The decor at Jacksons is dark and inspired by medieval imagery, which certainly makes for an unusual night out. Take a seat in this 300-year-old build... More
The decor at Jacksons is dark and inspired by medieval imagery, which certainly makes for an unusual night out. Take a seat in this 300-year-old building amidst a scene of bare stone, dark wood and hanging tapestries. Traditional ingredients like Drambuie and a variety of meats, seafood and cheeses are used in the dishes. Savor the stylish Scots fare at affordable prices created from mainly home-grown produce. After your meal, enjoy a whiskey from the wide range on offer.
The food is of a high quality and is well presented by courteous staff. However, should you ever be put into the upstairs room, be warned: it is ridiculously cold. In fact it is like eating in a cold, intimately lit cave. We asked about the heating and were told that it was proving problematic. (I had been there previously and it was the same issue upstairs. I think that it is an overflow room used only when necessary) Anyway, there were about 20 people sat upsatirs on the Saturday night that we went there and all of the women at every table had their overcoats on! It really was that cold. Granted it was cold outside but you don't expect to pay £100 for two courses and a reasonable bottle of wine, only to be treated like this. We asked to be moved downstairs into the warmth, but there was no space so we had to endure. To be fair, it ruined what should have been a nice meal. As I have said if you go there and it looks like you are being put into the upstairs room then ask to be seated downstairs. I unfortunately will not be running the risk again, having been caught out twice. Nor shall I recommend it in the future based on this. On leaving the restaurant we passed other customers who joked that "it's probably warmer outside"!