Gilbey's Old Amersham

4.3
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440 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Situated in the beautiful 17th Century former grammar school building in the heart of the historic Chiltern’s market town, Gilbey’s Old Amersham is open every day from 12.00 noon for lunch and from 6.45pm for dinner but nb we are closed on Sunday evenings.

Having successfully created the first Gilbey’s in Eton in 1975, we acquired what was then the celebrated old tea shop (The Willow Tree) in 1989. After extensive alterations on the history-steeped listed building, Gilbey’s was established, boasting a stylish yet intimate restaurant, a stunning first-floor private dining room and an attractive garden.

Our team is dedicated to delivering the very best quality and value to our customers and assure you of a very warm welcome at Gilbey’s Old Amersham.
What 440 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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Duncan
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always and the staff did a great job of handling the latest Covid restrictions - seamless.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly lovely lunch with a friend. Everything about Gilbey’s is perfect. Don’t change a thing!

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AlastairB
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

For years this restaurant has never failed us. Excellent food, wine and service and would highly recommend you try it if you haven't already

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Ally
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gilbeys has a very pleasing atmosphere and a good choice of menu with some interesting options alongside steady favourites
All was well arranged relating to coronavirus without it diminishing our dining experience

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Anniversary
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely anniversary meal. We were shown to a lovely outside table, sat and ordered a drink, only to be told we would have to move as the table had already been booked. Two other couples that subsequently came into the garden were offered that lovely table - obviously it hadn’t been booked. Other than that confusion and lack of cleaning (no covid cleaning was done after we were asked to move) it was a great evening.

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vipHelenS
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time ,visiting from the North
Excellent food and service
We will definitely return

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MelanieH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience is delightful. Service is exemplary. Food is tops. Wine is on point. And front of house is a veritable star.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

On arrival we were taken to our table and after a short interval we were given the menu's and asked if we would like drinks. It was all very efficient and not rushed. The food was all excellent, without complaint. A very pleasant meal all round. Highly recommended. Will certain plan a return visit.

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JulieH
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early evening table booked for the set menu. We sat outside in the quiet courtyard. Delicious fresh food, well cooked and presented. Service attentive but not intrusive.
Highly recommended.

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navne
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Please see private note to restaurant , usually a very pleasant place to eat.

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MichaelG
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. It is always a pleasure to eat at Gilbeys.

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MarkW
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our wedding anniversary and y meal. Staff very friendly, food was excellent and atmosphere was really nice too. Overall really nice meal.

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BobM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food and Ambience was very good with excellent service
good choice of Menu and the very tasty food was well served
definitely would recommend Gilbey's to friends
thanks for a great lunch !! definitely will come again

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ClaireD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch menu with an elderly mother. Portions huge so didn’t manage to finish but no facility to take away food for husband ! Supposedly due to health & safety but it wouldn’t have been hard just to give me some foil to put it in...
Lovely meal though ...

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MichaelW
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to have a meal for a special occasion. Service and knowledge of the waitress was excellent delivered with a bright and cheerful manner.

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DavidL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food excellent; wine very overpriced which was a downside

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KatrinaS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food and service. Portion size was generous too.

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DavidC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been sometime since I have been in Gilbey's but now so glad to have returned - a great experience - will be back soon.

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MartinM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even better than normal with the new table spacing
Will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to be back! Feels like home! Thank you! X

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Jasper
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Even though we had booked a table (for our 45th wedding anniversary), there was no recognition that this was a special day for us - even a balloon would have been something!

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GlamourgraN
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular visitors to this lovely restaurant. My daughter and I had a really scrumptious dinner, the service as always was excellent even with the Covid restrictions we felt really looked after.

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PhilS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was great, as was the service. Probably our favourite restaurant in our local area!

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LisaK
Buckinghamshire
16 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch at Gilbeys. Good service and excellent food and all suitably socially distanced under the current circumstances.

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RONH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

A good lunch in a good atmosphere, service was dis-appointing

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vipMDAm
Montana
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gilbey’s never fails to deliver. Excellent food, (love the mix of flavours), along with great service.

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Buddha
Buckinghamshire
15 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very decent meal. Would certainly return. Slightly unsure in internal decor. Courtyard area was lovely in this current situation.

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MelissaP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is honest and delicious. So happy to see our favourite local is back open again.

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ColinM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu choice, different from many other restaurants. Great ambience, Some outside tables. Will be returning.

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SusanT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent birthday lunch. Lovely cosy table. Staff were very attentive, but not overly so. Food delicious. Staff have made lots of adjustments to make it Covid safe without taking from the atmosphere. Will be going back.

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TerryO
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed sitting outside, but not the wasps. The waiters were very good trying smoke and candles to deter the wasps, but it didn’t really work.

The waiters and waitresses were very good, and we enjoyed the food.

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gf100
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice atmosphere but disappointed with the menu. Food ok but not outstanding.

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Bean
London
23 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have eaten in Gilbeys for many years and it was our first choice to support local restaurants during August. We also took my mother who hadn’t eaten out since March. It is easy to move around without being near people and with a restaurant this is usually packed with tables and people it was lovely to have more space. Service is as always friendly and professional. And the lemon tart as always - delicious. However, I have always had a hard choice of selecting my choice as there is always - for me - more than one thing I want to try. So far so normal, but then later my husband said he also had the same issue. We are very different eaters when out so it was a little disappointing. The daytime menu looked much more exciting but only available in the evening 6-7pm. We will be back.

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ClaireB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and wine were excellent. Clean and good SD measures in place.

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IanC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent value, we will be back

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JanetC
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Eat out for less birthday celebration...as always good food in a lovely old building.

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EevaP
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed being able to have a British Sunday lunch. My roast beef was superb , my husband had roast pork, which was up to their usual standard. COVID-19 were adhered to .

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Charlenec
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked on the same day of our visit so had a later table sitting so was quieter out. Starter, main and pudding was delicious and the staff were knowledgeable and friendly.
I had the plaice and gnocci which was amazing. Hubby had the duck which he said is the best he has had.

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Debs90
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our main course of mussels has to be the worst we'd ever tasted. By the time an alternative was offered we just couldn't be bothered especially as our opinion was challenged by the waiter saying everyone else likes them! We were offered a free dessert but left feeling ripped off, hungry and appalled at the manner in which our complaint was handled. I would rarely write a review like this but honestly feel this restaurant does not deserve the business when there are excellent other choices in the same town.

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Onehundredshoes
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid measures handled well without losing anything from the Gilbeys experience

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