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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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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Glad I booked well in advance as the place was full and evidently very popular. There was an extensive menu,including a fixed price one, and some more Interesting options as well as more standard fare. I was very impressed with my home made crumpet with goats cheese to start, followed by a generous portioned chicken supreme with 2 whole chicken... More 

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Thank Jenny S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went for the chicken and prawn curry. Since I was really hungry, I ordered a side of chips as well because I wasn't sure what the portion sizes would be like, but the curry was plenty big enough and I definitely didn't need the chips after all! The curry had lots of chicken in, not that many prawns, but... More 

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1 Thank Faye W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

amazing food great staff made us feel exstemly welcome ! we had 3 courses every single one was so tasty highly recommend

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1 Thank Justine A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here twice for evening meals whilst in the area at the end of January 2017. There was a very wide choice of food on the menu - plus a choice daily specials. The food that we ordered was outstanding - the lamb and black-pudding casserole and the pork stroganoff were the best meals we'd had for a long time.... More 

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1 Thank MightyPotter1
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I would definitely recommend you visit this Bistro you won't be disappointed, there is a varied menu, the food is always delicious and excellent value for money.

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1 Thank Tilly1964
Bowness on Windermere
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wrote a review of Jacksons restaurant seven years ago after we had dined there at least forty times each year for ten years. It is now forty times each year for seventeen years. We have had dinners at most restaurants in Bowness, many really excellent, but none as good as Jacksons. We have never had a single disappointing meal.... More 

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1 Thank TVB1
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our weeks holiday in Bowness we visited this restaurant on two occasions and found the food and service spot on as it has been over the last few years. The choice and quality of food is very good. A good tip is to book a table in advance as this bistro is very popular with both locals and visitors... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Jacksons several times over the years & always enjoyed it. We booked for Saturday & they could only fit us in at 6.30. May be the staff have listened to comments on TP but we were greeted on entering the door & shown our table in swiftly. The menu is very good & there are specials too,... More 

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haydock
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

had a family meal here months ago waiter reccommended the flat iron steak it was like the bottom of your shoes and was sent back mussel starters had grit in both dishes,table was too tight not enough room and waiter seemed to stand behind desk staring at us all night,not a pleasant experience and wouldn't go back

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 6th anniversary visit. Last year we felt a little let down....it happens, so went back again. I'm not sure if it's changed hands...but it's changed. From my initial booking phone call, which was during a recent refurb, I felt I was doing all the work. Just basics of a friendly person at the end of a phone, not a... 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?