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“Best Restaurant in Bournemouth”

Gilbey's Restaurant
Ranked #109 of 753 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Price range: $25 - $44
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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/French with some influences from the rest of the World. 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.
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Bournemouth”
Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

If you want a nice atmosphere restaurant, great service and AMAZING food, there is not better place than Gilbey's restaurant. 100% recommended. Went for Valentines and was best choice ever. Very pleased.

Visited February 2014
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Any
English first
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Charming service and good food”
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We had been warned not to be put off by outward appearance of the hotel which is just as well as this could easily happen. Our greeting was welcoming and relaxing. The restaurant has character, the decor sets an unusual scene and table laid with white linen cloths and serviettes. Service was considerate and attentive. Food was well presented and tasty and certainly exceeded my expectations. Sunday lunch was great, good selection of fresh vegetables that were not over cooked and the meat was tender. The deserts were lovely with the exception of 2 out of the 3 trio of deserts. The trifle and creme caramel were bland. To their credit, the waitress picked up on the fact that not all the desert had been eaten and asked the reason why and responded well to our observation. The menu was mid price range. Would definitely go there again.

Visited February 2014
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Superb food and service”
Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Went on the back of previous trip advisor reviews and was not disappointed. The food was great. I had scallops to start, fillet of beef for main and it was beautiful.

Service was great too. Only one other couple there which was a shame as this food should have a bigger audience.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic New Year”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We booked in for the New Year Banquet Meal for a change as we normally end up trying to find somewhere last minute that is overpriced and bad quality. I can say that Gilbey's is neither! The waiting staff were very attentive and in my rush to book a table and the crisis of Xmas I forgot to mention that I was Gluten intolerant....it only came to light when the lovely homemade bread tray came round....not a problem some gluten free bread rustled up and toasted in minutes and then this was remembered for the cheese course and some rice crackers arrived! Amazing. Diane the hostess was most attentive and even managed to book us a taxi home (although it failed to show - shame on you Start Cabs) We had a fabulous evening with great wine, great food and even managed some dancing! The only thing that I could add was that more fireworks are needed for next year!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Second time we have had Sunday lunch here and both times were great. Food exceptional and delivered on hot plates and the food was hot too. Staff were very attentive. Will definitely come here again.

  • Visited December 2013
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