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Gimbals Restaurant

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$$$
French, Contemporary, Bistro
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76 Wharf St, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax HX6 2AF, England
01422839329
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6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 37
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
unexpectedly great food in quirky surroundings

We visited this restaurant at the end of a family barge holiday and went in on the off chance without a reservation. We honestly weren't expecting much sophistication from Sowerby Bridge and were blown away by Gimbals. We started in the cocktail bar upstairs, lovely decor and great cocktails in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
cathryn c
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant at the end of a family barge holiday and went in on the off chance without a reservation. We honestly weren't expecting much sophistication from Sowerby Bridge and were blown away by Gimbals. We started in the cocktail bar upstairs, lovely decor and great cocktails in a mix of vintage glasses. We then moved down to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Go here annually with friends where a brass band come in and play carols. Food is delicious, but portions are small. Lovely setting inside, dark and romantic with candles. Never had the tasting menu, but hear it's very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

fantastic food as always never yet had a bad visit young staff on tonight and not quite on the boil but they tried to please and were very pleasant food was superb

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Celebrated my 60th birthday with husband and 13 close friends last night. Food and drink was excellent (as always) and everyone left happy and completely puddinged out! Grateful thanks to Janet and team for making it such as special night.

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

went to celebrate 65th birthday last weekend, party of seven which included five vegetarians. Lovely atmosphere in this quirky restaurant, all the staff were friendly and helpful. vegetarian food was delicious, so nice to be offered food of the same standard as the meat and fish eaters, no broccoli bakes and vegi lasagne here. As expected, the vegetarian choice on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Just been in August for wedding anniversary, not our first visit and it won't be our last. Janet, you and your staff did us proud, the food and choices as usual are quirky and the cocktails heavenly. We love coming to Gimbals the staff are friendly and it's obvious they know their products .The menu changes always make it really... More 

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Have been wanting to visit this little restaurant in Sowerby Bridge for some time now and finally ate there last week with a friend. The decor is quirky and interesting - two pairs of clowns shoes hanging in the entrance, deep warm blue walls, the washbasin in the loo was a giant clam shell which had been converted, this little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Not much to say other than a great choice from the menu. Steak cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly! I'd also recommend trying some of the quirky cocktails!

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Simply excellent in every respect. Visited with friends, family and, of course, my dear wife to celebrate our 44th anniversary. From the moment we arrived until the moment of departure, the service was impeccable and the quality of the food was out of this world! The customers' wishes are paramount - nothing is too much trouble. We were not disappointed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had a lovely evening, the menu & wine list had a great selection, everything we had was delicious, would highly recommend a visit

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 76 Wharf St, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax HX6 2AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Halifax  >  Sowerby Bridge
  • Phone Number: 01422839329

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 39
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?