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Jackson Cafe & Bistro

306 Jackson Street | Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
+64 4-589 8585
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“whitebait” (10 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:30 Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
306 Jackson Street | Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

with some reservations - i.e. doubt - due to past anecdotes about this restaurant, my sister and I had a meal at Jacksons on a Wednesday night. The restaurant certainly wasn't busy but it was mid-week. The staff were attentive and friendly and took our...More

Thank Traveler18813143793
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food with great portions and reasonable price! It is absolutely fine dining for a cafe and bistro! Highly recommended

Thank OliviaHo123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a bit tired in terms of the building, decor, service and menu. Everything was just ok not great not terrible. We were there on a weeknight and it was very quiet, I’m not surprised. I probably won’t go back there again.

Thank charliesD9938SS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome meal here tonight, three courses and everything was perfect. Great food and service, family friendly and huge variety on the menu. A very enjoyable evening thanks, will definitely be back!

Thank Trek08840772985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on Monday night for my birthday and ordered the Pork trio which was disappointing as the fillet was very tough and the belly was mostly fat and no cracking at all :( My husband had the lamb shank which was nice and my daughters...More

Thank RochelleW248
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch with husband, we've been lots of times before and it was great, but today my chicken was so tough I couldn't even cut it....sent it back and was replaced with fettuccine...unfortunately it was no better. When we went to pay they...More

Thank sammy5570
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. We come and eat here when we are in Wellington. Beautiful food always looks great on the plate and is so fresh. Nice to have vegetarian and vegan options as well as being helpful around food allergies.

Thank stupiphenry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This food was absolutely outstanding 👌. I'm a keen fisherman (aka a fish snob) and the fishnchips were perfect aling with the salmon eggs bene, all food was, Well cooked and fresh tasting. Wagyu beef cheeks were melt in your mouth stuff. Service etc great...More

1  Thank davidbunn09
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Went to afternoon Hiigh Tea with the mother in-law. Well we thought it was High Tea we booked for this but once we got there were told the menu had changed and there is no high tea anymore this was to our surprise as we...More

2  Thank Jelly65
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We had a great meal on Saturday late morning. We were seated in the courtyard. It was windy but sunny. High chair was provided for my 1 year old. The choices of food were quiet good and for reasonable price. Staff were attentive. Recommended!

Thank Explorer820685
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4 September 2017|
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Response from Chris D | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid you have the wrong person happy fish. I was not complaining at all as someone else was paying. My review is honest. I think you are good friends with the owner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 Jackson Street | Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Lower Hutt
  • Phone Number: +64 4-589 8585
  • E-mail
Dear guests, We welcome you to our restaurant. We greatly appreciate your choice of dining with us and we promise to serve you with excellence. Here at Jackson Café & Bistro our philosophy is simple- creation of innovative cuisine using the best of local produce. The team spends a great deal of time sourcing the best meat, seafood and vegetables available. Jackson Café & Bistro has won Beef & Lamb Excellence Award several times. The team of chefs behind the scene work hard to offer you fine quality food to make your dining experience valuable. The team at Jackson’s cares about your dining experience and would love to hear your feedback- just talk to one of our friendly front of house team members. Don’t forget to book for your High Tea. Please check with our staff for more details. Thanks again and enjoy tonight! Team at Jackson Café & Bistro
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