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Gilbey's Restaurant

5 Wollstonecraft Road | Boscombe Spa, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 394588
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Ranked #8 of 525 restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $59
Cuisines: English
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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tring
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Gilbeys after reading the reviews on trip advisor and we weren't disappointed , we were greeted by very friendly staff and seated in the bar area , we were served drinks and canapés which were lovely whilst we browsed the menu. Once we had chosen and the table was ready we were shown into the restaurant , from... More

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Dubai
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a true gem - from the canapé served in the delightful garden, to the faultless, attentive service and wonderful food. Gilbey's clearly has a chef who is passionate about the quality and preparation of his food. My husband I had returned to Bournemouth after many years and wanted to treat some friends who live here. After reading the... More

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Poole England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Dined here recently, based on the many recommendations on this site and my only disappointment was the fact that we had not discovered this gem of a restaurant much sooner. We were greeted by attentive, friendly staff and enjoyed delicious canapés whilst browsing the menu. Both the food and the wine are reasonably priced and of exceptional quality. We enjoyed... More

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Delicious Sunday lunch, had scallops to start with crab, delicious, albeit a very small portion (even for modern dining standards) Roast beef for main was delicious! Very tasty all in all...

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Thanks to Tripadvisor we found this restaurant at short notice and what a lovely find it was. Staff were very friendly and attentive without being "oily". Pre dinner drinks with canapés followed by an amuse bouche whilst awaiting the lovely starters then quite possibly the nicest fillet steak I have ever had (53 1/2 yrs so I have eaten a... More

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Hampshire hog
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Staying in bournemouth looking for somewhere to eat, so used trip advisor and decided on Gilbeys. The reviews were good and they were'nt wrong, one of the best meals we have had, Diane the owner was a lovely host, her son the chef was excellent and his wife behind the bar recommending the wine made a great team. All the... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Fourteen of us celebrated granddad's 87th birthday at Gilbey's. We relaxed in the beautiful flower garden where the staff took our order and then moved into the seaside themed restaurant. The starters and main dishes were all good with plenty of extra Yorkshire puddings and fresh vegetables. The staff were charming and attentive throughout. We were slightly disappointed with the... More

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DMGBournemouth, Owner at Gilbey's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank for your review - glad you enjoyed your granddad's birthday celebration. We make all the desserts from scratch here it is a Sunday lunch not fine dining evening meal. We offered Bramley Apple and Rhubarb crumble, Rhubarb freshly picked from our garden that morning Strawberries and Cream (because it was the start of Wimbledon and Strawberries are at their... More

Dungarvan, Ireland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Had a lovely Sunday lunch here. The restaurant is quite stylish, but relaxing. Excellent, attentive service followed a friendly welcome. Reasonably priced too. The sun was out and we enjoyed a drink in the beautiful garden beforehand. All in all, an enjoyable time. Recommended.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We visited Gilbey's after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. We went on a Saturday evening for an anniversary celebration and were welcomed by the lovely staff in the bar area outside the dinning room. While we tried to decide on which of the tempting courses to chose, we had some lovely aperitifs and nibbles. The 3... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We dined here last week and enjoyed it very much. The set menu which includes canapés, bread and an amuse bouche is wide ranging and imaginative and includes expensive items like scallops and fillet steak. Presentation was exemplary and portion sizes just right. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. The wine list was reasonably priced and included several good wines... More

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