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Jackson Cafe & Bistro

306 Jackson Street | Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
+64 4-589 8585
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“whitebait” (10 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM 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 1 week ago

$21 for a 200g steak and fries (or salad) is pretty good value. You cook it on your own superheated stone platter so you can get it just the way you like it which is good when you are a couple whose tastes vary. Can't...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 345JulieH345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff is always friendly, service professional and well structured. Food was delicious! An all round good experience. Would return again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank reviewer0609
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family dinner before everyone disperses for 2019 and a special time. Dirty knives, slow service, no clearing of glasses or plates until table overflowing and cramped as well as having to pinch new cutlery from an adjacent table meant not such a memorable night. Food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank carbar29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for dinner and drinks with a few friends, all had a $50 set menu (entree, main and desert) and was good value for money and all the food was nice. Have been a few times before and the menu has changed almost every time,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jasminejay21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually don't write feedback but thought should write one for this as the food was awesome and the service was really great. we went there on New Year the restaurant was really busy but the staff was very attentive and friendly. you are doing...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank geema1016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here in the past and it was great. Unfortunately this time it was terrible... actually it was below terrible (if that is even possible). Should have known as all other restaurants were busy but this one was quiet. Not only had three...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rach136
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We had brunch here today. I ordered smashed avocardo with hulumi and avocardo. The hulumi was not seared but minimal browned on the edges. The avocardo if not out of a tube was no flavour. The chips on my partners were undercooked. Please do not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Denise R
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Service and food was outstanding. Quality and presentation top rate without sacrificing quantity. Cafe restaurant style inside but food a huge step up. Like Fine dinning without the pomp and small portions. We had a grabone 4 course voucher which was excellent value. They were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 007NigelS
Reviewed 25 November 2018

The food is first class and met our expectations. this is certainly a top restaurant. The drinks were on the expensive side.We do not hesitate in recommending this restaurant for your next night out.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KennethT1752
Reviewed 18 November 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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5 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$9 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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