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Gilbey's Restaurant

5 Wollstonecraft Road | Boscombe Spa, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 394588
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Ranked #7 of 504 restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

What a fantastic Mothers day we had at Gilbeys the staff are really friendly and offer fantastic service, and what can we say about the food....its simply the best we have had. I would recomend everyone to experience the warm and friendly welcome and wonderful food. Thank you everyone at Gilbeys for making it such a wonderful day.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Disappointing is the best word to describe our Sunday lunch at Gilbeys. The food simply was not up to the standard we expected. Maybe the chef was having an off day, who knows. A flat, albeit quite tasty cheese souffle, followed by over cooked beef, watery gravy/sauce, underseasoned vegatables, the roast potatos were ok though. The creme brulee pretty much... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

After 8 years away from Bournemouth we returned on 22nd February to eat at Gilbey's Further we stayed in one of the hotel's wonderful balcony rooms to fully enjoy our experience. Diane was as welcoming as ever and made us feel at home. Having spent the afternoon walking along the wind swept promenade into town and back we were ready... More

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Bournem
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It was our turn to choose the restaurant for our monthly night out with friends and we found Gilbeys on TA. The excellent reviews decided it for us and we weren't disappointed. The welcome was warm, the hors d'oeuvres & amuse bouches were a real treat before we even sat down at our table. The menu worked for everyone, the... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My wife was celebrating her latest birthday and as we had attended another occasion at the hotel which contains Gilbey's Restaurant a couple of months earlier, we decided to have dinner there and see what was on offer. Due to the day being mid-week, we were the only couple in the restaurant that evening, but the member of staff on... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A relaxing Sunday Lunch with a good choice of roasts and alternative meals. The restaurant itself is light and airy and the staff are very courteous. It is nice to have linen napkins too!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I was browsing in trip advisor for a nice restaurant to have a romantic dinner with my fiance and I saw this restaurant, I liked the pictures and the comments so I booked a dinner. Im so glad I pick this one, every thing was perfect, since the first second, the food was amazing and the high point was the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

As Gluten free Veggies we are all to often presented with dishes comprising of cheese, with some more cheese and a milk based sauce. No other options. Not here!! I called the restaraunt having seen the good reviews, they were very happy to prepare a fantastic meal which we loved. The meal was perfect. The waiting staff were lovely -... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I have now visited Gilbey's 3 times whilst staying in Bournemouth. On Saturday 1st March we had a table booked for the evening. They do a fixed price 2 course dinner for £ 30 and 3 courses for £ 35. The wine list was very reasonably priced also. The menu is small but varied enough for any... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Having had lunch at Gilbey's a few times, I was prepared for dinner to be of a similar high standard but in fact it far exceeded expectations. This really is the best meal that I have ever eaten - at the end of each course I wanted to be able to go back to have it again but at the... More

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