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Jackson Cafe & Bistro

306 Jackson Street | Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
+64 4-589 8585
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
306 Jackson Street | Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here couple days ago, I ordered Lamb Shank and my friend she had Pork trio. The food was well cooked and the staff are friendly. Will definitely go back to try the Lunch deal :)

Thank irenechang552
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had dinner , best lamb shank ever had. Pork trio was amazing too. Super friendly staff. Will definiteley visit again.

1  Thank Kaewkor S
Reviewed 3 days ago

It has been few weeks since I moved to Petone and found this restaurant to be the best. Angus beef fillet and the parfait was delicious and the price was less than what i would pay in city for sure. They also brought me an...More

1  Thank adrianking11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i went there yesterday for lunch and the girls indians where not be nice to the young moari lady and they were making to things instead of serving me so i left i wont be going here until it is sort

Thank cintinabarber1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, my son and I came into the premises yesterday for lunch, their were 3 girls,2 of these girls Indians were walking around looking busy but doing nothing. The young Maori lady was literally running to and from tables arriving with a smile and...More

Thank tarzes11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in after a while and the new menu was delicious and the apatisers offered in between of our meals were awesome addition to the service. Felt like a fine dine experience. Will be back :)

1  Thank Karishma C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for dinner tonight, as a "cafe & bistro" price was on the high side, which I wouldn't mind if the quality of the food and service matched, but sadly not the case.... Service was at best poor... Had to flag waitress down to order...More

2  Thank Brett M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I called in on a whim for a late night dinner. we both chose Angus fillet cooked medium rare. It was perfect - my potato gratin tasty, the homemade red wine jus and caramelised onion delicious and the vegetables werent overcooked. Add...More

1  Thank Steph37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was ok but a bit disappointed because we couldn’t use entertainment voucher for daily special menu. It didn’t say so on their website. May be because of new owner, new management? So, we should order from menu book, not from black board if we...More

Thank Momotaro2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came here for a late dinner. The restaurant was very busy but the waiters went out of their way to accommodate us. I ordered the squid entree and the chicken breast for mains. Delicious would be an understatement. The chicken breast...More

Thank JhaneS9
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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, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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