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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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Today
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 191
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Delicious

The food I had during my stay at the Liston was gorgeous. Plenty of choice for breakfast and the three course evening meal was absolutely spot on. Portions of a good size and everything home cooked. Brilliant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Melissa M
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The food I had during my stay at the Liston was gorgeous. Plenty of choice for breakfast and the three course evening meal was absolutely spot on. Portions of a good size and everything home cooked. Brilliant.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Excellent home made food with good size portions and a choice of three main courses every evening , Breakfast fills you up for the day and is delicious.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you want fresh home cooked beautifully presented food, served by a friendly team you will find it at Gilbeys Restaraunt. Friday and Sunday lunches provide a specials menu that is a real treat at a reasonable cost. Gilbeys is licensed so a good glass of wine or something else is available. This is a family hotel and restaurant so... More 

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Bournemouth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Having eaten at Gilbey's previously, we had no hesitation in booking this beautiful restaurant for our Diamond Wedding Anniversary celebration! The food was delicious, as we knew it would be, and our 28 family members agreed that it was a supberb meal. There is an intimacy about this place which is quite unique. The proprioter, Diane, was so wonderfully helpful... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Another visit to Gilbeys and another great lunch the service is impeccable and the food absolutely delicious thank you for a lovely Mother's Day afternoon.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really good food but when we arrived ushered into a table in the ballroom , away from restaurant and left alone for about 10 mins - odd ! Later in restaurant decor, food etc fine

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Hampshire hog
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
42 helpful votes 42 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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 - 55
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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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