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Jackson's Bistro

West End, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EE, England
+44 15394 46264
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (165 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
West End, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Exceptionally helpful and accommodating staff (my other half borrowed the waiter's glasses to read the menu). Spoilt for choice between seafood and steak. My cheese platter came complete with a birthday candle. A lovely meal: good food without any pretentiousness.

1  Thank Beanskwil
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were visiting the area for our sons wedding and booked a table at Jacksons for the night before the wedding. Unfortunately a member of our party felt very unwell before we ordered any food. The staff were most concerned and called the first responder...More

1  Thank Graham Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here in June 2017 with my wife and mother in law. Me and my wife are vegetarian and, having looked at most restaurants in Bowness picked Jacksons as it looked like it had the best combination of choice and setting. We got it spot...More

1  Thank Clive C
Reviewed 2 days ago

A brilliant evening from start to finish. As soon as we walked through the door, the service was impeccable. Polite, friendly and attentitive waiting staff made us feel extremely welcome and the restaurant's atmosphere was fantastic. The food was delicious and reasonably priced - we...More

1  Thank skinnerr2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I used Trip Advisor to obtain reviews of restaurants in Bowness prior to our visit. Jacksons was close to our accommodation and had had good reviews. It did not disappoint! The very friendly and helpful staff provided excellent service. Drinks order was quickly taken and...More

2  Thank aw1812
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with my girlfriend while in Bowness and have to say the food was absolutely amazing. I went for the cod loin & prawn in sweet chilli sauce for starter. The fish was seasoned really nicely and the sweet chilli sauce complimented the dish wonderfully....More

2  Thank Barry D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a fabulous meal here last week 16/6/17. Food was magnifico. Service magnifico. Great place quaint too. Staff are very welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble for the attentive staff. Food was hot and delicious. Good selection of menu reasonably priced too.

2  Thank Pam W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent meal The food was a classic menu which was cooked perfectly and presented beautifully The staff were very attentive and accommodating for us as we arrived with our 5 month old child. Thank you for a superb experience We will be...More

2  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to get a table without booking but this is rare at Jackson's. Visited many times in the past and the food was always impressive - this time was no different. Great menus, excellent choice and good service.

2  Thank Jan271
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this restaurant on Tripadvisor prior to week in the area on holiday. Booked for 1 evening meal, enjoyed it do much went back the next night as well. Great friendly service, nice atmosphere and we were made to feel welcome. On top of all...More

2  Thank nigelwigg62
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Shirley W
Looking for somewhere cozy and romantic to take my fella for his birthday next Friday night but many of the restaurants in Bowness close in January. I cannot see any menu on the internet for Jacksons Bistro or pictures of the inside, enough for me to judge if this is a suitable venue. Can anyone please help with a description of the interior and/or food on the menu. Many thanks!
13 January 2017|
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Response from HanM68259 | Reviewed this property |
Hey, I think I managed to find a photograph of the menu here on trip advisor or maybe try their Facebook page? The restaurant itself is small but very cosy with the option to dine down stairs as well. Hope this helps a... More
Chris M
Hello We'd like to come to celebrate my mums 60th anniversary. Do you have a children's menu that would be suitable for my 7 year old nephew?
18 December 2016|
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Response from 766Mike | Reviewed this property |
Not sure better to ring the Restaurant am sure they would accommodate you
Mags C
Are you open on a Sunday night?
13 December 2016|
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Response from W W | Reviewed this property |
Am pretty sure they open on Sunday and close on Monday - suggest it would be easier to ring them direct.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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