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Gilbey's Restaurant

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5 Wollstonecraft Road | Boscombe Spa, Bournemouth BH5 1JQ, England
+44 1202 394588
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Gilbey's Restaurant in Bournemouth is situated in the Liston Hotel which...
Gilbey's Restaurant in Bournemouth is situated in the Liston Hotel which is two minutes from the Cliff Top Gardens in Boscombe Spa. The large open restaurant with polished oak floor and wall murals of Edwardian days on the pier compliments the cosy bar and entrance hall with original features dating back to the turn of the century. Our food is modern English with some influences from the rest of the World.
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 186
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentine's evening

Have been to Gilbeys a few times now, have never been disappointed. Valentine's evening was no exception food was great the staff attentive, but not intrusive wine and cocktails very nice a very enjoyable evening

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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235 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hampshire hog
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have been to Gilbeys a few times now, have never been disappointed. Valentine's evening was no exception food was great the staff attentive, but not intrusive wine and cocktails very nice a very enjoyable evening

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I have visited Gilbey's Restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. Last evening was no exception when members of a local residents association enjoyed a superb evening of mixed dishes Starters, Mains and Desserts all to a high standard and the Posset was to die for, or so my wife said. So thank you Gilbey's once again and in... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We decided to visit after reading all the good reviews on Tripadvisor. We weren't disappointed. The service is excellent and the traditional Sunday roast was everything you'd expect and more, if I could find a criticism it would be the Yorkshire pudding wasn't a crispy as I like it but that's really splitting hairs. I would comment that the décor... More 

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Bournemouth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a first for us, and a couple of friends, Christmas dinner at a restaurant. We didn't quite know what to expect, but were absolutely delighted with the day. Although totally sold out, the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, with plenty of smiley staff to serve us. The courses (6, I think!) were of excellent quality and served at... More 

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Bournemouth
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We had Fillet Steak and a Lamb. The most succulent beautiful food, where I can go medium rare instead of medium, knowing it will be medium rare and no blood on the plate, properly rested. fabulous hors d'euvres and starters, scallops and a pate, see photos.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Fantastic quality, delicious food. Generous portions and plenty of little treats along the way. Wonderful, attentive service. The dinner wasn't cheap, but it was definitely good value.

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Christchurch, Dorset
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12 reviews 12 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We visited the restaurant on Saturday night to celebrate my dads 70th Birthday, from the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome and sat in the lounge area having drinks and looking at the menu. I have to follow a gluten free diet for medical reasons I was talked through the menu explaining exactly what I could... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

ENTERING THE HOTEL WE WHERE WARMLY WELCOMED,we entered the bar area and again we where shown a seat where the staff where very accomadating , we where shown the Sunday lunch menu , the whole experiance was wonderfull, we where asked if we where ready to order and shown into the restaurant , our drinks where carried into the restaurant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Come here for Bournemouth’s best Sunday lunch. We’ve visited several times and it is remarkably consistent. The Sunday roast’s are succulent and the vegetables cooked to perfection. The dining room is spacious and comfortable and the predominantly Spanish staff are responsive and charming.

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Bournemouth
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Hiding in The Liston Hotel between Bournemouth and Boscombe is an amazing restaurant. It was recommended to us and we've been twice before leaving a review, because sometimes the second visit lets you down. IT DIDN'T. What amazing food and wonderful service, it really is as good the second time. The first time we went with four friends down from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Wollstonecraft Road | Boscombe Spa, Bournemouth BH5 1JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 394588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 54
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

Description

Gilbey's Restaurant in Bournemouth is situated in the Liston Hotel which is two minutes from the Cliff Top Gardens in Boscombe Spa. The large open restaurant with polished oak floor and wall murals of Edwardian days on the pier compliments the cosy bar and entrance hall with original features dating back to the turn of the century. Our food is modern English with some influences from the rest of the World.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?