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Jackson's Bistro

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West End, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EE, England
+44 15394 46264
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant is located in the central of Bowness Town. I like the lovely atmosphere and there is a fireplace in the downstairs. Luckily, we have been served without reservation in advance. We have arrived there at 5:30pm. We definitely recommend the pork ribs . It is tender and juicy. The duck salad is a great starter to begin with.

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1 Thank Ye Y
Notts
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a really nice meal at a sensible price last night at Jacksons Bistro - nice and warm inside on a chilly night in the Lakes. The ambiance was really pleasant and the staff made us feel very welcome. There was a great choice on the Menu and to be honest the set Menu for £20 was ideal and the... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited between xmas and new year so was a busy period. Food was lovely. Staff very pleasant. Great location in the middle of bowness.

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1 Thank paulwsue
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1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I managed to book a last minute table here and so pleased I did. The restaurant layout is intimate, the staff are really friendly and the food and wine really wonderful. However, I was a little disappointed with the scallops that were cooked in mustard and teamed up with black pudding, but the scallops were cooked perfectly. I ordered a... More 

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1 Thank seenah h
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small and cosy restaurant in the centre of the village. Well worth a visit. Superb food and friendly and welcoming staff. Highly recommended

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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for our New Years Eve dinner.......AMAZING!!!! Have the steak, its one of the best I've eaten anywhere in the world!!! This place is a must for any visit to Bowness. Enjoy :-)

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2 Thank HappyEater252
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited yesterday for a family meal whilst on holiday. We couldn't fault the food or the service, nothing was too much trouble. I had the Garlic Mushrooms and Rump Steak which were cooked to perfection. Some of the family had Pate and Chicken club burgers and the cod which were amazing. My husband had the ribs starter which he... More 

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2 Thank Jessica S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't fault this Bistro in the slightest, we visited as it was recommended to us by family members! Our waiter had a lovely personality and took great care of us! Myself & my boyfriend ordered a starter, main & desert, and all 3 courses were spot on! If I get the opportunity to visit Windermere again I would defiantly come... More 

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Jacksons two years ago and enjoyed a lovely meal there. The only criticism we had was that the manager questioned why we weren't adding a tip on the card machine - the reason being because he asked for one (we always give cash tips if leaving one!) So, this year we phoned on 11th December to arrange another... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a meal whilst on holiday. Food was nice and would go again but service could have been better. We were offered to look at a dessert menu which we wanted to look at but the waiter forgot to bring it, we waited a while and couldn't get the attention of anyone else as it was very busy.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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: +44 15394 46264

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