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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited whilst on holiday in the area recently. Were very impressed with friendly greeting, the service and, most important, the quality of the food. Less impressed with the price of house wines by the glass!

1 Thank W W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped into Jackson's (based on the feedback here on TR) on a Saturday evening in early December. Didn't have a reservation but they just managed to accommodate us (table of 2 - was very busy at 8pm) Friendly, knowledgeable service. Fantastic food (3 courses - Cheesy Mushrooms/Duck Confit/Sticky Toffee Pudding). Will definitely return should I return to Bowness-on-Windermere. Very highly... More 

2 Thank domtheone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We made reservations for a Saturday night. We arrived on time where pointed straight to our table service was very prompt, friendly and to the point. We ordered ribs and crab gratin for starters. The ribs were lovely the crab not for me but my other half finished that off without a problem. Portion size on starters was just right... More 

2 Thank Kirstymf
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another excellent experience at Jacksons Great food and excellent service (Sometimes a bit quick though) Menu great and staff always attentive

2 Thank Geoffrey65
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unexpectedly child free on the Saturday evening during our stay in Bowness. Which was also my 40th Birthday. So decided to head out early evening and try and find somewhere nice to eat at such late notice. Ended up trying here. All credit to the host. He squeezed us in on a little table downstairs, even though he was quite... More 

3 Thank webby34
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here years ago and really enjoyed the surroundings. Unfortunately this time we were sat by a table of people a little worse for wear who shouts and guffawed for the duration of our meal. Quality of food was average but the service was good.

Thank Kerry P
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We (family of 3) ate here on Saturday to celebrate my husband's 40th Birthday & we could not have booked a better restaurant. From the friendly greet, we were shown to our table downstairs by the fire, just perfect. They offer a choice of set menu or normal menu they even offer an exceptional kids set menu before 19:30. My... More 

2 Thank Sesh33
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on our night away in the lakes....it was a lovely meal and we both really enjoyed it. All freshly made and very tasty at a reasonable price....good selection of wine to choose from too so we were happy! Only one thing was that I ordered the salmon and monkfish kebab and a piece of the monkfish... More 

1 Thank Magsy7
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on Friday the 18th after booking in advance. It was quite a busy evening but still the staff were very warm and friendly. The food was SUPERB!! We chose off the set menu and the Specials board and we were very please with the quality and quantity of the dishes. All in all a GREAT meal, would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table for a Saturday night, no problem two days before arrival in Bowness. Service was second to none, very pleasing. Food was 8/10, steaks & deserts great, let down by fries - which resembled something from McCains. Pretty good though, not sure if we'd go back.

1 Thank WilfandFamily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, 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: +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?