informal friendly enviorment

Thank allan c

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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, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?