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“Undoubtedly one of the best in Yorkshire” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gimbals Restaurant

Gimbals Restaurant
76 Wharf St, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2AF, England
01422839329
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Price range: $30 - $39
Cuisines: Contemporary, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Halifax
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Undoubtedly one of the best in Yorkshire”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Gimbals is consistently excellent in all respects. The menu is varied and original. The food is always great quality and the staff and atmosphere are superb too. We are lucky to have such a high quality restaurant in our town.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal, wonderful atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Gimbals is such a wonderful restaurant , they have everything perfectly right. Having left the area over 7 years ago we decided it was time to revisit for a holiday to see what has changed . I was delighted to find that my favourite restaurant in the area was still as quirky in its decor with friendly knowledgable staff. I was also pleased to see that the menu had not stood still and was modern and inventive along with precise cooking. Attentive service ,delicious food and an excellent wine list makes this the best restaurant in the area.
Excellent value for money.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Saturday Night with no Kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is a local independent restaurant in Sowerby Bridge.
The service was excellent and the staff courteous , with even the waiter asking if this was a special occasion.
The food was of a high standard with a varied menu without been over faced with too much choice.
The mood was good with dim lighting and very cosy.
Great value for money and i look forward to returning.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rishworth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Top Class Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Gimbals is a fine, fine restaurant with wonderful food and a great atmosphere. The quality of the food is as good as anywhere I have ever eaten and the staff and owners can’t do enough to make your dining experience a wonderful one.
The food is top class with a well thought out menu giving great value and complimented by a varied and occasionally adventurous wine list(try the British Champagne 10/10).This is a lovely place for couples family and friends.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Potentially excellent, attention to detail needed to get there!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We chose a busy night before Christmas so the restaurant was pretty full - and quite noisy. The décor is a little eccentric which made the place more interesting than many of the other local restaurants. Given the high occupancy the service was very good indeed, polite, friendly and efficient staff were working flat out and still found time to be communicative and thoughtful. The let down, albeit marginal, was the food. A starter of Indian nibbles was very good but the poached egg Benedict was disappointing. To begin with the egg was barely warm and it hadn't been drained properly and so the toasted muffin was soggy. The Hollandaise sauce (was it home made?) was in very short supply and the garnish of pea shoots was overpowering. The vegetarian main course was, I am told, tasty but the presentation was pretty poor. The belly pork, on the other hand, tasted of very little and again lacked a decent amount of sauce and (once again) was garnished with pea-shoots. Does the chef have shares in a "pea shoot farm"? The vegetables were well cooked, hot and well flavoured.
The puddings were OK (bought in again?) and well presented. The wine list was well balanced and good value, our wine was excellent and reasonably priced. To sum up, I felt as though if they paid attention to little details they would up their game tremendously and would be worth an excellent rating!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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