Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares - Clubway 41 / Jacksons - CLOSED

Kitchen Nightmares Clubway 41  / Jacksons

In this Kitchen Nightmares episode, Chef Gordon Ramsay visits Clubway 41 in Blackpool, England.

Clubway 41 is the failing Blackpool Restaurant of the Year owned by Dave Jackson.

Gordon orders a salmon and strawberry salad that Gordon did not like, Pork with Brie and Nectarine sauce which is tough, the parsnip crisps are bendy and the sauce disgusting.

Gordon goes  into Blackpool and discovers that no one has heard of the restaurant or knows where it is.

Gordon wants to watch a busy service and moves Nigel upstairs to help Dave as he has shown he can cook under pressure.

Dave flits about with the orders and with no communication it soon falls apart.

Gordon does a taste test with Dave serving him some of his dreadful concoctions and he says they are all gross and don't work.

They decide to change the name of the restaurant to Jacksons, which is Dave's surname, Dawn agrees as long as he agrees to marry her.

They decide to move the dinner service downstairs where the dining room is visible from outside and create a new quick and easy menu.

Gordon discovers that Dave has barely stepped foot in the kitchen since training in the 70s and does not even know how to do the basics such as cooking mussels.

They argue for a bit shouting various obscenities at each other.

They give the restaurant a makeover, just a coat of paint and some new tablecloths.&

On relaunch night, all the food is pre-prepared, all they need to do is boil the mains in the bag and serve.

The relaunch is shaky in places after starting off good, Gordon suggests serving more wine to those waiting.

They run out of steak and customers are being told it is no longer available an hour after they have ordered it.

They pull it off with a good standard of service and the food gets good reviews from the customers.

What Happened Next at Clubway 41/Jacksons?

Gordon revisits and things had got worse at the restaurant.

Nigel is no longer working at the restaurant with no reason given.

A bus terminal had been moved to out the front of the restaurant and it is noisy with fumes from the buses.

They appeared to have given up on trade from the locals and had closed the restaurant for the winter months.

Gordon sends Dawn out to drum up business with a Kids Eat Free promotion, the promotion is popular and the restaurant is packed once again.

Jacksons closed in September 2006.

It reopened with new owners in 2007 as the Market Street Diner but this appears to have since closed.

Dawn and Dave have since split up. I am unsure whether they got married prior to the split.

Clubway 41 / Jacksons aired on March 07 2006, the episode was filmed in December 2004 and is Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK season 3 episode 3.

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This post was last updated in January 2020.

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  1. i wonder if they ever got married.

  2. yeh they did. I'm their son!

  3. Yeah they had me as well
    im there 2nd son!

    ps.Hey Bro!

  4. Hey Bros! It's me! Son number 3!

  5. I'm Son number 4, I can't stop saying Nughhhh! for some reason, must be a family thing.

  6. I'm their daughter!

  7. Son number 5 checking innuuughhh!

  8. Son number 6! Although I seem to have blonde spiky hair and a Scottish accent.... Hmmm...

  9. and im the dad! all you kids get in the oven!

  10. I highly doubt you can call or a Ramsay curse...he comes in hoping to turn around something that most of the times, it at the end if its rope. Passed the point of saviour but somehow he makes it happen...with anything there is going to be some that don't make it...that is called life

  11. I reckon Nigel was sacked for making a pass at Dawn

  12. Maybe Nigel was the father of all those sons and daughters above and that's why he got sacked.

  13. im dawn's lover and you are my sons and daughters

  14. The comments here have been hilarious. Good job, you crazy nuts! And if you're coming here late to the party, give it a rest. The joke has run its course...although it was a good course!

  15. Shame, over 10 years later I came here hoping to find out whatever happened to Dave and Dawn ... and all I find is their wiseacre "kids" posting here. Sad state when no one cares about any of the hardworking people on any of these shows, unless they are "hot" or have a "nice rack." And even then, the comments show the attitudes accordingly. :(

  16. I have stopped accepting the son/daughter comments, there have been over 20 7th sons so far, it was funny but agreed it has run its course. Grace x

  17. Sadly it appears Chef David died sometime in 2014/2015 according to his now 'in memoriam' Facebook page. No idea what happened to Dawn or whether they married.


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