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Gimbals Restaurant

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$$$
Contemporary, Bistro
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76 Wharf St, Sowerby Bridge 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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Good food but small portions

Went here for a birthday meal with my family. The food was very tasty but there just wasn't enough of it! Service was great and the wine also very good. Quite expensive considering the portion sizes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
PAteacher88
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Went here for a birthday meal with my family. The food was very tasty but there just wasn't enough of it! Service was great and the wine also very good. Quite expensive considering the portion sizes.

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Bannockburn, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Went on a busy Saturday night with friends and was glad we had booked, restaurant was jammed but never less all the staff we encountered were friendly and smiling. The place is a hotchpot of curios and nik naks but best of all is the food. Excellent choice and presentation at fair price. Well worth a visit if your in... More 

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Olvera, Andalucia, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

OK, corny pun out of the way. I booked an anniversary meal at Gimbals solely on the strength of the Trip Advisor reviews. Risky I know, but so far I've never been let down by TA. All the same I was a touch nervous as my wife and I approached the premises, given this was a very special occasion. I... More 

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Maubourguet, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A real gem with great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Well worth the visit the food is imaginative and super quality.

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west Yorkshire
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I have visited Gimbals on 4 occasions now and have yet to be disappointed. Nestled sweetly in amongst a row of terraced properties in the market town of Sowerby Bridge lies this inviting, twinkling window display that reeks 'come on in'. Once inside, you are not disappointed by this theatrical, if somewhat dark and mysterious interior, that to me is... More 

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The food was excellent. We shared a fish platter plus scallops to start and I followed on with a perfectly cooked tuna steak. The range of cocktails were really good and we all tried something different. Whilst we had wine as well, the cocktails were fun and the four of us all had a taste of each other's drink. The... More 

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Huddersfield
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293 reviews 293 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We booked at short notice and enjoyed a fantastic meal. The menu was very extensive. My wife had boulebaise followed by hake in a paper parcel with crushed Jersey Royal potatoes. I had Manx scallops followed by belly pork with crispy with apple sauce. All the food was served by a professional team on very hot plates.My wife enjoyed a... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

For people who value fine dining, in a friendly, unpretentious surroundings, Gimbals will take some beating. I booked for our wedding anniversary,and could not have been more pleased. The chef would certainly give anyone a run for their money on Master Chef and the front of house service is exceptional. Sower by Bridge itself is a fascinating town with a... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Needed somewhere different to celebrate our wedding anniversary and chatted with a friend who lives in this part of West Yorkshire. He recommended the restaurant as it was excellent food with a quirky environment...something a bit different for a Thursday evening. We went for the taster menu which included cocktails though as I was driving I had a non-alcoholic version... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Visited Gimbals a couple of times for special occasions. This time came for the taster menu which coincided with husbands and dads birthdays. As always the food and service was excellent. Came away with a bottle of their homemade rhubarb vodka which is also lovely.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?