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Gilbey's Restaurant

5 Wollstonecraft Road | Boscombe Spa, Bournemouth, England
+44 1202 394588
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Ranked #7 of 532 restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $58
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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  • Danish first
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  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We visited for dinner on Saturday night after reading the great reviews. I would definitely recommend! All three courses were great, the canapés and amuse bouche are a lovely added touch! I Staff and service are great too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We live quite close to this restaurant but have never visited. The food was excellent and the menu very varied. Service was attentive and we never felt rushed. A nice airy and spacious room. Tables a good distance apart.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We haven't been to Gilbey's for quite a while and decided to return to celebrate a birthday with another couple. We were welcomed pleasantly and enjoyed delicious canapes whilst ordering our food. Spoilt for choice (but we are not fussy eaters!) we all chose seared scallops and fillet steak in Madeira sauce. The food was delicious, and the steaks were... More

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Bournemouth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Last Sunday my husband and I enjoyed the most wonderful Sunday Lunch at Gilbeys. This was our first visit and we were most impressed! From the moment we arrived we received exemplary attention; all the staff were of smart appearance and gave wonderful service. The table linen was immaculate and the cutlery highly polished. We thoroughly enjoyed our cheese souffle... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I recently arranged my companies' Summer Lunch at Gilbeys and what an experience it was. To have our welcome drinks in the beautiful gardens, and then to be shown to a beautifully light and well decorated room for lunch. The canapés were delicious and what followed was three courses of exceptional food. The lamb dish was tender, the chicken was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Went to Gilbeys to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Chose it entirely due to great reviews on Trip Adviser. Have to say I was rather disappointed with the restaurant itself - it's joined on to an old-fashioned small hotel in the middle of Boscombe (not one I'd fancy staying in!). After approaching the restaurant through the fusty hotel we wondered what... More

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tring
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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